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    Nationwide Call To Action: Reid Bringing Gun Banner Nominee Vote To Senate

    Nationwide Call To Action: Prince Harry Reid Bringing Gun Banner Nominee Vote To Senate Tomorrow!

    Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical
    -- "Guns Kill Civil Society," says State Department Nominee

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009


    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a
    State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale.

    While advocates of the Second Amendment have come to expect that
    appointees of President Barack Obama would be hostile to the rights of
    gun owners, the president's nominee for legal advisor to the State
    Department reaches a whole new level of anti-gun extremism.

    Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton
    administration, is a self-described "trans-nationalist" who believes
    that our laws -- and our Constitution -- should be brought into
    conformity with international agreements.

    "If you want to be in the global environment, you have to play by the
    global rules," Koh told a Cleveland audience.

    Koh's positions treat our constitutional law as if it were a mere local
    ordinance on the greater world stage. This is of particular concern to
    gun owners at a time when the U.S. Congress is under pressure from
    President Obama to ratify an international gun control treaty with
    countries in the western hemisphere. That treaty, known by its Spanish
    acronym CIFTA, would likely serve as a forerunner to a more extensive
    United Nations initiative, the "Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and
    Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its
    Aspects."

    The Bush administration, under the leadership of UN Ambassador John
    Bolton, rejected the small arms treaty. Bolton plainly told the world
    that the United States will not accept a gun control document that
    violates our Constitutional right to bear arms. Harold Koh commented
    that Bolton was being "needlessly provocative."

    In a paper entitled "A world drowning in guns," Koh maintains that a
    civil society cannot exist with broad gun ownership: "Guns kill civil
    society," he said.

    Koh is eager to assume his post at the State Department, having lamented
    that there is only so much that can be done from the outside to push gun
    control treaties, and that ultimately we need people like him in
    positions of power. The chief lawyer for the State Department is just
    the position someone like him needs to put his agenda into play.

    While Koh's nomination has been delayed largely because of Second
    Amendment concerns, Sen. Reid plans to force a vote this week.

    It is imperative that gun owners contact their Senators and insist that
    they vote AGAINST this anti-gun extremist.

    ACTION: Please contact your Senators immediately and urge them to
    oppose Harold Hongju Koh's nomination to the State Department. You can
    use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the pre-written
    message below.


    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    The Senate is expected to soon vote on a State Department nominee who
    supports gun control on a global scale.

    Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton
    administration, is a self-described "trans-nationalist" who believes
    that our laws -- and our Constitution -- should be brought into
    conformity with international agreements.

    According to Koh, "If you want to be in the global environment, you have
    to play by the global rules." Well, I don't support global rules that
    contradict our own Constitution.

    Koh supports international gun control treaties such as the United
    Nations initiative entitles the "Program of Action to Prevent, Combat
    and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all
    its Aspects."

    When former UN Ambassador John Bolton told the world that the United
    States will not accept a gun control document that violates our
    Constitutional right to bear arms, Harold Koh commented that Bolton was
    being "needlessly provocative."

    And in a 2003 Fordham Law Review article entitled "A world drowning in
    guns," Koh maintains that a civil society cannot exist with broad gun
    ownership: "Guns kill civil society," he wrote.

    I urge you to reject this trans-nationalist, anti-gun extremist who
    would place foreign laws and international agreements on equal footing
    (at minimum) with the U.S. Constitution.

    Sincerely,
    yourname goes here...

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    Sent letters to both of my US Senators.

    Steve

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    I hate to say it but can we win the battle? This person some people put into office to speak for all of us. Has made it clear he is in office to carry out his plan's and vision for the US and not what the people want. So i ask can we win this battle? It's like playing 21 when the dealer is stacking the deck. This guy in office will always make sure he comes up 21 and we the people come up a bust. I also ask this if he does some how get our guns taken away and banned( turn them in at the local police station before the house to house searches start kind of deal) Would the next person we put into office be able to over turn and give back our rights? If some how in hell OBAMA does find away to end the term limit will we ever be done with him?

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    Sent letters to both of mine also.

    John

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    Letters Sent to both Ms Stabenow and Mr Levin of Michigan
    Semper Fi

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    Email sent to Senators Bond and McCaskill

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    Got a reply from one of my Senators, Jim DeMint:

    Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding President Obama's nominee for Legal Advisor of the Department of State, Harold Koh. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me about this important nomination.



    As you may know, President Obama announced Mr. Harold Koh as his choice for Legal Advisor of the Department of State on March 23, 2009. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee then approved his nomination on May 12, 2009 without my support. At this time, Mr. Koh is awaiting full Senate approval for his nomination.



    Like you, I have concerns with Mr. Koh's nomination. I am particularly concerned about the role he sees for international law when making and interpreting U.S. laws and how they apply to the Department of State. Also, in response to questions I asked of Mr. Koh about U.S. actions abroad, it appears that his legal opinions can change based on political circumstances. While he is an accomplished legal scholar, I fear Mr. Koh's legal approach could undermine American sovereignty and the unique role the United States plays in the world.



    Thank you again for sharing your concerns with me. You can rest assured that I will continue to hold our public officials to high levels of accountability and integrity. Please feel free to contact me in the future about anything important to you or your family. It is an honor to serve you and the people of South Carolina







    Sincerely,

    Jim DeMint
    United States Senator

  9. I was just perusing this link:

    Koh No!

    ...and I came across this statement:

    "As State Department legal adviser, Koh could make a pronouncement that international law requires repressive gun controls. Among the sources he could cite is the United Nations Human Rights Council Subcommittee on Human Rights, which has already declared that there is no human right of self-defense, and that there is a mandatory international human right to extremely restrictive gun control."

    Which POS document from the U.N. stated that "there is no human right of self-defense"? Obviously this is the same organization that condoned genocide of unarmed citizens in Rwanda and Darfur. What's the so-called rationale behind this "no human right of self-defense"?

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    Eight Republicans Help Confirm a Hard-Core Gun Banner
    -- And how to keep Senators from "spinning" their support for gun
    control

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org


    "Too much work [was] left undone. After a few sleepless nights, I wrote
    for myself a list of issues on which I needed to do more in the years
    ahead. One of those issues was global regulation of small arms." --
    Harold Hongju Koh (2001)


    Friday, June 26, 2009

    Imagine that. The Senate confirmed this week, by a vote of 62-35, a gun
    banner who stays up at night thinking of ways to impose more gun control
    upon American citizens.

    Harold Koh is that gun grabber, and he was confirmed yesterday to be the
    Legal Adviser at the State Department.

    On Wednesday, Senate Republicans attempted to kill the Koh nomination
    with a filibuster -- until eight of them crossed the aisle to help
    Democrats confirm Koh.

    The back-stabbing Senators are:
    Lamar Alexander (R-TN),
    Susan Collins (R-ME),
    Judd Gregg (R-NH),
    Orrin Hatch (R-UT),
    Richard Lugar (R-IN),
    Mel Martinez (R-FL),
    Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
    and George Voinovich (R-OH).


    Once the filibuster was thwarted, Koh's nomination passed easily. The
    vote on final passage can be viewed at: U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

    Koh is eager to assume his post at the State Department, having lamented
    that there is only so much that can be done from the outside to push gun
    control treaties, and that ultimately we need people like him in
    positions of power. The chief lawyer for the State Department is just
    the position someone like him needs to push more gun control through
    international treaties.

    GOA will continue watching for any attempt by the Obama administration
    to foist an international gun control treaty upon the citizens of the
    U.S.

    Please stay tuned.


    Don't Let Your Senators Escape the Heat of the Spotlight!

    If you have been watching the news, you have no doubt seen stories on
    the health care debate. This is the topic de jour on Capitol Hill, and
    Congress is ramping up to vote on a bill in a few weeks.

    Last week, GOA alerted you to the fact that the whole health care issue
    has become a Trojan Horse for gun control, among other things.

    However, there are detractors who claim that the current health care
    debate will have nothing to do with guns. For example, GOA has been
    "informed" that a search of the TeddyCare bill does not turn up the word
    "guns," and that the word "database" is seen only a few times.

    Hmm, if your Senator's office gives you that as a response, then tell
    them not to be so lazy and naive.

    One needs to do more than type in a word search in order to analyze
    legislation. The database was set up under section 3001(c)(3)(i) of the
    stimulus bill. But the Kennedy bill allows for sweeping new
    regulations, which make it potentially impossible for any doctor to
    refuse to enter your records under the current section 13112 exemption.

    Many things you tell your doctor in the privacy of his office could
    affect your right to own a firearm. And just because anti-gun zealot Ted
    Kennedy doesn't notify us up front of his anti-gun intentions doesn't
    mean they don't exist.

    Frankly, we got this same garbage in connection with the Veterans
    Disarmament Act (officially known as the NICS Improvement Act), where
    the anti-gunners took away the guns of 150,000 veterans through language
    which was not explicit. Before the bill was signed into law last year,
    some detractors even claimed that because the NICS bill did not mention
    the word "veterans," we must have been wrong to suggest that the bill
    would disarm vets!

    Well, guess what? The disarmament which was already occurring before
    President Bush signed the legislation into law last year is now
    occurring with a vengeance under the Obama administration. (In fact,
    GOA members should be looking for an upcoming mailing which will give
    you postcards to send in support of an important bill -- introduced by
    Sen. Burr of North Carolina -- which will protect veterans from the
    fangs of the Veterans Disarmament Act.)

    The point is, no Senate staffer should ever give you an opinion on a
    bill unless he has read the entire code that the bill will be amending.
    Nor should they ignore the potential for an Obama administration to
    abuse any particular piece of legislation.

    Remember how the RICO Act, originally enacted to help combat the Mafia,
    was later used to crack down on legitimate banks and peaceful pro-life
    protesters? The original RICO Act never used the word "abortion," but
    that didn't stop overzealous prosecutors from going after the
    non-violent protesters.

    And who would have thought, when the original Brady law was passed in
    1993, that it would be used to keep people with outstanding traffic
    tickets... or couples with marriage problems... or military vets with
    nightmares from buying guns? After all, the Brady law never mentioned
    those people groups, and yet the law has been used over the past 15-plus
    years to deny gun rights to those very people.

    Reading legislation is not a job for the timid or the lazy. If staffers
    in your Senate offices aren't willing to read current bills IN THE LIGHT
    OF EXISTING LAWS -- and to do the research necessary to compile this
    information -- then politely encourage them to get another line of work.

    Time to make them famous, (RINO'S and Democrats) and put them on notice, their seat is lost, because we vote FREEDOM FIRST!...
    U.S. Senate: Senators Home

    http://www.capwiz.com/nra/dbq/officials/

    The following U.S. Senators SOLD OUT THE CONSTITUTION AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT...
    YEAs ---
    62
    Akaka (D-HI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Bayh (D-IN)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Bingaman (D-NM)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Burris (D-IL)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Conrad (D-ND)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Dorgan (D-ND)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feingold (D-WI)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)

    Hagan (D-NC)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Inouye (D-HI)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaufman (D-DE)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Kohl (D-WI)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)

    Lieberman (ID-CT)
    Lincoln (D-AR)
    Lugar (R-IN)
    Martinez (R-FL)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Nelson (D-NE)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV) - ANY DOUBTS PRINCE HARRY REID IS A COMMITTED GUN BANNER UP FOR RE-ELECTION?
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Snowe (R-ME)
    Specter (D-PA)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Voinovich (R-OH)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Webb (D-VA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    It should be noted the same RINO'S that have been supporting the Usurpers Agenda From Day One, Have Continued To Do So!
    Remember them election day!

    My letter this am to Prince Harry Reid...
    <snip>
    Senator Reid,

    Your Confirmation Vote On Harold Koh Has Been Noted, by true Supporters of
    the Constitution, and Second Amendment as it was written and intended by
    our founding fathers as a direct assault on the Second Amendment and
    Constitution! By including but not limited to: The National Rifle
    Association, Gun Owners of America, The Second Amendment Foundation, Jews
    for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership, et. al.

    Your sell-out of the Second Amendment will be remembered come election day
    by all of us that vote FREEDOM FIRST!

    I am a law-abiding U.S. Born Citizen, Nevada Resident, USMC Veteran, VFW,
    I Vote and I am far from alone in my view.

    Sincerely,
    *******************
    </snip>

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    I sent the following to all 8 RINOS.

    How could you vote to confirm Harold Koh as Legal Adviser at the State Department.

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

    The second amendment to the US constitution reads as follows.

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

    What part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED do you not understand.

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