I guess this would be the best forum to put this. I got this email from georgiagun.org. EVERYONE needs to find out how your Congress-Critter voted on this, and take action accordingly. If this goes thru, we all could be subject to New Orleans-type confiscations.
(Atlanta, August 28) -- You're going to get mad when you read this:
A dangerous sneak attack on the Second Amendment has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, buried deep in the H.R. 5122 Defense Dept. bill.
Most of the Georgia congressmen voted for it. Now some are claiming they didn't know about the law. Try telling that to a judge!
H.R. 5122 contains a hidden provision (Sec. 511) that virtually guts the militia clause of the Second Amendment. An attack on any part of the Second Amendment is ultimately an attack on your individual right to keep and bear arms.
The sneak attack strips away control of the National Guard from the States, putting it under command of the federal military.
Imagine a hurricane hitting Savannah or Brunswick, and an anti-gun President sending in Guardsmen to confiscate people's guns.
Instead of being acountable to politicians elected by the people of Georgia, our state National Guard could effectively fall under direct command of the White House. Yep, you guessed it: somebody like Hillary Clinton!
While this nightmare hasn't happened yet, unless you get on your Congressman right away, it's only a matter of time.
Sec. 511 of H.R. 5122 is the biggest double-cross in a hundred years. In 1903, the states agreed to federalizing the National Guard in exchange for equipment only if units stayed largely under state control. The federal military could only take command if units were ordered on duty OUTSIDE the United States.
Now anti-gunners working in the Bush administration are plotting to strip states of their remaining control over the National Guard. They know full well if they weaken the Second Amendment, it will be easier to attack your right of private firearms ownership.
Incredibly, after the feds botched the response to Hurricane Katrina last year, they're promising to do a better job next time if they can gain command of the National Guard for state operations.
To help stop this brazen power grab, you need to get on your Congressman right away--while they're back home campaigning through Labor Day.
Even though H.R. 5122 has already passed the House, Congress has to vote on it again after differences with the Senate version have been ironed out.
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If your Congressman is on this list, phone his district office at the number shown above. Say you're mad he voted for this sneak attack on the Second Amendment. To make double-sure your message gets through, send it again by e-mail. Work off the pre-written message below, or better yet, use your own words. If your Congressman isn't on the list, pick one at random.
b) Reps. Cynthia McKinney (D-Decatur) and John Lewis (D-Atlanta) voted AGAINST the H.R. 5122 Defense Dept. bill as token anti-war gestures. They voted right for the wrong reason. Do NOT call and thank them.
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c) IMPORTANT: please forward a copy of this e-mail immediately to three (3) people you know who owns guns or supports the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
I'm shocked you voted for the sneak attack on the Second Amendment buried in H.R. 5122. An attack on any part of the Second Amendment is ultimately an attack on my individual right to keep and bear arms. Please let me know what you're doing to stop final passage of this assault on the security of a free Georgia.
This could really start a grass-roots effort. PLEASE post this on other forums you belong to, just give credit to georgiagun.org.
And, CALL YOUR CONGRESS-CRITTER!!!!!!!