Ten years ago, as part of his omnibus crime bill, Bill Clinton succeeded in convincing a bare majority in Congress that law-abiding Americans could not be trusted to own certain semi-automatic firearms. On September 13, 2004, the Clinton gun ban is due to expire, and gun prohibitionists are now working to get Congress to extend, and even expand, this ban. As September approaches, we must remain vigilant to any attempt by the anti-gunners to reauthorize this legislation. Already, Representative Michael Castle (R-Del.), and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have introduced bills to do just that--H.R. 3831 and S. 2498, respectively.
The stage is now set for a showdown, and you can be sure we`re in for a sustained political battle over the next three months! Our opponents will continue to work at every turn to try and accomplish their anti-gun goals, and we need to be proactive! Please visit NRA-ILA`s informative website-- www.ClintonGunBan.com --and learn the facts about this debate, which has too long been driven and dominated by falsehoods and emotion. And please continue to forward this website to others who need to know both the history and the truth about this issue. Then, please immediately contact your Representative and Senators and urge them to oppose H.R. 3831 and S. 2498, or any other legislation seeking to extend the so-called "assault weapons" ban. You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or you can call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121.