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Feinstein Planning to Offer Semi-auto Ban as an Amendment Soon
Gun Owners of America ^ | June 02, 2004 | NA

Posted on 06/04/2004 2:21:55 AM PDT by neverdem

www.gunowners.org
Jun 2004

Feinstein Planning to Offer Semi-auto Ban as an Amendment Soon
-- Please urge your Senators to oppose this effort

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
(703)321-8585

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Well, we knew this day would eventually come.

GOA has been warning gun owners that Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California would be looking for an avenue to attach her gun ban to unrelated legislation sometime this year.

According to Senate sources, Feinstein will be making her move quite soon.

While she reportedly has her eyes on a number of different bills as possible vehicles for her amendment, it seems certain that she will try to piggy-back her anti-gun language onto a legal reform bill (such as S. 2062) within the next few weeks.

You will remember that when Feinstein offered her gun ban amendment in March, it passed 52-47.

While a switch of only three Senators would be enough to kill the amendment, it seems that the easiest way to defeat Feinstein will be through a filibuster. Our side only needs 41 Senators to kill her amendment through the art of filibuster, and it would appear that we definitely have that many votes... BUT ONLY IF THE 47 SENATORS WHO VOTED RIGHT LAST TIME CONTINUE TO HOLD THE LINE!

That’s why we need another barrage of phone calls and e-mails going into Senate offices.

ACTION: Please contact your Senators and urge them to oppose any Feinstein amendment to reinstate the semi-auto ban. Tell them to also support any effort to filibuster this unconstitutional legislation.

You can send the letter as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm (where phone and fax numbers are also available).

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

I have been alerted to the fact that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is planning to offer the renewal of Clinton’s semi-auto ban as an amendment to legislation in upcoming weeks.

I would join the voices of many other Americans who would urge you to support our call for a filibuster against the reauthorization.

Please know that the Clinton semi-auto ban is one of the most hated pieces of legislation ever enacted, and those who support its reauthorization will find no friends or votes within the pro-gun community.

Sincerely,

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

Pratt To Speak

Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America’s Executive Director, will be speaking at the Freedom Roast in Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, June 12.

This is a family event with attractions for the kids while the parents are taking in the speeches or filling up on the free eats at this gala hog roast.

Pratt will be available at the GOA tent when he is not at the podium. His book and GOA membership applications will be available.

See http://www.freedomroast.us for more information.


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1 posted on 06/04/2004 2:21:57 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: *bang_list

BANG


2 posted on 06/04/2004 2:23:08 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Someone explain to me how this will affect criminals and not law abiding people? Seems to me the only affect such bills will have is on the decent people while gangs won't give up firepower.


3 posted on 06/04/2004 2:37:28 AM PDT by The Bandit
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To: neverdem
In the unlikely and unthinkable event that the Dims regain control on the Hill or somehow lie, cheat or steal the presidency, I think I am going to seriously shop for an Independence Day gift for myself. Something in .40 or 9mm... I fear the day when our 2nd amendment rights are taken from us and freedom becomes a memory.
4 posted on 06/04/2004 2:39:27 AM PDT by Knute
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To: The Bandit
Someone explain to me how this will affect criminals and not law abiding people? Seems to me the only affect such bills will have is on the decent people while gangs won't give up firepower.

Better still, someone force Feinstein to explain why SHE thinks she's entitled to carry a concealed firearm while she goes out of her way to deny law-abiding American citizens their Second Amendment rights.

5 posted on 06/04/2004 3:13:48 AM PDT by Prime Choice (John Kerry is a butthead! ...or worse, a used car salesman.)
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To: The Bandit
re: explain to me how this will affect criminals

There is a low (IIRC 3% national or state) percentage of "assault weapons" that are used in crimes.

6 posted on 06/04/2004 3:15:00 AM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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To: neverdem
Does this mean that Feinstein would give up her pistol permits and weapons?

Oh yes, I thought not.

Regards,

7 posted on 06/04/2004 3:16:34 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: The Bandit
Someone explain to me how this will affect criminals and not law abiding people? Seems to me the only affect such bills will have is on the decent people while gangs won't give up firepower.

Don't just preach to the choir.  Communicate with your elected crooks to help torpedo her nonsense if you have not already.
8 posted on 06/04/2004 3:19:31 AM PDT by nerdwithamachinegun (All generalizations are wrong.)
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To: neverdem

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9 posted on 06/04/2004 3:40:49 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Knute

If you worry about that I suggest something in 7.62 Nato.


10 posted on 06/04/2004 4:13:23 AM PDT by Jack Black
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- bump -
Sent Emails to both of my Senators.
It is so easy to do - just click the link.


11 posted on 06/04/2004 4:20:52 AM PDT by DefCon
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To: Knute

"I fear the day when our 2nd amendment rights are taken from us and freedom becomes a memory."

It is just the prospect of such a day arriving that the 2nd Amendment was enacted in the first place. The 2nd Amendment is freedom's teeth, as George Washington said. When that day arrives, true patriots will show the tyrants just what the 2nd Amendment is all about.


12 posted on 06/04/2004 5:01:01 AM PDT by ought-six
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To: Prime Choice

"Better still, someone force Feinstein to explain why SHE thinks she's entitled to carry a concealed firearm while she goes out of her way to deny law-abiding American citizens their Second Amendment rights."

Well, her life is so much more valuable than ours, don'cha know.


13 posted on 06/04/2004 5:02:11 AM PDT by ought-six
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; Squantos

It's important to make those phone calls.


14 posted on 06/04/2004 5:06:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: AAABEST; wku man; SLB; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; The Old Hoosier; xrp; freedomlover; ...


15 posted on 06/04/2004 5:09:08 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: neverdem

This guy needed 2nd amendment rights.
I hear that this man was arrested and killed by the state.

Contact Senator Feinstein

Can you own a gun in England?

Mayor Dianne Feinstein welcomes the Queen of England to San Franscisco.
(1983)

16 posted on 06/04/2004 5:29:16 AM PDT by Major_Risktaker (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: neverdem

Fienswine will attache this amendment to every piece of legislation that she can during the next several months. The anti-gunners simply do not want accept a defeat because they know that their precious "assault weapon ban" is a worthless, useless piece of legislation designed to get people used to banning guns based solely on cosmetics.


17 posted on 06/04/2004 5:34:54 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: DefCon; #1CTYankee; .303 Brit; 2nd amendment mama; 2Trievers; AGBRUHN; always vigilant; ...
It is so easy to do

Amen to that...bump this to the top and keep it going!!! CT Freepers...send these letters to our oh-so-wonderful /sarcasm Senators in DC. It's bad enough in CT as is, we don't need to give these guys another Federal ban with which to choke off our own rights here in our home state.

18 posted on 06/04/2004 5:38:39 AM PDT by Andonius_99
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To: neverdem

Is the article referring to the AWB? some new version of the AWB? or some new piece of crap outlawing all semi-automatic pistols, rifles and shotguns?

Pratt could try to be more clear in his announcements.


19 posted on 06/04/2004 5:53:04 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: neverdem

Oh boy;
is it ever depressing to be offered a quick means to 'alert your Senators..." about some piece of legislation when the legislation belongs to "your" senator.

Somehow, I don't think that "Dianne, please don't do it" would work.


20 posted on 06/04/2004 6:04:12 AM PDT by norton
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