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Senate amendment blocking gunban on airplanes

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Sen. Smith to Offer Amendment Allowing Guns in Planes -- Please contact your Senators right away Gun Owners of America E-Mail/FAX Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org (Tuesday, October 2, 2001) -- Senator Bob Smith's office has informed Gun Owners of America that the Senator may be offering a pro-gun amendment as early as TOMORROW. The language would be modeled after the bill he introduced last week (S. 1463), and would be offered as an amendment to the Aviation Security Act. This amendment, if passed, would preempt what is an anticipated regulation by the FAA to outright prohibit guns in the cockpit. Senator Smith's language would block such a regulation and provide the opportunity for pilots to use firearms to defend their passengers and planes. It would also provide for reinforcing the cockpit doors on commercial aircrafts. ACTION: Please contact your Senators and ask them to support the Smith "Airline Pilot Safety" amendment that will adopt a common-sense solution to stopping terrorism on board commercial flights. You can use the pre-written text below to help direct your comments to the U.S. Senate. You can call your Senators at 202-224-3121. To identify your Senators, as well as to send a message via e-mail, plug in your zipcode under Elected Officials at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm in the GOA Legislative Action Center.
Pre-written message
Dear Senator: Senator Bob Smith will be introducing an amendment to the Aviation Security Act. I urge you to vote in favor of his amendment. The Smith amendment will provide the opportunity for pilots to use firearms to defend their passengers and planes, as well as provide for reinforcing the cockpit doors on commercial aircraft. I urge you to vote for the Smith amendment, as it can help save the lives of pilots, crew members, and passengers -- not to mention the lives of thousands of citizens on the ground. Sincerely, ************** If you are a pilot, or work in the aerospace industry, please let GOA know by dropping an e-mail to [email protected] at your convenience. **************
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone.""We think it's reasonable to expect full enforcement of federal firearms laws by the federal government."Wayne R. Lapierre NRA Executive director
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