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Old 02-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #31
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Vote Now on the Universal Background Check!

Friday, 08 February 2013 14:35
Written by Gun Owners

If any item on the Obama gun agenda passes, it would be a universal background check requirement. Under this provision, every gun transaction -- dealer or private -- would be subject to a Brady Check.

GOA has argued that the universal background check is tantamount to a universal gun registry because:
(1) The FBI will keep the Brady Check records, and
(2) The ATF will copy the 4473's, as it's currently doing.

Moreover, gun owners hate registration systems because they frequently serve as a prelude to gun confiscation -- as GOA has documented time and time again.

In addition, with WalMart and other sellers refusing to complete any gun sale until FBI affirmatively gives a green-light go-ahead, GOA fears system breakdowns and an increasing number of transactions which will be permanently blocked this way once the universal background check is adopted.

On the other side of the argument, Barack Obama argues that the universal background check will not result in a gun registry*. Obama claims that a vast majority of gun owners support this and that sales will be completed quickly and easily -- and that checking all gun purchases will increase public safety.

Which side are you on?

Click HERE and go to the front page of GOA’s website to vote "yes" if you support Obama's universal background check or "no"** if you oppose it.

GOA will provide the results of this poll to the U.S. Congress.

* Just like his "You can keep your health plan and doctor."

** emphasis added, canebrake
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:24 PM   #32
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From Larry Pratt - GAO

Dear canebrake,

The Left is not happy at all with Gun Owners of America:
"It’s people like [Erich] Pratt who could derail even modest efforts to bring a modicum of sanity to the nation's gun laws," said The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart on January 16, 2013.
And then there were the insults that CNN’s Piers Morgan threw at GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt when Morgan ran out of arguments -- even calling him an "idiot” and “incredibly stupid."

The Left is scared that their hopes for greater gun control may fall short. They are scared that history is going to repeat itself.

Remember the battle in 2004 when we fought the renewal of Feinstein's semi-auto ban? The media mourned that:
"GOA’s lobbying probably torpedoed the best chance for [renewing the semi-auto ban] this year." (National Journal, July 17, 2004).
It's been almost ten years since we won that battle. And it’s been even longer since GOA stood alone after the Columbine tragedy -- drawing a line in the sand -- and told Congress that gun owners would accept NOT ONE WORD of gun control.

Now, here we are in 2013 -- and the anti-gunners are hysterical. They are worried that their attempts to get stricter gun laws this year are about to slip through their fingers.

For us, this is all good news. But let us make this perfectly clear: THE BATTLE IS NOT WON YET.

And we have to continue to pound, pound, pound -- just as we have done over the past two months.

That said, there are good signs around Capitol Hill that your activism is producing tremendous results:
* Anti-gun radicals have all but given up on their ability to pass Feinstein's semi-automatic ban and magazine ban. Instead, they are focusing on their universal gun registry and a trafficking/licensure bill.

* If we can just get 117 Republicans in the House to sign the Stockman-Broun letter insisting that no gun control be brought up in the House without the support of 117 Republicans, it will be difficult for House Speaker John Boehner to bring up any gun control in the House.

* The handful of House liberal anti-gun Republicans seem to be holding firm in opposition to the universal gun registry. Philadelphia suburban Congressman Meehan -– one of the Left's two key targets -– yesterday flatly resisted MSNBC’s call for him to endorse the registry.

* Unlike the gun control fight after Columbine -– which we won, with great difficulty -– the pro-gun movement is united. MSNBC’s Joy Reid lamented on January 25 that NRA had become hard-core in order to "compete with extremist [sic] groups like Gun Owners of America."

* As predicted, the mainline media has shifted, just a little bit, from gun grabbing to job-destruction and amnesty.
So keep up the good work. Your efforts have taken us a long way toward victory. But we are not there yet. We want to thank you for standing with us and for keeping the pressure on!

In Liberty,
Larry Pratt

Thank you team FTF! Please keep up the good fight! - cane
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