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Senate Taking up Gun debate NOW

Discussion in 'Activism' started by sporty66, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. sporty66

    sporty66 Member

    Make Sure you call and email your senators now. They are taking up Harry Rieds bill s.649 at 10am this morning. Let them know were you stand and stop them from chipping away our rights.
  2. Billy Shears

    Billy Shears Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately Virginia is lost, as far as the Senate is concerned, thanks to the fact that both the senators are democrats, and will toe the democratic party line. Mark Warner has already indicated he would support an AWB if it came to the floor for a vote, and no doubt he will also support universal background checks and magazine bans. I just got an email from Tim Kaine today indicated that he will support these things as well.

  3. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Even if you KNOW your rep is anti gun write them anyways. Can't hurt. At the very least waste the time of their helpers.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, write them regardless and tell them that you will be active during the next few election cycles either working to support them as they support us or for their opposition if they do not support us.
  5. HankR

    HankR Well-Known Member

    A phone call might be better than a letter, given the timing. Email next best, but it's getting late for snail mails.
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    True, phone calls, then emails, followed by letters reach them in that order.
  7. Texshooter

    Texshooter Well-Known Member

    Have just written and left voice mail with my 2 Sen from Georgia letting them know how disappointed my family is they have abandoned their oath of office as well as being more concerned with what people in NY / CA / MA think rather than citiizens of Georgia.
  8. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    CALL the Senators and leave a clear concise message. They're just counting the number of people that call and support for or against.

    The easiest way to find a senators’ phone number, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators’ and/or representative’s office.

    Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.

    After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message. Don't leave a rambling 2A rant, it won't help and you're just taking up time that more of us can call with a simple "Please tell the Senator that I want him to vote NO on provisions of Senator Reid's bill requiring Universal Background Checks. I don't want legislation requiring me to drive 10 miles and stand around for a half hour just to pay some guy at a gun shop with an FFL to run a background check on someone I've known forever so I can give my grandfather or grandson or uncle my prized rifle/pistol for their birthday!".

    Remember they're counting constituent opinions and little more.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2013

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