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Posted: 5/26/2001 10:22:29 AM EDT
Below is a copy of an email I received this morning from a Pro-gun group. Call/email/fax your representative and the Governor! ========================================== LAST CHANCE IN THE LEGISLATURE!!!! THIS IS IT!!! On Tuesday (5/28) or Wednesday (5/29) the House of Representatives WILL debate the "Assault Weapon" Bill, SB 1402, Passed Thursday by the Senate. The ONLY way to stop the bill from passing is for YOU to contact your State Representative! We've asked in the past few weeks for you to contact the Governor, Senators and Representatives OPPOSING this bill/amendment and SOME of you have. (Thank you!) For the remainder, IT'S TIME TO GET OFF YOUR APATHY! Don't rely on a few lobbyists in the Capitol to carry the ball without your help - We've heard from friendly and other legislators in both the House and Senate that they have received NO or few letters in opposition. In fact, a few have told us they've received more from the anti-gun people! We number in the hundreds of thousands, they number in the hundreds - GET THE MESSAGE? Make it known to State Reps that Senate passage of this do-nothing bill will ONLY affect your ownership and recreation and was passed for political/media exposure. Like the 1993 bill it will have no impact on criminals. They know, but remind them! In the past several years, the only real gun control as defined by either side has been negotiated by House members (primarily Reps San Angelo & Lawlor). This negotiation process has produced: Instant Check; The Firearms Trafficking Task Force; Dangerous Weapons revisions; Department Store Clerk Firearms Training; Firearms Tracing Procedures; Prohibiting Carry While Intoxicated; Trigger Lock legislation; Range Protection; Psychiatric Disability Coordination; and various other corrections. Let them know Senate members have NOT been a part of these efforts, made NO effort to negotiate this bill, and their grandstanding interference will torpedo ANY future negotiations with gun owners should this bill pass the House. This will make everyone's efforts more difficult. WE don't want to fight asinine gun bills every year and we don't believe House members want that either. In summary, the Senate has proven to be a disruptive element if they believe "Politics (Negotiations) is the art of compromise." The purpose of this year's activity has been simply to get publicity for Sen. Jepsen, who plans to run for governor. Urge them to kill this politically motivated bill that will reduce Public Safety on the streets of CT by wasting police assets on registration. Urge them to SUPPORT enforcement of current law and the proven record of the Firearms Trafficking Task Force. DON'T WAIT, DO IT NOW! If we can't FLOOD the House with our position, forget about future proactive bills and worry about what they will do to us! We will be classified as are some other groups as a "Paper Tiger" - potential, but no clout - nothing to worry about! Spread the word! Your rights ARE in jeopardy! Write the letter, e-mail or call. Have your spouse/significant other/children do the same. Tell your friends to communicate....follow up and make sure they do it. This IS it! Do it now!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 10:34:35 AM EDT
I plan on getting busy on this later today. What part of CT are you from? I am in the NW corner.
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 10:53:11 AM EDT
I'm from central CT, east of the river. I sent an email to my rep and Governor Roland a little while ago. The email from the governor was returned beacause "User mailbox exceeds allowed size". I hope that is because he is getting flooded with email. I think I am going to give him a call ((860) 566-4840 or toll free at 1-800-406-1527).
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 11:22:38 AM EDT
I'm trying to rally the troops for a major protest at the capitol on Tuesday. Spread the word in your neighborhood! I'm hoping we can get a bunch of patriots out there to express our disgust at the sneay tactics these commie pussies are using to destroy our rights!
Link Posted: 5/26/2001 12:29:32 PM EDT
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