Lautenberg: A Line In The Sand
Time to Draw the Line on Repealing Lautenberg Gun Ban
(June 9, 1998) — Gun Owners of America today put Representatives on notice in Washington that the cosponsorship of H.R. 1009 would be counted as a ratings vote in 1998. Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-ID) is the chief sponsor of this very important bill repealing the Lautenberg gun ban.
In a prepared statement, GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt told Congressmen that, “This unconstitutional law must be repealed, and Congress owes it to the people to put Rep. Chenoweth’s bill to a vote.
“But if Congress doesn’t, then Gun Owners of America will rate the cosponsorship of her bill instead of a vote. Those who cosponsor H.R. 1009 will be listed as having cast a pro-gun vote. All the others will be ranked as having cast an anti- gun vote and will have to answer to their constituents in November.”
The Lautenberg ban, passed in 1996, imposes a lifetime gun ban on those who have committed minor infractions in the home– “offenses” as slight as shoving a spouse or spanking a child.
“So far, only 37 Representatives have taken a stand for freedom and cosponsored H.R. 1009,” Pratt said. “This is one of the most important bills in the Congress, and Rep. Chenoweth deserves a lot of thanks from the American people.”
Current cosponsor list for H.R. 1009:
BATEMAN (R-VA) BUNNING (R-KY) CANNON (R-UT) CHAMBLISS (R-GA) CHENOWETH (R-ID) (sponsor) COBURN (R-OK) COMBEST (R-TX) COOKSEY (R-LA) CRAPO (R-ID) CUBIN (R-WY) DICKEY (R-AR) DOOLITTLE (R-CA) GIBBONS (R-NV) GOODE (D-VA) HALL (D-TX) HASTINGS (R-WA) HEFLEY (R-CO) HERGER (R-CA) HILL (R-MT) HOSTETTLER (R-IN) KIM (R-CA) KOLBE (R-AZ) LAHOOD (R-IL) LEWIS, R (R-KY) McINTOSH (R-IN) PAUL (R-TX) PICKETT (D-VA) REDMOND (R-NM) RIGGS (R-CA) SKEEN (R-NM) SMITH (R-MI) SPENCE (R-SC) STUMP (R-AZ) THORNBERRY (R-TX) TIAHRT (R-KS) WATTS (R-OK) WICKER (R-MS) YOUNG, D (R-AK)
— Clip & Fax — (see http://www.gunowners.org/h105th.htm for fax numbers and e-mail addresses or call your Rep. and ask)