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Virginians! Is your voice being heard?
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:50:28 PM »
If you have been to a shoot with me, as either a Shoot Boss or Instructor, you know that I am outspoken about being among that small percentage that writes, calls, e-mails, or visits their elected representatives.  Many issues are afoot that need your input to be heard.  Have you written to your Congressman this session?  Does he know how you feel on the issues?  Do not for a minute think that Alan yelling at them is enough.  Join me in the chorus.  Let them hear from all of us.  Your silence is the same as approving any upcoming meassure.  Your message may make the difference.  Many "Gun Control" measures are among the issues at hand.  Let them know how you feel.  If you are in favor of the measures reducing our liberties, let them know.  If you are opposed to the loss of liberty, then by all that is Holy, LET THEM KNOW!
I include below a message from the Virginia Citizen's Defense League.  Look at the issues. Form an opinion based on facts. Get off the couch. Get involved.  I have today, again made my opinion known to my Representative on this issue.  The links in the message make it easy.  Let your voices be heard throughout the land.  Do not let the country slip through your fingers without fighting to hold on to it.
Alan, AKA The Wolfhound

From VCDL:
There are continued indications that Congress, including normally pro-gun Republicans, is wobbly on our gun rights.  We need to contact our Virginia Representatives in Washington to tell them that any gun control, INCLUDING universal background checks,  magazine-bans, or bans on so called assault weapons are completely unacceptable.

The gun-control that seems most likely to get traction is the universal background check  due to support from a poorly informed or misled public.

If passed, the government could then be in a position to compile a list of all guns that any individual owns (because they would know of ALL purchases or sales, including private ones).  Once such a list is compiled, confiscation could easily become a reality.  Confiscation has been openly discussed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others.  And confiscation has happened in the United States in the past (for example, in the '90s California confiscated certain modern rifles after requiring them to be registered).  New York, Chicago, and DC have implemented confiscations following registration, too.

The clock is ticking and we need to contact Congress ASAP!

ACTION ITEM #1 - CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Even if your Representative is anti-liberty, let's flood their inbox anyway.  They need to be reminded that they have active gun owners in their districts who are watching them and vote.

If you don't know who your Representative is, you can find out by entering your ZIP+4 in the upper right of:

http://www.house.gov/

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Telephone numbers and Web-Mail addresses for Virginia Representatives

Cantor, Eric, 202-225-2815, http://cantor.house.gov/contact
Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry", 202-225-1492, http://tinyurl.com/9wnx3m2
Forbes, J. Randy, 202-225-6365, http://tinyurl.com/a828uej
Goodlatte, Bob  202-225-5431, http://tinyurl.com/78xkpxo
Griffith, Morgan, 202-225-3861, http://tinyurl.com/aydowgr
Hurt, Robert, 202-225-4711, http://tinyurl.com/aq5leye
Moran, James, 202-225-4376, http://tinyurl.com/ayd33bz
Rigell, Scott, 202-225-4215, http://rigell.house.gov/contact/
Scott, Robert C., 202-225-8351, http://tinyurl.com/3zjxy4y
Wittman, Robert J., 202-225-4261, http://tinyurl.com/arv2ucb
Wolf, Frank, 202-225-5136, http://tinyurl.com/az5n9dd

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For the "Issue,"  look for either "Second Amendment"  or "Gun Control."  If you can't find either, use "Other."

Suggested subject:     NO gun control, including universal background checks!

Suggested message:

I urge you to OPPOSE all gun-control bills, including, but not limited to, those which institute universal background checks, magazine bans or restrictions, or bans or restrictions on so-called assault weapons.

Universal background checks would allow the government to create a de facto gun registration list, which could then be used for future confiscations like those seen in California in the 1990s.  The government should never know what guns a citizen has in his or her possession.  A vote for universal background checks is a vote for gun control that is particularly dangerous to our liberties.

Modern semi-automatic rifles (so called "Assault weapons") and their magazines are exactly the kind of items that the Second Amendment protects.  A vote to ban or restrict either is a vote against our own Bill of Rights.

Let me know how you are going to vote on gun-control bills that institute universal background checks or that ban or restrict either so called "assault weapons" or their magazines.


ACTION ITEM #2 - CONTACT YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND OTHER SHOOTERS!

We need to explain to everyone within earshot why "universal background checks" are a bad and dangerous idea.  Let's not see any more gun owners in the media saying that universal background checks are acceptable.  THEY ARE NOT!

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Re: Virginians! Is your voice being heard?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 12:47:50 AM »
I've been contacting mine, I hope the rest of you are.

We've had great results in the Virginia Legislature, but we need to keep after the Federals.

If you contacted your reps when the "assault weapon" ban was first announced, it is time to do it again.
The legislation is still there and it isn't going away unless we all push.  Don't slack off.
This is not a drill.

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