Not out of the AWB woods yet...


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LoveMy45
August 14, 2004, 02:32 PM
Since there is talk about a special session of Congress to deal with the recommendations in the 9/11 Commission report, I suspect that we're not out of the woods yet with regards to the AWB expiring.

Therefore, I'm still writing letters to my congressional delegation and to President Bush urging them to allow the AWB to expire. I'm also referencing an online petition for them to read. I believe that I've posted it here before, but in case you haven't seen it, please take a moment to read it. Then, if you agree, please sign it. It was written by Karl T. Murphy, who is a regular at the Guns & Ammo Forum (http://outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeromain?id=5). Here is the petition:

Let the Assault Weapons and high capacity magazine ban Sunset. (http://www.petitiononline.com/AWB/petition.html)




As I said, I've sent this URL to politicians. This week, I received this reply from one of my senators:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/JeffLorenz/LetterFromSenatorHatch_re_AWB_petition.png

So, I know that at least one senator has read it and looked at the signatures! :D

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VaniB.
August 14, 2004, 03:18 PM
Jeff,

You're a responsible citizen, and I wish we could get more folks like yourself to take a moment to write the poloticians. I personally believe that now we are well into the recess and I have still seen no signs of excess pressure mounting, the ban is as good as dead. But we can't become complacent. So even a reduced light stream of correspondense to the elected officials right up to the end is a good stratagy in maintainig an edge and ultimate victory. Lord knows they are receiving correspondence from the Brady types, and their hearing from our side will help offset it

Monkeyleg
August 14, 2004, 06:24 PM
Given some of the squishy positions that Orrin Hatch has taken over the years, that letter is really impressive.

VaniB.
August 14, 2004, 06:43 PM
Given some of the squishy positions that Orrin Hatch has taken over the years, that letter is really impressive.

On that premise, I too was very surprised to know that Arlen Spector voted against the AWB in '94 and the extension of it back in March. And so did McCain. Go figure!

BTW, Spector is on Brady's hit list for November. There's a whole list of pro gun measures that he's voted for that they have listed on their site , and they want to replace him with a Democrat in November that they are backing.

SUE ROVR
August 14, 2004, 06:45 PM
The only reason spector votes pro-gun is if he did not he would be gone.

Look at the support Toomey had in the primary.

Treylis
August 14, 2004, 07:32 PM
He's on the "Aging" committee? What on earth is that?

MAURICE
August 15, 2004, 12:13 AM
I took the time recently to write both of my (DEM) senators, and to my surprise actually heard back from both of them. While both senators indicated that they will support renewal of the ban, I was impressed by the fact that they actually took the time to respond. Lincolns reply seemed a little canned, but cannot say for sure. Pryor actually responded to every question and comment in my letter.

Dissapointed that they dont agree, but glad they replied.
AR Residents send letters to:

Blanche L. Lincoln
Address(s): 912 West Fourth Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Federal Building, Suite 315, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Drew County Courthouse, 210 South Main St., Monticello, AR 72401
Miller County Courthouse, 400 Laurel St., , AR 71854
Arkansas Phone Numbers: 501-375-2993
870-910-9696
Washington DC Address: 355 Dirksen, Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Washington DC Phone Number: 202-224-4843
Email: info@lincoln.senate.gov

and

Mark Pryor
Address(s): 700 West Capitol, Federal Building, Room 2527, Little Rock, AR 72201
120 Federal Building, Jonesboro, AR 72401
101 N. Washington, El Dorado, AR 71730
1 East Center Street, Suite 216, , AR 72701
Arkansas Phone Numbers: 501-324-6336
870-935-5022
Washington DC Address: 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Washington DC Phone Number: 202-224-2353
Email: http://pryor.senate.gov/email_webform.htm

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