FW: GOA Alert-- Multi-State 09/19/97

Russell Whitaker (RWhitaker@alphablox.com)
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 14:26:03 -0700


These issues on the California Governor's desk are, quite
literally, a matter of life or death. The attached is the latest
alert from the GOA (Gun Owners of America), a grassroots
organization much more effective - and principled - than the

Note the URL http://www.ca.gov/t/governor/mail.html ,
an online feedback form to Pete Wilson. It's worth the time
to fill it out to register your protest. Please pass this on to
your friends.


Russell Whitaker
"Often statistics are used as a drunken man 
uses lampposts - for support rather than illumination."

> -----Original Message----- > From: Gun Owners of America [SMTP:goamail@gunowners.org] > Sent: Friday, September 19, 1997 11:08 AM > To: goamail@gunowners.org > Subject: GOA Alert-- Multi-State 09/19/97 > > Gun Owners of America E-Mail/FAX Alert > 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 > Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 > http://www.gunowners.org > > > Multi-State Rallying Call: Time For Some Gun Owner "Reciprocity" > > September 19, 1997 > > > Dear GOA Supporter: > > Your fellow gun owners in California could use a helping hand right > now. An anti-gun legislature heavily weighted with "idealistic" > freshmen has dropped a slew of gun bans on the desk of California > Governor Pete Wilson. Included are some of the most sweeping and > blatantly unconstitutional restrictions ever passed by a state > legislature. > > ** You can make a difference because Pete Wilson is more > Politician than Governor! ** > > You must urge Gov. Wilson to veto these anti-gun bills. This alert > is being sent to subscribers in states which will have an early > impact on the 2000 presidential election -- as well as to our many > California supporters. It is no secret that Pete Wilson has long > harbored presidential ambitions; he will probably seek the > Republican nomination in 2000. > > Whenever a politician aspires to higher office, he starts paying > more attention to "prospective constituents" and "voting blocks". > This is an excellent chance to convince Gov. Wilson that gun owners > are vocal and committed -- moreover, the political situation means > that non-residents can tip the scales and help prevent California > from becoming almost as restrictive as Washington, D.C. > > Of course, California gun owners need to speak up as well -- > Governor Wilson must be convinced to veto the following bills: > > SB 500. This monstrosity would ban *every* firearm the > anti-gun bureaucrats decree from on high as being > "non-sporting" in nature. > > SB 513. Hayden's one-handgun-a-month. Weakened, but still > deadly. > > AB 304. This bill would disarm all concealed carry permit > holders when they are merely passengers in a vehicle. > > AB 488. A nasty little aspect of this bill is that it is > basically the same as SB 500, except that it exempts > "cowboy-style" handguns -- in the hopes that Gov. > Wilson will sign the lesser of two evils. > > AB 491. Unfairly subjects adult gun owners to prosecution when a > juvenile removes a firearm from one's premises. The > previous juvenile age was set at 14 or under; this bill > increases the age to 16. > > AB 991. All new California residents would have to comply with > the state's myriad handgun restrictions within a mere 60 > days of setting foot on California soil. > > AB 1221. Currently, many types of ammunition are available only > to those 18 years of age or older. This bill hikes the > disarmament to all who are under 21, and thus strips the > right of self-defense from 18-21 year olds. > > > As you can see, were California to adopt these measures atop what is > already one of the most restrictive firearms codes in the country, > millions of law-abiding residents would be denied their rights as > guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Please take a few moments to > come to the aid of these endangered citizens by contacting Gov. > Wilson. A sample non-resident letter is included after the contact > information. If you live in California, help those who are helping > you by helping yourself. > > > Governor Pete Wilson > State Capitol Building > Sacramento, CA 95814 > Ph: 916-445-2841 > Fx: 916-445-4633 > E-mail: No direct address, but an official feedback form located at > http://www.ca.gov/t/governor/mail.html is open to all. > > ****************** clip-and-fax or print-and-mail ****************** > > The Honorable Pete Wilson > State Capitol Building > > Dear Governor Wilson: > > I have watched with increasing dismay as the legislature has > presented you with numerous bills of an unconstitutional and > anti-gun nature. As a law-abiding gun owner, I resent the > self-styled "moralism" of lawmakers who think that disarming those > who respect the law will somehow protect us from those who do not. > I urge you to uphold your oath to the Constitution and your > responsibility to your constituents by vetoing any and all bills > which infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms. > > You should know that I am a resident of __________, an early > primary state. Why, then, do I care about whether you allow the > citizens of California to fall prey to the anti-gunners? In addition > to my heartfelt belief that we are all Americans and deserve the > same protections wherever we go, the answer is that I recognize you > are more than the Governor of California. You are a national figure, > and as such must come to realize that gun owners are a vocal and > politically active segment of our society. It is my considered > opinion that no person who would deprive the People of the means to > self-defense while our streets are rampant with criminal activity > should assume the mantle of leadership. > > Please veto any and all bills which infringe upon the Second > Amendment right to keep and bear arms. > > Sincerely, > > ___________________ > > > ******************************************************************** > Are you receiving this as a cross-post? You can subscribe to our > E-mail Alert Network directly. Address your request to > goamail@gunowners.org and include in the body of the message either > your state of residence or the word "all". If you subscribe by > state, you will receive every federal alert plus alerts which are > specific to your home state. Requesting "all" means you will receive > all alerts generated whether federal or state in nature. That > address should also be used if you wish to unsubscribe. >