Skip to comments.NRA-ILA SPECIAL ELECTION ALERT 10/11/06 - PRO-GUN VICTORIES IN THE 109TH CONGRESS
Posted on 10/17/2006 4:08:32 PM PDT by neverdem
|NRA-ILA SPECIAL ELECTION ALERT 10/11/06|
Following is a list of the major federal victories we have seen during the 109th Congress:
Clearly, the past two years represent one of the most successful congressional sessions that gun owners have ever had. But make no mistake--all of our hard work and vital victories must be protected! This years elections are critically important, as their outcome will determine whether our hard-fought gains will stand or fall.
The House Judiciary Committee has just sent several important pro-gun reform bills to the floor, but if control of the Congress changes hands, the new chairman of that committee would be John Conyers of Michiganthe only House member still serving who voted for the Gun Control Act of 1968, voted against the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986, denounced crime-fighting proposals (such as Project Exile) that to his way of thinking unwisely place a great emphasis on enforcement programs, and has repeatedly called for a national ban on handgun ownership and possession!
And while many bills start out in Judiciary, they must all pass through the House Rules Committee before they go to the floor. The Rules Committee is a nearly all-powerful body that sets the ground rules for how a bill will be debated on the House floorand on the amendments that can be offered. In line to fill that gate-keeping role: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.). Rep. Slaughter is a persistent cosponsor of anti-gun bills, including a bill to ban .50 caliber rifles, and another to reverse the Bush administrations policy of destroying instant check records on law-abiding gun buyers.
Of course, the last check on this anti-gun attack would be the House leadership itself. But dont look for much hope there, because would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi also has a decades-long anti-gun track record. Pelosi, a close ally of fellow San Franciscan Dianne Feinstein, co-chaired the 1992 Democratic platform committee that endorsed gun bans, gun licensing, and gun registration, and joined Conyers in opposing expansion of Project Exile enforcement programs against violent criminals. Pelosis sorry record on Second Amendment issues was underscored by one of her first acts on joining her partys leadership; when she was elected House Minority Whip, she hired a former Handgun Control, Inc. spokesman as her communications director.
None of these pro-gun victories would have been possible with Pelosi, Conyers and Slaughter in control of the U.S. House of Representatives. The message for gun owners and sportsmen is obvious. Elections matter, and votes count. We cannot take our past victories for granted; we must continue the fight. Pro-Second Amendment candidates can only win if NRA members lend their support to those who support our gun rights and hunting heritage.
Please refer to the previous two Grassroots Alerts for activities you need to undertake to ensure victory on November 7--registering to vote, contacting your EVC, volunteering on pro-gun campaigns, etc. NRA-PVF grades and endorsements are now available online at www.NRAPVF.org.
Just read the article in my NRA magazine. Great that you posted this so some of our 'the GOP is just as bad' crowd may see the light.
What you get
If You Vote Democrat...
New Documents Detail Clinton White House Behind-the-Scenes Role in "War" on Gun Rights
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that fights government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered new documents from the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas which shed light on the Clintons plan to attack the gun industry. The following are highlights from the documents:
In March 2000, less than two years after the Blumenthal memo referenced above, the Clinton strategy was used to strong-arm gun manufacturer Smith and Wesson to install gun locks, introduce so-called smart gun strategy, and to ban the sale of its weapons at trade shows. Smith and Wesson broke ranks with other gun manufacturers and agreed to execute this strategy if a lawsuit against the company would be dropped.
These new documents clearly show that the Clinton administration put into motion an organized plan to attack the gun industry, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Tough questions about these extortive methods ought to be asked of both Clintons.
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
What do you get if you vote GOP; same ol' infringed Second Amendment same old. More from the National Reasonable-regulation Asses. The uninfringed Second Amendment is a fine, for me, litmus test. Not many, none in my experience, that advocate the u2A also advocate bigger govt, abortion, faggotry, tax and spend et cetera.
Good people should be armed where they will, first with wits then with guns.
If your vote empowers the dems, here's what we already got besides more gun control..
On April 29, 1975, hundreds of Americans and South Vietnamese were evacuated from Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, by helicopter. The following day the city was captured by the North Vietnamese, signaling the end of the Vietnam War.
UPI/THE BETTMANN ARCHIVE
While working as a journalist in Vietnam, Nayan Chanda took this photo of a Communist tank entering the presidential palace in Saigon on April 30, 1975. Chanda, now editor of YaleGlobal Online, will speak about his experiences there at a panel marking the 30th anniversary of the event.
An anti-American demonstration in Tehran after Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in November 1979.
The scorched wreckage of an American C-130 Cargo aircraft involved in the failed August 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages.
Blindfolded and with his hands bound, an American hostage is led by young militants to a mob in front of the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran in November 1979.
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
Senate Bill 1655: Senators who know absolutely nothing about Hunting attempting to control it.
Legislation is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee that could seriously jeopardize game programs across the country by federalizing hunting laws. Senate Bill 1655 would put a "one size fits all" policy on wildlife management activities that ignores the diverse hunting culture in this country. Sportsmen across the nation need to contact their U.S. Senators in opposition to this bill.
The members are:
Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 202-224-4242 Chairman
Joseph Biden (D-DE) 202-224-5042
Maria Cantwell (D-WA) 202-224-3441
Richard Durbin (D-IL) 202-224-2152
John Edwards (D-NC) 202-224-3154
Russell Feingold (D-WI) 202-224-5323
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841
Edward Kennedy (D-MA) 202-224-4543
Herb Kohl (D-WI) 202-224-5653
Charles Schumer (D-NY) 202-224-6542
Sam Brownback (R-KS) 202-224-6521
Mike DeWine (R-OH) 202-224-2315
Charles Grassley (R-IA) 202-224-3744
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 202-224-5251
Jon Kyle (R-AZ) 202-224-4521
Mitch McConnell (R-NY) 202-224-2541
Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 202-224-4124
Arlen Specter (R-PA) 202-224-5454
Strom Thurmond (R-SC) 202-224-5972
Congress.org To find your Senators
Congressional Legislation Details
Full Text of Senate Bill 1655
All 14 Sponsor/Cosponsors are DEMOCRATS!
----The pink-o color is on purpose.----
Biden, Joseph (D-DE) Identified Plagiarist
Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
Corzine, Jon (D-NJ)
Durbin, Richard (D-IL)
Feingold, Russ (D-Wl)
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) No Guns For The Mindless Masses! (While concealing her own!)
Kennedy, Edward (D-MA) Chappaquidick & Mary Jo Kopechne
Kohl, Herbert (D-WI)
Levin, CarI (D-MI)
Mikulski, Barbara (D-MD)
Murray, Patty (D-WA)
Schumer, Charles (D-NY) Gun Control Hall of Fame
Torricelli, Robert (D-NJ) Wants your rights to go along with "his" Grandfather Clock.
Wyden, Ron (D-OR)
MY COMMENTS.... What these sponsors know about hunting wouldn't fill a 17 HMR brass! Want to tell me there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats? At least we have a Republican President that has actually been out in the field hunting and he can veto any such stupid legislation if it every happens to pass
This is old news, but it shows a trend. Democrats don't trust the citizens with arms.
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
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