Friday, July 17, 2009

Right to Carry is in Your Hands!

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Call your Senators! Write Your Senators!
Senate Bill 1618

Many of us are attempting to protect our communities by permitting licensed American citizens from all states to carry concealed handguns in public.

That legislation has now been introduced as Amendment No. 1618 to the defense authorization bill (S. 1390) by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and the Senate will vote on it on Monday evening, July 20.

Amendment No. 1618 would require states to accept concealed carry permits that are issued by other states. The practical effect of this change would be to streamline concealed carry permit regulations. This is particularly advantageous as many states have strong laws and safeguards, and only issue individuals permits after a computerized background check

Please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard TODAY at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Senators. Tell them to vote YES on Senator Thune's Amendment No. 1618 to the defense authorization bill (S. 1390). If you do not know who your Senators are, check my links under the Sportsman Political Survival Links on the left hand side.

Amendment No. 1618 could dramatically increase the number of individuals carrying concealed handguns in public in your state thereby making us all safer. Law abiding citizens, Gun Owners of America, the National Rifle Association, and many others are determined to further strengthen our rights and laws after passing legislation to allow concealed handguns in National Parks.

The U.S. Senate will vote on Amendment No. 1618 on Monday evening. Please make your calls NOW to convince our U.S. Senators to stand up and say "YES" to law abiding citizens and "YES" to concealed handgun laws and safety in our communities.

Sincerely,
Albert

2 comments:

Bion said...

Had to laugh at what was said on the subject in New York, where they were up in their dithers about it...

"New York State desperately needs leaders to enact measures to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in America and stop gun trafficking - not spending time appeasing the gun lobby's extremist agenda," said Barbara Hohlt, Executive Director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence.

Now tell me why GUN violence is so much worse than getting killed or maimed by a bat or knife or car....Personally, if someone is coming at me to do me in, I don't care what they think of it! It's not the violence that makes the difference, it's the morals behind the violence that make the difference.
And yes, I emailed all three of my congressmen...

Albert A Rasch said...

Great job Bion!

More folks doing it and we won't have to worry.

What gets me is the refusal to go after criminals. I think that's where the problem is.

Thanks again,
Albert