A Chance To Repeal Another Odious Gun Ban


Repeal Of D.C. Gun Ban Comes To The House Next Week
— Contact Your Representative

It’s a familiar refrain: The gun-grabbers clearly want to take away your “big, ugly” semiautomatics. But, they claim, they don’t support an outright firearms ban.

Well, next week, the gun-grabbers will have an opportunity to show their true colors.

Next week, the House is scheduled to vote on repealing Washington, D.C.’s gun ban.

That ban — surely the most draconian anti-gun abomination in the country — registers (and effectively bans) rifles and shotguns, bans handguns, bans semiautomatics, and bans ammunition.

And, for all of its contempt for individual liberties, the District of Columbia has moved from a relatively safe place prior to the ban to the murder capital of the nation.

H.R. 3193 — a bill introduced by Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) — will bring an end to this travesty by repealing Washington’s myriad gun bans. It will allow D.C. residents — once again — to purchase firearms to defend themselves and their families.

ACTION: Please contact your Representative and urge him or her to vote for H.R. 3193, Congressman Mark Souder’s bill to abolish the D.C. gun ban. You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm (where phone and fax numbers are also available).

—– Pre-written message —–

Dear Representative:

Next week, the House will vote on H.R. 3193, Congressman Mark Souder’s bill to eliminate the D.C. gun ban. I would urge you, in the strongest terms, to support this pro-self-defense and pro-Second Amendment legislation.

Washington, D.C. now bans virtually every type of firearm — and registers those few guns it graciously allows its residents to possess. Yet, for all of its contempt for self-defense and individual rights, the District of Columbia has become the murder capital of the nation.

Please demonstrate that you care about the right of self-defense. Please show that you believe the residents of D.C. and their families should be more than “sitting ducks” to predatory criminals.

Please vote for H.R. 3193.



Gala “My Gun Saved My Life” Banquet in Arizona

The first-ever “Human Right of Self Defense Award” will be presented at a prime rib banquet in Phoenix, AZ on October 2nd, 2004. It is the 10th anniversary of that state’s concealed carry law.

This large event is sponsored by almost all of the country’s premier gun rights organizations, including GOA. Speakers and distinguished guests include Rep. Eric Croft (who spearheaded Alaska’s new “no permit” carry law); NRA 1st VP Sandy Froman; SAF founder Alan Gottlieb; LEAA Executive Director Jim Fotis; author Alan Korwin; and, many more.

Details as follows:

Shrine Auditorium
552 N 40th ST
Phoenix, AZ
October 2, 2004
$35 or $55 per couple
Proceeds to benefit AZRPA’s Junior Firearms Education Program

To reserve your seat or for more information call 1-800-426-4302 (8 AM — 5 PM PST, M-F).