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Important Message From NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox on Attorney General Holder's Recent...
NRA - ILA ^ | March 18, 2009 | NA

Posted on 03/18/2009 5:53:13 PM PDT by neverdem


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Important Message From NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox on Attorney General Holder's Recent Remarks Supporting Reinstatement of the Failed 1994 Gun and Magazine Ban

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), expressed their opposition to the reinstatement of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. These congressmen cited numerous studies that proved the 1994 ban was ineffective, and they strongly urged Attorney General Holder to stop his effort and instead focus on the enforcement of existing gun laws.

NRA would like to thank Congressman Ross for his leadership on this effort. We will continue to work with Members of Congress from both parties on this important issue.

View the letter here.




Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12245


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 65dems; banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; bhodoj; donttreadonme; ericholder; holder; nra; shallnotbeinfringed
How do you like those apples? It's a 6 page pdf mostly with signatures and names.
1 posted on 03/18/2009 5:53:13 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

So can we expect the buying frenzy to calm a little bit?


2 posted on 03/18/2009 5:54:45 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: neverdem

Wow, 65 Dems with a conscience. That is new. Maybe the sky isn’t falling.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 5:56:59 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: neverdem

And all with a “D” next to them.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 5:57:52 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Unions are great, providing you are too weak or too stupid to stay employed by your own merit.)
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To: neverdem

Wouldn’t have expected that.


5 posted on 03/18/2009 5:58:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Sender

Most are up for re-election and won by running 2A campaigns IIRC.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 5:59:55 PM PDT by TheZMan (Secede.)
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To: neverdem

WooHoo! Not regretting my 5 year NRA membership renewal at all! Go NRA! (The RNC can still go pound sand though).


7 posted on 03/18/2009 6:18:57 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Democrats are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.)
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To: neverdem
instead focus on the enforcement of existing gun laws.

I'd rather focus on repealing most of them, since they are almost all unconstitutional. Even the restrictions on convicted felons, let alone certain persons convicted of non felonies, are probably unconstitutional unless applied as an explicit part of their sentence. You know, that old concept that one is not to "be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;". Due process is not merely Congress passing a law.

8 posted on 03/18/2009 6:34:04 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: randomhero97
So can we expect the buying frenzy to calm a little bit?

That's exactly what these communist MFs are hopin' you'll think

9 posted on 03/18/2009 6:36:04 PM PDT by tomkat (lexington, concord, flyover)
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To: Sender
Wow, 65 Dems with a conscience.

Or at least with enough sense to know that passage of a new and improved AWB would result in them being tossed out on their ears...

10 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:26 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Sender
Wow, 65 Dems with a conscience. That is new. Maybe the sky isn’t falling.

I would be more likely to think that there are 65 dem who don't want to p!ss off the folks back home.

11 posted on 03/18/2009 6:42:33 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: El Gato

Let them think their little trick worked and then vote them out anyway. It’s time to clean the House of RINO’S and dims. Solid CONSERVATIVE is what will pull us through Zer0’s reign.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 6:47:05 PM PDT by panaxanax (Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those that don't.)
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To: El Gato
I would agree convicted felons should be able to possess firearms (after probation and some number of years.)
Otherwise they should not be let out of prison until they can be trusted.
13 posted on 03/18/2009 6:52:55 PM PDT by dmcnash (Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!)
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To: neverdem
Now we need to get a similar number of Republicans to sign up in opposition. But I suspect there are enough RINOs to make up for these 65 Blue Dogs.
14 posted on 03/18/2009 6:53:57 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Now we need to get a similar number of Republicans to sign up in opposition. But I suspect there are enough RINOs to make up for these 65 Blue Dogs.

I don't think there are that many RINOs left. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had been targeting them in 2006 & 2008.

15 posted on 03/18/2009 7:19:44 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
How do you like those apples?

Back in 2004 when the AWB sunseted , I was arguing with tons of FReepers who thought it would be reinstituted before or shortly after the ban expired.

I argued that the Rats got the snot kicked out of them in the 1994 mid-term elections partly because the AWB they imposed on the country. Most didn't believe me, but my analysis was 100% correct. What I know about dingbat congress critters is that they are complete political cowards. It appears they don't want to go down that road again. In the words of our Kenyan the president, "I won".

16 posted on 03/18/2009 7:40:04 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: RobinOfKingston
Wow, 65 Dems with a conscience. That is new. Maybe the sky isn’t falling. I would be more likely to think that there are 65 dem who don't want to p!ss off the folks back home.

If the 2A folks back home send these Democrats back to Washington, then Nancy Pelosi gets to continue as speaker of the House. Better to send these Rats to the unemployment lines they are creating and send strong 2A GOP candidates to Washington (where, upon, they will wimp out and "cross the isle and sell us down the Communist River...)

17 posted on 03/18/2009 7:42:31 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: neverdem
I don't think there are that many RINOs left. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had been targeting them in 2006 & 2008.

In a way... good! Better to have a clearly identified enemy than have to guess at the under cover...

18 posted on 03/18/2009 7:44:05 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: dmcnash; El Gato

That makes three of us. The law in Texas restores their rights five years after they are released, and that seems reasonable. Depriving somebody of his or her rights permanently because they once made a mistake is uncalled for.


19 posted on 03/18/2009 7:44:35 PM PDT by KarinG1 (You're just jealous because the voices don't talk to you.)
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To: El Gato

I agree. If 65 dog rats are telling the truth, there’s not enough RINOS to cover that loss of votes to pass a new AWB.


20 posted on 03/18/2009 7:44:52 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: El Gato; RobinOfKingston

If Dems oppose Dem bills, it is only because they are afraid of the result. They all would felonize us in a heartbeat.


21 posted on 03/18/2009 7:51:16 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender
And a new AWB would be their albatross around their necks when they meet up with their 'real' constituents.

Dear Democrats: don't tie an albatross around your necks. We hate dead albatrosses. We hates them, yes we does.

22 posted on 03/18/2009 7:55:20 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: neverdem

I just upgraded to NRA life membership. Anyybody else reading this should at least be an NRA member. I also belong to AZCDL (Arizona Citizen’s Defense League). Any Arizonan that cares about 2nd Amendment rights should belong to both.

IMHO


23 posted on 03/18/2009 8:01:28 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: randomhero97

Re buying frenzy: how many executive orders in first 2 months of Obam!


24 posted on 03/18/2009 8:08:32 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Sender

They just remember what happened in 1994


25 posted on 03/18/2009 8:32:17 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: TheZMan
Most are up for re-election and won by running 2A campaigns IIRC.

They are all up for election. Two of the three newly elected Congressmen from NM signed the letter. Those two are from Rep districts that went Dem last fall. One of the two is from Southern NM where we lost due to a weak candidate and the other is from ABQ and is a radical enviro-wacko who rode in due to ACORN and on Obama's coattails. His signing is a total surprise.

26 posted on 03/19/2009 7:13:20 AM PDT by CedarDave (DHS Sec. Napolitano - No such thing as terrorism, just man-caused disasters!!!)
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To: AZ .44 MAG; neverdem
Link for AZCDL

Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL)

They do VERY good work lobbying for 2nd Amendment freedoms here in AZ.

27 posted on 03/19/2009 8:05:46 AM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: El Gato
But I suspect there are enough RINOs to make up for these 65 Blue Dogs.

Great minds think alike. My first thought, exactly. That's a real shame, too.

28 posted on 03/19/2009 10:24:09 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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