6/04 Here Comes The Semi-Auto Ban Again
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
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 -----
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.
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.