Saturday, January 12, 2013

Three Men Who Can Stop Gun Control Legislation

The Talking Heads of the news media are doing a bang up job of inferring that there is wide spread support for additional gun control laws.  It appears that the memo has gone out and they are no longer using the words "gun control" much any more.  The new terms that the Administration and the Talking Heads are using are "Gun Safety Legislation".  That sounds so much better.  Gunnies have been effectively promoting gun safety for a very long time.  The problem is that proposed gun safety legislation has absolutely nothing to do with gun safety.  The proposed "gun safety legislation" is about restricting our rights to arms, banning firearms, and eventually will lead to gun confiscation.  There is no legislation in Congress regarding gun safety that is worthy of support by anyone who values their freedom.

The Talking Heads are outlining the agenda for the Administration.  The news shows are hinting that maybe an Assault Weapons Ban is not feasible this time, but a compromise is in the works that includes restrictions on magazine capacity and the criminalization of private firearm sales. This legislation has to be stopped, and stopped quickly.

If you have not done so already, contact your congress critter and let them know that you oppose all of the proposed gun control legislation.  If your representative has a decent NRA rating, remind them that the NRA's support helped put them in their current position.  If your representative has an anti-gun history, contact them anyway. Our views need to he heard by everyone on the Hill.

If your representative is a Republican, remind them that the Republican Party Platform firmly supports the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bare arms:

We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment. We acknowledge, support, and defend the law-abiding citizen’s God-given right of self-defense. We call for the protection of such fundamental individual rights recognized in the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago affirming that right, and we recognize the individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms. This also includes the right to obtain and store ammunition without registration. We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law-abiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the ill-considered Clinton gun ban. We condemn the reckless actions associated with the operation known as “Fast and Furious,” conducted by the Department of Justice...
Right now there are three men who can put a stop to any gun control legislation.  These men need to hear from us, they need to know that we support their efforts to stop this legislation.

First is Congressman Lamar Smith from Texas.  Representative Smith is Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.  All of the proposed gun control bills that have been submitted to Congress are in this committee.  Representative Smith can prevent these bills from ever leaving the Judiciary Committee.

To contact the House Judiciary Committee call 202.225.3951. It appears that they no longer have an electronic contact page on the web site and the old contact page has been removed.  So we have to use snail mail.

House Judiciary Committee
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

The anti gun bills currently in the Judiciary Committee are H.R. 21, H.R. 34, H.R. 65, H.R. 117, H.R. 137, H.R. 138, H.R. 141 and H.R. 142

Next is Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader.  As Majority Leader, Representative Cantor has influence on the Hill and can influence members to support the party platform.

To contact Congressman Eric Cantor as Majority Leader, you can use this contact form, call  202.225.4000, or fax his DC office at 202.225-0011.

The snail mail option is:

Congressman Eric Cantor
303 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515

And finally is John Boehner, Speaker of the House.  As Speaker of the House, Representative Boehner can keep gun control legislation from getting to the House Floor for a vote.  If John Boehner gets some backbone, he can put a stop to all this assault on our rights.  Let's help give him that backbone.

To contact Congressman John Boehner as Speaker of the House, you can use this contact form, call 202.225.0600, or fax 202.225.5117.

The snail mail option is:

Office of the Speaker
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

These three men can put a stop to any and all gun control legislation that reaches Congress.  The Anti's and the Administration know this.  These men are under an extreme amount of pressure from the Administration, the Justice Department, the News Media and the Anti's to "do something" about guns.  We need to give them the support they need to stand against this pressure and for our natural right to self defence.

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