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    Just got this:

    Important Gun Vote In The Senate

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    Gun Owners of America

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    An amendment to repeal the onerous gun ban in the District of Columbia
    may come to the floor of the Senate as early as tomorrow, Wednesday,
    February 25.

    Senator John Ensign (R-NV) plans to file the amendment to the so-called
    D.C. Voting Rights Act.

    After the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Heller striking down
    Washington's gun ban as unconstitutional, the city council passed a gun
    control law that was almost as restrictive as the old one.

    To simply possess a firearm in the nation's Capitol City, a resident
    must:

    * Take a five hour training course
    * Re-register any firearms every three years
    * Undergo an invasive background check every six years
    * Pass a 20 question multiple choice test designed by bureaucrats based
    on the city's convoluted law
    * Pay a registration fee
    * Have all handguns undergo a ballistics test

    In addition to protecting Second Amendment rights in the District of
    Columbia, a vote on the Ensign amendment is an important test for your
    two Senators. Many of the provisions in the existing D.C. gun law are
    also on the wish list of the anti-gunners.

    A vote on repealing the D.C. gun ban will be a good indication of how
    the Senate will vote on other gun-related issues.

    Ensign's measure will be offered as an amendment to S. 160, the D.C.
    Voting Rights Act. The bill is designed to give Washington, D.C., full
    voting privileges in the House of Representatives, as well as increasing
    the total number of representatives from 435 to 437.

    While there are many constitutional concerns with the underlying
    measure, the gun ban repeal simply comes down to a vote for or against
    the Second Amendment.

    It is vital that you contact your Senators in support of the Ensign
    amendment because GOA is the only group that has announced it will score
    this vote.

    ACTION: Please contact your two U.S. Senators and urge them to support
    the Ensign amendment to repeal the D.C. gun ban. Ask them to encourage
    Senate leadership to make it a priority for consideration on S. 160. You
    can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the pre-written
    e-mail message below.


    ----- Prewritten Letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Senator John Ensign has an amendment to repeal the onerous D.C. gun ban.

    After the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Heller striking down
    Washington's gun ban as unconstitutional, the city council passed a gun
    control law that was almost as restrictive as the old one.

    To simply possess a firearm in the nation's Capitol City, a resident
    must:

    * Take a five hour training course
    * Re-register any firearms every three years
    * Undergo an invasive background check every six years
    * Pass a 20 question multiple choice test designed by bureaucrats based
    on the city's convoluted law
    * Pay a registration fee
    * Have all handguns undergo a ballistics test

    Please vote FOR the Ensign amendment and ask Senate leadership to make
    this a priority consideration on S. 160. Gun Owners of America will
    score this vote and will also let me know how you voted.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************

    What's Your Current GOA Status?

    Obviously, we now face years of invigorated attacks on our gun rights.
    Shutting down gun shows, prohibitions on specific calibers, another
    semi-auto ban, and the anti-gun extremists' Holy Grail of mandatory
    federal licensing and registration of all gun owners -- these are just
    some of the horrors that we already know we'll have to defeat head-on.
    Meanwhile, we'll take every opportunity to go on offense and advance the
    Second Amendment.

    It can't be done without every single voice being counted. That's why we
    are asking you to consider making the commitment of becoming a Gun
    Owners of America Life Member. By doing so, you put the politicians on
    notice that neither you nor GOA is going away -- that no matter who's in
    the White House, there is always going to be a solid wall of resistance.

    Now is a perfect time to come a Life Member. And if you aren't a GOA
    member at all, isn't it time you became one?

    Please go to Join GOA Online With our Secure Online Membership form. to upgrade your
    participation in GOA.



    To subscribe to free, low-volume GOA alerts, go to
    http://www.gunowners.org/ean.htm on the web. Change of e-mail
    address may also be made at that location.
    The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
    The second rule: "Bring enough gun"

    jfl
    (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)

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