Ask your congressmen to oppose H.R. 1022

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by E.L., Feb 25, 2007.

  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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    McCarthy Bill Bans Millions More Guns Than The Clinton Gun Ban

    On Feb. 14, 2007, Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 1022, a bill with the stated purpose, "to reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes."
    McCarthy's verbiage warrants explanation. Presumably, what she means by "assault weapons ban" is the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994. Congress allowed the ban to expire in 2004 for multiple reasons, including the fact that federal, state and local law enforcement agency studies showed that guns affected by the ban had been used in only a small percentage of crime, before and after the ban was imposed.
    With the nation's murder rate 43% lower than in 1991, and the re-legalized guns still used in only a small percentage of crime, reauthorizing the Clinton Gun Ban would be objectionable enough. But McCarthy's "other purposes" would make matters even worse. H.R. 1022 would ban every gun banned by the Clinton ban, plus millions more guns, including:
    . Every gun made to comply with the Clinton ban. (The Clinton ban dictated the kinds of grips, stocks and attachments new guns could have. Manufacturers modified new guns to the Clinton requirements. H.R. 1022 would ban the modified guns too.)
    . Guns exempted by the Clinton ban. (Ruger Mini-14s and -30s and Ranch Rifles; .30 cal. carbines; and fixed-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifles that hold more than 10 rounds.)
    . All semi-automatic shotguns. (E.g., Remington, Winchester, Beretta and Benelli, used for hunting, sport shooting, and self-defense. H.R. 1022 would ban them because they have "any characteristic that can function as a grip," and would also ban their main component, called the "receiver.")
    . All detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles-including, for example, the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 .22 rimfire-because they have "any characteristic that can function as a grip."
    . Target shooting rifles. (E.g., the three centerfire rifles most popular for marksmanship competitions: the Colt AR-15, the Springfield M1A and the M1 "Garand.")
    . Any semi-automatic shotgun or rifle an Attorney General one day claims isn't "sporting," even though the constitutions of the U.S. and 44 states, and the laws of all 50 states, recognize the right to use guns for defense.
    . 65 named guns (the Clinton law banned 19 by name); semi-auto fixed-magazine pistols of over 10 rounds capacity; and frames, receivers and parts used to repair or refurbish guns.
    H.R. 1022 would also ban the importation of magazines exempted by the Clinton ban, ban the sale of a legally-owned "assault weapon" with a magazine of over 10 rounds capacity, and begin backdoor registration of guns, by requiring private sales of banned guns, frames, receivers and parts to be conducted through licensed dealers. Finally, whereas the Clinton Gun Ban was imposed for a 10-year trial period, H.R. 1022 would be a permanent ban.
    Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to oppose
    H.R. 1022


  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Send them some spent shells....

    <table border="0" width="95%"><tbody><tr><td align="center" width="15%">[​IMG]</td> <td align="center" width="70%"> [SIZE=+3]The 50 MILLION ROUND MARCH[/SIZE]
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    Father's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, President's Day
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    Jeff Head,
    Father's Day Event Planned -- "50 MILLION ROUND MARCH"
    DATE (Emmett, Idaho ) -- May 19, 10 AM -- A nation-wide "50 Million Round March" is being planned for Father's Day, June 18, 2000 in support of 2nd amendment rights and to counter the "Million Mom March" which was held on Mother's Day.

    This event will demonstrate to elected officials the resolve and the numbers of those individuals committed to retaining their second amendment rights, and send a message to cease enacting laws which infringe on this right for law abiding citizens.

    Fathers and their families, friends and neighbors will get together at shooting ranges all over the nation and simultaneously fire over 50 million shots, or "rounds", as a statement in support of the right to keep and bear arms for all law abiding citizens. "Range monitors" will be in place at each event to insure that proper firearm safety is observed.
    This effort will also include a letter-writing campaign to congressional representatives, senators, governors and the President informing them of the participants' attendance and their insistence that infringements on this constitutional right cease. As a memento of the event, the participants will include either one of their used targets with their letters, or two spent cartridges in a mailer box with their letters.

    One of the organizers of this event, Jeff Head from Emmett, Idaho, related the following reasons he got involved with such a grassroots event:
    "The efforts to infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights to self defense have been escalating in the recent months. A veritable chorus from political pundits and the main stream media are trying to convince us that it would be "best for the children" to further restrict firearm use and sales by honest, law-abiding citizens. However, history is littered with the ashes of societies and peoples who have accepted this unsubstantiated and historically inaccurate claim. Historically it is clear that it would be "best for the children" for the people to remain armed. Responsible firearm ownership and use are one of the great hallmarks for American liberty and our unprecedented peace and prosperity as a people.
    This event will safely discharge over 50,000,000 "rounds" from firearms in the space of two hours without harm or injury to those taking part at any official shooting range around the country. This in itself will send a powerful message regarding firearm safety and responsible use by law abiding citizens.
    So, on this Father's Day, and on every ensuing Father's Day, let us stand as father's for family and liberty. Let us stand with our wives, brothers, sisters, children, relatives and friends. Let us send 50 million rounds down range collectively at firing ranges all over this nation to demonstrate our resolve and the true meaning of our 2nd amendment rights."
    The effort, which officially started on Tuesday, May 16th, had already garnered the support of a number of conservative web sites, gun shops, firing ranges, and conservative media outlets. For more information, please visit
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I like the idea, too bad it didn't work out back in 2000. The link is old and no worky.....[notworking]

    BTW, this is my 4,000th post. How about a Rebel Yell for the post whore!
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Here ya go!

    Rebel Yell

    Hopefully, gunowners will be just as deligent towards this bill as Zumbo was attacked for his words. [dunno]
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Rock on! Billy Idol was my .............well, not quite my idol when I was a kid but pretty close. My sister actually had license plates that said "B. Idol". A couple of years ago she saw him in concert in Houston and he held her plates up on stage while he sang. [winkthumb]
  8. FalconDance

    FalconDance Neighborhood Witch

    I just signed the petition - # 11,444!

  9. Ardent Listener

    Ardent Listener Monkey+++

    "assault weapon"

    Look for buzz words such as assault weapon in the media. No weapon used against you is a "welcome wagon weapon".
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