Shooters Committee on Political Education
Shooters Committee on Political Education
SCOPE President Steve Aldstadt has announced SCOPE Support for the
To Congress and the American people:
The federal gun control measures President Barack Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein and others now propose represents nothing less than an attack on American freedom. Included in that attack is a proposal to dramatically expand federal police powers by using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to register millions of law-abiding gun owners. As history has repeatedly demonstrated, registration is the necessary prelude to confiscation.
Using the Sandy Hook tragedy as a pretext to advance a gun control agenda set in the 1980s, gun ban advocates now seek universal registration and licensing, bans on firearms only cosmetically different from common hunting guns, and limits on magazine capacities which will restrict self-defense handguns used by millions of Americans to protect themselves and their families.
‘National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban’ opposes all measures
In response, the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban – comprising thirty-six (36) participating state and national organizations and still growing – has unified to defeat federal gun control legislation including, but not limited to, current proposals.
The Coalition is not “the gun lobby.” We do not represent gun manufacturers, nor are we controlled by the NRA. Most Coalition leaders don’t even earn incomes from the organizations they direct. Instead, the Coalition represents what politicians should fear most: An organized grass roots movement to defend the Second Amendment and unseat those who would undermine American freedom.
Presidential ‘usurpation of power
“usurpation: …the unlawful or violent seizure of a throne, power, etc.” – Webster’s Dictionary
Both Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Joe Biden have said the administration is weighing “executive action” to implement gun registration and licensing beyond even the ban on semi-automatic firearms proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others. Today, Barack Obama issued twenty-three (23) executive orders, apparently to begin that process.
When the National Firearms Act passed in 1934, Congress still understood that it didn’t have the power under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to regulate Title II weapons, so it imposed a tax – an exorbitant tax, perhaps, but still a tax. Since then, however, overbroad interpretations of its power to regulate “interstate commerce” have become the norm, and Congress now feels free to legislate on firearms.
Apparently, however, even congressional usurpation of power is no longer sufficient: What Obama threatens clearly violates Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution, which says:
“All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.”
If executive orders are used to circumvent Congress and force gun control on the American people, Coalition members will not only fight those unconstitutional laws in our courts, but will actively advocate the impeachment of any president who would so blatantly abuse his power.
Rather than issuing executive orders with which law-abiding Americans will refuse to comply, this President should acknowledge the thousands of people whose deaths resulted from implementation of the federal Gun Free” School Zones Act of 1996 – after which school killings increased by fivefold.
The Coalition will not ‘compromise’ on this issue
As gun ban advocates define it, “compromise” is a process in which the American people lose slightly less freedom than under their original proposal. Consequently, Coalition members will not accept “compromise,” and will not settle for “the best we can get.” Nothing less than the demise of current proposals will suffice.
Politicians will find no quarter
Any politician who supports such measures will be targeted for defeat via coordinated action by Coalition members. They will be subject to picketing, leaflet drops at events in their districts, phone and mail campaigns, and political action committee opposition. Neither party affiliation nor NRA ratings and endorsements will have any impact on Coalition actions.
Right now, Coalition leaders are contacting their members, directing emails and phone calls to Congressional delegations and galvanizing supporters. In this most egregious attack on American freedom, we will prevail.
The National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban
|The Firearms Coalition||Rights Watch International|
|Jeff Knox, Managing Director||F. Paul Valone, Executive Director|
|Chris Knox, Director of Communications||Second Amendment Sisters|
|Gun Owners of America||Marinelle Thompson, President|
|Larry D. Pratt, Executive Director||Lee Ann Tarducci, Director of Operations|
|Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership||USRKBA.org|
|Charles Heller, President||Dave Yates, Co-founder|
|Dave Van, Co-Founder|
|Arizona Citizens Defense League||Michigan Open Carry, Inc.|
|Dave Kopp, President||Phillip Hofmeister, President|
|Arkansas Carry||Montana Shooting Sports Association|
|Steve Jones, Chairman||Gary Marbut, President|
|BamaCarry||Nebraska Firearms Owners Association|
|Eddie Fulmer, Spokesman||Wesley Dickinson, President|
|Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc||New Hampshire Firearms Coalition|
|Scott Wilson, Sr., President||Jonathan R. Evans, Esq, President|
|Damas de la Segunda Enmienda||New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society|
|(Ladies of the Second Amendment, Puerto Rico)||Frank Flamingo, President|
|Sandra R Barreras, Executive Vice President||Oregon Firearms Federation|
|Firearms Owners Against Crime||Kevin Starrett, Executive Director|
|Kim Stolfer, Chairman||Peaceable Texans for Firearms Rights|
|Florida Carry, Inc.||Paul Velte, President|
|Sean Caranna, Executive Director||Pennsylvania, ACSL|
|Richard Nascak, Executive Director||Kim Stolfer, Legislative Committee Chairman|
|Grass Roots North Carolina||Shooters Committee on Political Education, NY|
|F. Paul Valone, President||Stephen Aldstadt, President|
|Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, Minnesota||Utah shooting Sports Council|
|Joe Olson, President||Clark Aposhian, Chairman|
|Gun Owners of California||Virginia Citizens Defense League|
|Sam Paredes, Executive Director||Philip Van Cleave, President|
|Gun Owners of Maine||West Virginia Citizens Defense League|
|Shane Belanger, Executive Director||Keith Morgan, President|
|Gun Owners of Utah||Western Missouri Shooters Alliance|
|Charles Hardy, Public Policy Director||Kevin Jamison, Press Officer|
|Gun Owners of Vermont||Wisconsin Carry, Inc.|
|Gary Cutler, Legislative Director||Nik Clark, Chairman/President|
|Shaun Kranish, Founder|
|Iowa Gun Owners|
|Aaron Dorr, Executive Director|
|Michigan Gun Owners|
|Jeff LaFave, President|
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