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  1. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

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    An Open Letter To The Pro-gun Community

    Gun Owners of America
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
    Springfield, VA 22151
    (703)321-8585



    [SIZE=+1]Thursday, October 4, 2007 [/SIZE]
    It may be a cliche, but it is true: This letter is written not in anger, but in sorrow and concern. It is written to our friends about NRA staff who, tragically, have taken a course which, we believe, would be disastrous for the Second Amendment and the pro-gun movement.
    Two of us are Life Members of the NRA -- one of whom was an NRA board member for over ten years. And our legislative counsel was a paid consultant for the NRA.
    So we certainly have no animus against the NRA staff, much less our wonderful friends who are NRA members.
    In fact, over the last thirty years, GOA and its staff have worked with NRA to facilitate most of our pro-gun victories -- from McClure-Volkmer to the death of post-Columbine gun control to a gun liability bill free of anti-gun "killer amendments."
    But those who staff the NRA, without consulting the membership, have now made a series of strange and dangerous alliances with the likes of Chuck Schumer, Carolyn McCarthy, and Pat Leahy. And we believe that, if allowed to continue, this will produce anti-gun policies which the NRA staff will bitterly regret.
    Christ said, in the Sermon on the Mount, that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." And, frankly, these fruits are not likely to produce much pro-gun legislation.
    Substantively, the Leahy/McCarthy/Schumer bill, which NRA's staff has vigorously supported without consulting with its membership, would rubber-stamp the illegal and non-statutory BATFE regulations which have already been used to strip gun rights from 110,000 veterans. It would also allow an anti-gun administration to turn over Americans' most private medical records to the federal instant check system without a court order.
    But perhaps even worse, the bill was hatched in secret, without hearings or testimony, and passed out of the House without even a roll call. And now, the sponsors are trying to do the same thing in the Senate -- in an effort to ram the bill through without votes or floor debate, led by anti-gun Senator Chuck Schumer. If it is good legislation, as its proponents claim, why such fears of a roll call vote or debate in committee?
    Indeed, in the face of horrific dissent from the NRA's own membership, its staff has tragically ignored arguments and dug in its heels -- in an almost "because-we-say-so" attitude.
    Understand this:
    * Passage of McCarthy/Leahy/Schumer will not quell the calls for gun control. To the contrary, it will embolden our enemies to push for the abolition of even more of our Second Amendment rights. Already, the Brady Campaign has indicated its intent to follow up this "victory" with a push for an effective ban on gun shows.
    * Passage of McCarthy/Leahy/Schumer will not be viewed as an "NRA victory." To the contrary, once the liberal media has used the NRA staff for its purposes, it will throw them away like a used Kleenex. Already, an over-confident press is crowing that this is the "first major gun control measure in over a decade."
    * Taking the BATFE's horrifically expansive unlawful regulations dealing with veterans' loss of gun rights and making them unchangeable congressionally-endorsed statutory law is NOT "maintaining the status quo."
    * We are told that the McCarthy/Leahy/Schumer bill should be passed because it contains special provisions to allow persons prohibited from owning guns to get their rights restored. But there is already such a provision in the law; it is 18 U.S.C. 925(c). And the reason why no one has been able to get their rights restored under CURRENT LAW is that funds for the system have been blocked by Chuck Schumer. It is no favor to gun owners for Chuck Schumer -- the man who has blocked funding for McClure-Volkmer's "relief from disability" provisions for 15 years -- to now offer to give us back a tepid version of the provisions of current law which he has tried so hard to destroy.
    Finally, there is the cost, which ranges from $1 billion in the cheapest draft to $5 billion -- to one bill which places no limits whatsoever on spending. Thus, we would be drastically increasing funding for gun control -- at a time when BATFE, which has done so much damage to the Second Amendment, should be punished, rather than rewarded.
    We would now respectfully ask the NRA staff to step back from a battle with its membership -- and to join with us in opposing McCarthy/Leahy/Schumer gun control, rather than supporting it.
    And, to our friends and NRA members, we would ask that you take this letter and pass it onto your friends and colleagues.
    Sincerely,

    Senator H.L. "Bill" Richardson (ret.)
    Founder and Chairman
    Larry Pratt
    Executive Director Michael E. Hammond
    Legislative Counsel
  2. Turd Furguson

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    How about just quoting the link instead of the entire text copyright violator?
  3. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Arm America's School Teachers, Save A Childs Life, If A Rotten Gang Banger Reaches For His Belt You Shoot Him First, He Will Then Never Shoot Anybody Else, If The Gang Banger Can Carry A Gun You Also Should Carry One, The Best Way To Fight The Liberal Nut Judges Who Refuse To Enforce Our Gun Laws Is to Buy Your Own Gun, Fight Fire With Fire And Shoot To Kill.
    :bricks:
  4. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

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    OK Turd Fergie... common sense violator.

    They want this message sent out to anyone who can read it.

    I hope you did so...

    Yes, I prolly did tho. My mistake.
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    #75 Jersey

    Number of people shot by my guns=0

    Number of women verified to have been killed by a Kennedy= (4) (Mary Jo Kopechne, Carolyn Bessette, Lauren Bessette, Martha Moxley)


    Number of women raped by a Kennedy=2
    Rapers Michael (babysitters) WIlliam Kennedy Smith (girl on uncle Teddy's lawn)

    Number of women labotmised by a Kennedy=1 (his own daughter)

    So I guess we should ban the Kennedy's from the country. They are a plight against women.
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    U could solve gun violence very easily in this country, if you simply enforced the laws we currently have on the books. Much like illegal immigration, it's our failure to enforce the law that's the problem.
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    Exactly, but they won't enforce the Gun Laws so we the public have to shoot back or die.

    The "Dukakis Judges" turn the Shooters loose as soon as they walk into the court room, Little kids are being shot almost daily now in Roxbury by "stray bullets" the filthy smelly gang bangers don't care who their bullets hit.
    LISTEN TO BILL COSBY HE'S NOT UNCLE TOM HE'S TRYING TO SAVE YOUR LIFE YOU STUPID RACIST BASTARDS.

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