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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 12/12/2001 7:26:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2001 7:19:41 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:31:09 AM EDT
Excellent news. ... For now. [:)]
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:32:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:35:00 AM EDT
Raf, Antis like rust, hmmmm.... , good analogy, they aren't good for anything, ugly, and try and deteriorate the system. Good to hear its gone, now about the 94 AWB?
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 7:40:23 AM EDT
We've beat back anti-gun Caliban bills here, only to see them return and become law. Let's get them on the rebound.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 8:19:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 8:23:11 AM EDT
True, true.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 9:10:08 AM EDT
Great news folks! This not just an Internet rumor, it is true! I just got off the phone with Congressman Bob Stump's office, and they have confirmed that section 1062 has been stricken in committee. Thanks and credit are deserved by all who wrote, called, and faxed their opinions concerning this matter, and we can collectively exhale... FOR NOW. Rest assured however, that this same demil provision will rear its ugly head in the future. [b]The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.[/b]
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 9:15:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 9:16:11 AM EDT
WooHoo...But watch out, the Assault Weapons Ban died a miserable death in 1991 only to come back and become law in 1994.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 9:17:31 PM EDT
BTT for anyone who did not catch this good news.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 11:23:07 AM EDT
I am a memeber of the NAACS, an organization of Military Aircraft parts suppliers as well as a gun enthusiast. We teamed up with the NRA to kill this thing. Following is the letter we got from our lawyer in D.C. az_larry MEMORANDUM FOR ALL NAACS MEMBERS: From: John Fausti and Jennifer Morrison We just learned and are happy to report that Congress finally broke conference today, December 13th, and in doing so, officially defeated the proposed section 1062 of S.1438. We advised the entire NAACS membership through our October 25, 2001 e-mail of the danger inherent in section 1062 of the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, or as it is commonly referred S. 1438. Section 1062, if you will recall, would have provided DoD with the power to seize from private citizens any DoD material previously owned by the Government, if it was deemed to be "significant military equipment" in need of further demilitarization, with DoD making the determination as to what was to be considered as such. It was an attempt by DoD to circumvent the previous ruling of Attorney General Janet Reno, when she ruled a few years ago that the Government did not have the right to seize items which it later believes should have been demilitarized. In effect, the potential existed to virtually destroy our industry. However, the NAACS, once again, picked up the fight. In our October 25 e-mail, we advised the membership that a strong, urgent and immediate letter-writing campaign was our best option. We investigated and provided the membership with the names of both the House and Senate Conferees who would be voting directly on whether or not to include this section in S.1438. In addition, we sent separate letters to each Conference member and followed up with numerous phone calls and personal visits to Congressional representatives. All told, our office in Washington submitted over 50 letters to Congress on behalf of the NAACS. Per our request, 22 NAACS members wrote to Congress, sending a minimum of 10 letters each to Congressional offices with some exceeding that total. Also take into account that our office sent letters as mentioned above, and made numerous phone calls. Based on these facts, a modest estimate of around 400-450 letters besieged Congress in a span of a week from members of the NAACS across the country, as well as its representatives here in Washington, objecting to the above stated provision. Over the past 2 months, we continued to follow-up regularly with calls to various Congressional aides we had spoken and met with to ascertain the status of the legislation. In addition, we worked closely with other groups and organizations, such as the National Rifle Association and the Collings Foundation, who also had an interest in defeating this legislation. And today, we and in turn, you, are rewarded with the splendid news that we have indeed crushed this attempt by DoD/DLA to single-handedly re-write existing law. We are told that there is a possibility that Congress will put together a working group to address the concerns of all organizations involved in this fight so that we won't have to repeat this effort again next year. However, this is still to be determined. If a working group is organized we will insist that the concerns of the NAACS members are included in these discussions. -John Fausti
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