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via NRA-ILA (http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12245) via Snowflakes in Hell (http://www.snowflakesinhell.com/2009/03/18/congressional-dems-oppose-awb-in-letter/):

Today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), expressed their opposition to the reinstatement of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. These congressmen cited numerous studies that proved the 1994 ban was ineffective, and they strongly urged Attorney General Holder to stop his effort and instead focus on the enforcement of existing gun laws.

NRA would like to thank Congressman Ross for his leadership on this effort. We will continue to work with Members of Congress from both parties on this important issue.


Below is a list of the signing Democrats along with their phone numbers which I retrieved off of the Clerk's Office. I think it'd be prudent to reward good behavior and call those Reps in your state to show your appreciation for their support of our 2nd Amendment Rights:

Davis, Artur
Griffith, Parker
Bright, Bobby
Ross, Mike
Berry, Marion
Kirkpatrick, Ann
Cardoza, Dennis
Baca, Joe
Markey, Betsy
Salazar, John
Boyd, Allen
Bishop, Sanford
Barrow, John
Marshall, Jim
Boswell, Leonard
Minnick, Walt
Costello, Jerry
Halvorson, Debbie
Donnelly, Joe
Ellsworth, Brad
Chandler, Ben
Melancon, Charlie
Kratovil, Frank
Dingell, John
Stupak, Bart
Peterson, Collin
Walz, Tim
Taylor, Gene
Childers, Travis
McIntyre, Mike
Shuler, Heath
Kissell, Larry
Pomeroy, Earl
Hodes, Paul
Teague, Harry
Heinrich, Martin
Massa, Eric
Ryan, Tim
Boccieri, John
Space, Zach
Wilson, Charlie
Boren, Dan
DeFazio, Peter
Holden, Tim
Kanjorski, Paul
Murtha, John
Carney, Christopher
Altmire, Jason
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie
Tanner, John
Gordon, Bart
Davis, Lincoln
Green, Gene
Edwards, Chet
Rodriguez, Ciro
Ortiz, Solomon
Matheson, Jim
Perriello, Tom
Boucher, Rick
Nye, Glenn
Welch, Peter
Kagen M.D. , Steve
Kind, Ron
Rahall, Nick
Mollohan, Alan
(D-AL)
(D-AL)
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(D-AR)
(D-AR)
(D-AZ)
(D-CA)
(D-CA)
(D-CO)
(D-CO)
(D-FL)
(D-GA)
(D-GA)
(D-GA)
(D-IA)
(D-ID)
(D-IL)
(D-IL)
(D-IN)
(D-IN)
(D-KY)
(D-LA)
(D-MD)
(D-MI)
(D-MI)
(D-MN)
(D-MN)
(D-MS)
(D-MS)
(D-NC)
(D-NC)
(D-NC)
(D-ND)
(D-NH)
(D-NM)
(D-NM)
(D-NY)
(D-OH)
(D-OH)
(D-OH)
(D-OH)
(D-OK)
(D-OR)
(D-PA)
(D-PA)
(D-PA)
(D-PA)
(D-PA)
(D-SD)
(D-TN)
(D-TN)
(D-TN)
(D-TX)
(D-TX)
(D-TX)
(D-TX)
(D-UT)
(D-VA)
(D-VA)
(D-VA)
(D-VT)
(D-WI)
(D-WI)
(D-WV)
(D-WV)
202-225-2665
202-225-4801
202-225-2901
202-225-3772
202-225-4076
202-225-2315
202-225-6131
202-225-6161
202-225-4676
202-225-4761
202-225-5235
202-225-3631
202-225-2823
202-225-6531
202-225-3806
202-225-6611
202-225-5661
202-225-3635
202-225-3915
202-225-4636
202-225-4706
202-225-4031
202-225-5311
202-225-4071
202-225-4735
202-225-2165
202-225-2472
202-225-5772
202-225-4306
202-225-2731
202-225-6401
202-225-3715
202-225-2611
202-225-5206
202-225-2365
202-225-6316
202-225-3161
202-225-5261
202-225-3876
202-225-6265
202-225-5705
202-225-2701
202-225-6416
202-225-5546
202-225-6511
202-225-2065
202-225-3731
202-225-2565
202-225-2801
202-225-4714
202-225-4231
202-225-6831
202-225-1688
202-225-6105
202-225-4511
202-225-7742
202-225-3011
202-225-4711
202-225-3861
202-225-4215
202-225-4115
202-225-5665
202-225-5506
202-225-3452
202-225-4172

However, don't let this lull you into a false sense of security. We're only 58 days into this administration and we've already seen the rhetoric ramp and back door attempts at gun control through the ammunition supply chain. As the saying goes, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 07:42:27 PM by Trioxin »

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 01:00:40 AM »
Do we have a list of (if there are any) Reps that are FOR said bill?

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 01:33:49 PM »
I just called and expressed my thanks. This is something ALL of us should be doing.
If your rep is on the list, please help 'the cause' and call them today.
Come on....pick up that phone..... ;D
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 07:44:25 PM by Trioxin »

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 07:46:09 PM »
I am calling each of them to say thank you tomorrow,

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 06:08:32 AM »
Rep. Sam Johnson of North Texas is opposed to this.  I recieved a response letter from his office, stating so.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 06:56:18 AM »
Rep. Sam Johnson of North Texas is opposed to this.  I recieved a response letter from his office, stating so.
Opposed to another assault weapons ban? What did the letter say?

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 12:16:12 PM »
The Dems don't want ot mess it this issue at this moment. They're fisting us in too many other ways at the moment, and this is a hot button issue with the blue collar types. For the same reason you won't see them messing with any abortion issues at the moment. After they pass the current destructive agenda, these things will come back.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 06:31:49 PM »
I notice a distinct lack of representation from Missouri on that list.

Wish I was surprised, but I guess I'll fire off a couple of emails.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009, 08:13:17 AM »
The Dems don't want ot mess it this issue at this moment. They're fisting us in too many other ways at the moment, and this is a hot button issue with the blue collar types. For the same reason you won't see them messing with any abortion issues at the moment. After they pass the current destructive agenda, these things will come back.

Chris we have got to stop this shit, seriously.  Dems hate gun people, only republicans don't Neanderthal nonsense.  If the second amendment is important to you you have to research the person, their record, etc, not rely on the stupid and often meaningless initial after their name.

Case in point the first guy on the list with an evil "D" (I guess it means demon gun hater) after his name, Autur Davis, here is what one finds out if you search "Artur Davis NRA".

From the NRA Political Victory Website,

"Freshman Democrat Artur Davis from Birmingham is co-sponsoring a bill that NRA has labeled its top legislative priority for the year. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act would insulate gun manufacturers from liability when their products are misused. "

That is not avoiding the issue.  Again there is a big difference between a rural democrat from the south and a democrat from Austin, Atlanta, Detroit or Chicago.  Then there are the four republicans that sponsored the damn bill in the first place, what good did the "R" after their names do us.

Seriously spend a few bucks, call the entire list and just say thank, it was a fun experience for me.

Now to be fair Davis has set his sites on becoming Governor of Alabama.  He has zero chance of that unless he stays at least in the realm of "enforcing the laws on the books" where the 2nd amendment is concerned.

However, I don't care if our elected officials vote the right way because they feel they should or because they are afraid of the people they serve.  Either reason is fine so long as they follow the constitution and listen to the will of the people.  I have had plenty of employees that needed to occasionally be motivated by fear of loss, those folks were generally damn stellar in their performance after a trip to the wood shed or two!

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 05:05:14 PM »
I've been emailing a couple of these reps each week to let them know their efforts are appreciated and noticed.

Hopefully this spells good news for gun owners, but most likely we're going to just see the anti-gun stuff slipped into other bills.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 02:10:05 PM »
E mailed my local rep to let him know it's good to have a man with a level head on his shoulder serving our area.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2009, 09:43:27 AM »
CA can muster up two signatures, but WA is absent.  No big surprise there.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 08:12:42 PM »
The only problem with supporting a pro-gun dem, is that they can (and are) giving the anti-gun dems the majority.   With their current 79 seat advantage (best I could tell), and a few RINO's, these 65 are not going to cut it.. 

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2009, 10:22:01 AM »
Sent mine an E-mail, but I'll probably follow up with a phone call as well.

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 09:11:18 AM »
 Notify the politicos... And take a novice or two SHOOTING!! ;D

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 07:45:08 PM »
Great post, thanks!

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Re: Congressional Dems Oppose AWB in Letter **Your action needed**
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2012, 07:52:49 PM »
Nevermind I should have checked the date.
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