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otteray
09-07-2007, 7:52 PM
From the GOA site:

Sen. Vitter Moves To "Stick It" To The Anti-gun United Nations
-- GOA-supported amendment passes overwhelmingly in the Senate
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Friday, September 7, 2007

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) pushed a pro-gun amendment through the U.S. Senate last night on an 81-10 vote. GOA worked closely with Vitter in getting the language just right, as Senate rules make it difficult to attach certain amendments to spending bills.

The Vitter provision stipulates that no U.S. funds can be used by the United Nations -- or organizations affiliated with the UN -- to restrict or tax our gun rights. Hence, the amendment would give a mildly pro-gun administration the excuse to stop sending US taxpayer funds to the United Nations as soon as they adopt any policy to restrict the Second Amendment rights of Americans. (The Vitter amendment was added to HR 2764, the Department of State appropriations bill.)

Interestingly, four of the Senators who opposed the pro-gun Vitter amendment ALSO spoke in favor of the Veterans Disarmament Act during a committee vote in July -- Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

All four of these notoriously anti-gun Senators have now demonstrated their support for INTERNATIONAL GUN CONTROL, even while they support the Veterans Disarmament Bill here at home. The latter bill only has a number in the House (HR 2640). This measure has been introduced by the equally anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), and will expand the Brady Law to deny firearms to hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Americans. See our Problems With HR 2640 section for more information on the Veterans Disarmament Bill.

ACTION: Please send Sen. Vitter a brief thank you for all the work he has done for gun owners nationwide. You will remember that last year, he succeeded in getting language passed (and signed by the President) to ban the confiscation of firearms during a declared emergency.

You can use the "Compose Your Own Letter" option at the GOA Legislative Action Center to send a message such as the one below to Senator Vitter.

Or, his fax number is 202-228-5061.

----- Pre-written letter -----
Dear Senator Vitter:

Thank you so much for your efforts to defend the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment in particular. I agree that the United Nations is filled with tons of gun-grabbing tyrants, and your amendment is a great first step towards doing something about it.

Please keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

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SemiAutoSam
09-07-2007, 8:00 PM
WOW im blown away some positive legislation out of congress.

Hard to believe.

Did we give up anything with this positive result ?

IE were there any concessions ?

Have a link to the text of the final bill ?

I would like to read it and know just what it said.

Not that I dont trust politicians but.

otteray
09-07-2007, 8:53 PM
110th Congress
S.Amdt. 2774: To prohibit the use of funds by international organizations,...
To prohibit the use of funds by international organizations, agencies, and entities that require the registration of, or taxes guns owned by citizens of the United States.

An amendment to H.R. 2764: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008.

Offered: Sep 6, 2007
Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]
Actions: Sep 6, 2007: Amendment SA 2774 proposed by Senator Vitter.
Sep 6, 2007: Amendment SA 2774 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 10. Record Vote Number: 321. [Vote Details]

Text of amendment
SA 2774. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; as follows:


On page 410, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:

RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

Sec. 699B. None of the funds made available under this Act may be made available to any international organization, agency, or entity (including the United Nations) that requires the registration of, or taxes a gun owned by a citizen of the United States.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)

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bwiese
09-07-2007, 10:15 PM
Meanwhile, in actually relevant news, your state legislature has passed microstamping and lead ammo bans.

It's unlikely UN BS will ever affect you - it's fun to rail aganst, but the UN has really never accomplished anything good or bad anyway, except perhaps to run prostitution rings in war-torn countries for the convenince of 'multilateral forces'.

Why are you worried about this distant crap out in la-la land when the real battle is right in front of you?

GOA: accentuating the irrelevant for their own FUD.

Centurion_D
09-07-2007, 10:27 PM
Meanwhile, in actually relevant news, your state legislature has passed microstamping and lead ammo bans.

It's unlikely UN BS will ever affect you - it's fun to rail aganst, but the UN has really never accomplished anything good or bad anyway, except perhaps to run prostution rings in war-torn countries for the convenince of 'multilateral forces'.

Why are you worried about this distant crap when the real battle is right in front of you?

Well said Bill. I would suggest to every member of calguns if they haven't already to pull the lead outta their @rse and contact the guv to veto these insane bills. We've gotta hold the line.