We need every gun owner in Virginia to call and email Senator's Webb & Warner this week and tell them NO to either the recess appointment by President Obama or Senate confirmation of Andrew Traver as the new head of BATFE. We've provided a sample letter which you can cut and paste as well as the web site for both offices and phone numbers. This is extremely important. Don't let Traver be a recess appointment or confirmed because your voice wasn't heard.
Senator Mark Warner
fax: (202) 224-6295
Senator Jim Webb
(202) 224-4024 also toll free 1-866-507-1570
fax: (202) 228-6363
Dear Senator _______,
As you know President Obama recently nominated Andrew Traver to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Mr. Traver has a history of participating in and leading programs to suppress the right of citizens to own and use firearms, as well as some serious issues with the truth. In this video, http://www.nbcchicago.com/station/as-seen-on/Warzone_Weapons_Assault_City_Streets_Chicago.html Mr. Traver makes several misleading statements and shows incredibly poor judgment giving a machine gun to a reporter with no experience shooting firearms. Among other things he also has a record of opposing the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. This makes him unfit to serve in BATFE, much less lead it.
Andrew Traver is universally opposed in the firearms community. I realize that BATFE has not had a permanent leader in some time however this person is unfit and must not be elevated to a position he will certainly use to further suppress the rights of law abiding gun owners.
Mr. Traver's nomination must not be approved. A "hold" should be placed on his nomination in the Senate by you and if necessary, he must be filibustered. Further, it is critical that he not be appointed by "recess appointment". If President Obama appoints Mr. Traver by recess appointment Virginia gun owners will consider this the same as a vote by you to approve Mr. Traver to lead BATFE. Please make it clear to the President that you and your constituents oppose Mr. Traver and that he should not be recess appointed. If he is voters will absolutely remember this at the next election. You have a long and good record on Second Amendment issues and gun owners of Virginia are looking to you to lead the fight against Andrew Traver's nomination to lead BATFE.
Last edited by Vanns40; 12-05-2010 at 08:39 PM.