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GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE
Chris W. Stark - Director
P.O. Box 16441
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441
21 March 2003
Pro-Gunners - 10-Year Wait for Repeal is now here!
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For those of you who remember the Clinton years, you will most likely remember the great battle we went through, trying to stop
the Assault Weapons Ban from becoming law. Many of us remember that defeat, for it was a difficult pill to swallow, in losing
such ground against military rifles, and magazine cartridge capacity.
Well, we now have a rare chance to see this law repealed. The fight has now started. The Authors of the bill, Dianne Feinstein
(D-Calif.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), recently questioned Attorney General Ashcroft, asking him if the Bush Administration
would support the ban past the "sunset" of this law, which is September 2004.
General Ashcroft was somewhat elusive in his answer, but yet eluded that the "...effect of the law was uncertain...." Certainly a better answer than saying it was a good law that they
wish to keep intact!
Many Democrats saw their career end in 1994 by voting for the Assault Weapons Ban. We can only hope that this lesson will remain firmly in the minds of our Washington Congress critters.
This is where we come in.
We need to start NOW, to remind our elected officials of this important vote that is coming to sunset, or retain the Assault Weapons Ban. If we succeed in rolling this law back, it would be one of the greatest victories on the books for the pro-gun lobby. The momentum that would come from it may bring about further
positive change in rolling back Federal anti-gun laws.
Have you been itching like me, to find a worthwhile project to take up? I declare that this e-mail alert is EXACTLY what you have been waiting for. It's time we seize the moment, for few opportunities of such potential come around.
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H.R. 1036, which protects the firearms industry from frivilous lawsuits, easily won approval in the House Judiciary Committee and is scheduled for a full vote on Wednesday, April 9th, the NRA informed members in an e-mail alert. Because the bill already has a majority of House members as co-sponsors, it is expected to pass. But, it wouldn't hurt to phone your Representative and voice your support for the measure anyway, as anti-gun politicians are likely to try to water the bill down with countless amendments.
Though not directly related to the "assault weapons" ban, according to Neal Knox of the Firearms Coalition, getting this major legislation passed and off the NRA's plate is important for us, since it clears the way for the organization to focus on preventing renewal of the ban.
Assault Weapons update.
Please read this. It may be the end of our hopes to "sunset" the AWB.
A bill will be introduced in the Senate on Thursday by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, and Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, that would extend the ban for 10 years in much the same form it exists today. House Democrats expect to introduce a toughened version of the bill next week. That version, rejected by Senate Democrats as too politically risky, would significantly expand the class of banned weapons.
Mr. Schumer said he believed Mr. Bush's support could be critical in what he predicted would be a hard-fought campaign to renew the assault-weapons measure, which bans 19 types of firearms and others that meet certain criteria.
This may be a duplicate post and or a clone topic, I really don't know. If it is just delete it. Or tell me and I will.
Best case scenario is the bill to re-establish the law gets lost in committee. Personally I don't think our representatives want to attach their name to either side of the bill because they don't want to offend any voters.
Feinstein's bill will probably be tabled in the Senate. (That means shitcanned.)
The equivalent bill in the House (when and if one is introduced) is almost completely certain to be doomed to share the same trash can.
But don't stop writing letter to your congresscritters! Write MORE!
If you read this carefully it says facts don't matter.
Thursday, May 08, 2003
WASHINGTON — President Bush favors a bill introduced Thursday that would permanently ban assault weapons, but he is awaiting an administration study on how effective the current ban has been, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said.
The outcome of the study will not affect Bush's support for the bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said another Bush spokesman, Scott McClellan.
Nor will the National Rifle Association's opposition to the bill, Fleischer said.