The following petition may be viewed in its original, and accessed, at the WWW page address herein listed. Electronically, you may add your voice to those who have already made themselves heard. It may be in vain, but we owe it to ourselves to try. Further, on the GOA web page is a letter from GOA's Larry Pratt to the NRA which is a masterpiece, and could carry a title: NO COMPROMISE. It is well worth your time to read. Do it. Gain inspiration from it. Realize just what a pack of worthless leeches the NRA has become -- read it, and begin to understand how we have arrived at our present sorry state. The views expressed in this introduction are those of the editor, William Michael Kemp, and should not be used to accuse the GOA of considering the NRA a bunch of scumbags. -- Editor Kemp. GOA Petition To Hold Newt Gingrich Accountable http://www.gunowners.org/petition.htm ----------------------------------------------------------- www.gunowners.org Oct 1997 Petition To Urge Responsibility On The Part Of The Republican Majority: To The Attention Of The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Whereas, the Republican Majority in Congress was achieved due in large measure to the support of gun owners nationwide; Whereas, President Clinton himself openly acknowledged that the semi-automatic firearms ban cost the Democratic party enough seats to insure a Republican majority in the House; Whereas, as Speaker, you are on record as stating that no gun control legislation would pass while you held the position of Speaker, and yet, recent actions of Congress have resulted in some of the most onerous gun bans in history being signed into law; among them, but not limited to, the Lautenberg Domestic Violence Gun Ban and the Kohl version of Gun Free School Zones, both which were included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 1996; Whereas, numerous initiatives to help restore the rights of law-abiding citizens such as, but again not limited to, H.R.'s 27, 1009, and 1147, continue to languish in Committee; Whereas, as Speaker you are charged with the responsibility of instructing the Committees to bring such reparative measures to the Floor but have yet to do so; Whereas, in the face of this unreasonable recalcitrance to further legislation which would protect the rights of the gun owning voters whose actions were in and of themselves largely responsible for your ascension to a post leaving you third in line for the Presidency, you have allowed legislation which directly and unconstitutionally impacts this constituency in a negative and abhorrent manner; Whereas, the Leadership has by all accounts adopted a policy of ignoring the numerous, continual, and substantive attempts by advocates of freedom to rectify the situation; IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED: That in light of the serious dereliction of Constitutional duty on the part of the Majority, you have forced the community of gun owners in this country to demand through this initiative that you immediately recognize our legitimate concerns. The 105th Congress must go on record as supporting the Second Amendment freedoms of those who by due process determined its configuration. Signed, Name : E-mail : Address : City : State : Zip : comments :.
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