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GOA legislative alert! You'd better read this...

jpwolfjpwolf Member Posts: 9,164
Time to Make one Last Push Against the Anti-gun National ID Card
-- Please contact your Senators and Representative

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://www.gunowners.org

December 3, 2004


It's "crunch time" for the 9/11 bill -- and the future of the
anti-gun National ID proposal attached to it.

Those who want to trade their constitutional liberties for a little
false security are aware of this. They were on ABC News on Tuesday
night, demanding National ID's for American citizens.

Gun Owners of America has been educating the public and rallying the
troops against this horrendous idea. GOA Executive Director Larry
Pratt and former Rep. Bob Barr teamed up to place an editorial in The
Washington Times right before Thanksgiving.

Among other things, the editorial notes how this National ID card
will be "a driver's license that, more than likely, will include a
radio identifier chip and some biometric data, allowing the
government to track individual Americans' movements with ease. Every
time we pass through a toll, or board an airplane, or enter a state
or federal government facility, that will be tracked and recorded."

Will microchips really be inserted into your new driver's licenses?
Well, H.R. 10 does not yet call for that, but the momentum is already
pushing in that direction. Realize that the passports which will be
issued by the end of 2005 will have microchips which can read
electronically from as far away as 30 feet.

And according to State Department documents that were released last
week, the Bush administration has opposed safeguards that privacy
advocates contend are needed to prevent identity theft or government
snooping.

In addition to being used as a method of tracking your movements,
these microchips can be, of course, infused with all kinds of
personal information -- such as your medical, financial and library
records, and, oh yes, even your gun owning status.

Those who love the Constitution, love liberty, and love America need
to be vigilant in fighting for their rights.

National ID cards will NOT keep us safer from terrorism. Israel has
a national identification card that uses biometric identifiers -- a
requirement that has hardly stopped suicide bombers from detonating
bombs in crowded areas.

And no one should think that these National ID cards will be
counterfeit-proof. Despite our best efforts and after using
anti-counterfeiting technology, bad guys have still managed to
counterfeit the new $20 bill.

Right now, no one knows whether the impasse on the 9/11 bill --
otherwise known as the Intelligence Reform bill -- will be broken, or
whether pro-Constitution negotiators have succeeded in finally
striking this abomination from the bill.

But we cannot assume that we have won, or that the bill will die.

Rather, we must make one final push -- and must fight every bit as
hard as those who hate our Constitution and want to take away our
liberties.

ACTION: Contact your senators and representative. Ask them to vote
against any Intelligence Reform conference report which authorizes
National ID cards or creates large government databases on the
private affairs of American citizens.

You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by
visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at
http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm on the GOA website.

Pre-written letter

Dear

Those who would trade their constitutional rights for a false sense
of security deserve neither.

Provisions in the Intelligence Reform bill which authorize National
ID cards and create large government databases on the private affairs
of Americans do not enhance our security. They diminish it.

On November 24, 2004, GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt and former
Rep. Bob Barr teamed up to place an editorial in The Washington
Times. Among other things, their editorial notes how this National
ID card will be "a driver's license that, more than likely, will
include a radio identifier chip and some biometric data, allowing the
government to track individual Americans' movements with ease. Every
time we pass through a toll, or board an airplane, or enter a state
or federal government facility, that will be tracked and recorded."

I realize that this microchip requirement is not yet in H.R. 10, but
the momentum is obviously pushing in that direction. I'm sure you are
aware of the fact that the passports which will be issued by the end
of 2005 will have microchips which can read electronically from as
far away as 30 feet.

Let's be honest: allowing the government to track U.S. citizens is
not going to do anything to stop real terrorists. Israel has a
national identification card that uses biometric identifiers -- a
requirement that has hardly stopped suicide bombers from detonating
bombs in crowded areas.

Please vote against the conference report on any Intelligence Reform
bill which contains the National ID card or government database
provisions.

Sincerely,


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Note: You can read the Pratt/Barr Washington Times piece online at:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20041123-080539-8041r.htm

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Also, please be aware that every Saturday Larry Pratt hosts the radio
program Live Fire. It is streamed live on the web, and previous
episodes are archived for your convenience. See
http://www.gunowners.org/radio.htm for details.

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Before they can convince you that rights emanate from them (the government), they must first eliminate God. They are working 24/7 to accomplish this.

"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.

Comments

  • tr foxtr fox Member Posts: 13,856
    edited November -1
    thanks Wolf. I'm on it.

    Quote "Somehow government decided that the Constitutional Bill of Rights has become the Bill of "Suggested" Rights and are to be rationed to the citizens as the power elite sees fit"
  • pickenuppickenup Member, Moderator Posts: 22,361 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jpwolf
    Time to Make one Last Push Against the Anti-gun National ID Card
    I WISH we only had to make "one last push" but I am afraid this will be a NEVER ENDING battle. Not unlike the continuing battle we face now, over the loss of our gun rights.

    We face an enemy, in both battles, that will NOT give up. [:(]


    The gene pool needs chlorine.
  • tr foxtr fox Member Posts: 13,856
    edited November -1
    Pickenup, you are so very correct. And the odd thing about the comparsion between the rabid gun grabbers and we peaceful, lawful gun owners is the nature of attitudes which are clashing.

    The rabid gun grabbers apparently rage night and day about ways to totally remove all guns from us peaceful, trustworthy citizens. In comparsion we gun owners merely want to be quietly left alone to enjoy our sport/hobby of guns.

    If all other devices/machines/equipment had as good an overall safety record that the millions and millions of guns currently owned by the 64+ million lawful and peaceful American gun owners, then we would have a very, very safe environment indeed.

    Best way I can think of to turn the tide of battle is to convert as many of the great undecided majority into the hobby of guns as we can. And it shouldn't be difficult as guns are fun and can be useful. It would seem to me that if we gun people extended even a half-hearted invitation to one of the undecideds, many of them would be amazed how much fun guns are and become yet another soldier on our side in the gun wars.

    I myself have been working on it and I hope others are too.

    Quote "Somehow government decided that the Constitutional Bill of Rights has become the Bill of "Suggested" Rights and are to be rationed to the citizens as the power elite sees fit"
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