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mpmarty
February 7, 2008, 08:33 PM
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MORE GUNS IN NATIONAL PARKS PUTS VISITORS AT RISK
Tell Your U.S. Senators to Protect Our National Parks: Oppose the Coburn Amendment

Dear mpmarty,

Keep Parks SafeA proposal facing action by the U.S. Senate would force National Park and National Wildlife Refuge managers to allow more loaded, hidden handguns in America's National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, endangering the public as well as wildlife.

Why are we putting hikers, campers, and families at risk by introducing loaded, hidden handguns into our National Parks? This proposal is a bad idea that the Senate should reject.

PLEASE CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS TODAY!
Tell Them "More Guns in National Parks Puts Visitors at Risk: Oppose the Coburn Amendment to S. 2483"
Call (202) 224-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard
Click Here to Look Up Your Senators' Direct Numbers

Under current federal law, firearm possession and transportation in our National Parks is carefully regulated. But Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, an ally of the gun lobby, plans on offering an amendment to a broader bill on public lands issues that would weaken the reasonable gun restrictions on federal lands adopted in 1982 by the Reagan Administration.

Given the heightened security risks in the post-9/11 world, as well as contemporary concerns about poaching on federal lands, we find the Reagan Administration regulation to be both necessary and appropriate.

Tell your Senators to stand with the Association of National Park Rangers, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, and the U.S. Park Ranger Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, who recently stated: "Senator Coburnís amendment will make poaching in parks even more prevalent than it already is, thus reducing the opportunity for children, families, and Americans from all walks of life to easily view wildlife that so many parks provide."

Don't allow Senator Coburn to change federal law to expand the carrying of loaded guns in our National Parks!

Here's What You Can Do Today:

1. CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS.
Tell them to OPPOSE the Coburn Amendment to S. 2483: We don't want more people carrying loaded, hidden guns in our National Parks!
Call (202) 224-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard
Click Here to Look Up Your Senators' Direct Numbers

2. EMAIL YOUR SENATORS.
If you can't call, or in addition, send an email to your Senators urging them to do the right thing on this important issue. Click here to send an email to both of your Senators.

3. SPREAD THE WORD.
Our Senators need to hear from as many of us as possible. Please click here to forward this email to friends and family.

For more information, please visit our website to read our press release and letter to the Secretary of the Interior on this important subject.

Please contact your Senators today and urge them to oppose the Coburn Amendment.
Sincerely,
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Sarah Brady, Chair

Please call your politicians and urge PASSAGE of this measure. Don't use the number displayed above as it just records numbers of calls in opposition to lifting the ban.

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Nitrogen
February 7, 2008, 08:42 PM
Whenever I see these, I love to repost them with the weasel words taken out.

Alas


Keep Parks Safe

A proposal facing action by the U.S. Senate would mandate National Park and National Wildlife Refuge managers to allow handguns allowed elsewhere by state law, in America's National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.

Why are we putting hikers, campers, and families at risk by introducing handguns into our National Parks? This proposal is a bad idea that the Senate should reject.

PLEASE CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS TODAY!
Tell Them "More Guns in National Parks Puts Visitors at Risk: Oppose the Coburn Amendment to S. 2483"
Call (202) 224-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard
Click Here to Look Up Your Senators' Direct Numbers

Under current federal law, firearm possession and transportation in our National Parks is carefully regulated. But Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma plans on offering an amendment to a broader bill on public lands issues that would weaken federal gun restrictions on federal lands in states with differing laws, adopted in 1982 by the Reagan Administration.

Given the heightened security risks in the post-9/11 world, as well as contemporary concerns about poaching on federal lands, we find the Reagan Administration regulation to be both necessary and appropriate.

Tell your Senators to stand with the Association of National Park Rangers, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, and the U.S. Park Ranger Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, who recently stated: "Senator Coburnís amendment will make poaching in parks even more prevalent than it already is, thus reducing the opportunity for children, families, and Americans from all walks of life to easily view wildlife that so many parks provide."

Don't allow Senator Coburn to change federal law to expand the carrying of guns in our National Parks!

Here's What You Can Do Today:

1. CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS.
Tell them to OPPOSE the Coburn Amendment to S. 2483: We don't want more people carrying guns in our National Parks!
Call (202) 224-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard
Click Here to Look Up Your Senators' Direct Numbers

2. EMAIL YOUR SENATORS.
If you can't call, or in addition, send an email to your Senators urging them to do the right thing on this important issue. Click here to send an email to both of your Senators.

3. SPREAD THE WORD.
Our Senators need to hear from as many of us as possible. Please click here to forward this email to friends and family.

For more information, please visit our website to read our press release and letter to the Secretary of the Interior on this important subject.

Please contact your Senators today and urge them to oppose the Coburn Amendment.



Called my congresscritters, who, as Texans are for allowing people to carry guns anyway. But every call helps.

As an aside, I love my state. We denied selling land to a private entity, or the forest service because they wouldn't allow hunting on it. :neener:

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