DEMONSTRATION AT BURR'S OFFICE:
On Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 AM, GRNC will be holding a demonstration at Senator Richard Burr's district office in Winston-Salem to deliver the message that his sellout by voting for S. 659 will not be tolerated, and that if he votes for the Toomey-Manchin "compromise" described below, we will work to remove him from office. As always, please "dress for the press" -- no offensive signs or clothing. Please note that firearms at demonstrations are prohibited by law. Suggested themes for signs: "Richard Burr: 2nd Amendment Sellout?" and "Burr: Vote 'NO' on Toomey-Manchin". Please RSVP with number of people attending to: Volunteer@GRNC.org Yes, it's a work day: BE THERE ANYWAY!
Burr's office is at: 2000 West 1st St., Suite 508, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. BRING LOTS OF FRIENDS! It you live too far away from this office, visit other district offices, which can be found at: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
HOW DID RICHARD BURR SELL US OUT?
On Thursday, both Senators Richard Burr (R) and Kay Hagan (D) sold out gun owners by voting for the "motion to proceed" which will bring "universal gun registration" bill S. 649 to the Senate floor for debate this Tuesday. Hagan has been doing her best to camouflage her stance on the issue, while Burr had previously said he would support the Rand Paul filibuster, before switching sides and voting to proceed. Burr's claims that he did so only when promised an open amendment process ring false: The most certain way to kill the bill would have been to deny it a floor vote.
'See a shrink, lose your guns'
Sen. Harry Reid's original version of S. 649 would criminalize a huge array of lawful behaviors such as loaning a gun to your mother, loaning a gun to a friend to hunt, or even leaving one at home with your spouse for more than 7 days.
The first amendment to be offered, on Tuesday, is the "compromise" worked out by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Although you're being told it is "better" because it protections for gun owners, those "protections" have holes you could drive a truck through.
As is invariably the case, this "compromise" defines a process in which you lose slightly less than under the original proposal, but you still lose! Worse, the Toomey-Manchin measure described by Gun Owners of America as "See a shrink, lose your guns" is a very real threat.
Says "US News & World Report": "Toomey and Manchin's legislation clarifies that doctors can enter mental health records into the national background check system without it being a violation of privacy laws."
Similar measure triggers confiscations in NY
Thanks to the vagueness of Title 18 of the US Code of Regulations, a single doctor's report could potentially trigger the loss of your gun rights without any type of hearing or due process. If you want to see how that works, check New York State, which recently adopted a similar proposal. As reported by Fox News and others, authorities have begun confiscating guns from lawful gun owners -- in some cases, even the wrong gun owners.