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GOA Exposes Massive Gun-grab Scheme In Senate

From American Vision News:

Gun Owners of America makes it easy for you to get involved in the CRUCIAL issue:

It’s time to talk strategy — that of the anti-gunners, and of ours, as well.

Within the next three weeks, we expect Senator Patrick Leahy’s Senate Judiciary Committee will move a national gun registry bill to the Senate floor.

The Judiciary Committee bill will probably not contain the Feinstein semi-auto gun ban, and it may or may not have a magazine ban which would render most of the nation’s guns unusable, at least for the foreseeable future.

But the Judiciary Committee bill will almost certainly ban all private sales of firearms — or any private exchange where the gun buyer does not first get permission from the FBI. And it’s this background check requirement that will inevitably set up a framework for a universal gun registry.

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Sen. Carl Levin Response

Here is Sen. Carl Levin's canned response to the GOA protest form.

Dear Mr. X:

Thank you for contacting me about gun safety issues. I appreciate you sharing your views with me.

I support sensible gun safety laws and strict enforcement of those laws to help prevent crimes, suicides and violence committed with firearms. I support the steps President Obama outlined recently to curb the gun violence that plagues our nation, and I believe Congress can and should work to enact legislation to prevent gun violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

I was an original cosponsor of the Brady Law (P.L.103-159). This law requires prospective handgun purchasers to undergo criminal background checks before purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. The background check system is able to make 92 percent of background check determinations on the spot, and since 1994, has prevented more than 1.5 million firearm purchases. Additionally, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics, since the Brady Law went into effect, the number of gun deaths in the United States dropped 22 percent, from 39,595 in 1993 to 30,769 in 2007. The number of gun homicides dropped by more than 29 percent, from 17,024 in 1993 to 12,129 in 2007.

While the Brady Law has been successful in reducing gun violence, I believe more has to be done. For example, only 60 percent of all gun sales in the United States take place at licensed federal dealers, where background checks are mandatory. The remaining 40 percent of gun sales are conducted by unlicensed individual sellers, often at gun shows, and a background check is not required. This means that across our nation, any dangerous individual can go to a gun show and purchase a deadly weapon without any form of background check. To close this ‘gun show loophole,’ I am a cosponsor of the Gun Show Background Check Act. This bill would enact the common sense principle that anyone who wants to purchase a firearm at a gun show should be able to pass a simple background check. Ten national police organizations support closing this loophole.

Additionally, I am a cosponsor of the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, a bill that seeks to reduce gun violence by keeping firearms out of the hands of terrorists and criminals. Although hard to believe, nothing in current law prohibits individuals on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms, unless they fall into another disqualifying category. This “terror gap” in federal law must be closed, and this bill would do just that. This legislation would deny the transfer of a firearm when a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check reveals that the prospective purchaser is a known or suspected terrorist and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the purchaser may use the firearm in connection with terrorism. Keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is just common sense.

I also have always supported the rights of sportsmen and hunters. Hunting is a way of life for millions of Americans and plays an integral role in modern wildlife management. But military style assault weapons have no sporting purpose. Because of these weapons, our nation’s citizens are in greater danger and police officers across the country are encountering criminals armed with highly lethal military style weapons.

To support our law enforcement community and to save lives, I am a cosponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This legislation would prevent the future possession, manufacture, sale and importation of assault-type weapons while grandfathering weapons lawfully possessed at the date of the bill’s enactment. It would ban firearms with detachable magazines and military style features, such as grenade launchers, protruding pistol grips, and barrel shrouds. It would support law enforcement officers across our nation, who should not be forced to confront lawbreakers toting military arms. And it would protect the rights of hunters by specifically naming thousands of firearms with legitimate sporting, sentimental or other value that would remain legal to possess.

This bill also would ban high capacity ammunition magazines. Studies have shown that high capacity ammunition magazines are used in 31 to 41 percent of fatal police shootings in cities across our nation. They also have been used by the perpetrators of numerous mass shootings, including at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, the Tucson shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others, the attack on a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The Newtown shooting alone left twenty six people dead, twenty of them children.

We must not wait until more places are added to this heartbreaking list. We can and should act swiftly to protect our families and loved ones from mass shootings. These measures have the overwhelming support of law enforcement communities around our nation, who have implored us to make changes to stop the flood of these types of weapons into the hands of those who would use them for harm. I will continue to work for common-sense gun safety measures.

Thank you again for contacting me.

Sincerely,
Carl Levin
levin.senate.gov

Any registration scheme will be met with incredible resistance.

I for one will immediately go out and purchase the cheapest piece of trash gun, register it and willfully surrender that and only that if they ever come for my weapons. Play stupid and make them waste as much time as possible on each confiscation. You will quickly see an organization more bloated than the I.R.S. and as ineffective. We must be ready to face the consequences of our resistance and unite to protect each other instead of waiting while they pick us off one at a time.

If not us than who?

I will never register...

Also, I got an email the other day from the NRA with a subject line that said "Obama wants to register your guns"

So I responded: "Ok… well I still would NOT do it even if he wants me to…. Just for the record…"

I say we JUST DON'T DO IT. If a request is asked... request will be denied. If they want to use men with guns to force us, well, then, that's another story!

But I know where this is leading. I will never register and never obey such a stupid request.

Could you imagine all the colonists registering their firearms with the king.... Ha... funny funny funny!!!!

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GOA is

The real deal.

GOA is

The real deal.

I'm also a proud member of the GOA

and I always use their America Mail System. I don't even bother reading them anymore; I know the GOA always says what I'm thinking. I just keep sending them.

I'm also a member of the Second Amendment Foundation.
You may want to check them out.
http://www.saf.org/

My senators are Schumer and Gillibrand

I'm pretty sure my letter to either of them will end up in the trash can.

They're...

Mine as well. Believe it or not, Gillibrand was pro-gun when she was a Congresswoman. But, in changing her views so radically, we can only conclude that she's just another part of the problem in D.C.--a bunch of power-hungry maniacs wrestling for bigger slices of everyone's pie.

Please join me -and my friend- in observing

the current avenue that the NRA has been on for over 40 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpcTkV1tKDs

Proud member of the G.O.A.

only $20 people

GOA is much better than the NRA

it seems to me.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

it is becoming clear...

the NRA is controlled opposition. I wouldn't give a dime to them any more than I would give $ to Jesse Benton or the American Cancer Society

i agree

it amazes me how stupid some of the comments, replies and arguments that the nra makes on tv,,,,,, it's like amateur hour
i swear i could do better than they do at defending gun rights

the NRA media spots are the gift that keep on giving to the anti-gun lobby

GoodSamaritan's picture

Here's a link to GOA ratings for the 113th Congress

http://www.dailypaul.com/270776/gun-owners-of-america-house-...

I'm an NRA Life Member but I agree that GOA is no compromise like Ron Paul said.

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father

itzSteve's picture

That's how it starts...

Just start with getting the database in place...we will take care of the rest of the legislation down the road...