Anti-gun Amendments Coming In The U.S. Senate


U.S. Senate to Tackle Gun Control Starting on Wednesday
— Time to fight a major battle with postcards and e-mails


1. GOA Members: This past weekend, members began receiving postcards in the mail to help them express opposition to the Clinton semi-auto ban. Please use those postcards. If we can dump thousands of postcards on Senate offices, then “We the People” can send a message loud and clear that we don’t want the semi-auto ban extended. If you have not sent these postcards already, please send them to your two Senators immediately!

2. All pro-gun activists: Please use the pre-written message below to contact your Senators. Forward this alert to every pro-gun family member and friend that you have. We must help encourage as many people as possible to take action right now. While the Senate takes up the subject of gun control tomorrow (Wednesday), there may not be a final passage vote for several days.

The time has come … sooner than expected. But the battle is about to begin.

Starting on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin debate on S. 659, the gun makers’ protection bill. This bill would attempt to end the dozens of frivolous lawsuits that have been launched against gun makers, in an attempt to put them out of business (or force them to adopt gun restrictions on the firearms they sell).

But this will not be the only measure considered.

Anti-gun Senators like Dianne Feinstein and John McCain are lining up to offer anti-gun amendments to this bill — provisions that would extend the Clinton ban on semi-automatic firearms or impose restrictions at gun shows.

Clinton’s Semi-auto Ban Worse Than Commonly Reported

The semi-auto ban, contrary to popular belief, outlawed more than 180 firearms — not simply 19, as is commonly reported. Even before the Clinton ban was enacted, federal surveys showed that violent criminals only carried a “military-type gun” in about one percent of the crimes nationwide. The Clinton semi-auto ban is a total fraud.

Gun Show Restrictions And Bans

The gun show amendment would outlaw the private sale of firearms at gun shows, unless the buyer agrees to submit to a background registration check. If the Senate were to adopt the McCain language, it would effectively eliminate gun shows because every member of an organization sponsoring a gun show could be imprisoned if the organization fails to notify each and every “person who attends the special firearms event of the requirements [under the Brady Law].”

Thus, if the person responsible for handing out “Brady pamphlets” took a break to go to the bathroom, everyone responsible for the event could be sent to prison.

GOA has already notified every Senator that we will OPPOSE S. 659 IF IT IS AMENDED WITH ANY GUN CONTROL PROVISIONS.

If either of the above amendments is tacked onto S. 659, then the correct vote is “NO” on S. 659!

CONTACT INFO: Use the pre-written letter below to help direct your comments to your two Senators. You can send the letter as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at (where phone and fax numbers are also available).

—– Pre-written letter —–

Dear Senator:

Please do not accept any anti-gun amendments to S. 659, the gun manufacturers’ protection act.

S. 659 is not worth swallowing an extension on the Clinton semi-auto ban or restrictions on gun shows. Both of these measures would constitute very egregious violations of Congress’ constitutional authority. I hope you will do everything in your power to make sure these amendments do not end up in the bill.

If either of these provisions does make it onto S. 659, I urge you to vote AGAINST the entire bill. Thank you.