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The Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, H.R. 800, VOTE TODAY!
10/20/05 | Richard/SIA

Posted on 10/20/2005 1:14:04 AM PDT by Richard-SIA

H.R. 800/S. 397 to be voted on today! Call congress ASAP!

It is time to pass the Lawful Commerce In Firearms Protection Act, no more delays, let's get it done TODAY!

The House is scheduled to bring up H.R. 800/S. 397 for a vote today. (Thursday).

We need to continue fighting for the CLEAN version of the bill to protect gun makers from HCI's predatory lawsuits, H.R. 800).

It is imperative that you make your last-minute calls to the Hill in support of H.R. 800, especially if you have not done so already.

Please ask your Representative to oppose S. 397, the amended senate version, and to insist upon H.R. 800, which contains no gun control or "studies" at all.


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To: Richard-SIA
Passing ANY of these bills would set the anti's back several years, passing them all would set the anti's back about about forty years!

To pre Gun Control Act? Would that mean I could buy surplus weapons over the internet and have them shipped direct to my house? Cool. I want a 20 mm Solothurn or Lahti, they both fire the same 20x138B shell, just a little medium loading :)


21 posted on 10/20/2005 4:50:40 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: neverdem
A half step forward, politics prevailed.

Actually a half step forward for the industry, but a step onto the slippery slope towards mandatory trigger lock usage for us.

However there is a little bit more good news. From S 397 as passed.

(a) Findings- Congress finds the following:

(1) The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

(2) The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the rights of individuals, including those who are not members of a militia or engaged in military service or training, to keep and bear arms.

Now that doesn't carry any force of law, it's in the findings, not the parts that will make it into the US Code. However it is something to be cited the next time a law which violates the second amendment is challenged in court.

The down side is that darn trigger lock business, although since in this bill it's not mandatory to actually use them, I guess it doesn't infringe on the right to either keep or bear arms.

22 posted on 10/20/2005 5:22:31 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: neverdem

"H.R. 800 or S. 397? That's the question."

It has to be HR-800 if the vote was 283-144. The senate only has 100 people.


23 posted on 10/20/2005 6:55:25 PM PDT by NapkinUser ("It is a damn poor mind indeed which can think of only one way to spell a word." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: NapkinUser

The House voted for S. 397 as is. Check comments# 14 & 15. They didn't want to risk going to a conference committee.


24 posted on 10/20/2005 7:06:05 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: NapkinUser

It has to be HR-800 if the vote was 283-144. The senate only has 100 people.

That seems logical but with Democrat voters..sometimes the votes can be bigger than the whole eloctorate !


25 posted on 10/26/2005 8:50:11 PM PDT by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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