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    I receved an email from the NRA which is posted below



    THE MOST SWEEPING GUN BAN EVER INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS;
    McCarthy Bill Bans Millions More Guns Than The Clinton Gun Ban

    On Feb. 14, 2007, Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 1022, a bill with the stated purpose, "to reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes."

    McCarthy's verbiage warrants explanation. Presumably, what she means by "assault weapons ban" is the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994. Congress allowed the ban to expire in 2004 for multiple reasons, including the fact that federal, state and local law enforcement agency studies showed that guns affected by the ban had been used in only a small percentage of crime, before and after the ban was imposed.

    With the nation's murder rate 43% lower than in 1991, and the re-legalized guns still used in only a small percentage of crime, reauthorizing the Clinton Gun Ban would be objectionable enough. But McCarthy's "other purposes" would make matters even worse. H.R. 1022 would ban every gun banned by the Clinton ban, plus millions more guns, including:

    . Every gun made to comply with the Clinton ban. (The Clinton ban dictated the kinds of grips, stocks and attachments new guns could have. Manufacturers modified new guns to the Clinton requirements. H.R. 1022 would ban the modified guns too.)

    . Guns exempted by the Clinton ban. (Ruger Mini-14s and -30s and Ranch Rifles; .30 cal. carbines; and fixed-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifles that hold more than 10 rounds.)

    . All semi-automatic shotguns. (E.g., Remington, Winchester, Beretta and Benelli, used for hunting, sport shooting, and self-defense. H.R. 1022 would ban them because they have "any characteristic that can function as a grip," and would also ban their main component, called the "receiver.")

    . All detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles-including, for example, the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 .22 rimfire-because they have "any characteristic that can function as a grip."

    . Target shooting rifles. (E.g., the three centerfire rifles most popular for marksmanship competitions: the Colt AR-15, the Springfield M1A and the M1 "Garand.")

    . Any semi-automatic shotgun or rifle an Attorney General one day claims isn't "sporting," even though the constitutions of the U.S. and 44 states, and the laws of all 50 states, recognize the right to use guns for defense.

    . 65 named guns (the Clinton law banned 19 by name); semi-auto fixed-magazine pistols of over 10 rounds capacity; and frames, receivers and parts used to repair or refurbish guns.

    H.R. 1022 would also ban the importation of magazines exempted by the Clinton ban, ban the sale of a legally-owned "assault weapon" with a magazine of over 10 rounds capacity, and begin backdoor registration of guns, by requiring private sales of banned guns, frames, receivers and parts to be conducted through licensed dealers. Finally, whereas the Clinton Gun Ban was imposed for a 10-year trial period, H.R. 1022 would be a permanent ban.

    Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to oppose
    H.R. 1022!

    You can call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.



    what the hell is that!!!, are they realy serious about this, if this thing gets passed i dont know what ill do , and this ones a perminate ban also, which means that it cant be changed back. This will end almost all gun ownership throught the US. Anyone who knows what we can do, or just wants to post their thoughts is more then welcome

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    Have all them past and present soldiers who claim to be defending our rights in some 3rd world rat hole storm the halls of congress and get the real people trying to take away your's, mine and everybody else's rights.

    Afterall they did take an oath to defend the Constitution from any and all scources Foriegn and Domestic. Now let them do their job that they swore to do.

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    It takes less than 5 minutes with the link below to find and email your Congressman or woman:

    http://www.house.gov/writerep/

    If they don't support your RKBA rights, inform them that both the CDC and DOJ conducted comprehensive studies that determined that the 1994 AWB, and gun control laws overall, had no effect on crime and criminal behavior. Ask them to show their support for YOUR Constitutional rights, and not support this bill.

    If they already support our RKBA rights, thank them for doing so and ask them to continue their support by not supporting this bill. An attaboy never hurts for the good guys.

    PLEASE do it, sooner is better.

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    Default high-cap magazines.

    does this mean i need to stock up on high-cap magazines for my glock pistols?

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    Write to them. I already did.

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    I've written to Don Young and all of my family and asked them to oppose this resolution. My understanding of how a house resolution works is that only the House votes on it and unless the President vetoes it, it becomes law, but I could be wrong. It is only bills and joint resolutions that are voted on by both the House and Senate.

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    does this mean i need to stock up on high-cap magazines for my glock pistols?

    Pistols are not targeted by this resolution . . . yet.
    Chris Willhoite

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    I'm not exaclty sure either. I figured I'd just write them all. They all talk anyway. Maybe they can talk some sense into the other state reps who may actually be considering voting for this.

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    Default Bills and Resolutions

    Bills and joint resolutions become laws when passed by both the senate and the house and signed by the president. The difference is that resolutions can have a preamble. Simple resolutions carry no force of law and express the opinion of a majority in either house.

    The good news is that there are no cosponsors an indication of congressional support.

    This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills go first to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise bills before they go to general debate. The majority of bills never make it out of committee.


    Bill Overview

    Introduced:Feb 13, 2007Sponsor:Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY](no cosponsors)

    Last Action:Feb 13, 2007: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
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    Have all them past and present soldiers who claim to be defending our rights in some 3rd world rat hole storm the halls of congress and get the real people trying to take away your's, mine and everybody else's rights.

    Afterall they did take an oath to defend the Constitution from any and all scources Foriegn and Domestic. Now let them do their job that they swore to do.


    Are you not comming along as well?


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    Default I sent my letter!

    And I will continue sending them weekly until this bill dies. Don't just send then to your representatives, send them to the Judiciary committee members, the Speaker of the House, and the President of the United States. They may not be your representatives, but they are looking for reelection, and maybe seeking higher offices, they can not afford to ignore your voice.

    The squeaky wheel gets oiled.

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    Wrote my Rep.
    Just wondering if they'res any news on this thing? How much support are we lookin' at it gettin'??


    Thanks,


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    Quiet down a little or my kids will start singing the song from School House Rock (the old cartoon) "I'm Just a Bill."

    I don't know why we pay boneheads to debate non-binding resolutions like the Iraq res.?

    Anybody checked who sits on and/or chairs the commitee?

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    http://judiciary.house.gov/CommitteeMembership.aspx


    Chair:Hon. John Conyers, Jr., (D) Michigan, 14th

    Ranking member: Hon. Lamar S. Smith, (R) Texas, 21st


    Hon. Berman
    (D) California, 28th

    Hon. Boucher
    (D) Virginia, 9th

    Hon. Nadler
    (D) New York, 8th

    Hon. Scott
    (D) Virginia, 3rd

    Hon. Watt
    (D) North Carolina, 12th

    Hon. Lofgren
    (D) California, 16th

    Hon. Jackson Lee
    (D) Texas, 18th

    Hon. Waters
    (D) California, 35th

    Hon. Meehan
    (D) Massachusetts, 5th

    Hon. Delahunt
    (D) Massachusetts, 10th

    Hon. Wexler
    (D) Florida, 19th

    Hon. Sánchez
    (D) California, 39th

    Hon. Cohen
    (D) Tennessee, 9th

    Hon. Johnson
    (D) Georgia, 4th

    Hon. Gutierrez
    (D) Illinois, 4th

    Hon. Sherman
    (D) California, 27

    Hon. Weiner
    (D) New York, 9th

    Hon. Schiff
    (D) California, 29th

    Hon. Davis
    (D) Alabama , 7th

    Hon. Wasserman Schultz
    (D) Florida, 20th

    Hon. Ellison
    (D) Minnesota, 5th

    Vacant
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    Republican
    Hon. Sensenbrenner Jr.
    (R) Wisconsin, 5th

    Hon. Coble
    (R) North Carolina, 6th

    Hon. Gallegly
    (R) California, 24th

    Hon. Goodlatte
    (R) Virginia, 6th

    Hon. Chabot
    (R) Ohio, 1st

    Hon. Lungren
    (R) California, 3rd

    Hon. Cannon
    (R) Utah, 3rd

    Hon. Keller
    (R) Florida, 8th

    Hon. Issa
    (R) California, 49th

    Hon. Pence
    (R) Indiana, 6th

    Hon. Forbes
    (R) Virginia, 4th

    Hon. King
    (R) Iowa, 5th

    Hon. Feeney
    (R) Florida, 24th

    Hon. Franks
    (R) Arizona, 2nd

    Hon. Gohmert
    (R) Texas, 1st

    Hon. Jordan
    (R) Ohio, 4th

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    Default Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

    Hon. Nadler
    Chairman
    (D) New York, 8th

    Hon. Davis
    (D) Alabama , 7th

    Hon. Wasserman Schultz
    (D) Florida, 20th

    Hon. Ellison
    (D) Minnesota, 5th

    Hon. Conyers Jr.
    (D) Michigan, 14th

    Hon. Scott
    (D) Virginia, 3rd

    Hon. Watt
    (D) North Carolina, 12th

    Hon. Cohen
    (D) Tennessee, 9th

    Hon. Franks
    Ranking Member
    (R) Arizona, 2nd

    Hon. Pence
    (R) Indiana, 6th

    Hon. Issa
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    Hon. King
    (R) Iowa, 5th

    Hon. Jordan
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    Default Youngs reponse to me

    Here's Youngs response to my email. Might be a canned message. But anyway....





    Dear Mr. Schneider ,

    Thank you for contacting me to express your views concerning the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. I appreciate your comments and concerns. I believe the original intent of the Second Amendment was to protect each individual's right to keep and bear arms and I will continue to defend that right.

    As Alaska's Representative in Congress for thirty-five years, I have sponsored and cosponsored many bills and resolutions that ensure a law-abiding citizen's right to own firearms. In the past, I cosponsored The District of Columbia Personal Protection Act which would restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. I have also continued to oppose any ban on so-called "assault weapons" and will continue to contest similar legislation which may be introduced by my colleagues.

    In addition, I voted against the Brady Bill in the 103rd Congress and supported instant background checks as an alternative. Currently in the 110th Congress I have cosponsored various bills relating to the individual rights of Americans to bear arms including H.R. 226, The National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act. This bill would allow any person with a valid concealed firearm carrying permit or license, issued by a state, to carry a concealed firearm in other states which issue concealed firearm permits. I will continue to oppose any bill in the future which limits an individual's right to defend themselves. I will keep a watchful eye on any attempts by my colleagues to attack our Second Amendment right to bear arms.

    Once again, thank you for expressing your views on this issue. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to sign up for my e-newsletter at http://donyoung.house.gov/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm . This will allow me to provide you with updates on this and other important issues. If I can be of any assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me .


    Sincerely,

    DON YOUNG


    Congressman for All Alaska

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    It's not quite the same email I recived yesterday. I was hesitant to revive this thread, but since a mod did, here it is.

    Dear
    Mr. Willhoite ,
    Thank you for contacting me to express on H.R. 1022, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act. I appreciate your comments and concerns. I believe the original intent of the Second Amendment was to protect each individual's right to keep and bear arms and I will continue to defend that right.

    As Alaska's Representative in Congress for thirty-five years, I have sponsored and cosponsored many bills and resolutions that ensure a law-abiding citizen's right to own firearms. In the past, I cosponsored The District of Columbia Personal Protection Act which would restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia. I have also continued to oppose any ban on so-called "assault weapons" and will continue to contest similar legislation which may be introduced by my colleagues.

    H.R. 1022 is a direct violation of the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. I firmly believe that any attempt by legislators to restrict an American's right to protect themself is an abridgement of the fundamental beliefs of our founding fathers. The Assault Weapon ban signed into law by President Clinton has been an utter failure and I will not support any attempt by lawmakers to reauthorize this miserable policy.

    Once again, thank you for expressing your views on this issue. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to sign up for my e-newsletter at http://donyoung.house.gov/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm . This will allow me to provide you with updates on this and other important issues. If I can be of any assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.



    Sincerely,
    DON YOUNG

    Congressman for All Alaska
    Chris Willhoite

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    Yeah, I got almost the adzact same thing.
    Canned messages




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    Yup, it's canned alright. The only thing different is the name at the top of the page. Got the same one back from him.
    Now what ?

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    Congressman Don's message might be "canned", but in regards to this issue, that's fine. I don't even need to send a message to him.

    His vote against this bill is as sure as the rising sun this morning.

    He gets my vote every two years, and without any consideration on my part.......

    ......just like the rising sun..........

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