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Posted: 7/18/2002 3:01:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/18/2002 3:10:29 PM EST by liberty86]
Armed Pilots Beginning to Take Off -- Your efforts have helped fuel a huge momentum shift in Washington! Gun Owners of America E-Mail/FAX Alert http://www.gunowners.org (Thursday, July 18, 2002) -- First, your phone calls, faxes and e-mails are helping to bring new cosponsors onto Senator Bob Smith's bill that would force the administration to arm pilots. Gun Owners of America has been targeting selected states to add new cosponsors to the Smith bill (S. 2554). Several Senators from those states have now joined onto S. 2554, bringing the new total to 17 cosponsors. (See the full list below.) Most notably, anti-gun Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) signed onto the Smith bill eight days ago. [b]Another huge development was announced by the Bush administration today. John Magaw has been forced out as the head of the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA).[/b] While the TSA has come under bitter criticism from many quarters, gun owners and pilot groups have criticized the agency (and Magaw in particular) for failing to implement the current law allowing pilots to carry arms in the cockpit. "GOA has been asking President Bush to take Magaw to the political woodshed for months because of his staunch refusal to enforce the law arming pilots," said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt. Finally, several U.S. Senators and Representatives joined Sen. Smith at a well-attended news conference today in Washington, DC to push his armed pilots bill. One significant speaker at the press conference was Ellen Saracini, the widow of a pilot who was killed when his plane crashed into Tower 2 of the World Trade Center on Flight 175. She said that even before the September 11th tragedy, her husband had advocated -- and had been working toward -- initiatives to allow for pilots to be armed. Cosponsors of S. 2554, introduced by Senator Bob Smith (R-NH): Senators Boxer (D-CA), Bunning (R-KY), Burns (R-MT), Campbell (R-CO), Craig (R-ID), Crapo (R-ID), Enzi (R-WY), Helms (R-NC), Hutchinson (R-AR), Inhofe (R-OK), Johnson (D-SD), Miller (D-GA), Murkowski (R-AK), Nickles (R-OK), Sessions (R-AL), Thomas (R-WY) and Thurmond (R-SC). ACTION: If one or both of your Senators are not listed above, please contact them and urge them to cosponsor S. 2554. To identify your Senators, as well as to send a message via e-mail, see the Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm on the GOA website. To subscribe to free, low-volume GOA alerts, go to http://www.gunowners.org/ean.htm on the web. Change of e-mail address may also be made at that location. Problems, questions or comments? The main GOA e-mail address goamail@gunowners.org is at your disposal. Please do not add that address to distribution lists sending more than ten messages per week or lists associated with issues other than gun rights.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 3:16:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 6:24:20 PM EST
Just saw it at drudgereport.com & was checking before I posted a link. This is good news. Hope he gets a flat tire in Ruby Ridge. Now we need to keep the heat on & get rid of Mineta. What the hell -- ethnic & age profiling is what they should have started with, not forbidden.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 6:29:38 PM EST
I sent Fritz the Idiot (one of my state senators), who heads teh Transportation Committee in Congress a scathing e-mail today, telling him he is out of touch with America, 70+% of whom want their pilots armed, over being shot down by an F-18. I told him I'd vote for a dog over him, next election. Time to ROCK AND ROLL BOYS!!!!!!!!! Get teh emails burnin'!!!!
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