Skip to comments.Turn Your RNC Donation Letter into a Demand to Allow the AW Ban to Expire (ctext)
Posted on 06/27/2003 5:03:35 PM PDT by thorshammer
With the 04 elections right around the corner, I'm sure many of us are receiving donation letters from the Republican National Committee, asking us for our hard-earned money in order to stave off the Democrat onslaught.
This is all fine & good, except for one thing... with Pres. Bush's stance on the AW ban, and without any real assurances from Republican lawmakers that the ban will be allowed to wither away & die, I'm not really in the giving mood!
Thus, when I received a letter in today's mail from the RNC's Treasurer Mike Retzer, I decided to enclose a friendly little note, rather than the check that I usually stuff into the postage paid envelope that they send...
Dear Mr. Retzer,
I am enclosing this note to inform you that I will not be donating anymore money to President Bushs, or any other Republicans election fund until Americas gun owners receive a public assurance that the so called "Assault Weapons" ban will be allowed to expire without renewal or replacement come September of 2004.
The Republican Party currently controls the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives, in large part, due to the support and efforts of the gun owning public. Any reauthorization of the blatantly unconstitutional "Assault Weapons" ban by Republican lawmakers will be viewed as a betrayal of our God given rights, and as a selling out of the Republican Partys ideals and core constituency.
As a life long Republican and former financial contributor to the RNC, I sincerely hope that President Bush reconsiders his support of a renewed "Assault Weapons" ban. I also ask that all Republican lawmakers be put on notice that how they handle this matter will greatly effect the future voting and donating habits of many Americans who have, heretofore, considered themselves loyal Republicans.
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People still have their guns and don't really want assault weapons in their closet. I expect it to be renewed, possibly with some amendments. They will be lucky to keep handguns out of it.
I have used similar tactics for years- usually about lowering taxes, slashing regulations, drilling for oil like crazy, and going to nuclear power- but I'll use the AW ban in the next batch I get...
I see no reason to trash him if he signs a renewal on that particular bill. Most folks just are not interested in it, and that includes gun owners. feds have a right, (according to the nine) to regulate commerce. This bill falls into that niche and most people accept it.
Those are the facts, not necessarily my opinion but I just cannot seen to get excited enough about it to make it an issue for re-election.
There are too many other issues that are more pressing now.
A AR15 is a nice plinker, but it is limited in it's uses.
Sure don't need a mini or streetsweeper.
I think most people feel that way and that is why it passed to begin with. I would be opposed to adding guns that are not purely designed to kill two legged game, and they better not mess with currently legal handguns or some damn insurance pool that I heard someone advocate.
I will be all over their butts.
Well I do. It's my litmus test issue. The feds have no rights, only powers. There power to regulate interstate commerce is restricted by the command not to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Amendments are like that, they change the original document. Besides, most of what they do under "regulation" of interstate commerce is really restriction of interstate commerce, and that they have no power to do. "Regulate", in this context, meant and still means, to make function properly and the power was included to keep the states from restricting commerce, not to allow the federal government to do so. I don't really give a flip what the 9 say about something I can read and understand for myself. It's not as if the Constitution is full of legalize, although there is a bit, not much but some, of language that is not in common useage today.
They just want your money not your input.
When we get our letters of begging for more money I just take the return already paid postage seal it empty and send it back.
These lying politicians are all the same they don't want anything from you but your easy come easy go donations.
I'm through with all of them since I do not count for anything but what they can squeeze out of me with their fake make you feel guilty plea!
They live in a different world from ours, the real world.
They, like the religious beggars, care not for you as an individual only what and how much they can screw you out of.
To hell with all those who fit this pattern and they are legion.
The support was strong for the original vote and I do not think that has changed.
Bush will have to decide if he wants to give the rats a big election issue or tick off a few conservative gun owners.
From the statements I have seen on the forum recently, those ticked off conservatives took or threatened to take that vote away prior to this issue.
I will give him the right to make that call and it won't hurt my feelings a bit. I just don't see the importance of fighting this politically.
The main problem is the term "assault weapon".
Not just "could", but rather "would". The milder Senate version of the "renewal" makes it permanent. It also bans importation of full capacity magazines, regardless of when manufactured. (a wee loophole you understand).
The House version also makes it permanent and greatly increases the number of weapons banned, by reducing from two to one the number of "bad" features allowed. If that passes, say bye bye to any removeable magagine semi-auto with a pistol grip, and that's very strictly defined so as to possibly include a pistol grip stock that is common on many rifles and most definitley includes a thumbhole type stock. Plus it add's several guns by name, such as the M-1 Carbine, and the Mini-14. Of course the idiots didn't include the M-1A or the Mini-30, because they are not only Constitutionally challenged, they are just plain dumb. Heres' the House version's "By name" list.
`(A) The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;
`(iii) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR;
`(v) Calico Liberty;
`(vi) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;
`(vii) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;
`(viii) Hi-Point Carbine;
`(ix) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;
`(x) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
`(xi) M1 Carbine;
`(xiii) SAR-8, SAR-4800;
`(xiv) SKS with detachable magazine;
`(xv) SLG 95;
`(xvi) SLR 95 or 96;
`(xvii) Steyr AUG;
`(xviii) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;
`(xx) Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando; or
`(xxi) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).