gun owners are sitting on their collective butts thinking
that the NRA is going to save our bacon the VPC and
other anti-freedom organizations are "working
together" (now there's a new idea!)
to renew and strengthen the 1994 "Clinton"
Assault Weapon Ban. If they succeed, we have no one
to blame but ourselves. The
time is now to start pressuring Congress and President
Bush to..."stand down"!
Reject Renewal of Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act
A citizen petition to affirm the Second Amendment to our
Constitution, requesting that the President, our Representatives
and Senators reject legislation to renew the 1994 Clinton-Feinstein-Schumer
gun-control law scheduled to sunset in September of 2004.
to End the Federal "Assault Weapon" Ban
Policy Center Launches Campaign and Website
to Engage Grassroots - www.banassaultweapons.org
- as Part of Growing Effort to Renew and Strengthen Federal
Assault Weapons Ban
Will End on September 13, 2004, Without Action This Website
Asks, 'President Bush, Where Do You Stand?"
Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than one year until the
federal assault weapons ban expires, the Violence Policy
Center (VPC) today launched an aggressive new campaign and
companion website, www.banassaultweapons.org,
aimed at renewing and strengthening the federal assault
weapons ban. The website demands action by President Bush,
asking, "President Bush, where do you stand?"
Although the President has indicated support for renewing
the ban, the White House has made no effort to ensure that
it happens. The President has a long history of supporting
the agenda of the pro-gun lobby. In 2000, Bush was endorsed
for President by the National Rifle Association, whose current
president, Kayne Robinson, vowed that the organization would
have such close relations with Bush that the organization
would be working out of the White House. Without action
by Bush and Congress, the ban will end on September 13,
will engage and activate grassroots advocates and supporters
through the Internet in support of an improved ban. The
site supplies visitors with tools to e-mail the White House
and join the VPC's campaign, including a compelling 90-second
"flash" movie, "The
Gun Industry's Vision of America" which
supporters can pass on to their friends (the movie can be
viewed at the website). The website is part of a broader
campaign to educate the press, public, and policymakers
of the need for the "Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement
Protection Act of 2003," (S. 1431 and H.R. 2038), legislation
that would mandate a stronger, more effective, assault weapons
ban. Today, a coalition of 86 national and state organizations
signed an ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call in
support of the legislation.
Public Policy Director Joe Sudbay states, "On many
issues, President Bush has a history of all talk and no
action. When it comes to renewing and strengthening the
assault weapons ban, that just won't work. The White House
and their friends at the NRA know that the majority of Americans
support the assault weapons ban. This website will give
citizens the tools to make that support clear to elected
officials. The power of the Internet as another tool for
public education and advocacy is clear and this website
is just one component of the campaign that the VPC is conducting
in support of renewing and strengthening the ban."
Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational
organization working to stop gun death and injury in America.
For more information, visit the VPC's website at www.vpc.org.
There are currently
organizations that favor an extention of the
"Assault Weapon" Ban. Without your opposing voice...they
will be heard!
Females Assault Weapon Resources