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GRNC Alert 12-9-12: Stop Dirty Harry from Ramming Gun Control Down our Throats

 
Filibuster Reform
 

 

Our friends at Gun Owners of America wish for us to share this important message with you:


The Washington Post headline pretty much says it all: “Obama backs [Harry] Reid’s filibuster reform effort.”

Wonder why?

Why, for instance, would Barack Obama support Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s efforts to change the Senate rules, by brute force, so that it would be easier?

 
•To implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty to register, ban, and microstamp firearms?

•To reinstate the semi-auto ban?

•Or, to allow Obama to turn anyone into a “prohibited person” and take away their guns, simply by putting them on a secret “watch list”?


To ask such questions is to answer them.  The political Left would love to disarm us all and take away our guns.  To wit, the nation had to endure Bob Costas’ rant over the weekend when he essentially suggested that otherwise law-abiding people shouldn’t have guns.

Click hear to see GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt’s answer and rebuke to Bob Costas for his ill-informed comments in the wake of the Javon Belcher suicide.

But, in order to push a progressive agenda through the Senate, Reid is first going to have to use his deceptive “cheat scheme” in order to change the Senate rules to make it easier to pass the Left’s anti-gun initiatives.

By eliminating the filibuster (on the motion to take up legislation), Reid intends to eliminate our most effective way to kill a bad anti-gun bill -- that is, by weakening or eliminating the time-honored filibuster that makes the Senate so different from the House.

But, even more important, if Reid uses the “nuclear option,” as he’s threatening to do, the Senate no longer has any binding rules. The majority can pass any gun legislation it wants, at any time, by brute force, with 51 votes.

So, did your Senator run for re-election by telling you he or she supported the Second Amendment?  Well, this is their chance to prove it -- or to show you that they’re nothing but bald-faced liars.

There will be no gun vote during the 113th Congress that will be more important than the rules votes.

And that is why it’s imperative that ALL GUN GROUPS are fighting this attempt to nuke the filibuster rules.  Please contact any gun organization that you belong to and ask them if they are actively lobbying against Dirty Harry’s efforts to weaken the filibuster … and against any attempt by him to ram gun control down the throats of the American people!

 

 
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
 

 

Contact our senators:


Senator Richard Burr

Senator Kay Hagan

or you may use GOA's

 

Insist that they vote against the anti-gun proposals to change the Senate rules.  And don’t forget to urge ANY and ALL pro-gun groups that you are affiliated with to take similar action, as well.


DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

Suggested Subject: "Please vote against Harry Reid's anti-gun proposals"

 

Dear Senator:


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is currently pushing efforts to change the Senate rules, by brute force, so that it would be easier:

* To implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty to register, ban, and microstamp firearms;

* To reinstate the semi-auto ban; and

* To allow Obama to turn anyone into a "prohibited person" and take away their guns, simply by putting them on a secret "watch list."

 

But in order to do any of these, Reid is first going to have to use his deceptive "cheat scheme" in order to change the Senate rules to make it easier to move these anti-gun initiatives.

By eliminating the filibuster (on the motion to take up legislation), Reid intends to eliminate the most effective way to kill a bad anti-gun bill -- that is, by weakening or eliminating the time-honored filibuster that makes the Senate so different from the House.

But, even more important, if Reid uses the "nuclear option," as he's threatening to do, the Senate no longer has any binding rules. The majority can pass any gun legislation it wants, at any time, by brute force, with 51 votes.

So, you ran for reelection by telling me you supported the 2nd Amendment?  Well, this is your chance to prove it.

I agree with GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA that there will be no gun vote during the 113th Congress that is more important than the rules vote.

Please vote against Harry Reid's anti-gun proposals to change the Senate rules. And, in particular, please oppose the "nuclear option."

Sincerely,
 

 
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