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ONE MORE PUSH TO END THE CLINTON GUN BAN
With only five days to go before the September 13th expiration of the 1994 Clinton gun ban, anti-gun activists across the nation are making a last stand to re-enact this ineffective legislation. But now time is running out. Congress is only in session three more days before the sunset, and because time is short, anti-gunners will be redoubling their efforts to extend the ban.
Originally enacted in 1994, the Clinton crime bill banned gun ownership by law-abiding citizens as the solution to violent crime. But anti-gun politicians were only able to pass the portion of the law banning military-style semi-automatic firearms after agreeing to "sunset" the ban in a decade.
Proponents of the ban have not been able to offer a shred of evidence over ten years that the Clinton gun ban has reduced crime. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) commissioned an independent study that concluded, "We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation's recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence." Even one extremist gun ban group, the Violence Policy Center, has admitted that continuing the ban will not "make one whit of difference one way or another . . . if it doesn't pass, it doesn't pass." (National Public Radio, 3/11/2004)
Since the gun banners are trying now to persuade Members of Congress to renew the Clinton Gun Ban, we ask you to call, fax and e-mail your Representative today. Urge your Member of Congress to publicly oppose renewal of the ban and instead to support legislation that will actually remove violent criminals from America's streets. Please urge your family, friends and fellow hunters and shooters to do the same. Help dismantle part of the anti-gun Clinton legacy by acting today!
Senate: (202) 224-3121http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_c fm.cfm
House: (202) 224-3121http://www.house.gov/writerep/
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION
P.S. Learn more about this very timely and important issue by clicking onwww.ClintonGunBan.com -- view the story and take the quiz.