Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- The recent murders of 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, are being heavily exploited by the Obama administration and their allies in Congress to deprive us of our right to bear arms.
Immediately following the Newtown tragedy, President Obama announced that gun control will be a top priority of his second term (in stark contrast to his campaign rhetoric).
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), author of the “Assault Weapons” ban of 1994, has announced she will file an even more draconian, and permanent, gun control bill that she has been working on for the last year (i.e., that is code talk for just waiting for the opportunity to capitalize on a public tragedy).
This bill will encompass nearly all semi-automatic firearms in existence, including handguns, forbid their manufacture, require registration of any existing firearms, and prevent their transfer, even among family members.
You can find Sen. Feinstein’s summary of her legislation here: http://tiny.cc/azh9pw
This is a critical juncture for those who realize that to fundamentally transform this country as they promised, it is necessary to have unarmed subjects, not armed citizens, to implement their vision. If the Progressives in Congress, and their sycophants in the mainstream media, can swing public opinion and get their opponents in Congress to roll over, this will be a major victory for them, and the beginning of the end for the Second Amendment. While AzCDL’s focus has always been, first and foremost, on Arizona legislation, we have now joined with other state organizations to actively support the defeat of any federal legislation that threatens our right to bear arms.
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration’s frenzy to disarm us at the federal level will definitely echo in Arizona. We are expecting Progressives in the legislature to file bills in the 2013 session that will both mirror federal gun bans and attempt to roll-back the freedoms we have all fought hard for during the last 7 years: http://www.azcdl.org/html/accomplishments.html .
What they accomplish depends on how willing you are to stop them.
AzCDL’s success at the Arizona Legislature in continuing to restore our right to bear arms, while defeating attempts to make Arizona gun laws look like those in Illinois, New York or California, is dependent on your involvement. Not actively participating is the same as supporting those who want to take away your rights.
Membership donations allow us to purchase powerful tools that enable YOU to make a difference. Chief among these is our Legislative Action Center (http://capwiz.com/azcdl/home/). As bills progress we will send out Legislative Alerts via email. Many of those Alerts will have a link to our Legislative Action Center where a letter has been prepared and is waiting for you to email to committee members or your legislators. You can write your own letter or send what we prepare. Sending your email takes less than a minute and only a few mouse clicks.
The letters you send from AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center can mean the difference between a bill passing or failing. Conversely, doing nothing, or relying on others to do the work for you, is acceptance of defeat.
The 2013 Arizona Legislative session officially convenes on Monday, January 14th. Our legislative alerts will primarily initiate from our Legislative Action Center. AzCDL members are already subscribed. Members of federal and local law enforcement, the media, anti-rights groups, and other lurkers monitoring AzCDL activity via our public Yahoo email list are also welcome to subscribe to our Legislative Action Center alerts: http://capwiz.com/azcdl/home/ .
These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization: http://www.azcdl.org/h tml/membership.html
AzCDL – Protecting Your Freedom
AzCDL believes that the emphasis of gun laws should be on criminal misuse and that law-abiding citizens should be able to own and carry firearms unaffected by unnecessary laws or regulations. AzCDL was founded by a group of local activists who recognized that a sustained, coordinated, statewide effort was critical to protecting and expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners. As a like-minded coalition of activists, the AzCDL founders were instrumental in the successful passage of the first major improvement to Arizona's CCW (concealed carry) laws since they were instituted in 1994. Visit: www.azcdl.org