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DATE: August 19, 2019
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
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NRA Past President


The so-called "assault weapons" ban that is proposed for a constitutional amendment to be on the 2020 Election Ballot bans the possession of:

“any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun CAPABLE of holding more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition at once, either in a fixed or detachable magazine or other ammunition feeding device.”

The fact is, any rifle or shotgun that is "capable" of accepting or using, a detachable magazine that holds 10 rounds or less is also "capable" of accepting a magazine or magazine extension of any size. Magazines with a capacity of 3 all the way up to 100 rounds are in common use throughout the United States.

Therefore, ALL semiautomatic rifles and shotguns "capable" of using a detachable magazine or fixed magazine would be banned. UNLESS YOU REGISTER THEM WITH THE GOVERNMENT within a year -- so the government knows who has guns and how many. Otherwise you can be arrested, charged and prosecuted for felony possession of so-called "assault weapons" and your guns confiscated.

That means all Ruger 10-22 semiautomatic rifles, all Remington Model 1100 shotguns, all Benelli shotguns, all semiautomatic hunting rifles, all semiautomatic plinking and target rifles -- you get the picture. If it is semiautomatic, kiss it goodbye.

Firearms that you legally purchased, legally owned, legally used, and legally possessed for years could suddenly be banned and you could end up in prison for merely continuing to possess your own property if you fail to register with the government. History shows that when the government knows who has guns and where they are, they can come and confiscate them.

Remember, once convicted of felony possession of a so-called “assault weapon,” then YOU LOSE ALL OF YOUR GUNS because felons can’t possess ANY GUNS, Period.

Further, manufacture and sale is also banned since there is no exemption whatever for possession due to manufacturing, distribution or sale.

Simply put, over 150 manufacturers may be forced to shut down and move out of Florida if they manufacture semiautomatic rifles or shotguns. Goodbye jobs, goodbye Pittman-Robertson money for youth gun safety programs, goodbye retail gun shops, HELLO, major damage to the job market and Florida's economy.

A recent Gallup poll shows that over 40% of households ADMIT to owning at least one gun. That number is probably much higher since we don't like telling pollsters what we own. In Florida with a population of over 22 million, that means 9-10 million Florida households could lose their home defense firearms if they are semiautomatic rifles or shotguns.

At an August 16th hearing, sponsor and supporters of the "Assault Weapons" Amendment said the following:

“We don’t think it bans Ruger 10-22 rifles, they’re just .22s.” --BUT IT DOES!!!!!

"My Benelli shotgun is beautiful and shouldn't be banned. -- BUT IT WILL BE!!!!!

“We don’t want to shut down your shooting range and gun shop.” -- BUT IT WILL!!!!!

Welcome to reality. What they think or what they say they want doesn’t matter.

ONLY the words matter and the proposed amendment will ban Ruger 10-22s, Benelli Shotguns, Remington Model 1100 shotguns and all semiautomatic rifles and shotguns with detachable or fixed magazine.

What matters is what the language says and does. And past experience has shown us that the government will enforce it as badly as they possibly can.

BOTTOM LINE: The sponsors and supporters either don’t know what the heck they are doing or they are lying.

AND your Second Amendment rights are in danger. PERIOD.


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NRA is past its prime, and I wonder whether its membership is declining. Nevertheless, they are the vanguard lobbyists for gun rights, and we need to respect them for that.
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This is a point I've also tried to convey. Just because there currently isn't a 20 or 30 round magazine made for your semi auto hunting rifle doesn't mean it can't accept one and it's exempt. It could ACCEPT one if someone decided to make one thereby making the gun illegal. We really have to watch the wording and convey this to our congressmen.


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Cheery picking the language of the ban rather than a full onslaught against any new legislation that infringes lawful ownership and use of guns is BAD BUSINESS for the NRA to be pursuing.
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I didn't see where they said they were going to concentrate on defending certain weapons or cherry picked anything. They just tried to show the people that think that only the people with ar15s are targets of these liberals. ALL guns are under attack.
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Cheery picking the language of the ban rather than a full onslaught against any new legislation that infringes lawful ownership and use of guns is BAD BUSINESS for the NRA to be pursuing.

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! STEEL FOR TANKS NOT FENCES!!!
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Remember, once convicted of felony possession of a so-called “assault weapon,” then YOU LOSE ALL OF YOUR GUNS because felons can’t possess ANY GUNS, Period.
BWAHAHAHAhahahahahahhaha......… Therein is the lie. That the law may some day "say so" doesn't stop it from happening. For most law abiding citizens who FAIL to counter and resist this evil Siren's Song, they may choose to turn theirs in and become Sheeple. Some will bury theirs as Watchdogs. Others will point their now "felonious" muzzles in an appropriate direction as Wolves and fight.

Hope it does not come to this...I am neither a Priest nor a Murderer, however if the lie ever comes to pass, 1.) both you and I failed, and 2.) as a newly designated felon there is only one path - ALL IN - for you and for me.
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Constitutional Amendment??? BS, are there 38 Blue States? No? Well then, nothing to see here.
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A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States).

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Like many maps, it's misleading. Most of the population lives in coastal states. Most of the rest is flyover country. North Carolina has gotten a lot of new liberals from the north and west because of the business climate. It'll be blue soon. Georgia will turn blue. Florida population centers are blue and getting bluer all the time. Texas will be blue within ten years. Take all the red states on that map except Texas, and I doubt the population matches the population of California.

Less misleading is a county map of the country. Most counties in the country are republican red even if the state votes democrat blue in aggregate.
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Like many maps, it's misleading. Most of the population lives in coastal states. Most of the rest is flyover country. North Carolina has gotten a lot of new liberals from the north and west because of the business climate. It'll be blue soon. Georgia will turn blue. Florida population centers are blue and getting bluer all the time. Texas will be blue within ten years. Take all the red states on that map except Texas, and I doubt the population matches the population of California.

Less misleading is a county map of the country. Most counties in the country are republican red even if the state votes democrat blue in aggregate.
Population be damned, until a state turns blue a tiny red state has the same vote as California or Florida (since it flip flops). I highly doubt that by 2020 they will have the 38 states required for ratification.

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