YOU LET THEM RENEW THE BAN ON NORMAL-CAPACITY MAGAZINES
AND THE RIFLE YOU WANT?
the unconstitutional 1994 ban on a random list of semi-automatic
rifles that they (mendaciously) called “assault weapons”
that Bill Clinton and the Democrats pushed through?
set a terrible precedent – any gun can be added to that
list, including yours. And if a maximum of 10 rounds in
a magazine is good, isn’t it better to have a 5-round limit?
law will automatically expire in September of 2004 – unless
the Republicans in Washington, many of whom we put in office
(including G. W. Bush) – betray both us and their oaths
of office and RENEW the law.
THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT DOING IT, RIGHT NOW.
want to help wipe out this law? If so, you’ll have to actually
do something -- but it’s easy.
WHAT TO DO – RIGHT NOW
politicians say that feedback from voters determines how
they vote on laws. I believe them. Why? Because it has nothing
to do with your rights, or supporting the Constitution,
or doing the right thing, and everything to do with what
all politicians (except for Ron Paul of Texas) really care
about – getting re-elected.
kind of feedback? Phone calls and regular mail. They figure
if you’ll take a few minutes and spend a couple of bucks
for long-distance calls or postage, you’re serious about
your message – and you’re a serious voter who’ll turn up
at the polls on election day.
don’t care about your emails, which take a few seconds to
send and show no commitment. They dump them. Likewise, it’s
easy to turn off the fax machine, or dump a pile of printed
faxes into the garbage at the end of the day. Who has time
to read them?
– they do have paid staffers to take your phone calls, or
listen to recorded calls, or read postcards and short letters
and mark down “for” or “against” on a list of upcoming legislation.
IT’S ALL RIGHT HERE, AND IT’S EASY
up the phone and call one, two, three, or all of these numbers,
in this order:
of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert —
Majority Leader, Republican Tom DeLay —
Majority Leader, Republican Bill Frist —
you can try this toll-free number for the House of Representatives,
ask for Hastert, or DeLay, etc, and when connected leave
your comment: 1-800-839-5276
the White House — (202) 456-1111
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL?
The phone rings, someone picks it up and says “Representative
X’s office.” Tell them you want to leave a comment.
say “Sure, go ahead,” and either take the message personally
or switch you to their comment line. Tell them “If the Clinton
gun and magazine ban is renewed, I will not (support/vote
for Bush, Republican Party, etc)”. Keep it short.
phone handler on the other end will say “Thank you”, and
you’re done. I’ve done it many times and will do it many
A PHONE CALL IS BEST
now we’re not recommending letters or post cards. Why not?
the issue is being discussed right now by the Republican
leadership. A phone call gets your message in immediately.
due to the anthrax situation, mail to representatives may
be delayed for several weeks.
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