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CSGV: Demand that President Bush and Congress Act to Ban Assault Weapons

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Harry Tuttle, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    Demand that President Bush and Congress Act to Ban Assault Weapons

    Press Release
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
    1023 15th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-408-0061

    We need to make more noise about America's widespread support for banning military-style assault weapons!

    Last week at the Democratic National Convention, Representative Carolyn McCarthy, the lead House sponsor of the assault weapons ban renewal, proclaimed: "If you care about gun violence, about our children, about our police officers on the front lines every day...if you believe...that military style assault weapons do not belong on our streets or in our neighborhoods...Then I ask you to call the White House...Call the Speaker of the House of Representatives and demand -- DEMAND -- that Congress serve the American people and vote to extend this ban before September 13th."

    Take heed of this advice, we need your help to demand that YOUR government elected by YOU listens to the voice of the vast majority of Americans, who want to keep assault weapons banned.

    How You Can Help Now:

    1) Email Congress and demand they pass legislation to keep assault weapons banned.

    2) Donate and become a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence so we can continue our efforts to prevent gun violence.

    3) Tell your friends to join our email list. We need to get more people active.

    4) Spread the word in your community.
    Download assault weapons ban posters.

    For more information on the assault weapons ban, go to www.underassault.org.

    This article is online at http://www.jointogether.org/z/0,2522,573733,00.html
  2. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Looking for a cow that Queen Meadhbh stole
    :rolleyes: The "vast majority" of Americans have no idea whatsoever that this is an issue.

    This is important to us. This is important to the antis. But Joe-America is utterly ignorant. You might as well ask him about the candidates who will be running in an election 3,000 years from now on another planet inhabited by an insect race that has political debates with subtle changes in pheromone excretion.
  3. Derby FALs

    Derby FALs Member In Memoriam

    Jul 29, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    The poster rifle does not appear to be a banned assault weapon. No flash hider or folding stock.
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Senior Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    Don't expect the truth in a debate fueled by hysteria.
  5. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Potomac, Maryland - Behind enemy lines!!

    It was certainly nice of CSGV to provide this convenient online form for e-mailing my (hah!) representitives.

    It was even nicer of them to not lock the text box, so I could delete their anti-civil rights spew and replace it with a pro-gun message of my own. :evil:

    I recommend that everyone do this a few times.

    - Chris
  6. whm1974

    whm1974 Senior Member

    Feb 10, 2004
    The antis are claiming that "asualt weapons" will flood the streets if the AWB exspires. Funny but last time I went to a gun shop they had a AK-47, AR-15, and a Berratra Storm for sale. The so called AWB didn't ban anything, you just can't have certain features on new semi autos anymore.

  7. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    The leftist extremists are just snivelling and whining for the sake of snivelling and whining. They're well aware they're going to have to wait until January, 2005 to enact another so-called "assault weapons" ban.
  8. Waitone

    Waitone Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    The Land of Broccoli and Fingernails
    I hope someone puts up a website devoted to making a tally of the death and bloodbath that will result when the AWB expires.

    Doesn't have to be complicated. Just a tally based on news reports.

    Sorta like that site which featured a camera looking at a handgun laying on the table. They wanted to see when the gun got up and left.
  9. The Rabbi

    The Rabbi member

    Oct 30, 2003
    Thank you, Chris. Great suggestion. One anti-AWB letter coming from the web site of these nudnicks will negate about 100 pro-ban ones.
    As the slogan of the Democratic Party often was: Vote Early, Vote Often.
  10. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    Nice idea Chris. This is what I changed their propaganda into -

    "As your constituent, I strongly urge you to allow usless legislation that would ban military-styled "assault weapons" to sunset.

    A number of bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress that seek to ban "assault weapons" and high-capacity ammunition magazines. So far, Congress has show the good sense to allow such expensive and usless legislation to fail.

    Many national law enforcement organization as well as hundreds of civic, and professional organizations have stated that support for banning "assault weapons" has had no beneficial effect on public safety.

    Military-styled "assault weapons" have never been shown to be the weapons of choice for criminals and terrorists. Congress should continue to discard and block such misleading and misguided attempts to ban firearms.

    I thank you for your consideration of this matter, and would appreciate it if you would inform me of your position on the federal assault weapons ban."

    If they send the letter as shown in the text box they will transmit our message as well as their tripe.
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Member

    May 28, 2003
    "It makes no sense for assault weapons to be around our society."

    So say the anti-gunners in quoting W.

    The friggin hypocrites actually find an example to quote him when it's not in mockery. :rolleyes:

    Liberals are weasels.
  12. Firethorn

    Firethorn Senior Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    My letter

    As your constituent, I strongly urge you to cosponsor and vote for legislation to encourage the possession of military assault rifles, such as the M-16A2. This is within the purview of the second amendment.

    The current ban on semi-automatic look-alikes is set to expire on September 13, 2004. This is a good start, but not enough. The 1986 ban on new machineguns should be your next target.

    Every local law enforcement organization as well as hundreds of religious, civic, and professional organizations support the expiration of the AWB, as it has been shown to have no noticable effect in it's ten years, as it targets only cosmetic features, as well as in violation of the constitution of the United States.

    Military-style assault rifles belong in civilian hands. These guns, designed to be effective in numerous enviroments, resist abuse, and be easy to maintain. They enable citizens to form effective militias in times of need.

    Besides, these weapons are not the weapons of choice for criminals and terrorists. Criminals prefer concealable weapons such as handguns and sawed off shotguns, while terrorists, when they aren't using bombs or boxcutters, prefer to get their assault rifles from sources outside of the USA, where they can get fully automatic weapons as well as RPG's at incredible discounts ($80 for the full-auto version of the AK-47 and two magazines!).

    I thank you for your consideration of this matter, and would appreciate it if you would inform me of your position on the federal assault weapons ban.
  13. BeLikeTrey

    BeLikeTrey Guest

    Tin foil on...

    I wonder if they know some of us will do this and put something in there to make it look like your message was changed but when you hit "send" it reset the message and sent it all at once? Or do they wait and collect the email forms and look over them and then send? Just a little curious... I'd hate to have any of our names used in ANTI support.
  14. Ransom

    Ransom Member

    Dec 18, 2003
    CLEARLY you have been brainwashed by the powerful and evil gun lobby! Why, just looking out my window I can see no less than 10 people shooting at each other with assault weapons! Now they are killing handicapped children! Oh the humanity!

    Hey, the rifle in the "She belongs in my neighborhood..." poster, what is it? I likes it.
  15. Thrash1982

    Thrash1982 Member

    Apr 25, 2003
    I swear, whenever I see anti gun schlock like that they always mention Uzis and AK-47s being the choice of criminals. What about all the other fine choices out there??? Whats wrong with the AR? or FAL? Too expensive? too heavy? I know that when these things start flooding the streets in September I'm gonna be out there with a bucket or two.
  16. PBIR

    PBIR Member

    Jul 5, 2004
    Middle TN
    Should we tell them that is a STG 44 and not an AK-47 in their posters? Lol.
  17. Daedalus

    Daedalus Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    Gainesville, Florida
    Apparently there is going to be a flod of semi auto STG-44s on the streets when the AWB sunsets, personally , I cannot wait. :D
  18. mrtgbnkr

    mrtgbnkr Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Dayton, OH
    My edit, just for the heck of it!

  19. Omni04

    Omni04 Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Central Kentucky
    yes and i am also pointing out that being an 18 year old i know that most of us are right wing. it feels nice to be able to vote this year, and i am looking forward to voicing my opinion. the gov't hasn't cared about my view while i was a minor, mebbe now they will! :D

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