|August 13, 2002, 10:30 PM||#1|
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This was E-mailed to me from the Gun Owners of America Alert mailing list.
(Tuesday, August 13, 2002) -- Charlie Schumer is at it again. He's
found a way to keep more Americans from purchasing guns by further
propping up the unconstitutional Brady Law.
The Democrat Senator from New York has baptized his anti-gun agenda
with the name of a Catholic Church in which a priest and another
person were murdered. S. 2826 has been dubbed the Our Lady of Peace
For Schumer, no guns = peace.
Among other things, the bill will help FBI officials to effectively
stop thousands upon thousands of Americans from purchasing a
firearm. Already, millions of Americans have been disarmed by the
Lautenberg Gun Ban which President Bill Clinton signed in 1996.
Because of the Lautenberg ban, people who have committed very minor
offenses that include pushing, shoving or, in some cases, even
yelling at a family member have discovered that they can no longer
own a firearm for self-defense.
But the anti-gun nuts in Congress are upset because many of the
states' criminal records are incomplete. As a result, the FBI does
not access all of these records when screening the background of
someone who purchases a firearm from a gun dealer.
So S. 2826 will grant millions of dollars to the states to improve
their criminal records. Specifically, the bill would send taxpayer
monies to the states so they can provide the FBI with the names of:
those people who are disqualified by the Lautenberg gun ban, those
who have been adjudicated as being mentally defective (for example,
those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or certain treatments
for depression), those who have been dishonorably discharged, etc.
In fact, the FBI could well demand all of a state's employment
records, in the guise of searching for illegal aliens.
If the Second and Tenth Amendments were to be obeyed, the Federal
government would be prohibited from passing such laws.
Incidentally, the "Our Lady of Peace" murders were committed by a
man who had not been arrested for two previous violations of a
restraining order, offenses that would have carried jail time had he
Instead of rebuking the judicial system and fixing that, Schumer is
looking for a new way to disarm millions of Americans.
A companion bill introduced by anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
has been passed by the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 30-2!
[Pro-gun Reps. John Hostettler (R-IN) and Bill Jenkins (R-TN) were
the only dissenting votes.]
Schumer has three co-sponsors of the bill: Senators Larry Craig
(R-ID), John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA). The House
bill, H.R. 4757, could be voted on by the full House some time in
ACTION: Please contact your Representative and two Senators. The
House and Senate are in recess for the month of August, so there is
plenty of time for the grassroots to rise up against this
Be Safe, Be Sure, Be Ready...