Just got this email and sent email to FL senators
This is a discussion on Fire Mission: GOA Alert Sen. Reid Beefs up “Base Bill” to Destroy Gun Ownership within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; GOA Alert just issued. Gun Owners of America Sen. Reid Beefs up “Base Bill” to Destroy Gun Ownership "Unholy alliances" could become a concern We ...
GOA Alert just issued.
Gun Owners of America
Sen. Reid Beefs up “Base Bill” to
Destroy Gun Ownership
"Unholy alliances" could become a concern
We now know a lot more about what's going to happen with gun control legislation than we did a few days ago.
First, the number of the bill we are fighting is S. 649. Harry Reid introduced it on Thursday and brought it directly onto the Senate calendar. This means the bill can now come up at any time — probably soon after the Easter recess is over.
Second, the bill is a lot worse than even we anticipated.
We expected it to contain the Veterans Gun Ban, which would mean that you would sell, gift, or raffle a gun in America at the risk of a 15-year prison sentence because of something you didn't know about the veteran/buyer.
But, surprisingly to us, the Far Left has convinced Reid to include the original Schumer version of the Universal Registry Bill. This would ban private sales of firearms, unless purchasers first get the permission from the government. If Senators can pass this de facto registration bill, they will be well on the way to confiscation (see, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, who has a gun owner registry and has called for gun confiscation). If this bill is passed, Senators will claim that they "broke the back" of gun owners in America.
Third, there is still every evidence that Reid will move to proceed to the bill under "regular order," which means he will need 60 votes to advance to the "gun control buffet."
GOA has been talking and making our case with a host of Senate Republicans, and we would hope that everyone in the Senate understands the importance of stopping the "motion to proceed" to Reid's gun control legislation.
Fourth, as we predicted, anti-gun zealots have begun to use the "ObamaCare Paradigm" to threaten, bribe, and coerce senators into submission on the most far-reaching aspects of gun control, including Feinstein's proposal to ban shotguns, rifles and handguns that millions of Americans legally own. So if the "motion to proceed" to S. 649 is adopted with 60 votes, then Feinstein's ban could be passed in the Senate with only 50 votes (plus Biden). Click here for a more technical explanation as to how this would occur.
Already, articles are being published to intimidate any Democratic Senator who votes against any gun control and threatening them with the prospect of facing an anti-gun primary challenger — just like we saw on ObamaCare.
Fifth, there may be unholy alliances at work which could succeed in achieving a dangerous gun control compromise. One Capitol Hill newspaper is now reporting that "Sen. Joe Manchin and the National Rifle Association are quietly engaged in private talks on a proposal to broaden background checks on purchasers of firearms." We hope this is not true, however you should be aware of this report and use whatever contacts you have to prevent this from happening. Be assured, you can rely on Gun Owners of America to never engage in any compromises!
ACTION: The strategy remains: We need to defeat this bill by filibustering and voting down the "motion to proceed" to S. 649. Please contact your senators and distribute this alert far and wide.
Click here to send your Senators a prewritten email.
Show up at their offices with a delegation during the congressional recess. Rally and conduct demonstrations and call-a-thons and writing campaigns. Know that the anti-gun Left will be doing the same.
Also register your vote via POPVOX.COM against
S. 649: Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of2013
Last edited by SigPapa226; March 25th, 2013 at 06:12 PM. Reason: Updated with POP.VOX link
Ten Bears: It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron. It must come from men.
Just got this email and sent email to FL senators
Here is a direct link to the bill: S.649 @ beta.congress.gov, or at S.649 @ Popvox.com.
It's not on thomas.loc.gov or PopVox yet, nor is it referenced on NRAILA's web site.
Haven't seen the text (as it's not yet posted), but the titles of sections within S.649 include the following:
S.649: Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill:
- Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 <--- the expanded background checks element
- School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013
- Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
Last edited by ccw9mm; March 25th, 2013 at 07:07 PM.
Thanks for posting. Message sent!!!
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Is it me or did the email only address Nelson, since he a democrat , and not Rubio? I know he a republican, and seems to be on our side, but I'm sure we should still be letting him know our position
Thanks for posting, messages sent to be followed by faxes.
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Messages sent thank you!
"As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
Done x2....hey I grew up in Chicago...no really...Mr and my Mrs...:D
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A rated Reid by NRA and a prominent NRA member pushing or at least easing the way for anti 2a legislation.
Something smell like an old sock to anyone else???
Emails sent again.
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