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Friday, January 12, 2007

The 110th Congress has been sworn in and is now up and running.  As we've been reporting, with most of the congressional leadership firmly in anti-gun hands, you can bet we are going to face a number of challenges that threaten our Second Amendment rights.  However, we are also going to work to ensure that newly-elected lawmakers who ran on pro-gun campaign promises, get an opportunity to make good on their commitments, as we will take advantage of any and all opportunities to advance our agenda.

With so many new faces in Congress, and both houses under new management, it is important that your elected officials hear from you NOW to learn of your support for the Second Amendment and your opposition to new gun control laws.  Remember, some of these legislators have NEVER cast a gun-related vote.  We never want to hear a lawmaker claim he voted for restrictions on our rights because he never heard anything to the contrary from his constituents.  No lawmaker deserves a free pass!  And don’t forget to contact your state officials as well.  Most state legislatures have also reconvened (or will soon), and we anticipate that much of the action we face this year will be at the state level.

NRA-ILA has a number of tools to make identifying and contacting your representatives easy.  Visit www.NRAILA.org, and click the "Take Action" tab at the top of the page.  Then, choose the "Write Your Representatives" option.  By entering your zip code, you will be provided with contact information for your lawmakers in Washington. 

Before you use this feature to send your lawmaker an e-mail, check out the "Tips for Communicating With Your Lawmakers" link that can be found atop the "Write Your Representatives" feature.  Here you will find guidelines for effectively communicating with your lawmakers.

As gun-related legislation is introduced and makes its way through the 110th Congress, we will fully report on these bills in future Alerts, and remind you to take advantage of the aforementioned resources to make your views known to your lawmakers. In the meantime, please contact your lawmakers in Washington now to introduce yourself and to get "on the record" in support of the Second Amendment, and encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same.

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