Two More Senators Jump Ship

Thanks to Your Activism:
Texas cosponsors lead the way on Brady Repeal
Two more Senators flee Hatch’s Horror Bill!

Texas Democrat, Ralph Hall, joins Rep. Paul (R-TX) on Brady Registration Repeal

The Lone Star state chalked up another cosponsor this week in support of repealing the Instant Registration Check. Rep. Ralph Hall (D-TX) signed on to H.R. 2721, the bill that repeals some of the most onerous gun laws on the books. In addition to repealing Brady, H.R. 2721 repeals the semi-auto ban and the unconstitutional “sporting purposes” test.

GOA staff are currently blazing a trail on Capitol Hill, notifying members of Congress about the dangers that are inherent to the Brady law. Because this registration scheme is scheduled to start in November, gun owners are encouraged to “double down” and continue urging their Representatives to cosponsor Ron Paul’s bill.

ACTION: If you’re a constituent of Rep. Hall, make sure you thank him for his cosponsorship of H.R. 2721! (You can reach him at his Capitol Hill office: 1-202-225-6673.) Otherwise, keep hammering away at the other Representatives. GOA has included another clip-n-mail message at the bottom of this alert for your convenience.

Two more Senators ditch S. 10; total number of drop-offs hits six

Congratulations to Idaho and Wyoming gun owners. Your activism has peeled-off two more supporters of S. 10. Senators Larry Craig (R-ID) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) became the fifth and sixth cosponsors to jump off of the Senate Horror Bill introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

Republican Senators that still need encouragement to jump off the bill: Abraham (MI), Aschroft (MO), Bond (MO), Coverdell (GA), Domenici (NM), D’Amato (NY), Faircloth (NC), Gorton (WA), Grams (MN), Grassley (IA), Hagel (NE), Helms (NC), Hutchinson (AR), Inhofe (OK), Kyl (AZ), Lott (MS), Mack (FL), McConnell (KY), Murkowski (AK), Roberts (KS), Sessions (AL), Thurmond (SC) and Warner (VA).

(Clip-n-mail message in support of H.R. 2721)

Dear Representative:

I urge you to cosponsor Rep. Ron Paul’s Brady repeal bill (H.R. 2721). This November, when the Brady Law converts over to the Instant Registration Check, federal bureaucrats will begin conducting background checks on ALL gun purchases – shotguns and rifles included.

As stated by Alan Korwin, author of Gun Laws of America: Every Federal Gun Law on the Books:

When the permanent Brady rules come on line, ALL gun sales – long guns and handguns – will fall under federal control of “national instant background checks.” The centralized federalization of all gun-sale records will be complete.

I agree with Mr. Korwin. The Instant Registration Check is not only unconstitutional, it gives the federal government the potential to register ALL gun buyers. No matter how many prohibitions are written into the law, the possibility of gun owner registration is always present as long as the Instant Check remains law.

Law-abiding citizens should not be required to prove their innocence to government officials before exercising their rights. So I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 2721 – a bill that will repeal Brady and put an end to this dangerous law. Please let me know what you intend to do.