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Posted: 6/15/2009 6:06:33 AM EST
Friday, June 12, 2009


On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms.

"We share the Obama Administration's commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans' access to certain semi-automatic firearms will resolve any of these problems," the letter said.

The letter notes congressional opposition to bringing back the ban, and calls for increasing enforcement of existing laws.

We encourage NRA members to let these state officials know we appreciate them standing up to the incessant clamor for gun control that is currently coming from anti-gun groups and their media allies.

The 23 state Attorneys General, in alphabetical order, by state, are:

Arkansas – The Honorable Dustin McDaniel
Alabama - The Honorable Troy King
Colorado - The Honorable John W. Suthers
Florida - The Honorable Bill McCollum
Georgia - The Honorable Thurbert E. Baker
Idaho - The Honorable Lawrence G. Wasden
Kansas - The Honorable Steve Six
Kentucky - The Honorable Jack Conway
Louisiana - The Honorable James D. Caldwell
Michigan - The Honorable Mike Cox
Missouri - The Honorable Chris Koster
Montana - The Honorable Steve Bullock
Oklahoma - The Honorable W.A. Edmonson
Nebraska - The Honorable Jon Bruning
Nevada - The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto
New Hampshire - The Honorable Kelly A. Ayotte
North Dakota - The Honorable Wayne Stenehjem
South Carolina - The Honorable Henry McMaster
South Dakota - The Honorable Lawrence Long
Texas - The Honorable Greg Abbott
Utah - The Honorable Mark L. Shurtleff
Wisconsin – The Honorable J.B. Van Hollen
Wyoming - The Honorable Bruce A. Salzburg



http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=4971

Full letter text: http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/SemiAutostateAGsLetter061109.pdf
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:42:53 AM EST
Strange,

VA was one of the first to sign on with a friend of the court brief for Heller.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:56:38 AM EST
Hmmm.....Maryland nowhere to be found on that list.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:43:32 AM EST
Virginia's current AG is a temp, just filling in for 10 months, until the race between Cuccinelli/Shannon is decided. He may not feel it appropriate to act on this, instead allowing an elected AG to do so. (The current AG, Bill Mims, was elected by the General Assembly)
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 11:27:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By RedKnightt:
Virginia's current AG is a temp, just filling in for 10 months, until the race between Cuccinelli/Shannon is decided. He may not feel it appropriate to act on this, instead allowing an elected AG to do so. (The current AG, Bill Mims, was elected by the General Assembly)


I seriously can't wait to vote for Cuccinelli! Not only would he have signed the document; he would John Hancock'd it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 2:57:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 2:58:06 PM EST by mellow01]
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