Greater battles over gun rights loom

Greater battles over gun rights loom

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    Greater battles over gun rights loom

    Unfortunately this is not an April fool joke
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    As Lands Bill Fight Ends
    -- Greater battles over gun rights loom

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    Gun Owners of America

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009


    In March, both the U.S. House and Senate finished up work on a massive,
    anti-gun $10 billion omnibus federal land bill.

    The bill had been held up for over a year in large part due to GOA
    members fighting for Second Amendment rights on federal land -- YOUR
    land.

    The Second Amendment has been null and void for many years on all land
    controlled by the National Park Service (NPS). While regulations
    promulgated in the waning days of the Bush administration partially
    reversed that gun ban, a federal judge recently blocked those rules from
    taking effect.

    GOA worked closely with pro-gun members of the House and Senate to add a
    complete repeal of the NPS gun prohibition to the larger land bill.
    While these efforts delayed passage of the bill, in the end the anti-gun
    congressional leadership teamed up with "pro-gun" compromisers and
    passed the measure without protecting the Second Amendment.

    In an effort to appease gun owners, language was added to the bill to
    protect hunting and fishing. But, as GOA pointed out to the Congress,
    the Founding Fathers did not pledge their lives, fortunes and sacred
    honor to protect a recreational pastime.

    The final attempt to protect the Second Amendment from NPS bureaucrats
    came on a procedural vote in the House that would have made in order an
    amendment, sponsored by pro-gun Reps. Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Rob Bishop
    (R-UT), to repeal the gun ban. That motion failed by a vote of 242-180.

    So now not only does the gun ban remain in place, the new bill greatly
    expands the total amount of NPS land. Since NPS-controlled parks and
    trails also include many busy roadways, hundreds of thousands of gun
    owners can unwittingly find themselves in violation of the gun ban
    without even knowing they are on federal land.

    Representatives Hastings and Bishop, along with Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA),
    have vowed to continue their efforts to wipe this unconstitutional gun
    ban from the books. In the Senate, Tom Coburn (R-OK) is also pushing
    for the repeal of the anti-gun NPS regulations.

    Gun Owners of America would like to thank the thousands upon thousands
    of email subscribers who repeatedly contacted their congressmen in this
    battle to protect the Second Amendment. We were sold out by
    compromisers this time, but we will "remember in November" those who
    voted against the Second Amendment.

    Please help spread the word so we can get even more people contacting
    their elected officials. As the late Senator Everett Dirksen said,
    "When I feel the heat, I see the light."

    And do we ever need to turn up the heat!

    Many important battles for your Second Amendment rights lay before us.
    For instance, Barack Obama and his anti-gun cronies are making a massive
    push to renew the Clinton semi-auto ban.

    The President and his Attorney General, Eric Holder, are blaming the
    current violence among Mexican drug cartels on firearms from the United
    States. This is another blatant attempt by anti-gun advocates to use
    whatever situation they can find to further erode your Second Amendment
    rights.

    The problems of corruption and violence in Mexico should not be used as
    an excuse to curtail your right to keep and bear arms. But once again
    law-abiding American gun owners are in danger of being punished for the
    criminal actions of others.

    The Clinton gun ban is just one of the attacks that you and GOA will be
    fighting.

    There is also a massive anti-gun bill in Congress, H.R. 45, that
    includes universal gun owner licensing and registration, and the Obama
    White House continues its efforts to ban private firearms transactions
    at gun shows.

    You can help us reach out to even more gun owners. Please forward this
    message to your friends and encourage them to sign up for the GOA email
    alerts.

    And if you haven't already become a member of GOA, consider joining.
    For a small amount of money such as $35, $50 or $100, you can join with
    other Americans to save our Constitutional rights. Visit
    Gun Owners of America to join GOA today.

    Thank you again for being part of the GOA team working to protect
    American liberty.
    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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    The time for fighting started many months ago. There is no gaurantee that we will win but we must fight.
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    I just cant get over the amount of money the US government spends on trying to ban guns.

    Surely in the midst of economic crises with American losing their homes, jobs, unable to feed and provide for their children money should be diverted to more ciritcal things. ?

    Its sickening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heylin View Post
    I just cant get over the amount of money the US government spends on trying to ban guns.


    Its sickening.
    Ahh, it's just a smudge on the side of one pice of paper in a budget that is growing by billions a day. maybe they will be busy enough soon that they will leave us alone. Since they now are running AIG, and the banks, and the car companies and soon telling doctors what to do. Federalism is dead folks, republicanism is dead too. Elected oligarchy is where we are now. The powerful and intellectual know what is in your best interest, not you; so just sit back and enjoy as they take care of you from the womb to the tomb. Like a liberal aquaintance of mine said on inaguration day, "Finally, the smart people are in charge."


    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    We aren't quite to the "cartridge box" yet...but I don't think it is too far off.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Hotguns, I made your avitar into the wallpaper on my computer. One picture is worth 1000 words.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    It's sad isnt it?
    Ole Uncle is about gone...
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtD View Post
    so just sit back and enjoy as they take care of you from the womb to the tomb.
    Nope. Cradle to grave. The womb is THE most dangerous place for an American. And we carry in Wal-Mart?

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    The womb is THE most dangerous place for an American
    Cant argue that.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    Nope. Cradle to grave. The womb is THE most dangerous place for an American. And we carry in Wal-Mart?
    agreed, I was going to address that, but this is not the place. Perhaps I've already gone a bit over the political speech line here.As senior members we are setting a bad example.

    I opologize for that. I'm going to go away now and be a good boy.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    The current group in control of the executive and legislative branches of government care little about the Constitution. The gun grabbers will not rest. They're at it in NYS with a revision to the state assault weapons ban that miraculously turns a semi-automatic .22 rimfire rifle into an assault weapon.

    My hope is we never get to the "cartridge box" scenerio but it seems some in our society won't rest until law abiding citizens are disarmed under the mistaken idea that doing so is for the collective good.

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