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Posted: 9/21/2004 6:00:33 AM EST
Don Vito Corleone teaches we should keep our freinds close, but our enemies closer.

So I subscribed to VPC's alert e-mail list.

Here's what they sent me today:




Dear Violence Policy Center Action Network Member:

PLEASE CALL THE U.S. CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD AT 202-224-3121 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TELL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE AGAINST EFFORTS TO REPEAL WASHINGTON, DC'S GUN LAWS!

TO IDENTIFY YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, OR FOR DIRECT-DIAL INFO, VISIT http://action.vpc.org/ctt.asp?u=3059891&l=56690 FOR THE U.S. SENATE AND http://action.vpc.org/ctt.asp?u=3059891&l=56691 FOR THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Right now, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote on a bill sponsored by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) to overturn all of the District of Columbia's gun laws that are stricter than federal law. The bill currently has 228 co-sponsors. The bill, H.R. 3193, would: repeal the District's ban on handguns and semiautomatic weapons, including assault weapons; end firearm registration requirements; and, remove criminal penalties for possessing an unregistered firearm. Under the bill, the District government would be denied the "authority to enact laws or regulations that discourage or eliminate the private ownership or use of firearms." A vote to add a similar measure to the District's fiscal year 2005 spending bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21.

The effectiveness of the District's current ban on handgun possession is demonstrated by the fact that virtually none of the guns used in crime in the District originated here. Gun dealers in the District accounted for only three percent of recovered crime guns in 2000. In contrast, 59 percent of traceable D.C. crime guns were first purchased in Virginia and Maryland. Another 18 percent of D.C. crime guns were bought from gun dealers in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. All of these jurisdictions have gun laws far more lenient than the District of Columbia's.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO AS MANY OTHERS AS YOU CAN!

Thank you!

http://action.vpc.org/ctt.asp?u=3059891&l=56687


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If VPC says we should oppose something, then I say lets make some calls supporting the change in the law.

The most outrageous statement in the e-mail is the claim that DC's draconian laws are effective because virtually none of the guns used in crime there were purchased there. That may be true, but the CRIMINALS STILL HAVE GUNS and the innocents DO NOT.

Screw these guys... deregulate guns in DC and let the citizens have their right to defense back!

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:32:46 AM EST
I signed up too.l
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:33:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 10:54:12 AM EST by jblachly]
DO IT NOW

(free bump)


TIP!!: to save money, call your local office, which is usually a local phone call, and ask to be transferred to the Washington office.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:47:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 10:52:34 AM EST by jblachly]
Find your representative
(link)

Contact your rep and tell them you support the bill HR 3193, which has over 200 co-sponsors. Give them a short rationale along the lines of "The district has some of the highest crime in the nation, and it's a tragedy that visitors and residents are not allowed to protect themselves and their loved ones from criminals"


Find your senators
(link)

Contact your senators and tell them that if this bill, HR 3193 comes up as a bill in the Senate, that you support it, for the same reasons outlined above in green.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:48:57 PM EST
Call the Capitol @ (800) 648-3516, save your dime!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:39:40 PM EST
I thought there was a post about this a while back. Something about even though this sounds good, it causes another better bill to get whacked. They were going to use the dc gun ban to get some other legislation turned around and so someone else proposed this one to make it a moot point. Don't remember all the details, just remember reading it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:45:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 1:46:45 PM EST by Prefect]



The effectiveness of the District's current ban on handgun possession sales is demonstrated by the fact that virtually none of the guns used in crime in the District originated here.



Fixed it for them. As the ban was on *possession*, they're admitting that the ban was ineffective, as nobody would be possessing firearms wtih which crime could be committed.

Dumbasses.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:43:30 PM EST
Bump for night crew.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:52:03 PM EST
Mail sent.... this can only be a good thing. If this passes we can all watch the crime rate drop. It will truly take the wind out of the sales of the anti-gunners. Now write those letters and make those calls!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:55:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:55:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 6:56:49 PM EST by Hank_Rearden1]

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:
Don Vito Corleone teaches we should keep our freinds close, but our enemies closer.

So I subscribed to VPC's alert e-mail list.

Here's what they sent me today:




Dear Violence Policy Center Action Network Member:

PLEASE CALL THE U.S. CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD AT 202-224-3121 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TELL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE AGAINST EFFORTS TO REPEAL WASHINGTON, DC'S GUN LAWS!

TO IDENTIFY YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, OR FOR DIRECT-DIAL INFO, VISIT http://action.vpc.org/ctt.asp?u=3059891&l=56690 FOR THE U.S. SENATE AND http://action.vpc.org/ctt.asp?u=3059891&l=56691 FOR THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Right now, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote on a bill sponsored by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) to overturn all of the District of Columbia's gun laws that are stricter than federal law. The bill currently has 228 co-sponsors. The bill, H.R. 3193, would: repeal the District's ban on handguns and semiautomatic weapons, including assault weapons; end firearm registration requirements; and, remove criminal penalties for possessing an unregistered firearm. Under the bill, the District government would be denied the "authority to enact laws or regulations that discourage or eliminate the private ownership or use of firearms." A vote to add a similar measure to the District's fiscal year 2005 spending bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21.

The effectiveness of the District's current ban on handgun possession is demonstrated by the fact that virtually none of the guns used in crime in the District originated here. Gun dealers in the District accounted for only three percent of recovered crime guns in 2000. In contrast, 59 percent of traceable D.C. crime guns were first purchased in Virginia and Maryland. Another 18 percent of D.C. crime guns were bought from gun dealers in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. All of these jurisdictions have gun laws far more lenient than the District of Columbia's.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO AS MANY OTHERS AS YOU CAN!

Thank you!

http://action.vpc.org/ctt.asp?u=3059891&l=56687


(do not hotlink)

If VPC says we should oppose something, then I say lets make some calls supporting the change in the law.

The most outrageous statement in the e-mail is the claim that DC's draconian laws are effective because virtually none of the guns used in crime there were purchased there. That may be true, but the CRIMINALS STILL HAVE GUNS and the innocents DO NOT.

Screw these guys... deregulate guns in DC and let the citizens have their right to defense back!





THERE ARE NO GUN DEALERS IN THE DISTRICT!!!!! THERE ARE NO GUN SALES IN THE DISTRICT!!!! arghhh may these people rot.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:17:11 PM EST
Any attempt to repeal gun laws will surely result in a new AWB being tacked on as an amendment, thus killing the bill. We have to wait until DiFi and gang go away, assuming nobody as fanatical will replace them.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:18:52 PM EST
And if you read the text of the bill, it is worded in such a way that could bring the SCOTUS on board for a decision on the 2A, because it asserts the correct interpretation of the 2A.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:40:28 PM EST
I wonder if I used my NRA_Benefactor@XXXXXX.com Email account if they would catch on?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:19:44 AM EST
Bump ... call your congresscritters today
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