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Posted: 5/21/2005 4:07:16 PM EDT
I put this in the HomeTown forum, but it is important if other people can make it. Lets see if we can get our point across even with a sign if unable to speak.



News Advisory:

-- Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy: .50 Caliber Sniper Rifles, Capable
of Shooting Down Civilian Airplanes During Takeoff or Landing, are
'Weapons of Terror'

-- Rep. McCarthy Joins NY State Lawmakers to Call for Homeland
Security Legislation to Prevent .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Terror

When: Monday, May 23rd, 10 AM Eastern

Where: Wingate Inn, Meeting Room A, lobby level, 821 Stewart Avenue,
Garden City, NY 11530

Who: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)

Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington (D-3rd), sponsor of "The
Anti-Terrorism & Aviation Protection Act," A. 4471.

Andy Pelosi, Executive Director, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

Michelle Schimel, Board Member NYAGV

Bryan Miller, spokesperson for Freedom States Alliance

What: PRESS CONFERENCE hosted by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence to
call on New York state lawmakers to pass the "Anti- Terrorism and
Aviation Protection Act," A. 4471 & S. 2590, to prevent terrorists
from using .50 caliber sniper rifles, capable of shooting down
civilian airplanes during takeoff or landing.

-- .50 caliber sniper rifles were designed as battlefield rifles to
shoot down aircraft during takeoff or landing, attack chemical plants
and fuel depots, puncture armored personnel carriers, and to be used
for assassination.

-- .50 caliber sniper rifles are the most lethal weapons available on
the civilian market and can fire highly lethal armor piercing and
incendiary ammunition, which are currently legal and easily obtained.

-- .50 caliber sniper rifles can accurately engage targets from over
a mile or more away, or 2,000 yards.

-- Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed
legislation in California to restrict .50 caliber sniper rifles for
use only by the military and law enforcement officials as part of an
anti-terrorism measure

Visuals: We will have an actual .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle at the Press
Conference

(59 inches long, 34 pounds)

Video of .50 caliber sniper rifle being fired

.50 caliber sniper rifle ammunition

Poster of .50 caliber sniper rifle targeting a civilian airplane

Poster of Barrett Firearms marketing brochure boasting of the
capability of .50 caliber sniper rifles "to destroy or disable a
modern jet aircraft."

For more information see www.50caliberterror.com or
www.nyagv.org/
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