Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

NRA-ILA Special Alert - Urge your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 2037

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

WHILE CONGRESS IS ON RECESS, ATTEND TOWN HALL MEETINGS--
Urge your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 2037

Congress is on recess this week, so now is a perfect opportunity to support H.R. 2037 in personal communications with your elected Representatives. H.R. 2037 is a bill that seeks to protect our Second Amendment rights by preventing firearms and ammunition manufacturers from being sued for the criminal misuse of their lawful products by third parties. Please take the time to attend any local town hall meetings and/or call the district office of your U.S. Representative to urge him to co-sponsor H.R. 2037. This legislation would amend the Act that established the Department of Commerce, creating a protection for manufacturers and sellers in the firearms and ammunition industry from court-imposed restrictions on interstate or foreign commerce. H.R. 2037 was introduced with 101 original co-sponsors on May 25, 2001.

Those lawmakers listed on the next page are the original co-sponsors of this legislation. If you are a consituent of one of these Representatives, please contact him, or attend any scheduled town hall meetings he is hosting, and thank him for his support. If your U.S. Representative is not on this list, he should be given extra encouragement to add his name to H.R. 2037 as a co-sponsor as soon as possible. We hope to double the number of co-sponsors during the month of June.

Town hall meetings offer a tremendous opportunity for you to support your Second Amendment rights by personally encouraging your U.S. Representative to sign on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 2037.

When Attending A Town Hall Meeting, Please Keep The Following In Mind:

  • Prepare Your Request Ahead Of Time.

  • Get A Direct Answer.
If you don`t receive a direct answer to your request that your lawmaker sign on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 2037, politely and calmly repeat your request.

  • Follow-Up With A Letter. Whether or not you have the opportunity to make your request, follow up with a letter to your lawmaker. Let him know you attended the meeting (include the date and location), and again encourage him to co-sponsor H.R. 2037. By repeating your request in your letter you help ensure that your lawmaker takes you and your views seriously.

  • Encourage Your Family, Friends, and Fellow Second Amendment Supporters to Attend Town Hall Meetings for Their U.S. Representative As Well. Urge them to also encourage their lawmaker to co-sponsor H.R. 2037, and to vote against any gun control legislation that may come up for debate in the future.
  • You may contact your U.S. Representative`s office to find out if he has any town hall meetings scheduled. Finally, when you learn of any town hall meetings for your Representative, please be sure to pass this information along to the ILA Grassroots Division by calling 800-392-8683 or faxing 703-267-3918, so we may alert your fellow NRA members.

    ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS OF H.R. 2037

    Aderholt, Robert (R-Ala.)Goode, Virgil (I-Va.)Pitts, Joe (R-Pa.)
    Baca, Joe (D-Cal.)Goodlatte, Bob (R-Va.)Radanovich, George (R-Cal.)
    Bachus, Spencer (R-Ala.)Graham, Lindsey (R-S.C.)Rahall, Nick (D-W.V.)
    Ballenger, Cass (R-N.C.)Graves, Sam (R-Mo.)Rehberg, Denny (R-Mont.)
    Barcia, Jim (D-Mich.)Hall, Ralph(D-Tex.)Rogers, Mike (R-Mich.)
    Barr, Bob (R-Ga.)Hansen, Jim (R-Utah)Ross, Mike (D-Ark.)
    Bartlett, Roscoe (R-Md.)Hart, Melissa (R-Pa.)Ryan, Paul (R-Wisc.)
    Barton, Joe (R-Tex.)Hayes, Robin (R-N.C.)Ryun, Jim (R-Kan.)
    Bass, Charlie (R-N.H.)Hefley, Joel (R-Colo.)Sandlin, Max (D-Tex.)
    Bishop, Sanford (D-Ga.)Herger, Wally (R-Cal.)Schaffer, Bob (R-Colo.)
    Blunt, Roy (R-Mo.)Hilleary, Van (R-Tenn.)Schrock, Ed (R-Va.)
    Boucher, Rick (D-Va.)Holden, Tim (D-Pa.)Sensenbrenner, Jim (R-Wisc.)
    Brown, Henry (R-S.C.)Hunter, Duncan (R-Cal.)Sessions, Pete (R-Tex.)
    Bryant, Ed (R-Tenn.)Issa, Darrell (R-Cal.)Shadegg, John (R-Ariz.)
    Burr, Richard (R-N.C.)Istook, Ernest (R-Okla.)Shimkus, John (R-Ill.)
    Burton, Dan (R-Ind.)Jenkins, Bill (R-Tenn.)Shows, Ronnie (D-Miss.)
    Buyer, Steve (R-Ind.)John, Chris (D-La.)Shuster, Bill (R-Pa.)
    Calvert, Ken (R-Cal.)Johnson, Tim (R-Ill.)Simmons, Rob (R-Ct.)
    Cannon, Chris (R-Utah)Jones, Walter (R-N.C.)Simpson, Mike (R-Idaho)
    Cantor, Eric (R-Va.)Keller, Ric (R-Fla.)Skeen, Joe (R-N.M.)
    Carson, Brad (D-Okla.)Kerns, Brian (R-Ind.)Smith, Lamar (R-Tex.)
    Chabot, Steve (R-Ohio)Largent, Steve (R-Okla.)Souder, Mark (R-Ind.)
    Cramer, Bud (D-Ala.)Lucas, Frank (R-Okla.)Stearns, Cliff (R-Fla.)
    Crane, Phil (R-Ill.)Lucas, Ken (D-Ky.)Stenholm, Charlie (D-Tex.)
    Cubin, Barbara (R-Wyo.)Manzullo, Don (R-Ill.)Strickland, Ted (D-Ohio)
    Culberson, John (R-Tex.)Matheson, Jim (D-Utah)Sununu, John (R-N.H.)
    Cunningham, Duke (R-Cal.)Miller, Gary (R-Cal.)Taylor, Gene (D-Miss.)
    Davis, Jo Ann (R-Va.)Ney, Bob (R-Ohio)Terry, Lee (R-Neb.)
    DeLay, Tom (R-Tex.)Norwood, Charlie (R-Ga.)Tiahrt, Todd (R-Kan.)
    DeMint, Jim (R-S.C.)Oberstar, Jim (D-Minn.)Traficant, Jim (D-Ohio)
    Dingell, John (D-Mich.)Otter, Butch (R-Idaho)Walden, Greg (R-Ore.)
    Doolittle, John (R-Cal.)Pence, Mike (R-Ind.)Whitfield, Ed (R-Ky.)
    Flake, Jeff (R-Ariz.)Peterson, John (R-Pa.)Wicker, Roger (R-Miss.)
    Gibbons, Jim (R-Nev.)Pickering, Chip (R-Miss.)Young, Don (R-Alaska)
    TRENDING NOW
    Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

    Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

    Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

    On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

    Democrats' Exciting New Hope Adheres to Tired Old Anti-Gun Dogma

    News  

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Democrats' Exciting New Hope Adheres to Tired Old Anti-Gun Dogma

    Democrats searching for a standard-bearer in the 2020 presidential election lit on long-time entertainment, media, and publishing figure Oprah Winfrey this week, following a speech Winfrey gave at a televised Hollywood extravaganza.

    Virginia: Gun Control Tops New Governor’s Agenda

    News  

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Virginia: Gun Control Tops New Governor’s Agenda

    This week, Virginia Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam outlined their top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, and highlighted expanded background checks for all firearm sales and other transfers (so-called “universal” background checks) as ...

    Indiana: Gun Bills Filed

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Indiana: Gun Bills Filed

    With the 2018 Indiana legislative session underway, a number of bills affecting your Second Amendment and hunting rights have been filed.

    Washington: Substitute Versions of Gun Control Bills to Be Heard

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Washington: Substitute Versions of Gun Control Bills to Be Heard

    Last night, anti-gun legislators introduced substitute bills for Senate Bill 5444 and Senate Bill 5463.  These substituted versions will replace the original bills that are scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, January 15th. NRA remains opposed ...

    Washington: Senate Law & Justice Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills Next Monday

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Washington: Senate Law & Justice Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills Next Monday

    On Monday, January 15th at 10:00AM, the Senate Law & Justice Committee is scheduled to hear multiple anti-gun bills.  Testimony will be limited during the hearing, so all NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly ...

    Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

    Gun Laws  

    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

    CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

    Washington: Gun Control Bill Scheduled for Vote in House Judiciary

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Washington: Gun Control Bill Scheduled for Vote in House Judiciary

    Next Thursday, January 18th, House Bill 1122 is scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee. Introduced by Representative Ruth Kagi (D-34) in 2017, HB 1122 received a public hearing last year and a ...

    Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

    Last week, Washington legislators introduced an NRA-backed bill to protect the private, personal information of Washington's concealed pistol license holders from public records requests.  Senate Bill 6173, sponsored by Senator Dean Takko (D-19), and House Bill ...

    MORE TRENDING +
    LESS TRENDING -
    NRA ILA

    Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.