GUN something to send to your senator - McCain needs to DIAF

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    McCain Still Trying To Gag Gun Owners From Criticizing
    His Anti-gun Record

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006

    A few weeks ago, we alerted you to legislation -- introduced by
    anti-gun Senator John McCain (R-AZ) -- which is aimed at squelching
    the First Amendment rights of grassroots groups like Gun Owners of

    That bill, S. 2128, is ostensibly aimed at dealing with some of the
    congressional controversies that have hit the media in recent weeks.
    A true reform bill would focus the spotlight on members like John
    McCain, who was one of the original Keating Five senators who were
    deeply implicated in the savings and loan scandal.

    Instead, McCain began his war on real transparency in 2002 when he
    teamed up with anti-gun Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) to push the
    Incumbent Protection Act into law -- an act that stifles the ability
    of organizations like GOA to criticize elected officials before an

    Now with the Gag Act (S. 2128), McCain wants to target his wrath on
    groups like GOA -- requiring them to register their "grassroots"
    communications and to file twice as many frivolous reports.

    If McCain succeeds in pushing an expansive interpretation of his bill
    (as he did when he convinced the courts to regulate the Internet
    under McCain-Feingold), then we could see a host of draconian
    restrictions affecting both GOA and you.

    For example, if we wanted to alert you to gun ban that is moving in
    our nation's capital, we could first have to tell McCain (and all his
    other buddies in Congress) about what we're planning to do, who we're
    planning to alert (that is, grassroots folks like yourself), how much
    money we plan to spend, etc.

    Because of Section 105 in this bill, everyone with whom GOA contracts
    to get the word out (advertisers, printers, etc.) could be required
    to tell Congress twenty days in advance about GOA's public
    information campaign.

    In effect, we would end up alerting Sarah Brady every time we plan to
    wage a grassroots campaign in opposition to gun control.

    This is ridiculous!

    No doubt, the Gag Act is further proof that grassroots lobbying
    works. It works so well, that John McCain wants to muzzle it.

    S. 2128 -- or a bill that is similar to it -- is now likely to come
    to the floor of the Senate in early March, according to Majority
    Leader Bill Frist. It is imperative that we contact our Senators


    1. Please urge your Senators to oppose the Gag Act (S. 2128). And,
    if your Senator has cosponsored the bill, then he or she especially
    needs to hear from you. Senators who have cosponsored this bill are:

    Conrad Burns (R-MT)
    Norm Coleman (R-MN)
    Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
    Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
    Bill Nelson (D-FL)
    Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

    You can visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at to send your Senators a
    pre-written e-mail message such as the one below.

    2. Take action and then please forward this alert to your pro-gun
    friends and family!

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Now that the Senate is looking to pass so-called lobbying reform
    legislation, I hope you will NOT support any bill that would gag
    grassroots lobbying organizations.

    To be sure, John McCain's bill (S. 2128) would do just that!

    In 2002, Senators McCain and Feingold teamed up to pass the Incumbent
    Protection Act, a bill that infringes upon the First Amendment rights
    of gun owners and other Americans by squelching their ability to
    criticize elected officials before an election.

    Now, Senator McCain wants to pass the Gag Act (S. 2128). In this
    latest version, McCain targets his wrath on grassroots organizations
    -- requiring them to register their "grassroots"
    communications with
    their members and to file twice as many frivolous reports.

    Please oppose S. 2128 or any other "reform" bill that would
    outside groups, through which American citizens are better able to
    petition their government and which serve as government watchdogs.



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  2. michael


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  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Jun 9, 2004
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    He's trying to shut down 1st amendment rights of grass roots lobbying organizations such as GoA.
  4. Furner

    Furner New Member

    Jan 7, 2003
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    Grand Rapids, MI
    this wont ever pass, its a pipe dream of a few fucktards in the senate
  5. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

    Apr 16, 2005
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    damnnn you bill nelson. at least he isnt my congressmen.

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