This is the page to come to for an immediate action, something you can do right now, no matter the time of day, to oppose the loss of liberty. It will be updated frequently (oldest campaigns are at the bottom of page), so check back in every few weeks or so, please and thank you!
Be prepared to receive an impersonal canned response that only tangentially addresses your comments, but know that interns who handle interactions with the public will compile data on how many requests they receive on each concern, and will advise their politician which way the wind is blowing…
Call Congress and demand they represent you…
Tell them they cannot ban so-called assault weapons or standard magazines, which are falsely called “high capacity”. Phone script: “I am calling to ensure you vote against this absurd ban on the most popular and commonly used weapons in America, and the standard magazines that come with them. Any proposed bill to ban firearms in common use is blatantly unconstitutional, and is also outside the scope of Congressional authority, as the Supreme Court has declared REPEATEDLY. Do I have your assurance you will vote against this violation of my civil rights?” If they say yes, thank them and wish them a good day. If they say no, ask them “Are you aware the public use firearms an average of 3 million times per year to defend our lives and property? You’re voting to ban our most popular choice, so I see you don’t value our lives. Thanks for unveiling yourself.”
Well, on 12/23/22, the treasonous GOp just betrayed republican voters, again, giving away the power of the purse that we handed them, before even using it!
Don’t bother electing republicans, because if the election isn’t rigged for a change, and they actually gain the majority, the republicans will stab you in the back for your troubles and vote with democrats, to pass the democrat agenda, and fund it for a full year in advance, like they just did, with this and every omnibus bill that is always unveiled without debate and voted on right before Christmas!
The GOp just gave away their power for a full year, instead of waiting two weeks to write their own funding bill (or actually following the law for once, and passing 12 separate bills in September).
The treasonous bastards just passed a bill with 12 different gun control actions without any debate at all, and that specifically PREVENTS any additional border security while hundreds of thousands invade every month!
Never bother voting R again.
12/22 update… Call your House Representative and demand they vote against the omnibus bill.
“This omnibus is a betrayal of citizens, relinquishing the power of the purse for a full year to Biden after we just voted to give it to Republicans. This debacle of a bill specifically prohibits border security, funds amnesty, showers illegals and sanctuary cities with hundreds of millions, funds unconstitutional gun control, gives huge increases to batfe, IRS, and the black hole that is the Pentagon, with no debate or amendments, and with no one even reading the 4,000 page monstrosity. You cannot vote for a bill you didn’t read. Doing so should be a hanging offense. Vote no on the omnibus, and pass 12 budget bills as the law requires after debate and amendments to remove all the garbage.”
The batfe has ignored 300,000 or so comments criticizing their unconstitutional pistol brace rule, and have delivered the final version to the White House. Call your House Rep and Senator, and ask them to stop the ATF Brace Rule.
Script to read on call:
“Please use the power of the purse to defund the enactment and enforcement of ATF’s unconstitutional brace rule, and take all actions necessary to prevent/cancel it (including defunding or abolishing BATFE). Please also cosponsor Congressman Clyde’s SHORT Act (H.R. 9033) to protect myself, my family, and minority friends from becoming felons just for possessing our braced pistols. These are items we legally purchased with the blessings of the ATF. Now ATF wants to turn commonly-owned firearms into NFA items, and make 20 million of us felons in the process. Passing the SHORT Act would protect Americans like me from arbitrary decisions by the ATF to criminalize lawful purchases…”
Then click here and tell them in writing.
Biden told America on Thanksgiving that he and the “progressive” anti-freedom democrats will never stop trying to take away your guns.
This is an ongoing issue, and deserves a weekly call to senators & house reps. “Biden repeatedly says he wants to ban guns, and not just what he categorizes as “assault weapons”. Biden sees no value in citizens’ lives, as he states he sees “no redeeming value” in any semiautomatic: the guns we use to defend our lives. Biden would rather see us all defenseless victims of rape, murder and assault by his own admission! Protect our 2A rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a civil right the government cannot legally limit, restrict or manage. Any attempt to ban guns must be blocked.”
On 11/16 Biden signed a declaration with the other G20 nations in Bali, Indonesia, requiring digital vaccination passports for international travel. Biden and the rest gave WHO (World Health Organization) the power to decide what vaccination you must inject, not even our FDA or CDC.
No president has the power to do this, period. And we all know the “vaccines” don’t work: they do not prevent you from getting covid19 and the do not prevent you from spreading covid19. So why the authoritarian declaration? Because they want to control you and everyone with a digital ID, that will track everything you do and be required to access all your accounts, from banking to social media.
Call Congress. Tell them, NO vaccination passports, NO digital ID’s, NO vaccinations to travel, especially determined by unreliable liars at WHO.
And you may as well tell them,
“I will not participate in CBDC.”
“I WILL NEVER STOP USING CASH AND COIN.”
“We will not allow the government to end the use of cash.”
(Rep Emmer introduced a bill to prevent the Fed from issuing CBDC. Read about it here.)
Call them back, and read this script: “Clearly, support for gun control is an issue you can win on. Please cosponsor Congressman Clyde’s SHORT Act (H.R. 9033) which will protect minorities like myself, family, and friends from becoming a felon for merely possessing pistol braces. These are items that the ATF had previously ruled did not turn commonly-owned firearms into NFA items. Passing the SHORT Act would protect Americans like me from more arbitrary decisions by the ATF to criminalize my lawful purchases..”
July 29 was the date for the House vote on an “assault weapons and standard magazine ban”. It includes pistols with threaded barrels, braced pistols, and even triggers. It passed the House and is sitting in the Senate.
|Latest Action:||Senate – 08/01/2022 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
Phone call script (use what you like)
“Please represent us by voting AGAINST all firearm & magazine bans- it is your duty to protect our enumerated rights! No bans. And please remind your colleagues that Congress has zero authority to infringe on my right to keep and bear arms, including my choice of firearms… you are specifically prohibited from doing so. Just to be clear… If Congress were to pass such an unconstitutional law, we will NOT comply.
I was furious to hear that the House is ALREADY considering more gun control. Congress is explicitly prohibited from infringing on our enumerated rights. How much clearer can the 2nd amendment be?
You don’t have a say in what type of weapons we use, and you don’t have authority to ban anything, much less weapons in common use!
As your constituent, I urge you to VOTE NO to the ban on so-called “assault weapons” introduced in the House as H.R. 1808, and whatever version the treasonous degenerates may push to the senate.
It’s time for Congress to actually listen to their constituents, follow the hard evidence that gun control turns citizens into victims (and criminalizes self-defense), while increasing rather than reducing violence, and simply abide by the Constitution. Do your jobs, for once.
It’s June 1st, 2022, and they are about to pass some or all of 8 proposed infringements to your Right to Bear Arms. link to treasonous bill… Call today, call tomorrow…they will keep trying, so call daily.
Tell them “No red flag laws, no magazine caps or bans, no laws telling me how to store my fireàrms, no changes to age or background checks! No ban on AR15’s, the most popular rifle in America! It’s not a gun problem, it’s a government-failing-to-do-its-job-with-current-laws problem!“
Link to GOA form to contact Congress.
Please use the following letter in full, or edit as you like, and snail mail, email, etc. Posted June 1st, 2022.
Dear (insert representative’s or senator’s name),
Any reasonably intelligent person knows that these gun control bills currently being considered have no chance of reducing violence, and would not have prevented any mass shooting that occurred in the past few years. Further, the government has no authority to institute such laws as are being contemplated, as it is specifically and categorically barred from infringing on the right of the People to keep and bear arms.
America already has 23,000+ gun laws on the books, all unconstitutional and none effective at preventing murder, theft, robbery or rape. Laws merely define crime; they do not prevent it. And you cannot legislate morality. Once murder was named a crime, all other laws related to the offense were made superfluous. Someone willing to murder is also willing to violate gun free school zones, magazine limits, age restrictions, safe storage laws, specific firearm bans, etc, ad nauseam.
Passing laws that disarm the public and render them defenseless victims for the criminal class do nothing but empower evil. Criminals do not fear their victims, police, laws, judges or prison. Criminals must be made to fear them all: the country must return to holding individual felons responsible for their actions via the penitentiary and the gallows, or more expediently, via shots fired in self-defense by those intended to be victims.
We the People established the U.S. government to secure our rights (see the Bill of Rights), and by giving our consent to be governed, granted it specific and limited powers. We did this with full knowledge that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it remains the Right and Duty of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.
The federal government was granted only the powers enumerated in the Constitution and may only pass laws within those limited authorities, in order to secure our rights, NOT TO INFRINGE OR LIMIT OUR RIGHTS, nor to achieve greater control over the citizens, nor to expand federal authorities. Keep these facts at the forefront of your mind as you contemplate, debate and vote on bills this week, and in the future. Americans are disinclined to forgive further abuses, and know full well our rights and duties when it comes to a government that fails to serve its purpose.
Vote “no” on every gun control bill proposed. You gave your oath, now do your duty: uphold the Constitution. Guns are not the problem. Mental health, poor schooling, lack of ethics/religion, and a void in accountability are contributing factors, but existing laws could have & should have been used to prevent almost every mass shooting in the past 20 years.
With sincere hopes you do the right thing,
Call Congress, request they use oversight to investigate BATFE & cancel proposed rules 2021R-05 and 2021R-08.
Talking points when you call: 1) Both proposed ATF rules usurp congressional authority, rewrite the law & must be cancelled; 2) As written the rules will classify Nerf guns as firearm receivers, meaning kids will need background checks and Toys ‘R’Us will need a federal firearms license; 3) The manner by which BATFE redefines the word “readily”will allow them to reclassify ALL firearms as machine guns, and ban them; 4) If their proposals are added to the federal registry, 10-40 million Americans will turn into criminals overnight, most for pistols the ATF said they could use with braces.
Write Congress Now! Consider this a fire mission, effective for all of May & June of 2022. Copy and paste the appropriate letter below in whole or in part as a snail mail, email, or letter to the editor. Keep sending it out weekly until you get a result! (Note there’s a big difference based on who the recipient is!)
Letter #1 (for a democrat, progressive socialist or gun grabber)
Dear DEMOCRAT &/or GUN GRABBER Representative or Senator,
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) is usurping Congressional authority and must be stopped. The unintended consequences could come back to bite us really hard.
The Constitution established the federal government and created a specific and structured balance of power, distributed between three branches: the President, the Congress and the Judiciary. Congress legislates; no one but Congress legislates. The president can issue executive orders, but those aren’t laws. Executive orders merely tell executive branch employees how to carry out a law that Congress has already passed.
Nowhere in the Constitution is the BATFE mentioned, much less is the agency from the executive branch given authority to write or rewrite laws. Yet that is exactly what they’re doing! BATFE has taken it upon themselves to rewrite the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Gun Control Act (GCA) by submitting pending rules to the federal registry. They are rewriting the laws to help them win court cases they’ve been having problems with, against gun owners. It appears they’ve been prosecuting people for what they want the law to say instead of what the law actually says.
So now they’re changing the definitions of all kinds of words you already defined in statute, like “rifle”, “firearm”, “receiver” and “suppressor”. The result of the rule change for gun control and Democrats might be good, but we cannot ignore the bigger picture. BATFE doesn’t get to just pretend it is Congress and change the meaning of words previously defined in statute. How would this affect Democrats under the next president if agencies reinterpreted a few laws, bypassed Congress, and gave a Republican President some wins he was seeking…
What if the IRS did the same, and reimagined the tax law to mean it would be better to pause the estate tax? Or to use prosecutorial discretion to let the president’s pet CEO’s skate with no income tax? If you let BATFE do this, what’s to stop a future GOP president from rewriting statutory language on abortion through the regulatory agencies?
Please stop the BATFE, and direct them to cancel rule changes (2021R-05 and 2021R-08). Remind them only Congress gets to write the laws. If they have some suggestions, they should pass those along, and you’ll take them under advisement.
(Your name and signature)
Letter #2 (for a conservative, or moderate and reasonable democrat)
Dear Representative or Senator,
The BATFE is attempting to rewrite the law with proposed rules, creating felonies out of currently lawful behavior and violating our civil rights.
The bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (BATFE) is moving forward on two proposed rules which unlawfully usurp Congressional authority by redefining language in the statutes you wrote. The agency presumes authority to redefine words such as “firearm, rifle, pistol, complete silencer, readily, receiver” and others. These apparently simple changes would turn millions of law abiding Americans into felons overnight!
BATFE will claim it is entitled to “Chevron deference”, *** and is simply clarifying some issues left unaddressed by Congress, but it is not, since Congress has already clearly defined the meaning of these words in statute.
The rule changes by BATFE will criminalize what is currently lawful behavior, and make continued possession of legally purchased property a felony. In short, the proposed rules will turn 10-40 million Americans into felons the moment they hit the Federal Register (estimate by Congressional Research Service). Americans have manufactured, sold, purchased and used braced pistols as a direct result of opinion letters the BATFE issued, which will now make them criminals. The agency is revoking its own policies that have been in place for over a decade without providing any explanation, ignoring the fact that one is required by law.
The BATFE’s revised definition of “readily” will even allow the agency to reclassify AR-15’s and all other semi-automatic weapons as machine guns. Their reimagining of “receiver” will classify nerf guns as firearms subject to background checks, and force Lowes, Home Depot and Toys’R’Us to register as Federal Firearm Licensed dealers (FFL’s). Any six-inch pipe will be grounds for arrest for an unregistered silencer, and presumed intent makes virtually anything a gun part according to the proposals.
These two proposed rule changes (2021R-05 and 2021R-08) must be cancelled, and similar actions blocked in the future.
Thank you for your attention to these pressing matters of 2nd amendment civil rights and the BATFE’s unauthorized attempts to legislate in place of Congress. Please instruct the BATFE to cancel the two pending rules before they are finalized this summer, as they needlessly criminalize harmless law abiding behavior and property, while doing nothing at all to diminish violent crime.
Sincerely/Best Regards/With Undying Devotion to Your Re-election,
(Your Name & Signature)
***There is an additional reason this rulemaking is not entitled to Chevron deference in the first place: agencies are NEVER permitted to alter criminal law. As stated by Judge Karen Batchelor of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in GOA v. Garland, “But in 2014, the Court said, “we have never held that the Government’s reading of a criminal statute is entitled to any deference.” United States v. Apel, 571 U.S. 359, 369 (2014)(emphasis added) (citing Crandon v. United States, 494 U.S. 152, 177 (1990) (Scalia, J.,concurring in the judgment)). “Never” and “any” are absolutes, and the Court did not draw any distinctions, nor add any qualifiers, or identify any exceptions.
Visit the websites for Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America and your states’ Citizens Defense League. Sign up for their email alerts, and when you get their emails, sign onto the letters to Congress telling them to oppose infringements on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms. If there is a protest or rally in your area, ATTEND IT. Show up, be loud, and be heard. Make sure those who govern know they do so ONLY WITH OUR CONSENT