Friday, March 09, 2007

A Call to Arms

From USCitizen at Traction Control

H.R. 1022 - Bans Millions of Guns

With blame and scorn to Carolyn McCarthy, a Democratic Representative from New York, we have a bill to “reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.”

If you can believe it, H.R. 1022 goes much further than the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994 did. Also there is no 10-year expiration in H.R. 1022.

A partial list of items to be Banned:

* All semi-automatic shotguns (including their receivers);
* All detachable magazine semi-automatic rifles;
* Rifles used in competitive shooting events (including my M1 “Garand”)
* Frames receivers and parts used to repair or refurbish guns

Sportsmen and Defenders take note - this is aimed at ALL gun-owners, as well as the heritage we pass to later generations.
Call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.

Let him or her know you OPPOSE this bill and ANY legislation that infringes on our right to keep and bear arms.

I would even go one step further to suggest the repeal and reversal of the Gun Control Acts of 1986, 1968, and the National Firearms Act of 1934.

Call and/or write a letter.
Don't email until you do one of the first things.
Emails don't have near the impact a phone call or written letter does.

Also, tell them to support Ron Paul's bill, HR1096 (or Second Amendment Protection Act of 2007).

On of the biggest parts of this bill is: ELIMINATION OF SPORTING PURPOSES DISTINCTION. This is important, as sporting use has no bearing regarding citizens (not subjects) possessing firearms.

Thanks to USCitizen for the heads up!!
Now go call and write those congress-critters!