This is the email/FAX I've sent concerning both S.941 and the Harold Koh nomination:
Your attention to these two Second Amendment Issues, please:
First, I urge you to both become a co-sponsor to and vote FOR S.931 (the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act" ).
The abuses of the BATFE have been extensively written about and documented, and it needs your support to move forward.
( The House passed similar legislation (H.R. 5092) in the 109th Congress by a 277-131 vote. A majority of the House -- 224 congressmen -- cosponsored a similar bill (H.R. 4900), in the 110th Congress).
The second issue is Obama’s potential Supreme Court nominee, and ACTUAL nominee for legal advisor at the State Department, Harold Koh:
One of the many concerns with Koh is his belief that international organizations should be empowered to regulate the Second Amendment right to own a firearm.
On April 2, 2002, Koh gave a speech to the Fordham University School of Law titled “A World Drowning in Guns” where he mapped out his vision of global gun control. Koh advocated an international “marking and tracing regime.” He complained that “the United States is now the major supplier of small arms in the world, yet the United States and its allies do not trace their newly manufactured weapons in any consistent way.” Koh advocated a U.N.-governed regime to force the U.S. “to submit information about their small arms production.”
Koh supports the idea that the U.N. should be granted the power “to standardize national laws and procedures with member states of regional organizations.” Koh feels that U.S. should “establish a national firearms control system and a register of manufacturers, traders, importers and exporters” of guns to comply with international obligations. This regulatory regime would allow U.N. members such as Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran to have a say in what type of gun regulations are imposed on American citizens.
Taken to their logical conclusion, Koh’s ideas could lead to a national database of all firearm owners, as well as the use of international law to force the U.S. to pass laws to find out who owns guns. All who care about freedom should read his speech.
I both ask for and expect your total opposition and “NAY” vote on this mans’ confirmation if he IS nominated.
I eagerly await your response – and thank you for listening.
You might want to get your Senators' info here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...nators_cfm.cfm and send them either that or something similar of your own. Pete