VA-ALERT: Senator Saslaw denigrates gun owners!


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W.E.G.
January 23, 2008, 10:28 AM
VA-ALERT: Senator Saslaw denigrates gun owners!

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Van Cleave
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:41 AM
Subject: VA-ALERT: Senator Saslaw denigrates gun owners!

On Monday, Executive member John Pierce was in an elevator in the
General Assembly building, participating in the VCDL Lobby Day. John
was in the back of the elevator and at some point Democratic Senator
Dick Saslaw of Fairfax County, who is the Senate Majority Leader,
entered the elevator with a companion.

The Senator, not realizing that John with his large "Guns Save Lives"
badge was in the back of the elevator, continued a loud conversation
he was having with his companion.

In a clearly audible voice, Senator Saslaw said to his companion: "I
see we're debating a gun bill today. Half of the cast of Deliverance
is in town."

John was disgusted and so am I!!!

While the Senator might think he is unbiased towards others, based on
that comment he is in fact a bigot and an elitist.

His disdain was shown a short while later when he rudely and
intentionally made a comment meant to disrupt the statement I was
making before the Courts of Justice committee on Senator Marsh's gun
show bill.

We need to ask our Senators and Delegates to demand that Senator
Saslaw issue an apology to those gun owners who were attending the
General Assembly on Monday and to the citizens of Virginia for
betraying their trust.

Here is a pre-written email to your Senator:

http://tinyurl.com/2x4274

Here is a pre-written email to your Delegate:

http://tinyurl.com/2yx835

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BSlacker
January 23, 2008, 10:59 AM
Its been a long time since I saw the movie but maybe this fool has his script backward. Seems to me that there were two sides or halfs in the movie the hillbilly crimminals and the lawabiding outdoorsmen. Seems most gun owners are lawabiding outdoorsmen so then he must be in the hillbilly crimminal side or half. Maybe he is confused as to which side or half of the movie people he is with. Could someone send him a copy of the movie might help clear up a few details.
I can't imagine his though process where he got to thinking like that. :mad:

Art Eatman
January 23, 2008, 11:20 AM
This would be better in the Activism forum, if you want a "contact" campaign.

Art

tinygnat219
January 27, 2008, 08:30 PM
I am going to call his office on Monday and ask which group he was referring to with those comments. He's my State Senator (Lucky me).

learn2shoot
January 28, 2008, 04:18 PM
Sen. Richard Saslaw
General Assembly Building
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7535
Fax: (804) 698-7651
Constituent Viewpoint: (800)-889-0229
Email: district35@sov.state.va.us


Call Today and confirm which side he was talking to and say that either way he should appologize.

JohnL2
January 30, 2008, 11:15 AM
I am curious as to the particular comments that he said with disdain during proceedings.

I am surprised no one has made an off-color remark about taking a banjo and violently introducing it to said Senators body orifice.
Senator, you are out of tune.

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