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Right to Bear Arms News 06/09/01
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On Monday April 2, the Senate passed a bill that will
stifle your free speech rights and cripple pro-family
groups that defend your values before our elected leaders.
And it will totally silence our voice during elections!
It's called the "McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform"
bill. But don't believe the nice-sounding name, it is
really nothing more than a "Gag-Order"). This bill
represents an ominous threat to our freedoms.
The battle now moves to the House of Representatives where the
bill is known as the "Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform"
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CORAL RIDGE MINIStrIES
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Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 11:34:16 -0400
Subject: Special Congressional Election
Special Congressional Election Coming
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund E-Mail/Fax Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
August 7, 2001
Dear GOA members and supporters,
Even before all the redistricting opportunities arrive next year,
gun owners have the chance now to pick up a true pro-gun leader in
the House of Representatives.
President Bush has appointed Arkansas Rep. Asa Hutchinson to head up
the Drug Enforcement Agency. There will be a special election in
early October to fill the vacancy he leaves in the U.S. House of
Arkansas state Senator Gunner DeLay (a cousin of U.S. House Majority
Whip Tom DeLay of Texas) has announced his candidacy to fill the
vacancy left by Hutchinson.
Sen. DeLay has a proven record of standing up for the rights of gun
owners in the Arkansas Senate. He twice has voted for concealed
carry of handguns for Arkansans. One of those votes was to remove a
gun free zone from the law that, of course, only made it safe for
criminals in parks and restaurants, not for parents concerned about
protecting their children.
DeLay also filled out his GOA candidate questionnaire 100%
Amazingly, former state Rep. Jim Hendren, another candidate in the
race, actually voted against concealed carry, and for criminal safe
zones. Not surprisingly, he has refused to send in his GOA
There is a very clear difference between these two legislators based
on their records.
The differences are even clearer now that the campaign has gotten
under way. In defending his vote for criminal safe zones in
restaurants, Hendren said, "Alcohol and firearms don't mix." No
matter to Hendren that in the states that permit such concealed
carry, there is no problem of concealed carry permittee shootouts in
Gun owner rights have become the issue in this campaign. I hope you
will send a check for as much as you can to Gunner DeLay for
Congress and send it to the campaign office. The address of the
campaign is: Gunner DeLay, 1713 South D Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas
You can donate online by going to http://www.gunnerdelay.com and clicking on Contributions (you can also view Sen. DeLay's voting record on gun issues there).
This is a safe Republican seat. The winner of the primary is almost
certain to become the next congressman. By all accounts, Jim Hendren
will pour more than two hundred thousand dollars of his own money
into this race. That's why it's vital for gun owners to get behind
Gunner DeLay now. We need a genuine pro-gun leader to come from
such a district.
Your online contribution or your personal check of $25, $50, $100,
$250 or even $1000 (the legal maximum) could make a huge difference.
Sen. Gunner DeLay has proven his leadership, and we should get
Please send your check or contribute online now. Time is truly of
PAID FOR BY GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND.
NOT authorIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE COMMITTEE. GUN OWNERS OF
AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND IS A PROJECT OF GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA.
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From: Dave LaCourse
Subject: CCRKBA running Anti-McCain Ad
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 16:37:20 -0700
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CCRKBA OPENS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST McCAIN-LIEBERMAN GUN SHOW BILL
For Immediate Release: Contact: Alan
Gottlieb (425) 454-4911
BELLEVUE, WA - Noting that "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions,
but we can't let good intentions create bad law," the Citizens Committee for
the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) this week is launching a nationwide
campaign to defeat the McCain-Lieberman Gun Show Bill, S.890.
Organizations crossing the political spectrum oppose this legislation, said
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. Groups ranging in philosophy from the
Physicians for Social Responsibility to the National Association of Arms
Shows are against McCain-Lieberman for various reasons, he said.
"McCain-Lieberman has several drafting flaws that even many anti-gun rights
groups recognize," Gottlieb stated. "The bill isn't about background checks
at gun shows, it's about bait and switch. As written, McCain-Lieberman
invades the privacy rights of gun owners and lays the groundwork for
creation of a national gun registration system. It would effectively put
legitimate gun shows out of business."
Gottlieb is kicking off the CCRKBA campaign with advertisements in The
Washington Times, National Review, The Weekly Standard, Insight Magazine and
the Washington Times National Weekly Edition. Advertising will also appear
in four of the nation's most prominent firearms publications: Gun Week,
Women & Guns, Gun News Digest and Point Blank, Gottlieb said.
"Copies of our advertisement, which lists scores of politically diverse
groups opposed to S.890 are being mailed to every member of Congress,"
Gottlieb added. "It will also be appearing on hundreds of websites on the
Internet, and we will distribute it further through direct mail."
"We plan to match, dollar for dollar, every dollar spent by the anti-gun
group Americans for Gun Safety," Gottlieb vowed. "It isn't often that people
across the political spectrum, who are typically at odds with one another,
agree on something. It is obvious that, for many reasons, traditional foes
are now allies in turning 'thumbs-down' on McCain-Lieberman."
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens
Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation's premier
gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens
Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active
lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of
gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
From: Jean Wigle
Subject: Important Gun Rights Event!!!!
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:30:06 -0700
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This year's 16th annual, national Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) will
be held on Sept. 21, 22 & 23, 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Drawbridge Inn
& Convention Center. The goal of the conference is to educate people on how
to protect and advance the right to keep and bear arms across the country
and in your communities.
SAF President and Gun Week Executive Editor Joseph P. Tartaro has dubbed the
GRPC as, "The single most important event in the gun rights movement." His
sentiments are echoed by many other gun rights leaders.
In an effort to promote this Free training and educational gathering, we are
asking RKBA supporters to place a link on their website back to our main
GRPC page at http://www.saf.org/GRPC2001.htm
Please note that we are listing our supporters this year on this page with
links back to them where possible. Please e-mail your participation in this
event so we can give you credit here email@example.com as
well as in all conference materials and handouts.
A GIF file banner is enclosed for your review, or one can be taken off of
our main page at http://www.saf.org
Thank you for your consideration and time.
If there are any questions or problems, please call 1-800-486-6963 or e-mail
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
updated 06/09/01 Thanks go to Neil Knox for keeping us
informed and fighting for our right to bear arms.
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 21:00:39 EDT
Subject: Senate Committee Tussle Likely
From: email@example.com (Neal Knox)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Firearms Coalition Alerts List)
June 4 Neal Knox update -- The first order of business when the Senate gets back from the Memorial Day recess Wednesday is for the Democrats to elect Tom Daschle as Majority Leader, with the help of Republican-turned-Independent Jim Jeffords (Vt.). The next item will be the Democrats' committee reorganization resolution. Unless they have made a binding deal with Republicans, that reorganization resolution will take a while. I hope. The committee resolution is the key to Republicans being able to get floor votes on President Bush's controversial -- that is, conservative -- judges or key agency heads. The Democrats committee resolution calls for Sen. Pat Leahy (Vt.) to be chairman of Judiciary. The No. 2 Democrat will be the more-senior former chairman Joe Biden -- who has never cast a vote for gun owners in my memory -- and who will be chairman of a new "drugs and crime" subcommittee that will consider all gun legislation. Chairman of Judiciary's Courts Subcomittee will be Charles Schumer! He has already declared that only "moderate" judges will be approved.
But if Republicans hang tough, for once, those chilling things wouldn't occur -- not without getting some significant concessions. Under arcane Senate rules, the special power-sharing agreement that Daschle and Republican leader Trent Lott negotiated in January becomes null and void the moment either side has a majority. So until the Senate approves a new committee appointments resolution, last year's committee structure, written when Republicans were in the majority, will remain in effetc.
New Senators, mainly Democrats, wouldn't have a committee assignment. Although all committee chairmen would be the most senior Democrats from last year's committees, several committees -- including Sen. Robert Byrd's Appropriations Committee -- would have Republican majorities.
Some other committees, including the Judiciary Committee -- critical because it considers all gun legislation, as well as all court appointments -- would be evenly divided between the parties. (That wouldn't directly help gunowners because Sen. Mike DeWine (R- Ohio) is a committee member, and a sponsor of the McCain-Lieberman gun show bill, S. 890.)
Needless to say, Democrats don't want to operate under last year's committee resolution. They have the votes to pass a new one, but if 41 Republicans mount a filibuster, the old one stays in place.
Yesterday, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said on TV that Republicans wouldn't kick up a fuss provided they had an agreement that would allow them to bring Pres. Bush's court nominees to the floor -- preventing Schumer and Leahy from simply sitting on the appointments. That's the tactic each majority party has used when they don't want to seat a judge, but don't have a reasonable argument against him or her.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-S.D.) told TV viewers that he didn't think Republicans would filibuster. Hopefully, he's whistling past the graveyard.
As a practical matter, this impasse is going to have to be resolved, and Democrats will eventually get their committee assignments, because they'll dig in their heels to assure that absolutely nothing Mr. Bush wants, even must-pass appropriations bills, will move.
But if Republicans hang tough, which Sen. Dorgan knows would be out of character, they can force a binding agreement. No matter what, the usual Senate "collegiality" will undergo a strain.
NRA rolled out what some call "NRA Flagship Legislation for the 107th Congress" last week, H.R. 2037, introduced by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and 101 co-sponsors. The bill would relieve gunmakers, dealers, distributors, and firearms trade associations from civil liability for criminal acts by third parties. To be protected from such liability lawsuits, people from the gun industry would have to voluntarily list themselves with the Commerce Department.
That registration requirement made Rep. John Hostettler (R- Ind.) "uncomfortable," so he declined to co-sponsor and reintroduced his "Interstate Commerce Freedom Act," H.R. 1966, to prohibit "any State or Federal court alleging liability of a manufacturer for harm" caused by a criminal act by a third party using his product. It also protects manufacturers from being held liable for marketing their products in compliance with law. The Hostettler bill has nine co-sponsors, including Rep. Stearns.
The California Senate is expected to vote this week on Sen. Jack Scott's (D-Altadena) handgun "safety license" bill requiring thumbprinting, a firearms course, a shooting proficiency demonstration and a written test on gun laws for anyone buying a handgun after Jan. 1, 2003.
The bill, S.B. 52, which sets a fee of up to $50, was approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee and sent to the floor. Under legislative rules bills must pass one house by June 8.
The Connecticut House passed a bill by 148-1 Tuesday night banning additional "assault weapons" and making it easier for police to seize guns from people considered dangerous, mandating gun seizures from anyone under a restraining order.
Great Britain's medieval deodand law, requiring prosecution and punishment of an inanimate object involved in a death was repealed in the 19th Century, but it is alive and well in Maine. A bill passed the Maine House 84-51 last week requiring guns used in a homicide to be destroyed, though other guns seized by police are sold through dealers.
The president of Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, which lobbied for its passage, called it a "common sense idea." Deep thinkers from the Middle Ages would agree.
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