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    Important Gun Vote In The Senate

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

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    An amendment to repeal the onerous gun ban in the District of Columbia
    may come to the floor of the Senate as early as tomorrow, Wednesday,
    February 25.

    Senator John Ensign (R-NV) plans to file the amendment to the so-called
    D.C. Voting Rights Act.

    After the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Heller striking down
    Washington's gun ban as unconstitutional, the city council passed a gun
    control law that was almost as restrictive as the old one.

    To simply possess a firearm in the nation's Capitol City, a resident
    must:

    * Take a five hour training course
    * Re-register any firearms every three years
    * Undergo an invasive background check every six years
    * Pass a 20 question multiple choice test designed by bureaucrats based
    on the city's convoluted law
    * Pay a registration fee
    * Have all handguns undergo a ballistics test

    In addition to protecting Second Amendment rights in the District of
    Columbia, a vote on the Ensign amendment is an important test for your
    two Senators. Many of the provisions in the existing D.C. gun law are
    also on the wish list of the anti-gunners.

    A vote on repealing the D.C. gun ban will be a good indication of how
    the Senate will vote on other gun-related issues.

    Ensign's measure will be offered as an amendment to S. 160, the D.C.
    Voting Rights Act. The bill is designed to give Washington, D.C., full
    voting privileges in the House of Representatives, as well as increasing
    the total number of representatives from 435 to 437.

    While there are many constitutional concerns with the underlying
    measure, the gun ban repeal simply comes down to a vote for or against
    the Second Amendment.

    It is vital that you contact your Senators in support of the Ensign
    amendment because GOA is the only group that has announced it will score
    this vote.

    ACTION: Please contact your two U.S. Senators and urge them to support
    the Ensign amendment to repeal the D.C. gun ban. Ask them to encourage
    Senate leadership to make it a priority for consideration on S. 160. You
    can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the pre-written
    e-mail message below.


    ----- Prewritten Letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Senator John Ensign has an amendment to repeal the onerous D.C. gun ban.

    After the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Heller striking down
    Washington's gun ban as unconstitutional, the city council passed a gun
    control law that was almost as restrictive as the old one.

    To simply possess a firearm in the nation's Capitol City, a resident
    must:

    * Take a five hour training course
    * Re-register any firearms every three years
    * Undergo an invasive background check every six years
    * Pass a 20 question multiple choice test designed by bureaucrats based
    on the city's convoluted law
    * Pay a registration fee
    * Have all handguns undergo a ballistics test

    Please vote FOR the Ensign amendment and ask Senate leadership to make
    this a priority consideration on S. 160. Gun Owners of America will
    score this vote and will also let me know how you voted.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************

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    To posses a gun in the gun murder capitol of the United States.
    1- You must be a convicted felon with a rap sheet a mile long.
    2- You must kill one gangbanger a month.
    3- You must have robbed or plan on robbing, a liquor store or 7/11 for the 50 bucks they keep in the register.
    4- You must have no respect for the law, can't read, and don't give a flying damn about no Heller dude.

    All other helpless sheep need not apply.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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