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Beware of Continued Attempts To Extend Clinton Gun Ban

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Originally enacted in 1994, the Clinton crime bill claimed that banning gun ownership by law-abiding citizens was the solution to violent crime. But anti-gun politicians were able to pass a measure banning so-called "military-style" semi-automatic firearms only after agreeing to "sunset" the ban in a decade.

Now, with the September 13 expiration of the Clinton gun ban fast approaching, anti-gun activists across the nation are making a renewed push to re-enact this ineffective legislation. But time is running out. Congress will return from its summer district work period on September 7 and will be in session for only 4 work days before the sunset date arrives, and because time is short, the anti-gunners are redoubling their efforts to extend the ban.

Over the next few weeks we must remain extremely vigilant against 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. Feinstein recently claimed, "I really believe passionately in this. I`m not going to give up." Commenting further on the ban`s renewal, she said, "It`s only the sheer power of the gun lobby that stands in the way."

Obviously, our opponents will continue to work at every turn to try and accomplish their anti-gun goals. At this time, more than ever, it is critical that we remain proactive! Please visit NRA-ILA`s website-- www.ClintonGunBan.com --to learn the facts about this debate. 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, and any other legislation seeking to extend the so-called "assault weapons" ban.

You, ultimately, are the ones who can "stand in the way" of Feinstein`s publicly stated goal: "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in!" Please be sure to contact your legislators today!

You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the "Write Your
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