(The fallowing is an e-mail received from WorldNetDaily)
September 23, 2009
Dear Concerned American,
The great pay-back has begun, and it's going to be ugly.
The gun grabbers in Congress are paying back the anti-gun extremists who put them and Barack Obama in office.
Hi, this is Congressman Paul Broun from Georgia. I wish I had better news, but you and I are facing an assault on our gun rights like we've never
You see, H.R. 45 is Barack Obama's gun control package, and it includes the most vile anti-gun measures he's supported over the years.
It's only the first step...
...but it's a HUGE step.
H.R. 45 establishes a NATIONAL gun registry database of every gun and its owner -- for the whole county! Your private information and every gun you
own would be in the system.
But that's only if you succeed in buying a gun in the first place!
And since H.R. 45 dramatically increases requirements for firearms purchases far beyond those ever proposed, you just might find youself incapable of
buying a firearm once this bill takes effect.
And it gets worse too.
The National Association for Gun Rights has a survey ready for you to complete, but I want you to understand just how dangerous this bill is before I
give you the link. Please bear with me for a moment.
You see, H.R. 45 would establish a national gun registry database which would:
* Increase requirements for firearms purchases, far beyond those ever proposed.
* Create a national firearms registry overseen by the Federal Government.
* Invoke Draconian penalties for bookkeeping errors related to the Federal Firearms Database.
It gets worse though.
Sarah Brady and her allies in Congress want to force you to take a written exam to prove that you are "fit" to exercise your Constitutionally
protected right to keep and bear arms.
I'm outraged by this, and I know you are too.
I'm sure I don't have to tell you that gun registration has historically laid the groundwork for total firearm confiscation. Citizen disarmament is
the watchword of tyrants everywhere.
In fact, the most brutal dictators of the last century were famous for their gun registration and confiscation schemes.
But H.R. 45, Obama's National Gun Registry and Citizen Disarmament Act, is more than just a forced registration of all firearms in America.
The bill also makes it increasingly difficult to buy a gun in the first place.
Taken right out of Sarah Brady's Christmas wish list, H.R. 45 includes a laundry list of new restrictions on firearms purchases.
In addition to the outrageous national gun registration requirement, H.R. 45 also requires you to:
* Pass a written examination to purchase a firearm.
* Release your medical records -- including confidential mental health records -- to the government to get your "fitness" to own a firearm
* Observe a two-day waiting period before all firearms purchases.
* Pay a gun tax of $25 or more on all firearm purchases.
Moreover, H.R. 45 bans all private firearms sales and maximizes penalties for minor clerical errors in dealing with the national gun registry.
The list goes on and on. It's enough to turn your stomach.
I know I don't have to tell you, but these restrictions make a mockery of the Constitution. "The Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall
not be infringed" might as well say: "You have no rights."
If a two-day waiting period, a written exam and a gun tax aren't infringing our rights, I don't know what is!
Even the Supreme Court's recent Heller decision guaranteeing an individual's right to own a firearm doesn't hamper Barack Obama's agenda one
In fact, it emboldens gun grabbers to pass legislation taxing ammunition, increasing registration requirements, and drastically limiting when, how and
where you can use your firearm.
That's why I've decided to stand with the National Association for Gun Rights fight back against this radical scheme. They're fully committed to
stopping the efforts of the gun grabbers, but they need the help of grassroots gun owners like you.
With liberals calling the shots in Washington, all supporters of the Second Amendment must join together, draw a line in the sand, and fight this
battle to the end.
We must make this gun-grab expensive and politically painful for the enemies of freedom. If we do, they'll flinch ... and LOSE.
By mobilizing hundreds of thousands of grassroots gun owners across the country, the National Association for Gun Rights can put anti-gun politicians
on the hot seat.
Are you opposed to national gun registration?
Are you opposed to a written examination to buy a gun?
Are you opposed to a new $25 gun tax?
Are you opposed to a total ban on private firearm sales?
If you said "Yes" to these questions, click here to
fill out a special survey the National Association for Gun Rights has prepared for you.
Your survey will put you squarely on the record AGAINST Barack Obama's gun control package.
Stopping un-Constitutional gun control bills like H.R. 45 may be NAGR's top priority, but they need your help.
Along with your signed survey, please send the National Association for Gun Rights a generous contribution to help finance this battle. You will have
the opportunity to donate right after you fill out the survey.
The truth is, H.R. 45 is just the tip of the iceberg.
Sarah Brady and her cohorts in Congress now have the support of a willing White House and won't stop until they've reached their ultimate goal: A
virtual ban on private, individual firearm ownership.
That is why NAGR simply must hear from you immediately.
Please take a moment to fill out NAGR's H.R. 45 survey, and, if at all possible, send a contribution of $200, $150, $100 or maybe just $25 to help
the National Association for Gun Rights fight H.R. 45 and Sarah Brady's gun control wish list.
I know this is a lot to ask, but inaction could very well lead to defeat and the loss of our right to keep and bear arms.
Whether you can afford $200 or a lesser amount of $50 or $25, please contribute what you can.
It's critical we do all we can.
Thank you in advance for contributing your time and money towards defending our Second Amendment rights.
For Freedom and Liberty,
U.S. Congressman (R-GA)
National Association for Gun Rights
[edit on 23-9-2009 by Scarcer]