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    Subject: VA: Sen. Webb Should Refuse To Cosponsor New Gun Control
    Date: May 29, 2007 3:35:54 PM EDT
    From: Gun_Owners_of_America@capwiz.mailmanager.net
    To: roscoe@aiko.com
    Reply-To: Gun_Owners_of_America@capwiz.mailmanager.net

    Will Schumer Get Sen. Webb To Cosponsor His Legislation?
    -- Your help is desperately needed to keep this from happening

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Tuesday, May 29, 2007


    "The Gun Owners of America [has] already launched a public campaign
    to block the legislation... warning that the proposal could 'block
    millions of additional, honest gun owners from buying firearms.'" --
    Newsweek, April 24, 2007

    As indicated by the Newsweek article, the GOA campaign is well
    underway. We are mobilizing the gun owning community across the
    country and have sent press releases into selected congressional
    districts to put pressure on waffling legislators.

    And that is why you are getting this email, because your Senator, Jim
    Webb (D), is going to be a key player in this fight.

    You are, no doubt, aware that GOA has alerted you several times to
    the Brady Law expansion bill -- legislation that will continue the
    assault on your Second Amendment rights.

    We've also provided our members postcards to send their
    Representatives and Senators. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'VE SENT THOSE
    POSTCARDS IN!

    Now, we need you to e-mail a specially-tailored message (which is
    found below) to Senator Webb. In the past, the Senator has bragged
    about how pro-gun he is.

    Well, if he's going to talk like that, now is his time to prove it!

    As we told you before, the Brady expansion bill is gun control, pure
    and simple. Current and past sponsors include anti-gun Senators
    Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL).
    And on the House side, there's the notoriously anti-gun Carolyn
    McCarthy (D-NY) and John Conyers (D-MI) who are in full support of
    this gun control measure.

    At this point there is no Senate bill -- at least not yet. But
    Senator Chuck Schumer is expected to be the lead sponsor in the
    senate, just as he was in 2003. And if history repeats itself, he
    will have some strange company, as he did four years ago.

    This bill from four years ago is virtually identical to HR 297, which
    is the bill that Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is now pushing in the
    wake of the Virginia Tech shootings. To make matters worse,
    top-ranking Democrats are in negotiations with the NRA to come up
    with a "compromise" as quickly as possible.

    The NRA itself told Newsweek in an exclusive interview on April 24
    that the group "backs [the] proposed new legislation" in the House.
    No wonder so many pro-gun congressmen feel like they are caught in a
    crossfire between GOA and NRA.

    So what can we do? Or more importantly, what can YOU do? Well,
    there are three important action items for all gun owners to take:

    ACTION:

    1. Tell Senator Webb that grassroots gun owners do NOT want more gun
    control! If he's going to talk a pro-gun game, now is the time for
    him to prove it.

    2. Urge the Senator to refrain from adding his name to any proposed
    Schumer gun control bill.

    3. Circulate this alert to other gun owners that you know.

    CONTACT INFORMATION: You can e-mail Senator Webb at
    http://webb.senate.gov/contact -- simply copy and paste the message
    below into the box provided.

    Or you can contact Senator Webb by:

    Phone: 202-224-4024 or use the toll-free switchboard at 877-762-8762
    Fax: 202-228-6363

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator Webb:

    Gun Owners of America informs me that HR 297, a colossal gun control
    bill, is on the fast track and can come up in the Senate at any time.
    As a supporter of Second Amendment rights, I do NOT support this
    bill, which is being pushed by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and Senator
    Chuck Schumer.

    You have campaigned as pro-gun in the past. I hope that you will
    stand by your statements and OPPOSE the Schumer-McCarthy legislation.

    In years past, Senator Schumer was the lead sponsor on this measure.
    When he reintroduces this bill, I hope that you will REFUSE to lend
    your name as a cosponsor and will OBJECT to any Unanimous Consent
    agreement regarding its passage.

    The Virginia Tech tragedy, which Senator Schumer is using to try to
    push this bill, highlights the failure, not success, of gun control.

    Instead of passing yet more laws that restrict my Second Amendment
    rights, Congress should consider repealing the failed gun control
    laws on the books.

    Again, please oppose the Schumer-McCarthy bill, and object to any
    Unanimous Consent agreement. Please let me know what you intend to
    do.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************


    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington

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    Won't matter. Webb doesn't bother with constituents' communications.

    I've been asking since about 3 days after it was introduced whether he would co-sponsor S388, or explain why he wouldn't. No response yet.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Don't feel bad. He hasn't responded to any of my communications either. However, he still needs to hear from us.

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    I don't get it completely. Why isn't GOA urging us to contact our Representative? It IS a house bill and there is no senate version, yet.

    Tess, what is S388?
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    I don't get it completely. Why isn't GOA urging us to contact our Representative? It IS a house bill and there is no senate version, yet.

    Tess, what is S388?
    S 388 IS
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State. (Introduced in Senate) introduced by Thune (SD) with 24 cosponsors to date.


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    VAopencarry wrote:
    I don't get it completely. Why isn't GOA urging us to contact our Representative? It IS a house bill and there is no senate version, yet.
    They did that a while back...
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington

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