Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is considering legislation to protect the gun industry from predatory lawsuits. What has not yet been determined, however, is which bill (House or Senate) will be voted on.
You will remember that when the Senate passed S. 397 in July, it included two anti-gun amendments. But the House bill, H.R. 800, is free and clear of ANY gun control whatsoever.
S. 397 provides for a troublesome study that could result in the BATFE concluding that almost all rifle bullets are armor piercing. Also, S. 397 requires the sale of trigger locks -- whether you want one or not -- with all new guns.
The trigger lock measure is guaranteed to get worse in the near future. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who has promoted this bad idea, is just waiting for sales of gun locks to be required so she can come back for more -- namely, requiring you to use those locks and, thus, forcing you to "lock up your safety."
Do you think Congress would never do that? Did anyone think that requiring seat belts to be in cars would result in laws penalizing those who drive without them?
The anti-gunners are playing chess with us, and they are always looking several moves ahead. That is why it is imperative that we act today!
ACTION: It is crucial that we tell the House leadership and Rep. Sensenbrenner that H.R. 800 is the only acceptable version of the lawsuit protection bill. Please use the letter below to ask your Representative to tell the House leadership and Rep. Sensenbrenner that S. 397 is unacceptable gun control.
You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm (where phone and fax numbers are also available).
Bump. Call and tell them to use HR800.
The other ammendment in S397 will lead to a body armor/Armor piercing ruling by the ATF.
We need to get this tagged. This is most important! Free bump!