Nationwide Call To Action: Support H.R.2296 With Amendments...


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H.R.2296 (111th Congress 2009, 1st Session)
H.R. 2296: To reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearms laws and... (

This is related to Senate Bill:
S.941 (111th Congress 2009, 1st Session)
S. 941: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009 (

Please write your House of Representatives, Representative (and your U.S. Senators if you have not already) and I urge then to support H.R. 2296 (S.941) with additional enhancements such as the repeal of the Unconstitutional, and Egregious Second Amendment Infringement known as The "Hughes Amendment to the FOPA 1986" Which Bans certain Types and Classes of Firearms from Ownership by Law-Abiding U.S. Citizens.

Firearms Owners' Protection Act
(McClure-Volkmer Act) - Public Law 99-308
Amended the Gun Control Act of 1968 to repeal some of the sillier
provisions of that enactment, including the ban on transportation
of one's own firearms to another state (which had been a hassle
particularly for hunters), the record keeping requirement on the
sale of ammunition (which generated enormous quantities of useless
paper), the ban on interstate sales of long guns (which, then as
now, are infrequently used in crime); and limited the surprise
inspections of licensed gun dealers' premises to just once a year.
It also made it a federal offense, whether a Federally licensed
firearms dealer or not, to transfer or sell a gun to any individual
who is prohibited by the GCA '68 from owning guns, such as a felon.
In a peculiar procedural move, the House-passed version of this
NRA-backed legislation contained a ban on the possession and transfer
of new machineguns by civilians, which became effective when President
Reagan signed the Act into law, May 19, 1986. Machineguns which
were manufactured prior to that date are regulated under the National
Firearms Act, but those manufactured after the ban cannot be sold
even to civilians who are already licensed to own machineguns.
The Senate approved the machinegun ban language of the House bill
without a roll call vote, though their original bill did not include
the ban amendment added in the House and sponsored by U.S. Rep. William
J. Hughes (D - N.J.). (The parliamentary shenanigans surrounding this
are quite strange, and are found in Congressional Record v.132 p.H1751
and p.S5358.) Essentially, at what was literally the last minute, the
acting chairman of the Committee of the Whole in the then-Democrat-run
House, New York congressman Charles Rangell (D-NY), declared in a simple voice
vote that Rep. Hughes' "poison pill" amendment had been adopted, and
that the "ayes" had it. This ban has later been found unconstitutional
in the case of U.S. v. Rock Island Armory (Federal Supplement, v.773

Further, President Ronald Reagan did not know of the Hughes Amendment
until after he signed it…

In the recent 2008 Heller decision, the SCOTUS clearly stated that a
outright ban of a entire class of firearm, by law-abiding citizens was in
fact unconstitutional…

Yet this Clear Congressional Second Amendment Infringement Still Exists…

It is long overdue for Congress to Reassert that the Unalienable Right
protected by the Second Amendment, "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

Again, I reiterate that Following the unconstitutional 1986 Class III weapons ban...
Wayne LaPierre of the NRA stated, "Repealing the machine gun amendment...will be a high priority," and promised the NRA's members that the organization would "actively work toward the repeal of the recent machine gun ban and will take all necessary steps to educate the public on the sporting uses and legal ownership of automatic firearms."

I see no continuing efforts by Wayne and or the NRA challenging the
constitutionality or otherwise legality of this amendment...

Moreover, applicable public education aforesaid...

I ask that Wayne keep his word...

Further, your support thereof...

Write your representative(s):
NRA-ILA :: Action Center

Write GOA - the Gun Owners of America:
Gun Owners of America

Write the Second Amendment Foundation:
Second Amendment Foundation Online

Write the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action:

Write the NRA News:
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Write the Jews for the preservation of firearms ownership:
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership - Homepage

Write Michael Steele, RNC Chairman:
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Write Jan Larimer, Co-Chairman:
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Write Congressman Steve King (R-IA), (Introduced Bill) thank him for his support of the Second Amendment, but remind him about the needed amendments:
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Write Guns & Ammo Magazine:

Put an end to Second Amendment Compromises by Congress and the NRA!

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