Although issued by VCDL it apples to all states. This is important given the expectation of a significant Anti- Second Amendment tone in the State Of The Union Address tonight.
This is a VCDL action alert that was issued 12 Feb 2013.
"There are continued indications that Congress, including normally pro-gun Republicans, is wobbly on our gun rights. We need to contact our Virginia Representatives in Washington (make that all representatives) to tell them that any gun control, INCLUDING universal background checks, magazine-bans, or bans on so called assault weapons are completely unacceptable.
The gun-control that seems most likely to get traction is the universal background check due to support from a poorly informed or misled public.
If passed, the government could then be in a position to compile a list of all guns that any individual owns (because they would know of ALL purchases or sales, including private ones). Once such a list is compiled, confiscation could easily become a reality. Confiscation has been openly discussed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others. And confiscation has happened in the United States in the past (for example, in the '90s California confiscated certain modern rifles after requiring them to be registered). New York, Chicago, and DC have implemented confiscations following registration, too.
The clock is ticking and we need to contact Congress ASAP!
ACTION ITEM #1 - CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
Even if your Representative is anti-liberty, let's flood their inbox anyway. They need to be reminded that they have active gun owners in their districts who are watching them and vote.
If you don't know who your Representative is, you can find out by entering your ZIP+4 in the upper right of:
The United States House of Representatives · House.gov
For the "Issue," look for either "Second Amendment" or "Gun Control." If you can't find either, use "Other."
Suggested subject: NO gun control, including universal background checks!
I urge you to OPPOSE all gun-control bills, including, but not limited to, those which institute universal background checks, magazine bans or restrictions, or bans or restrictions on so-called assault weapons.
Universal background checks would allow the government to create a de facto gun registration list, which could then be used for future confiscations like those seen in California in the 1990s. The government should never know what guns a citizen has in his or her possession. A vote for universal background checks is a vote for gun control that is particularly dangerous to our liberties.
Modern semi-automatic rifles (so called "Assault weapons") and their magazines are exactly the kind of items that the Second Amendment protects. A vote to ban or restrict either is a vote against our own Bill of Rights.
Let me know how you are going to vote on gun-control bills that institute universal background checks or that ban or restrict either so called "assault weapons" or their magazines.
ACTION ITEM #2 - CONTACT YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND OTHER SHOOTERS!
We need to explain to everyone within earshot why "universal background checks" are a bad and dangerous idea. Let's not see any more gun owners in the media saying that universal background checks are acceptable. THEY ARE NOT!" SNIP
I passed this to my 2A list & now passing it to you. I have e-mailed my representatives.
Please take action & pass it to your 2A support list.
Don't forget, you can also e-mail the Speaker of the House and the Majority & Miinority Leaders.
Speaker - John Boehner Speaker John Boehner | Speaker.gov
Majority Leader - Eric Cantor Eric Cantor || Majority Leader
Minority Leader - Nancy Pelosi. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi