10/98 Target Republican Leadership
Still Time to Save the FULL Smith Amendment
— Tell Gingrich and Lott what you told the RNC
by Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
703-321-8585 fax 703-321-8408
(Wednesday, October 14, 1998) — Well, the Congress has put off the battle over government funding (and the battle over the final language in the Smith Anti-Brady amendment) for two more days.
This gives us more time to make sure that the power centers in Washington know how folks in the heartland feel about their Second Amendment rights. We have 48 more hours to let the politicians feel the heat.
Yesterday, GOA asked you to send a very important message to RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson. As a result, they have been flooded with phone calls, faxes and emails. Great work!
Unfortunately, the NRC has been responding in– shall we say– “Clinton-speak.” They have assured some people that the Smith amendment has the “full support of the RNC.” Others have been told that the RNC “knows nothing” about the Smith amendment. But at the very least, we know that Jim Nicholson is getting the message.
Now we need to make sure that this message is relayed to Capitol Hill. Yesterday, the RNC was receiving a solid 50 calls per hour in support of the Smith amendment– and who knows how many faxes and emails. Let’s do the same for the Republican leadership in the House and Senate.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
* Contact House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. Give them the same message that you gave to the RNC yesterday. Tell Gingrich and Lott that if the Smith amendment is weakened or watered-down in any way, the RNC can kiss your financial support good-bye. (See the phone numbers below.) In fact, you might want to fax them the same message you sent to Mr. Nicholson.
* We have also included the numbers for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. The former is tasked with electing Republican Senators; the latter, with electing Republican Congressmen. Sending them the message you already sent Nicholson could also multiply your efforts.
Important Capitol Hill Numbers for Registering Your Opinion
Sen. Trent Lott (ofc.) 202-224-6253 / 224-2262
Lott's leadership ofc. 202-224-3135 / 224-4639
Rep. Newt Gingrich (ofc.) 202-225-4501 / 225-4656
Gingrich's leadership ofc. 202-225-0600 / 225-7733
National Republican Senatorial Committee 202-675-6000 / 675-6058
National Republican Congressional Committee 202-479-7000 / 863-0693
Many of you have asked for the conference committee members, and
thus, we are listing most of them here. You can reach them at 202-
224-3121. The conferees working on the Commerce-Justice-State bill
Rep. Rogers (KY) Fax: 202-225-0940
Rep. Kolbe (AZ) Fax: 202-225-0378
Rep. Taylor (NC) [email protected]
Rep. Regula (OH) Fax: 202-225-3059
Rep. Latham (IA) [email protected] Fax: 202-225-3301
Rep. Livingston (LA) Fax: 202-225-0739
Rep. Mollohan (WV) Fax: 202-225-7564
Sen. Campbell (CO) Fax: 202-224-1933
Sen. Domenici (NM) [email protected]
Sen. Gregg (NH) [email protected] Fax: 202-224-4952
Sen. Hollings (SC) Fax: 202-224-4293
Sen. Hutchison (TX) [email protected] Fax: 202-224-0776
Sen. McConnell (KY) [email protected] Fax: 202-224-2499
Sen. Stevens (AK) [email protected]