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    GRNC Alert 01-11-2011: Efforts to Politicize Arizona Tragedy Highlight Importance of

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    GRNC Alert 01-11-2011:
    Efforts to Politicize Arizona Tragedy Highlight Importance of Proposed Senate Rules Changes

    Our friends at Gun Owners of America have the following important feedback on the recent tragic shooting incident in Arizona and the anti-gunners' attempts to use it for more Gun Control. Please read this and contact our US Senators as requested.

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    First of all, our prayers go out to the families and victims of the horrific tragedy that took place in Tucson over the weekend. We pray that God will bring comfort to them in this time of trial.

    The political left is trying to pin this tragedy on gun owners and conservative talk radio. Never mind the fact that this creep hated the Bible and the U.S. flag, loved the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf and, according to his friends, was a drug abusing lefty.

    But why let the facts get in the way?

    Already, we see the pattern we witnessed in Columbine, with liberal politicians flocking like vultures to pick political advantage from a tragedy. Some have blamed people who, like us, are outraged at the unconstitutional, anti-gun contents of ObamaCare.

    And New York Congressman Carolyn McCarthy has already announced her intention to suck political benefit from the shootings by introducing anti-gun measures. These apparently include a magazine ban and a gun show ban, notwithstanding the fact that Jared Loughner bought his firearm from a retailer and underwent a Brady Check. (The Instant Check is an unconstitutional requirement in itself, which has failed to stop "gun violence," but that's an issue for another day.)

    The calls for banning or restricting gun shows have also spread to the state level. Over the weekend, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell called for closing the so-called "gun show loophole" and then put GOA in her crosshairs.

    "I think it is imperative that my constituents understand that the Virginia General Assembly is yielding on every gun issue to a fringe group called the Gun Owners of America. They make the NRA look reasonable," she said.

    Thanks, Senator Howell, we'll take that as a compliment.

    A week ago we would have predicted that congressional Democrats would be loath to try to ban firearms in the wake of the 2010 elections. But we can no longer assume that an assault on the Second Amendment is not forthcoming.

    Following the Columbine shooting, we utilized long-standing Senate rules to slow down and eventually defeat such an anti-gun assault. But liberal Democrats in the Senate are currently pushing proposals to change the Senate rules to make it easier to ban guns.

    Their proposals include:

    * A measure to reduce the time for debate on nominations like Supreme Court nominees Sonya Sotomayor or Elena Kagan to two hours;

    * A measure to block a Senator's ability to place a "hold" on anti-gun measures (a parliamentary procedure which allows Senators to slow down legislation); and,

    * Several measures to restrict or entirely eliminate the filibuster. But as we saw during the fight over the anti-gun ObamaCare bill, the filibuster can be our greatest weapon. We only lost by one vote in the Senate -- and that's a vote that Harry Reid no longer has.

    If the filibuster survives these rules changes, then it may be because of a "compromise" which will guarantee Reid three vote-buying amendments at the end of a filibuster. NOTE: The compromise would actually be worse, and it would lock out pro-gun senators like Jim DeMint from the ability to offer any countering amendments.

    KUDOS TO CONGRESSMAN HEATH SHULER

    While GRNC did not believe that Democrat Heath Shuler was the best choice in the recent election for the congressional seat he occupies, when we see an elected representative take a positive stand, we will recognize and applaud him for doing so. Rep. Shuler has gone on record for understanding the value of Concealed Carry in such cases for self protection. Even when it is for elected representatives with police protection in fending off attacks from deranged gunmen over whom talk radio and Sarah Palin had absolutely NO influence.

    We just hope that Shuler understands that he has that right in North Carolina because GRNC wrote and engineered passage of our current CCW law.

    You may watch his statement here: http://wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_...vid_3643.shtml

    IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

    Contact our Senators:
    * Sen. Richard Burr, (202) 224-3154;
    http://burr.senate.gov/public/index....ct.ContactForm
    * Sen. Kay Hagan, (202) 224-6342; http://hagan.senate.gov/?p=contact

    Dear Senator:

    Efforts by anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy to pluck political advantage from the Arizona tragedy highlight the importance of the Senate rules.

    Currently, liberal senators concerned that Harry Reid has not crammed enough unconstitutional legislation down the throats of the American people are pushing rules change proposals that include:

    * A measure to reduce the time for debate on nominations like Supreme Court nominees Sonya Sotomayor or Elena Kagan to two hours;

    * A measure to block a Senator's ability to place a "hold" on anti-gun measures; and,

    * Several measures to restrict or entirely eliminate the filibuster.

    If the filibuster survives these rules changes, then it may be because of a "compromise" which will guarantee Harry Reid three vote-buying amendments at the end of a filibuster. The compromise would actually be worse, and it would lock out pro-gun senators like Jim DeMint from the ability to offer any countering amendments.

    Furthermore, all of this is being done via a procedure which, if carried to its logical conclusion, could allow a simple majority of the Senate to change the written rules at any time.

    Please oppose all these rules change proposals.

    I am informed that the rules votes will be rated as "gun" votes by Gun Owners of America.

    Sincerely,

    A Concerned North Carolina Voter

    * Also contact Representative Shuler and thank him - and tell him that GRNC thanks him as well - for his stand on CCW and encourage him to work with GRNC in deepening our rights as free Americans. His district office numbers are: Asheville - Phone: (828) 252-1651, Fax: (828) 252-8734; Murphy - (828) 835-4981; Sylva - (828) 586-1962 x223

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    You may find your NC STATE representative by going here:
    http://www.grnc.org/contact_reps.htm

    You may write your FEDERAL congressman by going here:
    http://www.house.gov/writerep/

    You may write your FEDERAL senators by going here:
    http://www.senate.gov/

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