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Thread: VA-ALERT: ACTION ITEM: National Park carry is NOT OVER!!!

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    **URGENT** **URGENT** **URGENT**

    VCDL has just learned from our sources on Capitol Hill that the
    Department of the Interior (DOI) is **livid** over the National Park
    Service's (NPS) asinine rejection letter sent to VCDL concerning
    VCDL's Petition for Rule Making!

    (http://www.vcdl.org/pdf/NPS_Denial_of_VCDL_PRM.pdf)

    That petition would allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a handgun
    for self-defense in a National Park if the state in which the park is
    located allows such carry.

    Apparently the National Park Service DID NOT CLEAR that rejection
    letter with their parent - the Department of the Interior!

    The Department of Interior had been telling VCDL and key
    Congressional members that DOI would seriously consider VCDL's
    petition.

    The ensuing NPS rejection letter made DOI look like fools and liars.
    DOI doesn't like that at all, and I don't blame them.

    The word that I am hearing is that the Department of the Interior is
    investigating how to OVERTURN that rejection letter and soon!!!

    We have an incredible opportunity to save TWO years of work and pull
    off a victory for all gun owners! But we must make our voices heard
    LOUD AND CLEAR.

    I need all of you to do the following FOUR things NOW and URGENTLY no
    matter where you live, as this this is a NATIONAL effort:

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    1. CALL the DOI Legislative Affairs and leave a message for the
    Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne.

    Say something like this:

    "I encourage Secretary Kempthorne to implement the Virginia Citizens
    Defense League's Petition for Rule Making that the National Park
    Service has rejected out-of-hand. Law-abiding citizens should be
    allowed to protect themselves and their families while visiting a
    National Park."

    PLEASE MAKE THAT CALL - WE WANT DOI'S TELEPHONE LINE LIT UP BIG TIME!

    Mr. Kempthorne's telephone number in Washington, DC is: 202-208-7351

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    2. Call your U.S. Senators and Congressman. Their names, phone
    numbers and email addresses can be found by clicking here and
    entering your zip and address:

    http://capwiz.com/nra/officials/congress

    Say something like this:

    "Please have the Senator [Congressman] contact the Department of the
    Interior's Secretary, Dirk Kempthorne, and ask him to overturn the
    National Park Service's rejection of the Virginia Citizens Defense
    League's Petition for Rule Making. Law-abiding citizens should be
    allowed to carry a handgun to defend themselves while visiting a
    National Park if the state in which the park is located allows such
    carry!"

    PLEASE MAKE THAT CALL - WE WANT CONGRESS' TELEPHONE LINES TO LIGHT UP
    AS BRIGHTLY AS DOI'S!

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    3. After calling your Senators and Congressman, follow up with an email.

    Here is a sample email you can use:

    Please ask the Department of the Interior's Secretary, Dirk
    Kempthorne, to overturn the National Park Service's arbitrary
    rejection of the Virginia Citizens Defense League's Petition for Rule
    Making and to implement that petition!

    VCDL's Petition for Rule Making, representing over ONE MILLION gun
    owners, would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun for
    self-defense in a National Park as long as the state in which that
    National Park is located allows such carry.

    The National Park Service's rejection letter was not only asinine,
    but condescending towards America's gun owners.

    My family member and I are given but one life each. I ask that you
    make sure that I can defend those lives while visiting a National
    Park!

    Please let me know what you are going to do.

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    4. After calling and leaving a message for DOI, follow up with an
    email to Secretary Kempthorne:

    Email address:

    exsec@ios.doi.gov

    Suggested email subject:

    Please approve VCDL's Petition for Rule Making!

    Suggested email text:

    Dear Secretary Kempthorne,

    I ask that you approve and implement the Virginia Citizens Defense
    League's (VCDL) Petition for Rule Making that would allow a
    law-abiding citizen to carry a handgun for self-defense in a National
    Park as long the state in which the park is located allows such carry.

    The National Park Service sent a rejection letter to VCDL listing
    four very poor reasons for the rejection. None of the reasons listed
    legitimately justifies denying a person the right to defend the only
    life they have been given.

    The Petition, representing over ONE MILLION gun owners, was basically
    rejected out-of-hand.

    Please let me know what the Department of the Interior is going to do
    regarding this matter.

    Sincerely,
    [YOUR NAME]
    [YOUR ADDRESS]

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    OK, ladies and gentlemen - let's ROLL!

    Please spread this alert far and wide! We need gun owners from all
    over the country to make this happen!

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    VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to
    defending the human rights of all Virginians. The membership considers the
    Right to Keep and Bear Arms to be an essential human right.

    VCDL web page: http://www.vcdl.org
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    You beat me to it. Just posted the alert to AR15.com.

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    Just made my call. The secretary said she was so busy with so many people waiting that she could only take a brief comment.


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    The e-mail address provided in the alert for Secretary Kempthorne doesn't work. It's completely invalid: exsec*ios.doi.gov

    I sent e-mails to a couple of people at VCDL to let them know.

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    Called and sent e-mails!! Hope it changes soon!

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    44Brent wrote:
    Mike, I think you might have "unsubscribed" yourself from VCDL. You posted a link that when clicked, might cause you to be removed from their mailing list.

    Even if no one manually clicks the link, as soon as a "bot" from Google, MSN, or Yahoo crawls this page, it will "click" the link for you.
    OK, I removed it, but I do not understand how a bot could unsubscribe people automatically.

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    The main difference between a person using a web browser and "bot" is that "bot" is much faster and follows every link on a page. They both use the same messaging mechanism to send messages to a web server.

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    Mike,because your unique subscriber number was in the linkif anyone clicked it (bot or person), it would assume it was you and unsubscribe you from VA ALERTS.

    I just PM'ed the poster (skidmark) over on THR to remove that link also.

    Checking other sites...


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