Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Well, we knew this day would eventually come.
GOA has been warning gun owners that Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California would be looking for an avenue to attach her gun ban to unrelated legislation sometime this year.
According to Senate sources, Feinstein will be making her move quite soon.
While she reportedly has her eyes on a number of different bills as possible vehicles for her amendment, it seems certain that she will try to piggy-back her anti-gun language onto a legal reform bill (such as S. 2062) within the next few weeks.
You will remember that when Feinstein offered her gun ban amendment in March, it passed 52-47.
While a switch of only three Senators would be enough to kill the amendment, it seems that the easiest way to defeat Feinstein will be through a filibuster. Our side only needs 41 Senators to kill her amendment through the art of filibuster, and it would appear that we definitely have that many votes... BUT ONLY IF THE 47 SENATORS WHO VOTED RIGHT LAST TIME CONTINUE TO HOLD THE LINE!
That?s why we need another barrage of phone calls and e-mails going into Senate offices.
ACTION: Please contact your Senators and urge them to oppose any Feinstein amendment to reinstate the semi-auto ban. Tell them to also support any effort to filibuster this unconstitutional legislation.
You can use the Take Action Now feature to send the letter as a pre-written e-mail message
Go to the above link, they have a automated email to your senators...