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AWB: Take it upon yourself!

vallopez2000vallopez2000 Member Posts: 91 ✭✭
If you want to make a difference, do your part! Call and write to your Senators and Reps. Here is a link to where you can find contact info for them. http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/

Below is a sample letter you can use. Feel free to use it as is or to make changes as you see fit. If you don't like this one check out more of them here,
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=203989 or write your own. Just write! Write often! If we work together we can make a difference!

quote:Dear Senator,
I am writing to you in regards to the "Assault Weapons Ban of 1994", which is set to expire via a sunset clause in September of 2004. As one of your constituents, I am asking you to oppose any and all efforts to reauthorize this terrible law.

The "Assault Weapons" ban simply doesn't work like its authors expected it to, regardless of what they claim. The facts can be distorted but the truth cannot.."Assault Weapons" neither cause, nor significantly contribute to violent crime in America. It has had absolutely zero effect on reducing crime but has seriously eroded my rights as an American gun owner.

This law specifically targets firearms that are involved in less than one percent of all crimes but are used quite extensively by hunters and sportsmen. Many people engage in competitive shooting programs, such as the Civilian Marksmanship Program, that use mainly semi-automatic firearms. They are no longer allowed to configure their rifles in the constitutionally protected manner of their choosing. This is a tremendous and terrible impact on the law-abiding citizens of the United States and should not be allowed to continue.

Furthermore, the ban targets only cosmetic features of firearms just because they look intimidating. The truth of the matter is that the so-called "Assault Weapons" are not assault weapons at all. They are mechanically identical to semi-automatic "sporting rifles" and only look like assault weapons. True assault weapons are fully automatic weapons that differ significantly with the weapons targeted by this ban.

The fact that this ban has had no effect on violent crime, it hinders the rights of law-abiding citizens involved in competitive shooting, and attacks weapons based solely on their appearance justifies its expiration. I implore you to vote against reauthorization or renewal of any and all parts of the "Assault Weapons" ban. Please do your part in helping lawful American gun owners see their rights restored.

Sincerely,

Comments

  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Yep..get on your knees and beg your duly elected politicians to obey the Constitution.

    BEG...don't tell.

    Believe I will sit this one out.
    Me..I am done begging.I intend asking for MORE gun control..because it is time for a complete ban on guns.
  • lcranchlcranch Member Posts: 72 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Give them very large amounts of money,women,or with some young boys. That usually works usually I resort to blackmail. But you're begining to know me I'll try somthing but if I told you what[;)] I'd have to kill you. Wait some body else wrote that last part.[;)]

    Woodsie
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Strange how the more gun control is passed, the worse crime gets.

    This has been true every place it has been practiced.

    Death to Tyrants!!!
    Lev 26:14-39

    Remember how many seats were lost after AWB passage? Vae victis!
    Those who would offer any interpretation that would relegate Amendment II to "relic" status of a bygone era are blatantly stating that the remainder of the Bill of Rights isn't worth a damn, either.

    Luke 22:36.
  • juddroyjuddroy Member Posts: 204 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    vall...2000 Do you honestly think your Congressmen is
    going to fullfill your desires, if even the NRA agrees
    with so many of these unconstitutional laws.I would argue
    that the NRA first has to be on the bandwagon,in declaring
    all gun laws to be unconstitutional,and you know how that
    would fly. I will have what I want, and live free.If they
    don't like it, they will have to do something about it. So I
    may one day pass from this earth, but I will do it a free man.
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would suggest that the NRA fight to aggressively roll back all gun laws, and do so in force...

    ...Here comes the problem. If there are no gun laws, would there be an NRA? If no trouble exists, why have someone fighting a non-existing problem? The same could be applied to the NAACP. If they didn't stir up trouble, they wouldn't be needed (like blacks need these racists anyway. With friendes like these, who needs enemies).

    Death to Tyrants!!!
    Lev 26:14-39

    Remember how many seats were lost after AWB passage? Vae victis!
    Those who would offer any interpretation that would relegate Amendment II to "relic" status of a bygone era are blatantly stating that the remainder of the Bill of Rights isn't worth a damn, either.

    Luke 22:36.
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Actually,the NRA could then return to the purpose they were formed for...training a nation of Rifleman.

    Had they stayed the course,today there may not have been such an onslaught upon our rights...because part of the training SHOULD have been an unending insistence upon the REAL REASON for the Second Amendment.

    RESISTING TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT !!!

    No person taught that fact could EVER insist on gun control..unless they are involved in destroying America.
  • juddroyjuddroy Member Posts: 204 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Gunphreak, If there becomes a real cure for cancer,then the
    American Cancer Society has to desolve.I is a Govt. agency.If
    all gun laws became null, and void, would the NRA have to disolve.
    NO Just like Highball said, they could return to their formed
    purpose.I don't ever think we will see the day though, sorry to say.
    There are other organizations out there too, like the NON-COMPROMISING
    GOA. jUST MY 2 CENTS
  • vallopez2000vallopez2000 Member Posts: 91 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:vall...2000 Do you honestly think your Congressmen is
    going to fullfill your desires...
    The simple answer is, Yes. And the reason, summed up in three words...

    I'M NOT ALONE!

    I was made aware of this battle by those who were doing what I am now doing, making people aware and urging them to act. All the people who urged them, all the people they urge, all the people I urge, and all the people those people urge add up to very significant numbers very quickly. If you join with us that is one step closer to assuring that our voice is heard.

    gsarickie, a member on another forum, put it best like this...
    quote:If the next time we are at the grocery store and we're feeling a little like writting some letters I'm sure most all of us could swing a spare $7 for a book of stamps. Then if we alternated sending letters to their offices in DC one day and the local office the next until that book of stamps was gone we could really make a statement. Then if we multiply that by even a hundred people. Thats 2000 letters and that is definatly enough to make a politician take a second look. If we could manage to talk 2 or 3 hunderd people into it!! They'd have to sit up and take notice.

    Hey if the "Million Misinformed Mommies" can swing things their way with a bunch of hysterical paranoia imagine what we could do with some hardcore facts and a little common sense.

    We are presented with a rare occurrence here folks? A SECOND CHANCE!!! These don't manifest themselves very often in life, especially concerning something as important as the preservation & restoration of our unalienable rights. We would be doing a tremendous disservice to future generations of Americans if we didn't pull out all the stops in an attempt to kill this "law" while we have the opportunity!

    quote:If they don't like it, they will have to do something about it. So I may one day pass from this earth, but I will do it a free man.

    Juddroy,
    Why not choose to live as a law abiding FREE man who still has the rights that he helped fight for. I know that it can seem futile or even stupid to even try to oppose such a formidable foe. It is easy to think that they will win and take our rights anyway, but if we don't fight then our rights are gone for sure.

    The choice is clear... Sacrifice time, money, and effort NOW, or we just might be sacrificing blood & tears in the future!
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    So okay;
    Say you win this round.
    What about 60% taxation, property being confiscated,road blocks at the whim of socialists,doors being busted in at the same whims,constant and ever increasing surveilance,borders wide open,businesses fleeing overseas with the help of government,huge and ever growing deficits,soldiers in 140 countries...

    Here's the deal..what are you going to do about a people ignorant and a government contempuous of the law of the land..the Constitution ?

    Screw the stomping out the match as the house burns around our ears...I ain't got time for nonsense.
  • pickenuppickenup Member, Moderator Posts: 22,361 ******
    edited November -1
    vallopez2000,
    Keep writing your letters.
    Keep making people aware.
    Keep urging them to get involved.
    History has proven that one man can make a difference.

    Why is it that the million misinformed mommas get heard?
    Or one man can stop prayers in schools?
    The anti-gun people can get new laws passed?
    BECAUSE THEY MAKE ENOUGH NOISE TO BE HEARD.
    We need to start making noise too.
    LOTS OF IT and very LOUD.

    I look at the problems facing this country, and try to come up with some kind of solutions. Usually the best I come up with, is a case of depression. The only (non violent) way to win, is to WAKE PEOPLE UP. Seemingly an impossible task. [V]

    Highball,
    I think I know where you are coming from.
    Lets GET IT ON and get it over with.
    The other option.


    The gene pool needs chlorine.
  • longhunterlonghunter Member Posts: 3,242
    edited November -1
    One of the Largest problems is the notion that DEAN stated on National TV in an interview. Oh yes I support the Assult Weapons Ban,Deer Hunters have NO NEED of an AK-47 or M-16 to go hunting with...[:(!]
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    Longhunter;
    Yeppers...But that was the official position of the NRA,not very long ago..

    in the Ninetys' when some of us were screaming against the "Sporting and Hunting use" being promoted..could not get people behind us..they did not want to face the truth.

    The Holy Man of the NRA..Charlton Heston..on record as stating that "Nobody needs an assualt weapon"...

    pickenup; Yes.We can not start the thing..must not.

    But that does not mean that we cannot finish it....

    Nothing I dispise more then those saying.."Let us try to slow it down"..bulls*** !!!! No balls..shove it off on the kids,they are..not enough courage to crawl out from under the bed,they don't have.

    Any man loving freedom and this country KNOWS what the founders would have done A LONG TIME AGO.
    Because we live in an effeminate age..we must wait for a sweeping gun ban..or the round-ups to start.
  • juddroyjuddroy Member Posts: 204 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well VAL..2000,I know your point,and I understand what your'e saying.
    My point is that the NRA can't even be trusted to do the right
    thing.This thinking is not mainstream.The vultures may get bombarded
    with letters,and I'm not saying that is a bad thing,I'm just trying
    to be realistic about a bunch of people who wet their finger,stick it
    in the air, and feel which way the wind is blowing.It will be looked at as a fringe group trying to run the masses.If instead of writing your congressman,you get everyone to write the NRA, and get them to take notice,then some change could take place with the backing of a huge organization.In grass roots, you have to work your way up, and if your message is taken to heart, your numbers grow. I REALLY dont think the mainstream has a problem with the AWB. And by the way,I am
    a law abiding FREE man. Thanks,J
  • vallopez2000vallopez2000 Member Posts: 91 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:...write the NRA, and get them to take notice,then some change could take place with the backing of a huge organization.

    Good news! We have been contacting the NRA. They have publicly stated that they will oppose the renewal of the AWB.

    I know that alot of people don't trust the NRA and think that they will give in or sell us out. I acknowledge that may be possible, but we must continue to fight the good fight anyway. The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance. They NRA said they would support us and many many of us are going to hold them to it. Will you be one of us?
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=195372&w=myTopicPop

    "There's no such thing as a passive patriot.
    You can't be a believer and just be a spectator.
    Freedom demands action. Likewise, the Second Amendment needs
    protection, support, action, work-not spectators." -Kayne Robinson

    Are you a spectator or a patriot?
  • HighballHighball Member Posts: 15,755
    edited November -1
    quote:They NRA said they would support us and many many of us are going to hold them to it. Will you be one of us?

    No.

    Too little,to late.

    Demand that the laws roll back to 1968..even 1932...and I will be right there. Even with a rifle in my hand.

    Don't expect me to support or fund a minor retreat of the enemy.

    Rather then allow you the warm glow of a petty victory on AWB..I would rather a Clinton be back in office,moving to take them ALL away.
  • Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    Buy 'em up now....there are more city people in this country that will scream for the ban to be passed than there are rural folk like us whom will write letters to get it defeated.


    108 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 8 Co-sponsors in the Senate right now.......HR 2038 and S 1431 are the bills.

    Coming up during a Presidential Election campaign time...bad for us.

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  • longhunterlonghunter Member Posts: 3,242
    edited November -1
    I hear you red223...........Bush's ratings are down,and still falling.He is his worst enemy,Kerry is gathering power and will give him a REAL run in November with the Sheeple. He will attack Bush as he has allready,on the economy,on WMD,the war and Bushs constantlt changing tales...also on The vice pres. ties to haliburton etc.....Its gonna be bad...if you was thinkin of buying a case of ammo,better get two......
  • jpwolfjpwolf Member Posts: 9,164
    edited November -1
    I don't know LH, Kerry has enough skeletons to fill about a hundred closets. If Bush wants to, he can put Kerry in his place. Kerry is absolutely the worst the dems could do for somebody with a negative history.

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    "If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace" -Thomas Paine

    If the people have become so apathetic that they will not vote out all the liberal scum (republican and democrat alike), the only solution is Constitutional Convention II the sequel. Let's get it right this time.
  • Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    If the national debt goes a few hundred billion in debt over the next couple of months the Government stops operating and Bush will not have a fight to fight.

    The national debt has been idling around 7 trillion for quite a few weeks after running up from 6.4 Trillion like a lightning bolt.

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