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Subject: Americans are being methodically disarmed!
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 8:23 PM
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
Your Second Amendment rights are in the crosshairs of gun-grabbing liberal lawmakers, Hollywood elitists, and power-hungry Statists. Left unchecked, these radical activists will see to it that the Second Amendment is gutted and Americans are completely disarmed!
Please see my very important message below – Mat.
Under the cloak of various legal and legislative measures – including seemingly sensible processes like “universal background checks” – our Second Amendment rights are under fire today as never before.
For instance, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has recently announced his plan to push forward a gun control bill that would expand background checks and enact tougher penalties for gun trafficking.
But the expanded background checks place the government squarely in the middle of every gun purchase, including private transactions.
On the surface, both new measures appear to be fairly benign.
Under Reid’s proposed new system, private sellers and buyers would be required to meet in person with a licensed dealer. There, the dealer would check the buyer against the federal database.
As with dealer purchases, a record of the sale would be retained by the licensed dealer and the dealer would charge a fee for the recording service.
Opponents of the bill believe it will ultimately result in the universal registration of all firearms and gun owners. At a minimum, it will lead to expanded monitoring by the ATF which will place citizens at an increased risk of searches and seizures.
Majority Leader Reid has suffered intense criticism from the Left for refusing to move Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed “Assault Weapons Ban” (focused on the AR-15 rifle) to the Senate floor, citing a lack of votes for passage. But an infuriated Feinstein has vowed to renew the fight.
There is no way to get around the fact that this “benign” bill in the Senate is a wolf in sheep’s clothing!
This situation makes Reid’s bill all the more dangerous as he attempts to regain face with his leftist critics for embarrassing (some would say betraying) Senator Feinstein on her pet subject of gun control.
++Those who support the constitutional right to bear arms face well-funded adversaries!
As you probably know, billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a $12 million media assault in 13 key states through his organization, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”
Bloomberg’s selected states are those in which the organization believes it “can most influence the upcoming Senate vote” by targeting vulnerable Senators.
Bloomberg, known for initiating other “Big Brother” type of laws in New York City, believes his group’s influence will ultimately drive the passage of the Senate bill.
++Meanwhile, actor Jim Carrey takes a cheap shot at gun owners.
In a just-released video, actor Jim Carrey, on a “Hee-Haw” type of backdrop, mockingly impersonates the late Hollywood icon and former President of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston.
In a parody song entitled “Cold Dead Hand,” Carrey sings…
As we have seen in other cultural battles, liberal Hollywood is all too eager to move radical leftist ideas with their formidable influence. The combination of Carrey/Bloomberg/Reid is a good example of a small number of liberal “progressives” working to subvert the liberties the Bill of Rights affords to every American citizen.
“The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he planned because they couldn't pry that gun from his cold dead hand.”
“We the People” demand that our federal government honor the Second Amendment as an important component of the rule of law established by the United States Constitution!
Liberty Counsel Action is calling all patriots to rise up and stop the leftist assault on our Second Amendment!
When you sign Liberty Counsel Action’s “Stand Your Ground on the Second Amendment” Declaration, we will share your views – along with those of tens of thousands of your fellow concerned Americans – with our elected officials, government bureaucrats, the media, and those who care about the protections our Constitution affords to all American citizens.
We will also send you a complimentary “Stand Your Ground on the Second Amendment” bumper sticker to help amplify your voice on this key issue.
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++The NRA is exposing Harry Reid’s ploy.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) says Reid’s proposed bill will bring more government expansion and intrusion, and is “a step toward national gun registration” by the federal government that would take away the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
NRA President Wayne LaPierre sounded the alarm on this week’s Meet The Press, saying that these new regulations will not stop criminals…
Thomas, this proposed gun legislation is nothing short of a power grab as we have seen Harry Reid do in so many other instances. Reid can be counted upon to forward the Left’s desire to fundamentally transform our nation and diminish our individual liberties.
“The whole thing, universal checks, has a dishonest premise. Criminals aren't going to be checked. They're not going to do this. The shooters in Tucson, in Aurora, in Newtown, they're not going to be checked.”
Join with Liberty Counsel Action today and tell Congress that you will “Stand your ground on the Second Amendment!”
Thank you for taking immediate action on this crucial issue!
Mathew D. Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
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