Since the crushing defeat that President Obama suffered two weeks ago while trying to force his radical agenda on us, we’ve never believed that this fight was over.
We warned you that this was not over.
In fact, the very day that his bills died in the Senate, President Obama announced at his press conference that “this is just the first round” in this fight.
Well get ready, because the anti-gunners in Washington are coming back for round two.
For the past two weeks Vice President Biden has been working overtime with President Obama’s “Organizing for Action” (the political organization that Obama created when his presidential campaign ended) and the Brady Campaign to mount massive pressure on the Senators who voted NO two weeks ago.
You see, the anti-gunners are adapting to the situation. This time they are centering their efforts on “stopping illegal trafficking” because they know that the frontal assault they mounted last time didn’t work.
Make no mistake, this fight is coming back and it will be more dangerous this time since many gun owners assume that this fight is over and will not take the time to get involved again.
Don’t be one of those people – please sign the petition that we’ve prepared for you below. More on that in a minute.
It’s vital that you sign this petition to Senators Grassley and Harkin so they know where you stand and since this fight will be involving Senator Grassley directly.
You see, just this past weekend the New York Times reported that Senator Grassley is partnering with ultra liberal NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to “quietly” resurrect a gun control partnership centering around Senator Grassley’s trafficking bill!
While some clubs that play politics in Iowa want to pretend that this isn’t happening and that Senator Grassley couldn’t possibly be making a mistake, it’s clear that this is happening RIGHT NOW.
For months we’ve been warning that ANY gun bill in the Senate should be voted down since once the anti-gunners have a vehicle on the Floor to use, then the most liberal Senators in the country like Harry Reid (D-NV), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) will be able to amend the bill into anything they want it to be!
But don’t take our word for it. Senator Gillibrand herself told the New York Times last week that, “I think trafficking can be the base of the bill, the rock on which everything else stands.”
In other words, once this Trojan horse bill gets bipartisan support and all of President Obama’s friends at Organizing for Action and the Brady Campaign start whipping up votes, the anti-gunners can then add everything they want to it!
Sadly, our Senator Grassley still doesn’t grasp this. In fact, multiple media sources are reporting that Grassley is, in fact, working behind the scenes with Senator Gillibrand!
So please take a moment to sign your specially prepared petition insisting that Senator Grassley DROP his behind-the-scenes dealings and stop trying to broker a back room deal with Senator Gillibrand!
Gun owners have good reason to be alarmed even without the amendment process on the Senate Floor, as Senator Grassley’s recent vote on this trafficking bill was a very bad vote.
That’s because this trafficking bill, while sounding innocent enough, is very harmful to our gun rights as it would:
>>> Make you a felon, and lock you away in federal prison for 15 years if you give a firearm to a family member or friend – unknowing that he/she was prohibited.
>>> Subject you to draconian forfeiture, racketeering, and money laundering penalties – virtually assuring that you’ll spend the rest of your life in poverty – even if you win your case;
>>> Impose the same 15-year federal prison sentence if you sell more than one firearm to someone that you “should have known” was prohibited.
What if your grandson comes home from service in Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard and he’s been diagnosed with PTSD (thereby making him prohibited) and is too embarrassed to tell that to you?
Should you go to federal prison for 15 years for that?
What if you collect firearms, as many Iowans do, and decide to sell them off as you’re getting older and can’t care for them anymore? The person you sell them to, a longtime friend, doesn’t tell you that he’s recently been slapped with a protective order thereby making him prohibited.
Should you go to federal prison for 15 years for that?
Of course not.
As you can see, even if the bill doesn’t get worse, it’s terrible for gun owners!
So please take a minute to sign your petition to your Iowa Senators urging them both to vote NO to any gun control and STOP negotiating these back room deals!
Please do so today as it’s important that we expose this right away since this effort is being kept “under wraps!”
Iowa Gun Owners will be delivering these petitions to Senator Grassley and Harkin making sure they know where you stand on this important issue.
If you can help us with a one time donation we would greatly appreciate it as we’re trying to alert more gun owners than ever to this threat.
If that is simply not possible please be as generous as you can right away.
P.S. The New York Times is reporting what we’ve feared for some time – the gun grabbers are coming back and are looking to take Senator Grassley’s trafficking bill and make it the framework for their gun control dreams!
In fact, ultra liberal Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York said, “I think trafficking can be the base of the bill, the rock on which everything else stands.”
Make no mistake, after their stinging defeat two weeks ago the anti-gunners are reorganizing and adjusting their plans to move forward. President Obama himself said that, “this is just round one” and is now directing groups like Organizing for Action and the Brady Campaign to pressure pro-gun Senators.
We need to expose this closed-door scheme as quickly as possible so please sign your petition TODAY so Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin know that you do NOT support this agenda!
If this is simply too much please consider giving $50 or whatever you can afford right away!