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Keep Telling Your Senators to Oppose Attacks on Gun Shows

Friday, June 21, 2002

We still anticipate the gun control lobby that calls itself "Americans for Gun Safety" (AGS)—along with U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), the group’s foremost spokesman in the Senate—will try to force a vote in the Senate on its anti-gun show bill, S. 890, at any time between now and Independence Day. S. 890 is designed to run gun shows out of business through a variety of registration and licensing schemesùand is clearly the first step toward the true goal of banning all legal private sales, including those between friends and family.

It is critical that you contact your U.S. Senators today and urge them to oppose S. 890 when it is brought up for consideration. You can reach your U.S. Senators by calling the U.S. Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Just ask for your Senators offices, or give the operator your state. For additional contact information, use our "Write Your Reps" tool.

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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.