Gun Owners of America ALERT - Congress to Vote on Repeal of D.C. Gun Ban - Contact Your Representatives

Repeal Of D.C. Gun Ban Comes To The House Next Week
    -- Contact Your Representative

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Thursday, September 23, 2004

It's a familiar refrain: The gun-grabbers clearly want to take away
your "big, ugly" semiautomatics. But, they claim, they don't support
an outright firearms ban.

Well, next week, the gun-grabbers will have an opportunity to show
their true colors.

Next week, the House is scheduled to vote on repealing Washington,
D.C.'s gun ban.

That ban -- surely the most draconian anti-gun abomination in the
country -- registers (and effectively bans) rifles and shotguns, bans
handguns, bans semiautomatics, and bans ammunition.

And, for all of its contempt for individual liberties, the District of
Columbia has moved from a relatively safe place prior to the ban to the
murder capital of the nation.

H.R. 3193 -- a bill introduced by Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) -- will
bring an end to this travesty by repealing Washington's myriad gun
bans. It will allow D.C. residents -- once again -- to purchase
firearms to defend themselves and their families.

ACTION: Please contact your Representative and urge him or her to
vote for H.R. 3193, Congressman Mark Souder's bill to abolish the
D.C. gun ban. You can use the pre-written message below and send it as
an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at (where phone and fax numbers are
also available).

----- Pre-written message -----

Dear Representative:

Next week, the House will vote on H.R. 3193, Congressman Mark
Souder's bill to eliminate the D.C. gun ban. I would urge you, in
the strongest terms, to support this pro-self-defense and pro-Second
Amendment legislation.

Washington, D.C. now bans virtually every type of firearm -- and
registers those few guns it graciously allows its residents to
possess. Yet, for all of its contempt for self-defense and
individual rights, the District of Columbia has become the murder
capital of the nation.

Please demonstrate that you care about the right of self-defense.
Please show that you believe the residents of D.C. and their families
should be more than "sitting ducks" to predatory criminals.

Please vote for H.R. 3193.