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    Tuesday, January 13, 2009


    Barack Obama is wasting no time poking a sharp stick in the eyes of gun owners.

    The incoming President's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is an anti-gun extremist who has assailed gun owners since his days in the Bill Clinton administration.

    Holder, who served as Deputy Attorney General from 1997-2001, supports a 3-day waiting period for handgun purchases, one-gun-a-month rationing, licensing and registration of all gun owners, mandatory so-called smart gun technology, a lifetime gun ban for certain juvenile offenses and regulating gun shows out of existence.

    As Janet Reno's top deputy, Eric Holder was the go to guy on gun control issues. In a 1999 statement, Holder told members of Congress not to cave in to "the special interest that value the cold hard steel of guns more than the lives of children, neighbors and police officers," and urged them to pass legislation that would have destroyed the gun show industry.

    Gun Owners of America members flooded the Congress with postcards and e-mails and stopped Holder's gun control plan.

    In 2000, Holder was instrumental in the Clinton Administration's effort to strong arm firearms manufacturers into voluntarily accepting regulations that had stalled in the Congress.

    In a brazen legislation-by-extortion plot, the federal government filed suit against gun makers but offered to drop the suit if the companies would bow to the administration's demands.

    Again, GOA and its members took the lead in opposing Holder and the Clinton Administration and slowed down implementation of the agreement until it completely went away when Clinton left office.

    One company went along with the deal but after intense pressure from gun owners, no others joined the unholy alliance.

    After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in an op-ed in the Washington Post, Holder pushed for more gun control and greater restrictions on gun shows, even though the terrorists were armed with box cutters that could be purchased at any hardware store.

    Just last year, Holder joined Janet Reno and 11 other former Justice Department officials in an amicus brief before the Supreme Court arguing in favor of the gun ban in Washington D.C.

    The Holder/Reno brief also took the position that the Second Amendment protects a collective government right, not an individual right.

    GOA and its members have defeated Eric Holder and his agenda in the past, and we need to do it again. The Holder nomination is subject to Senate confirmation in a vote which is set to occur at any time.

    Gun Owners of America has asked all members of the U.S. Senate to reject this anti-Second Amendment activist.

    Now we're urging gun owners across the country to contact their own Senators and insist that they vote "NO" on Eric Holder.
    http://gunowners.org/a011309.htm


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    Looks like he made it through.

    WASHINGTON - Eric Holder's nomination as the first African-American attorney general has moved to the full Senate with broad bipartisan support. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to favorably recommend Holder for the job.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28878324/

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    This has nothing to do with Barack Obama's Inner Clique or with the Turncoats who would disarm a citizenry that is at war and under threat of terrorist attack but, rather, with the TOTAL LACK OF CREDIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

    I could scarcely believe my EYES, that Glen Beck was asking disgraced ALBERTO I-CAN'T-REMEMBER GONZALES his thoughts on the BLAGOJEVICH scandal.

    Glen Beck stumbled over how to address the Liar and former Attorney General.

    Alberto Gonzales, who inspired me to QUIT writing certain things down and to know that an idiosyncratic memory IS a defense, said . . . "You can call me General Gonazales, that's fine."

    Is GENERAL Whoever truly the correct designation for a former Attorney General?

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    Bumping this. There is still time to act.

    It was a disappointing result, to be sure. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the nomination of Eric Holder yesterday by a 17-2 vote.

    Only Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Cornyn (R-TX) voted against the anti-gun nominee for Attorney General.

    One of the things that gravely hurt us in committee was Senator Orrin Hatch’s support for Holder. Even though Hatch holds a lukewarm “C” rating with GOA, he is generally viewed as “pro-gun” on the Hill. His support for Holder certainly pulled a lot of Senators with him from his side of the aisle.

    Thankfully, there are some Senators who are lining up against Holder:


    • Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R-WY): “Given Holder's career of attacks on the Second Amendment, his nomination continues to be of great concern to me.… Our nation's highest law enforcement officer must be committed to protecting and defending our individual rights to keep and bear arms. I intend to vote no on the nomination of Eric Holder.”



    • Senator David Vitter (R-LA): “[Holder has] clearly advocated near universal licensing and registration, and he joined and filed an amicus brief in the District of Columbia v. Heller U.S. Supreme Court case arguing that the 2nd amendment was NOT an individual right. That's deeply disturbing.”


    Unfortunately, there are very few Senators right now who are willing to stand up to Obama’s anti-gun nomination. Another conservative firebrand who opposes the Holder nomination is Senator James DeMint (R-SC). In addition to Vitter and Barrasso, DeMint is one of the few voices crying out in the wilderness of a “country club” Senate.

    “Club friendships [have become] more important,” DeMint says, than “where we’re going as a country.”

    Sen. DeMint is simply standing firm on conservative, constitutional principles. Politico.com noted on Tuesday that DeMint is “less willing to compromise with Democrats than many in his party.”

    Translation: A lot of other Republicans would rather compromise than stand up to Obama, and that spells bad news for our gun rights.

    So what can we do?

    The Politico article notes an important lesson that DeMint has learned over the years. He has tried pushing good policy, being persuasive and being nice. He’s tried it all, he says. But finally, he realized that lawmakers in both parties “only respond to pain.”

    That’s the key … dishing out political pain! And that’s why your grassroots involvement is so critical. It is imperative that we keep banging on the Senate. Pressure from gun owners has already helped to slow down the momentum to confirm Eric Holder. But if confirmed, he will be in a position where he will be able to use the force of government to discourage or outlaw gun ownership in America.
    http://gunowners.org/a012909.htm

    Pre-written email here:
    http://gunowners.org/activism.htm

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    Bumping this again.

    Please call your Senators today in opposition to the Holder nomination.

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    Interesting that HR-45 has been introduced and states that the Attorney General's office issues the 'test' required to own a firearm and oversees the 'federal gun database' under this proposed legislation and now the new Attorney General is anti-gun.....

    Scary.

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    The Senate will be voting on the Holder nomination TODAY.

    Please call and email your Senators as soon as possible.

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    Last chance to call.

    Using the "No fly" list as a gun ban database, mandatory licensing and registration and licensing of ALL firearms, and making the "assault weapons" ban permanent are all on this guys agenda.

    He is the gun owners worst nightmare.

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    Holder is in with little opposition.

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    Alphabetical by Senator Name

    Akaka (D-HI), Yea
    Alexander (R-TN), Yea
    Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
    Baucus (D-MT), Yea
    Bayh (D-IN), Yea
    Begich (D-AK), Not Voting
    Bennet (D-CO), Yea
    Bennett (R-UT), Yea
    Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
    Bond (R-MO), Yea
    Boxer (D-CA), Yea
    Brown (D-OH), Yea
    Brownback (R-KS), Nay
    Bunning (R-KY), Nay
    Burr (R-NC), Nay
    Burris (D-IL), Yea
    Byrd (D-WV), Yea
    Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
    Cardin (D-MD), Yea
    Carper (D-DE), Yea
    Casey (D-PA), Yea
    Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
    Coburn (R-OK), Nay
    Cochran (R-MS), Nay
    Collins (R-ME), Yea
    Conrad (D-ND), Yea
    Corker (R-TN), Yea
    Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
    Crapo (R-ID), Nay
    DeMint (R-SC), Nay
    Dodd (D-CT), Yea
    Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
    Durbin (D-IL), Yea
    Ensign (R-NV), Nay
    Enzi (R-WY), Nay
    Feingold (D-WI), Yea
    Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
    Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
    Graham (R-SC), Yea
    Grassley (R-IA), Yea
    Gregg (R-NH), Yea
    Hagan (D-NC), Yea
    Harkin (D-IA), Yea
    Hatch (R-UT), Yea
    Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
    Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
    Inouye (D-HI), Yea
    Isakson (R-GA), Yea
    Johanns (R-NE), Nay
    Johnson (D-SD), Yea
    Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
    Kennedy (D-MA), Not Voting
    Kerry (D-MA), Yea
    Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
    Kohl (D-WI), Yea
    Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
    Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
    Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
    Leahy (D-VT), Yea
    Levin (D-MI), Yea
    Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
    Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
    Lugar (R-IN), Yea
    Martinez (R-FL), Not Voting
    McCain (R-AZ), Yea
    McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
    McConnell (R-KY), Nay
    Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
    Merkley (D-OR), Yea
    Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
    Murray (D-WA), Yea
    Nelson (D-FL), Yea
    Nelson (D-NE), Yea
    Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    Reed (D-RI), Yea
    Reid (D-NV), Yea
    Risch (R-ID), Nay
    Roberts (R-KS), Nay
    Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    Sanders (I-VT), Yea
    Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    Sessions (R-AL), Yea
    Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
    Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Snowe (R-ME), Yea
    Specter (R-PA), Yea
    Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
    Tester (D-MT), Yea
    Thune (R-SD), Nay
    Udall (D-CO), Yea
    Udall (D-NM), Yea
    Vitter (R-LA), Nay
    Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
    Warner (D-VA), Yea
    Webb (D-VA), Yea
    Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
    Wicker (R-MS), Nay
    Wyden (D-OR), Yea






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