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    SPREAD FAR AND WIDE:

    Mayor "I bought my last election" Bloomberg of New York is now pushing
    hard for Congress to destroy gun shows across the country.

    Just in case you think the threat isn't serious, here is what is in
    store for America if the Mayor gets his way in Congress:

    * Details of the sale, such as the type of gun, the SERIAL NUMBER,
    and any other information the Attorney General may want must be
    provided for guns sold by private sellers

    * Any person selling a gun, be it just walking around with a gun, or
    having purchased a table to sell a gun, must be registered with the
    gun show AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE the show and the gun show must
    provide PERSONAL INFORMATION about each private seller to the Attorney
    General

    * Private sellers must show photo ID to the gun show operator and
    sign a log book with personal information

    * The feds will now have TRUE GUN REGISTRATION information in a
    database - GOODBYE FREEDOM

    * If you make a mistake in all of this, you can get up to FIVE YEARS
    in prison. The gun show operator also can be put in prison for
    paperwork mistakes

    * Gun show operators will have to register with the U.S. Attorney
    General

    * The Attorney General can make up regulations at will for
    controlling gun show operators

    * The Attorney General can charge a fee, no limit set, for a gun show
    operator license

    * Gun shows must get permission from the Attorney General 30 days in
    advance of any show to be able to have a show

    * All sales must go the the National Instant Check System

    A barrage of ads and commercials is starting immediately, attempting
    to push Congress to pass this legislation!

    The full bill can be seen here:

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.2324:

    Senators Warner and Webb are coming under pressure to support the gun
    control measure by the usual suspects. It is CRITICAL that they hear
    from us NOW!

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    ACTION ITEM!

    We need to contact Senators Webb and Warner and urge them NOT to
    support the destruction of our gun rights and must do so NOW!

    To send a message to Mark Warner, click here:

    http://warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact



    For topic, select "Second Amendment Rights"

    For Subject, enter "There is NO gun show loophole"

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    To send a message to Jim Webb, click here:

    http://webb.senate.gov/contact.cfm



    For Subject select "Civil Liberty"

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    Suggested message to both Warner and Webb:

    There is NO gun show loophole and I urge you NOT to support any
    further infringements on my right to buy, sell and own firearms. The
    bills under consideration, HR2324 and S843, will DESTROY gun shows and
    will also implement the registration of firearms. History, including
    here in America, has shown that registration is followed by
    confiscation - none of which can be tolerated.

    Criminals get their guns either by stealing them or through straw
    purchases - neither of which can be stopped by background checks. A
    study done for the U.S. Department of Justice (Firearms Use by
    Offenders) in 2006 found that only 0.7% of guns used in crime come
    from gun shows.

    Make no mistake - these bills are not about reducing crime, but they
    are about destroying a major part of our right to keep and bear arms.

    These bills cannot be "fixed up" to be made acceptable - they can only
    be defeated.

    Please let me know how you are going to vote on these bills.

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    Here is some coverage of the issue:

    http://abcnews.go.com/WN/gun-show-lo...ry?ID=10404727

    http://www.nbc12.com/Global/story.asp?S=12334015

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...041904291.html



    Carry On.

    Ed

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    messages sent!

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    Done....
    "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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    I like the "Friend" comment. Could not even use my name in response....

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    It's a canned response automatically generated by a bot. It just means that your email was received.

    I wouldn't take it so personally.:P
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    Did not. Just thought it was funny...



    carl

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    done! Hope this works better than my healthcare emails.

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    I honestly don't understand why we are contacting senators regarding a house bill that has been assigned to committee.

    Yes, it has 98 cosponsor enemies of freedom. But it's in the HOUSE.

    Shouldn't we be contacting House members? Keep it in committee, or kill it outright. It should never GET to the Senate.

    I must be missing something, as VCDL normally wouldn't be recommending doing something silly.

    So I'd take the slap upside the head for being an idiot if someone could 'splain this.
    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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    Tess wrote:
    I honestly don't understand why we are contacting senators regarding a house bill that has been assigned to committee.

    Yes, it has 98 cosponsor enemies of freedom. But it's in the HOUSE.

    Shouldn't we be contacting House members? Keep it in committee, or kill it outright. It should never GET to the Senate.

    I must be missing something, as VCDL normally wouldn't be recommending doing something silly.

    So I'd take the slap upside the head for being an idiot if someone could 'splain this.
    Sure - there is both a House and SENATE version of the bill. The push is at Senators right now by the antis, so that's where we need to push as well.

    We'll get around to the House soon.

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    response sent. Ive had contact with Senator Jim Webb before over his support (actually i think he sponsored) The new Post 911 GI bill which was excellent for most veterans but there were some aspects of it that screwed some army personnel. Anyway yea i made sure to thank him for his gi bill support and urged him to not allow a gun phobic mayor to influence his decision in va (much more politely worded though).
    HOOAH?

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    E-mail sent.

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    Here's the info I was looking for to personalize my communication:


    S.843
    Title: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009
    Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 4/21/2009) Cosponsors (17)

    The usual list of antis is on the sponsor list.

    I will also be writing Connolly; though he's a sponsor, and a confirmed anti, I refuse to let him think since he doesn't get communications on the issue his constituents are fine with this effort.
    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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