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NRA Letter To Senate Opposing S. 1805 As Amended

Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Below is a letter faxed to U.S. Senators on March 2, 2004 from Wayne R. LaPierre, Jr., NRA Executive Vice President and Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action. This letter expresses NRA`s opposition to final passage of S. 1805 as amended and was sent prior to voting on the bill.


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March 2, 2004


Dear Senator:

The National Rifle Association opposes final passage of S. 1805 as amended by the Senate today.

While we will continue to work to save the U.S. firearms industry, we have said from the start that we would not allow this bill to become a vehicle for added restrictions on the law-abiding people of America. Given this fact, we oppose final passage of S. 1805 as amended and will fight this issue another day.

Our decision is in no way a reflection on the hard work and dedication of those Senators on both sides of the aisle-especially Sen. Larry Craig and most of his cosponsors-who stood up for the principle of individual responsibility embodied in S. 1805, and who opposed the anti-gun "poison pill" amendments aimed at destroying it. We sincerely appreciate their hard work and dedication.

However, having made our decision, this vote on final passage is a key vote for the NRA and will be used in our future evaluations and endorsements of candidates for the U.S. Senate.

Sincerely,

Wayne R. LaPierre, Jr.
Executive Vice President
National Rifle Association

Chris W. Cox
Executive Director
NRA Institute for Legislative Action

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