SECOND AMENDMENT TASK FORCE: So how do we help this Congressional group?


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hso
March 5, 2009, 02:59 PM
How do we as a community go about helping this Congressional Task Force?

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Congressman Dan Boren, (OK-2) and U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, (GA-10), Co-Chairs of the Second Amendment Task Force (SATF) in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statements regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comments on the possibility of the Obama Administration seeking to reinstate a ban on sales of assault weapons.

Congressman Boren
“The Second Amendment Task Force is adamantly opposed to reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons as it clearly would demonstrate a violation of United States citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution absolutely does not outline any provision to restrict ownership of a gun belonging to a specific category. I will diligently work with my colleagues on the Second Amendment Task Force to defeat any form of legislation in Congress that poses a threat to the Second Amendment.”

Congressman Paul Broun
“The Attorney General’s recent comments about reinstating the ‘assault weapons’ ban are extremely troubling since a ban clearly violates our Constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment Task Force opposes the discussed ban and will fight any attempts that infringe on our Second Amendment rights.”

The Second Amendment Task Force was created in the 111th Congress to monitor legislation regarding the Second Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives. It acts as a unified and proactive force to promote legislation that protects the Second Amendment and to fight legislation that poses a threat to citizens’ Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

The bipartisan task force includes a group of Members from a wide spectrum of backgrounds that represent a large geographical area:

Democrats
Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK), Task Force Co-Chair
Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA)
Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)

Republicans
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), Task Force Co-Chair
Rep. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)
Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

http://www.house.gov/list/press/ok02_boren/2009_02_26_assault_weapons.html

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DocBoCook
March 5, 2009, 03:07 PM
agreed, how can we help these people get their point across

MT GUNNY
March 5, 2009, 03:40 PM
How about Writing your Rep and tell Him or Her to Join the task Force?

MT GUNNY
March 5, 2009, 03:53 PM
I just got done sending them an invitation to the Task Force.

peep
March 11, 2009, 11:48 AM
One "Task Force" email sent and also mentioned it in a phone call.

Boba Fett
March 11, 2009, 07:59 PM
Going to write up a couple of letters now and mail (and email) them out.

Yo Mama
March 11, 2009, 08:08 PM
Called mine. Seems to be a few R and Ds!

KBintheSLC
March 24, 2009, 03:36 PM
How about Writing your Rep and tell Him or Her to Join the task Force?

Thats is a great idea for those who's rep is not on the list... my guy is already on there.

The list is far too short at this point... 12 names out of 435 members of congress (about 2.7%)? Is this the entire list? If so, we have a long rough road ahead.

RoadkingLarry
April 2, 2009, 12:42 PM
Boren is my Congressman. While I'm happy to see this I'm wondering what they are doing.
All we have so far is a couple of press releases and some "harrumphing" from the politicals.

TMM
April 2, 2009, 01:05 PM
I'll send some letters out too. anyone want to post thier letters as inspiration/examples for the rest of us?

TMM

mljdeckard
April 2, 2009, 08:17 PM
I have recently sent a couple of emails to Jim Matheson to thank him for his support in this issue, and I have told several gun friends who actually live in his district to get behind him as well.

AllAmerican
April 2, 2009, 09:51 PM
Point them to this? Ive posted it before. Note the names on it.

http://www.constitution.org/mil/rkba1982.htm

KevinAbbeyTech
April 11, 2009, 01:22 AM
Boren is my Congressman too.

The main problem with this task force is that there are not enough members.

Everyone needs to be writing there Congressmen and asking them to join.

Congressmen are remarkably good listeners typically.

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