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Urge Your Congressman to Sign the Budd Letter
A key pro-gun Representative has devised a great strategy for killing the NICS Fix bill.
But we need you to call your Representative right away because Congress has a short work week. They will be leaving for the holidays in just a couple of days.
So please call your Representative at 202-224-3121 today.
Insist that your Representative sign on to the Budd letter, which we will describe below.
Senate Republicans trying to pass anti-gun NICS Fix
As you know, the House of Representatives passed a combo-gun bill earlier this month.
The legislation consisted of the fantastic pro-gun reciprocity legislation, but it was coupled with an anti-gun monstrosity called “NICS Fix.”
To be clear, Gun Owners of America is absolutely opposed to NICS Fix. And we have detailed how the bill will exacerbate existing problems -- where NICS denies decent veterans and seniors, medical marijuana users, and even those with unpaid traffic tickets.
As bad as this bill is, Senate anti-gunners such as Chris Murphy have responded by calling the House combo-bill “dead on arrival.”
And they are trying to convince the Senate to kill the pro-gun reciprocity portion (which does not have enough votes to overcome a filibuster) and to send the House an anti-gun abomination consisting solely of the Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein NICS Fix.
Incredibly, there are some Republicans who are trying to help Sen. Schumer achieve his desire of passing the anti-gun Cornyn-Schumer bill.
But in doing so, Senate Republicans would concede EVERYTHING to Schumer, and Schumer would concede NOTHING.
Understand what is going on here.
After grassroots gun owners nationwide worked to defeat Hillary Clinton and ensure a pro-gun majority in the House and Senate -– it’s grassroots gun owners who are expected to compromise!
We are the ones who are being told to give in, and accept whatever Senators’ Schumer, Feinstein, and Murphy want to give us.
We don’t know about you, but Gun Owners of America finds that absolutely unacceptable and downright insulting to millions of gun owners across the country who elected this majority in the first place.
It is hard to imagine what sort of negotiator would agree to such a 100% capitulation, but there are some in the Senate who seem to be willing to do so.
The House of Representatives to the rescue
Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC) is circulating a very important letter to the House leadership.
Rep. Budd is a freshman congressman from North Carolina, a gun dealer and a great friend of gun owners across America.
His letter, which already has signatures from some of the most pro-gun congressmen, insists that the House leadership reject any move to kill reciprocity, while bringing the anti-gun Cornyn-Schumer bill to the House floor.
The strategy behind the Budd letter is brilliant, because it helps to lock in an increasing numbers of House votes against the NICS Fix bill.
The Budd letter states, in part:
While we are pleased the House was able to vote on and pass the concealed carry reciprocity bill -- to allow law-abiding gun owners with gun permits to carry firearms in any state that recognizes carry rights -- we are concerned the Senate will separate these two bills and pass just the FIX NICS language, sending the measure back to the House without including the reciprocity language.
Rep. Budd is right on point, because the problem he identifies is exactly what Republican and Democrat Senators are threatening to do.
But Rep. Budd is trying to rally the troops in opposition to the Cornyn-Schumer gun control bill.
If 100 members -- or perhaps even a majority of the Republican caucus -- sign the Budd letter, it would be very difficult for the House and Senate to send “NICS Fix” to the President.
We urge you, in the strongest terms, to call and email your congressman and ask him to sign the Budd letter -- thereby putting the final nail in the coffin of “NICS Fix.”
You can call your Congressman at 202-224-3121.
Thanks so much for your help.
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