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Congress Returns From Recess

Friday, August 31, 2001

The U.S. Senate and House return from their August recess on Tuesday, so now is the time to turn your attention back to your lawmakers’ Washington, D.C., offices. It is likely that anti-gun politicians will soon renew their attacks on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, so please continue to contact your federal lawmakers whenever possible to urge them to support the Second Amendment, and oppose any attacks on gun shows or any efforts to give the FBI the authority to use the National Instant Check System (NICS) as a registry of law-abiding gun purchasers.

Remember to remind Congress that it was the pro-gun vote that many political analysts have determined is the reason President George Bush (R) defeated anti-gunner Al Gore (D) in November 2000. And it was none other than Bill Clinton (D) who said, when commenting to Dan Rather last year about the results of the 2000 elections, “They’ve (NRA) probably had more to do than anyone else in the fact we didn’t win the House this time.” When speaking specifically about Bush’s victory over Gore, Clinton also stated, “I don’t think there’s any doubt that, in at least five states I can think of, the NRA had a decisive influence.... And they hurt Al Gore.” And the most recent CNN/Gallup/USA Today poll on what Americans think is “the most important problem facing this country today” saw only 1% respond “guns.” In other words, no matter how much the gun-ban lobby formerly known as HCI wants to try to convince politicians that promoting its gun-ban agenda is a “winning issue,” the voters and most political pundits seem to disagree. NRA-ILA will soon launch advertisements in the nation’s capital reminding any lawmakers who might be wavering on the issue of gun control that pro-gun voters will not stand for any effort to infringe on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

You can contact your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121, your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, or use the “Write Your Reps” tool at NRAILA.org to find additional contact information.

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