STOP Utah Gun BAN NOW!!!! (Prevent any attempts now!)
January 7, 2013 in Guns
Stop the gun ban NOW!
The following is directly from the Utah shooting sports council website, the full article can be found at the link following the article.
Help Stop the Federal Semi-Auto Gun Ban and Magazine Ban
All gun owners need to immediately contact their Congressmen and tell them specifically to:
- Vote against any renewal of the ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
- Vote against any renewal of the so-called “high capacity magazine” ban.
- Vote against any new federal gun control.
Call and e-mail the entire Utah Congressional delegation. Their contact information is listed below.
The USSC does not ask for your help unless it is absolutely necessary. We do not bug you to contact legislators based upon every Internet rumor or anti-gun bill that has no chance of passing.
This time the threat is real, it is big, and it is likely to become law. The anti-gunners are exploiting the Newtown mass murder to pass a so-called “assault weapon” ban. This ban is not like the 1994 “assault weapon” ban; it is worse. The new bill being prepared by Dianne Feinstein lists over 100 guns by name and defines an assault weapon as basically any semi-automatic firearm capable of accepting a detachable magazine.
To understand the anti-gunners logic consider the Glock 17. This gun, which was not banned in 1994, is functionally similar to the TEC-9 that was banned. The only difference between the two guns is the TEC-9 is scary looking because it has the appearance of a fully automatic machine gun, which it is not. The anti-gun fanatics are now arguing that since both guns are functionally similar both should be banned under the new bill.
The 1994 law banned scary looking semi-automatic guns, the new law will ban all semi-automatic guns that accept detachable magazines. That means everything from your 1911 to Ruger 10/22 and M1 Carbine will be labeled an assault weapon and banned.
This bill will require owners of existing weapons to register them with the ATF as if they were machine guns. This would entail a $200.00 registration fee per gun and other onerous requirements.
The bill being proposed would also label as “high capacity” all standard capacity magazines that hold over ten rounds. Such magazines would be banned.
Many pro-gun NRA “A” rated Senators such as Mark Warner of Virginia and Joe Manchin of West Virginia already appear to be wavering. In the House of Representatives over 122 Republicans are ready to sign on to the ban.
You can have a huge impact protecting your gun rights. All of Utah’s Congressional delegation has been solidly pro-gun but they will be coming under intense pressure from an electorate that watches Piers Morgan on CNN and believes that these modern sporting weapons are fully automatic machine guns designed to mow down children.
They need to hear from you as soon as possible. Send and e-mail and phone each legislator. Put their phone numbers in your cell phone contact list and call them once a week until the gun ban bill comes up for vote early next year. Pass along this e-mail to every gun owner you know.
Remember these gentlemen have all been solid gun supporters. Be polite and simply ask them to oppose the renewal of the assault weapons ban, the high capacity magazine ban, and any new federal gun control.
We do not have e-mail addresses for the Utah Congressional delegation but you can click on the links to go to their web page where you can e-mail them.
Note that Chris Stewart takes office on January 3rd, 2013 and does not yet have an office phone. The e-mail link is to his campaign web site. You can also post to his Facebook page.
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator Mike Lee
To find out what house district you live in go to: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
1st Congressional District
Representative Rob Bishop
2nd Congressional District
Representative Chris Stewart
3rd Congressional District
Representative Jason Chaffetz
4th Congressional District
Representative Jim Matheson
Utah Shooting Sports Council (<———Linked directly to article page)
PO Box 17561
Salt Lake City, UT 84117