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Posted: 10/22/2004 9:59:37 AM EST
Gun Owners of America is in Washington fighting for the Bill of Rights and your Second Amendment freedoms every day.

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://www.gunowners.org

Friday, October 22, 2004


H.R. 10 -- the so-called 9/11 bill -- has passed the House by a two-to-one margin. It is now in conference committee to iron out its differences with the Senate-passed version (S. 2845). GOA has already alerted you to the most alarming aspects of the House bill.
Just to review, H.R. 10 would:

(1) Create a massive government database containing personal information on every American man, woman and child [section 2173].
This database would be within the exclusive discretion of the bureaucrats, but could include medical records, confidential financial records, library records, and gun records.

(2) "Standardize," (that is, nationalize) the process of issuing drivers' licenses -- an action which takes the final step toward creating a national ID card [section 3052].

This is a huge concern because these federal standards can easily be used by a future Hillary Clinton administration to keep certain groups of people (such as gun owners) from receiving these National ID cards. Even the Bush administration has supported legislation (PATRIOT Acts I and II) that could be used to designate groups like GOA and NRA as terrorist organizations (see
http://www.gunowners.org/fs0307.htm for details). If the feds can set standards that keep you from getting a "National ID card," then your life has just become very difficult -- as your ability to write a check or buy a gun becomes next to impossible.

(3) Set up a system whereby any employer or industry identified by the Attorney General would have to submit employment applicants to the government for approval -- complete with fingerprints or other "biometric identifiers" [section 2142].

You can go to http://www.gunowners.org/hs0405a.htm to see a more detailed analysis as to why these areas should concern gun owners.

The Senate bill is better in many respects, but does contain a national ID card provision quietly added by anti-gun Senator John McCain on the Senate floor when no one was paying attention.

It's also ironic what is NOT in the bill. One would think that a "9/11 bill" which seeks to correct shortcomings prior to the terror hijackings of three years ago would expedite the process for arming pilots. But the bill does nothing in this regard.

This legislation now goes to the House-Senate conference.

ACTION: Contact your Representatives and demand that he or she works to delete the anti-gun, anti-freedom provisions in sections 2173, 3052, and 2142. Even if your legislator isn't on the conference committee, your message tells him that this bill is UNACCEPTABLE as long as those provisions remain. 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).


----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative:

As it goes to a House-Senate conference committee, you should be aware that H.R. 10 would:

(1) create a massive government database containing personal information on every American man, woman and child;

(2) "standardize" (that is, nationalize) the process of issuing drivers' licenses -- thereby taking the final step toward creating a national ID card;

(3) set up a system whereby any employer or industry identified by the Attorney General would have to submit employment applicants to the government for approval -- complete with fingerprints or other "biometric identifiers."

Please work to get these provisions deleted -- or make sure this totalitarian monstrosity is scuttled entirely.

Sincerely,


***************­*************


You can help yourself and help GOA by using LifeLine. Call their toll free number and find out which plan will work best for you. That number is 1-800-800-7550. Or, go to
http://www.lifeline.net/index_goa.cfm to sign up via the web.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:02:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:14:59 AM EST
Bump

Someone please tell me that you care about this!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:24:07 AM EST
That sucks.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:29:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 10:30:58 AM EST by Sin_Bin]
This isn't being ignored. Many gave their opinions when it was first posted on arfcom. This may even be the 3rd time it's shown up.

Still, it is an important issue and I really don't care if it's posted on a daily basis. My mention is to address the lack of response concern.


edit - By the way, obviously the first couple of times it was posted, it was not introduced as a GOA email alert.

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:36:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 10:56:37 AM EST by pale_pony]
The Revelation of St John - Chapter 13


16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


Edited to add: God's will be done, but this is why I train my child to be a warrior; so that his son can be a farmer, and so that his son can be a poet. We are at war my friends, those that do not wake up will die. It's not Republican vs dimocrap, it's not Christian vs muslim, it's right vs wrong and good vs evil.

JC Himself told us that when He sent us to do His work with only the clothes on our backs, it was still OK and everything we needed was taken care of, but no more. From here on out, if you don't have a sword sell your coat and buy one because you're gonna need it.

{ When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. }

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