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Rico
04-07-2009, 8:15 AM
I thought you guys might be interested int this:

April 6, 2009

Dear NAGR supporter:

"There are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons."



Barack Obama's anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder didn't exactly surprise gun owners when he came clean about his plans to ram through a new "Assault Weapons" ban into law.



But today, with the White House and Congress chock full of anti-gunners, Barack Obama and his anti-gun Attorney General don't just want the "same old ban."



They want a PERMANENT ban expanded to include almost any semi-automatic firearm in America!



That's why it's vital you sign the online petition we've prepared for our members, which demands that Senator Harry Reid refuse to allow so much as a hearing on the "Assault Weapons" Ban -- TODAY!



You see, an "assault weapon" could be virtually any gun.



The anti-gun politicians just like the term "assault weapons" because it sounds "scary."



And some people get them confused with fully automatic select-fire "machine guns" -- guns that have been tightly controlled since 1934.



So Sarah Brady and the gun grabbers think they've got it made. They believe all they have to do is call a gun an "assault weapon" to demonize it, and then pass a ban.

That's why we must fight back NOW!

The only good news in this situation is that we DO have a real chance of stopping this bill.



You see, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is THE KEY to defeating any new "Assault Weapons" Ban.



All he has to do is REFUSE to allow any Senate action on the bill, and no ban will get passed.



He's already said he plans on voting against a new ban "if it comes up for a vote."



Great, but not good enough, Harry.



That's why you and I need to make sure Senator Harry Reid knows that if he allows the ban to have so much as a hearing, he will lose his seat.



And believe me: That's a threat Senator Reid will take seriously.



He's already disliked by a majority of Nevadans -- and insiders are calling Senator Reid the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate.



If Senator Reid crosses gun owners, he's political dead meat -- plain and simple. It's our job to make sure he knows it.



But remember, Senator Reid doesn't need our votes to win reelection -- he needs the votes of folks in Nevada.



So -- in addition to your signed petition -- you and I must do everything we can to mobilize Second Amendment supporters in Nevada.



And that's good news!



Firstly, Nevada is one of the most pro-gun states in the country.



And secondly, this program will give you and me an incredible "bang for our buck."



Instead of mobilizing folks all over the country to try and get 41 votes to filibuster the gun grabbers' schemes, we can concentrate all our firepower in ONE state.



And Nevada just happens to be one of the least populated states in the country -- their TOTAL population is just under 2.5 million.



That means the National Association for Gun Rights can run the kind of no-nonsense, no-compromise grassroots effort that will have Senator Reid running for the hills.



But of course, even a targeted statewide program like this won't be cheap.

So in addition to your petition , I hope I can count on your financial support as well.



With your generous contribution, we'll focus our resources on running a full-scale campaign to mobilize Nevada gun owners, including:



Sending out three massive statewide mailings, urging Nevada gun owners to contact Senator Reid and express their opposition to the ban.


Writing hard-hitting guest editorials for every daily and weekly newspaper in Nevada to explain to Nevadans that Senator Reid has the power to single-handedly stop any new "Assault Weapons" Ban.


Training in-state pro-gun activists to write letters to the editor, work the talk-radio shows, talk to the press and hand out flyers at EVERY ONE of Senator Reid's in-state events.


Putting up anti-BAN billboards within eyesight of EVERY one of Senator Reid's Nevada offices, demanding that Senator Reid refuse to allow so much as a hearing on the ban.


Running statewide newspaper, radio and TV ads to show Senator Reid we really mean business.


The truth of the matter is, this simple statewide program in Nevada has the potential to be the most important program ANY gun rights group runs this year.



And if we can stop the so-called "Assault Weapons" Ban from passing, we just may be able to stop anything the gun control crowd throws our way.



But without an IMMEDIATE influx of funds, we may not be able to take advantage of this opportunity.



And if we don't, a new, permanent "Assault Weapons" Ban WILL become law.



I'm sure, like me, you can hardly stomach that thought.



That's why, in addition to your signed petition to Senator Reid, I also hope you'll agree to make a generous contribution of $100 or $200 to the National Association for Gun Rights. Click here to contribute.



Believe me, I know that's a lot, but we have an opportunity here to make a major difference.



If you can't afford $100, please consider contributing $75 or $50 to the cause.



Listen: If you and I show Senator Reid that he could lose his seat if he allows action on any new gun ban, we can win. It's that simple.



So please sign and the online petition, and rush me your most generous contribution of $200, $100, or $50 TODAY.

Sincerely,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director



P.S. We need to make sure Senator Harry Reid knows you and I -- and tens of thousands of Nevadans -- aren't going to let him get away with allowing a new, permanent "Assault Weapons" Ban to pass.



So please sign NAGR's online petition to Harry Reid demanding that he refuse to allow so much as a hearing on the "Assault Weapons" Ban TODAY!

http://www.nationalgunrights.org/reid_petition.htm



And in addition to your signed petition, please send a generous contribution of $200, $100, or $50 -- or whatever you can afford -- TODAY! Click here to contribute.






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berto
04-07-2009, 9:14 AM
What ban?

Is there an actual bill you can link to or is this more scare tactics to raise money for a group that looks shaky to begin with?

SmokinMr2
04-07-2009, 11:09 AM
Technically it's more FUD.

On the other hand, Pelosi is now talking about a "compromise" assault weapon ban, bla bla bla. It's in another thread.

Rivers
04-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Could you possibly use the return key a bit more? Just a thought, maybe even format what you suggest as a petition to really read like one.

KylaGWolf
04-07-2009, 11:56 AM
OK one internet petitions probably won't do squat. Second I think this is another one of those the sky is falling things.

SmokinMr2 eh Pelosi talks about a lot of things then does nothing so until something shows up on paper as a possiblility I going to take it as political posturing and nothing more.

bwiese
04-07-2009, 12:17 PM
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THIS 'PETITION'.

One, it won't do any good. It's not the way to make your voice heard.

Online petitions are especially dangerous because they make the signers actually think they accomplished something and divert effort from other productive areas.

Two, someone REALLY WANTS YOUR NAME & ADDRESS - that's all.

Current valid mailing lists are worth $money$ - and perhaps they feel they can capture some new fresh names on their list.

I know I'm just a leetle ol guy from a smallish group, The Calguns Foundation, but we've achieved more than a bit of legal traction and helped out CA gunnies. But I simply do NOT know WHO the NAGR is, who runs it, or why it popped up all of a sudden asking for petitions. And I'm sure if I asked the NRA boys about 'em they'd have similar concerns.

To paraphrase Michael Corleone (of the Godfather):"I don’t know who this man is, and I don’t know what he
does for a living. Now tell him you don’t want to see him
anymore. I’m sure he’ll understand.”

lioneaglegriffin
04-07-2009, 2:58 PM
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THIS 'PETITION'.

One, it won't do any good. It's not the way to make your voice heard.

Online petitions are especially dangerous because they make the signers actually think they accomplished something and divert effort from other productive areas.

Two, someone REALLY WANTS YOUR NAME & ADDRESS - that's all.

Current valid mailing lists are worth $money$ - and perhaps they feel they can capture some new fresh names on their list.

I know I'm just a leetle ol guy from a smallish group, The Calguns Foundation, but we've achieved more than a bit of legal traction and helped out CA gunnies. But I simply do NOT know WHO the NAGR is, who runs it, or why it popped up all of a sudden asking for petitions. And I'm sure if I asked the NRA boys about 'em they'd have similar concerns.

To paraphrase Michael Corleone (of the Godfather):"I donít know who this man is, and I donít know what he
does for a living. Now tell him you donít want to see him
anymore. Iím sure heíll understand.Ē

don't worry i wrote then off from the first email i read.