Milford, NH –-(Ammoland.com)- As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed to bring S. 649, the latest Federal gun registration bill (often billed misleadingly as a “universal background check”) to a vote as early as this week, Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” Obama’s “Organizing for Action”, and the media have begun a full court press to pass whatever gun control they can foist on the American public.
S. 374 & S. 649 aim to make you a criminal.
There is nothing benign about these so-called “universal background check” bills. Not only would S. 649 open the door for registration, it and similar bills under consideration would make it a 5-year federal felony to:
- Leave town for more than 7 days, and leave your wife, partner, or roommate at home with your guns;
- Loan a gun to a friend to take shooting or to go hunting;
- Loan a gun to your mother if she lives at a different residence;
- Hand a gun to someone at a gun club which is not a shooting range;
- Teach someone to shoot on your own land, if you hand them the gun; or
- Fail to report a gun as lost or stolen within 24 hours, even if you are on a hunting trip deep in the woods and are unable to do so.
It’s no accident that this legislation would criminalize the kinds of liberties you’ve taken for granted for generations. Since these lawmakers don’t have the stomach to go after hardened criminals, they must figure it’s just easier to ensnare law-abiding people like you and me in a complex web of burdensome, poorly-defined regulations!
If we’re going to overcome this well-financed media blitz and preserve our essential liberties, I’m going to need your help.
Just because anti gun Democrats introduce a bill in response to criminal activity, does not mean that Republicans need to make a deal.
Republicans MUST SAY NO to any gun control bills!
But you know what? Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he will OPPOSE an expected filibuster by Senators Paul, Lee and Cruz.
Senator Graham thinks that this issue deserves a debate. Well you know what, Senator Graham is either anti gun, stupid, a big government communist or all three. Senator Graham knows that the vote to end the filibuster will be close, that’s why he wants gunowners to stop fighting now and squander our best chance of stopping gun control.
Senator Graham is trying to get gunowners to back down so that he can provide cover for week kneed politicians and sneak through anti gun legislation when no one is watching. Are Senate Republicans afraid of a recorded roll call vote?
The proposed bills are so blatantly unconstitutional that NO, they do NOT deserve a debate. They deserve to go in the trash.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
Even if you’ve called or written to Congress before, I need you to do it again, and deliver the message below.
- 1New Hampshire residents, call Senator Jeanne Shaheen at 202-224-2841. Click here for a direct Link to email form;
- New Hampshire residents, call Senator Kelly Ayotte at 202-224-3324. Click here for a direct link to email form
- Everyone else you can find your Senator’s contact info here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE TO SENATORS
Subject: Don’t Support Universal Background Checks/Registration
I am one of the millions of gun owners who follow the recommendations of the 39 organizations that make up the “National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban”. They have formed to oppose any and all new gun control legislation.
More importantly. *I* am the one who will work to remove you from office if you fail to: (1) Vote against any “motion to proceed” on S. 374, S. 649 or whatever other thinly disguised gun registration bill hits the Senate floor, and (2) Support all efforts to filibuster such legislation.
I am aware that Senators McCain and Graham are on record as opposing filibusters to stop gun control. They want a debate, they are wrong some bills are so bad that they are not worthy of debate. It is not the job of Senator to debate, it is your job to support and defend the Constitution. Filibustering gun control, if successful at stopping the bill, will in fact defend the Constitution. Are you for the Constitution or not?
The National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban and the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition will not accept any “compromise” on competing universal gun registration schemes — not between Sens. Charles Schumer and Tom Coburn, not between Sen. Joe Manchin and the NRA, and not the “alternative” being put together by Sen. Chuck Grassley. We have long ago learned that “compromise” in the gun debate defines a process in which we lose less freedom than under our opposition’s original proposal, but we still lose.
I await your favorable reply so that I can share it with the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition.
Please don’t delay, send the pre-written message today and follow it up with a phone call!In Liberty,
Jonathan R Evans
Jonathan R. Evans, Esq.
President – NHFC
About New Hampshire Firearms Coalition:
The New Hampshire Firearms Coalition is New Hampshire’s only No Compromise Gun Rights Organization. While many so-called “gun rights groups” work to curry favor with politicians and the media, NHFC is working aggressively to hold politicians accountable and to put a stop to gun control. Visit: www.nhfc-ontarget.org