ARM USA's Freedom Reporter
Greetings Folks! Hope this finds you and your families well!
First off, I know that the best way to make sure a message is read is to keep it short and sweet. But there are just too many things going on right now to do that. I think everything in this issue of ARM USA's Freedom Reporter is very important! (I'll save my jokes for later issues.)
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BILLS PENDING - FROM http://NRAMembersCouncils.com/legs.shtml
AB 50 - 50 CALIBER BAN
.50 Caliber Rifle Ban - would ban the sale/possession of rifles that are chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge and the sale/possession of .50BMG cartridges. Passed Assembly Public Safety Committee on 4/29/03. AB 50 will be next heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. There is still time to affect whether or not this legislation is passed. (Thanks to Ronnie Barrett of Barret Firearms and Bill Ritchie of EDM Arms for their strong testimony against AB 50!)
AB 992 - 10-CENT BULLET TAX
Ammo Tax - Amended to direct revenues to a "Victim Reimbursement Fund". AB 992 will be next heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Assembly Appropriations Committee: The phone number for this committee is (916) 319-2081. A complete listing of all of the members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/asmapprops.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Assembly Member,).
2 other bills to be heard in Senate Appropriations Committee
SB489 (Scott) - Semi-Auto Handgun bill - would have required that all semiautomatic handguns, manufactured after a specific date - that are imported and sold in California, be equipped with a loaded chamber indicator and a magazine disconnect mechanism. Although it passed the Senate Public Safety committee on 5/6/03, it was massively amended. SB 489 will be next heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
SB 601 (Perata) - .50 Caliber Handgun Ban - would ban sale/possession of .50 caliber handguns. This bill is aimed specifically at the new S&W .500 Magnum cartridge but would also ban others. Passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on 5/6/03. SB 601 will be next heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND TELL THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THESE BILLS AS THEY SERVE NO PURPOSE OTHER THAN RESTRICTING FIREARM OWNERSHIP AND THEY WILL HAVE NO POSITIVE EFFECT ON PUBLIC SAFETY.
Senate Appropriations Committee: The phone number for this committee is (916) 445-3284. A complete listing of all of the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee phone/fax/email information can be found at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs/senapprops.shtml . Also, you can send a single email to each of the Senate Appropriations Committee Members by using the special "ONE CLICK" email address that you can find at: http://www.nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml . By sending one email to the special "ONE CLICK" address, each one of the Senate Appropriations Committee Members will receive a copy of your message (so it is probably a good idea to address your messages with: Dear Senator,).
S. 659 - from http://nssf.org/bulletpoints/
(Click on Current issue)
PROTECT OUR INDUSTRY. PROTECT YOUR JOB -- ACT NOW!
The Senate will next vote on S.659 to prohibit junk lawsuits against manufacturers,
distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting
from the misuse of their products by others. See whether your Senator is a
co-sponsor of this important legislation by clicking here.
Contact your Senators and urge them to support the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
Call Both Your U.S. Senators
Enter Your ZIP Code and Write Your Senators by Clicking Here
RENEWAL OF THE FEDERAL ASSAULT WEAPON BAN - from Citizens of America
News item on Republican House speaker Denny Hastert, Monday the 19th:
Hastert remained non-committal regarding whether or not he would support a renewal of the ban on normal-capacity magazines and certain semi-automatic rifles.
" I need to have some discussions with the president and leadership before I make that decision," he said Thursday. "I am reserving my personal opinion."
THANKS, Denny -- GUN OWNERS put Bush and a lot of other Republicans in office, and this is how we get repaid.
Make you mad? You CAN do something about it. READ ON
PHONE CALLS are a very important means for politicians to keep their finger
on our pulse. They figure if you'll take a few minutes and spend a
couple of bucks for long-distance calls you're SERIOUS about your message.
No, there's no way to measure the influence of calls, but Congressmen continually tell us this is how they know what issues to support or not to support.
We tend to believe them. Remember, their goal is NOT to protect the Constitution (except perhaps Ron Paul of Texas) but to get RE-ELECTED. Listening to their most active and vocal constituents is how they do it.
HERE YOU GO -- JUST DO IT! YOU'LL FEEL BETTER AFTERWARD.
Speaker of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert - (202) 225-2976
House Majority Leader, Republican Tom DeLay - 202-225-5951
Senate Majority Leader, Republican Bill Frist - (202) 224-3344
The White House - (202) 456-1111
HESITATING? HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL:
They say "Hello, Rep X's office."
Tell them you want to leave a comment.
They'll say "Sure, go ahead."
Just something like "If the
Clinton gun and magazine ban is renewed, I
will not support/vote for (Bush, Republican Party, etc)." No need to get
emotional or speak volumes.
The phone handler on the other end will mark your comment on their
issues list and say "Thank you," and you're done.
DO IT SO YOUR KIDS CAN ENJOY THE RIGHTS YOU DID.
THANKS FOR TAKING ON A SHARE OF THIS WORK.
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RECALL GRAY DAVIS PROTEST RALLY at ABC News Town Hall on Wednesday
ABC News World News Tonight & Peter Jennings is coming to Sacramento for Town Hall on California Budget Crisis, the Faltering Economy, California's Slipping Schools and other related matters. The Town Hall begins at 4:00 PM and will be broadcast live until 5:30 PM when World News Tonight will be broadcast from Sacramento. We need all those who can attend to begin showing up at 3:00 P.M. For more information on this event please contact David Pegos, Campaign Coordinator, Recall Gray Davis Committee at: David@RecallGrayDavis.com, or check out thier website at http://www.RecallGrayDavis.com. And if you have not yet downloaded a recall petition and gotten 4 other friends or family to sign it, you can find the petition here: http://www.recallgraydavis.com/Petition.asp. It's either that or see your Vehicle License Fee (VLF) TRIPLE - not to mention the hole he's dug the state into!
ARM USA'S NEXT 50 CALIBER SHOOT
ARM USA's next 50 shoot is tentatively being set for Sunday, June 22. Another email will go out with details on the shoot, and a confirmation of the date.
NOTE: The sources from which I obtained info on the bills are great places to get THE TRUTH. You can get this information faster if you subscribe directly to their newsletters. While I do my best to get info out as fast as I can, sometimes it's not fast enough, and I apologize. We all just need to do the best that we can to see that we don't lose any more rights! Keep up the fight!
Let Freedom Ring!