September 07, 2004

AWB Plan Of Attack

Geek With A .45 has a public service announcment you should read right now.

E-mails might work. It's probably too late for snail mail. That means it's time to reach out & touch someone.

(originally posted on 08-30-04 04:09:01)

On Tuesday, September 7th call your Senators (both of them) & give them a very concise message:

If you vote for a renewal of the "assault weapons" ban I will not vote for you. If the "assault weapons" ban is renewed I will not vote for anyone in your party.

It wouldn't hurt to let Bush know that's how you feel. & calling your NRA reps if you're a member to tell them you won't accept their compromising ways this time around would be advisable.

A system has been suggested to keep the calls flowing in smoothly on the 7th:

"If your last name begins with:

A - F: call between 9:30am - 11:00am eastern time.
G - L: call between 11:00am - 12:30pm eastern time.
M - S: call between 12:30pm - 2:00pm eastern time.
T - Z: call between 2:00pm - 3:30 eastern time.

To find your elected officials visit the GOA activism page. Or look here.

Here's how your senators stand on the AWB. If yours is supportive of the AWB call anyway! You probably won't change their mind but you might get the attention of the other senators. If your senator is Difi or Boxer or Schumer call them anyway!

I'll be covering this as much as possible, as will a few others. Check back here & if I'm not watching it I'll point you to a blogger who is.

Posted by Publicola at September 7, 2004 11:00 PM

Sept. 7???

It's only Sept. 5!

Posted by: Kevin Baker at September 5, 2004 12:34 PM

Silly mortal - do you still believe that time is linear?

Future dates are the only way I could think of to keep a post at the top of the page.

Posted by: Publicola at September 7, 2004 02:06 PM


Did you see this? Its a House Resolution that provides the AWBan proponents with a WELL GREASED vehicle to get an AWBan bill before the US Senate in about 2 hours. All it takes would be Bush to signal it is "time" or for about 20 RINOs to roll over:

My analysis at ARFCOM:

The Resolution:


July 22, 2004

Mr. FERGUSON (for himself, Mr. CASTLE, and Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3831) to extend the sunset on the assault weapons ban for 10 years.

Resolved, That, immediately upon the adoption of this resolution, the House shall without intervention of any point of order consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3831) to extend the sunset on the assault weapons ban for 10 years. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Judiciary; (2) an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record pursuant to clause 8 of rule XVIII, if offered by the Minority Leader or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order (except those arising under clause 7 of rule XVI), shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


Posted by: Gonzo at September 7, 2004 07:23 PM

Thanks. I needed more news like that.

If we can stp them in the Senate it won't matter. & if we can keep that from reaching the floor of the House it won't matter. Not that stopping them is easy, but at least all we have to do is run the clock out instead of taking some action.

Still, thanks for briging that to my attention.

Posted by: Publicola at September 8, 2004 02:11 PM

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