Last minute effort to insert Magazine Ban dies with bill…
On Thursday, August 2nd, the US Senate failed to gain the 60 votes needed to move forward with S. 3414, otherwise known as the “CyberSecurity Bill”. Particularly important to gun owners was that the bill contained a last ditch effort by anti-gun Senators that would have, in part, effectively banned all magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds.
Interestingly, while Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) voted just as he indicated he would to kill the measure, North Carolina’s other Senator, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) voted for the Bill to move forward, even with the Magazine Ban amendment as part of it. While it’s been frustrating to say the least when trying to pry an actual position on gun rights from Senator Hagan, we need look no further than her voting record to get a clearer picture.
While the “Cybersecurity” Bill that contained the Amendment to limit magazine capacity is now effectively dead, this will not prevent further attempts by anti-gun politicians from inserting similar language into future bills until they get their way. GRNC will remain vigilant for future legislative attempts to limit your rights, but we also need your help.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
- Email US Senators representing NC Richard Burr (R – ****) and Kay Hagan (D – 0).
- Support GRNC!: As we move closer to the national and local elections this Fall, GRNC needs your support to help combat the efforts against your rights as gun owners. Join or renew your membership! http://www.grnc.org/join-grnc/join-grnc-online
- Senator Richard Burr - http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
- Senator Kay Hagan - http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/
DELIVER THIS MESSAGE
To US Senator Richard Burr:
Dear Senator Burr,
As a North Carolina gun owner I am happy that you have cast your vote to defeat the “Cybersecurity” bill, which contained language to limit magazine capacity. Anti-gun politicians will stop at nothing and will use last-minute tactics to chip away at our rights as citizens. This latest attempt to resurrect limitations on magazine capacity was attached as an amendment in the final days before a vote was held on the bill.
I thank you for standing up for my rights as a gun owner while serving the great State of North Carolina as our US Senator, and for quickly identifying the attempt to attach anti-gun legislation to an already suspect Senate Bill.
I ask that you remain vigilant in the future for similar anti-gun language in bills that you will be asked to vote for while serving in the US Senate. I will also be monitoring future bills via GRNC legislative alerts.
To US Senator Kay Hagan:
Dear Senator Hagan,
As a law-abiding American and gun owner I am outraged and insulted by your recent vote on the proposed Senate Bill S. 3414: A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. As you well know, this bill contained an amendment which would have resurrected an outdated ban on magazines with a capacity of over ten rounds.
Despite your insistence to hundreds of thousands of gun owners in the State of North Carolina that you respect the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, your voting record sings a much different song. I find it hard to believe that voting for such a measure could, in any way, solve any problem related to gun violence. Instead, it would only limit those who would actually follow the law, which is a far cry from the description of the average violent criminal.
This is your second anti-gun action in recent weeks. Previously, you failed to join other senators on a bipartisan letter opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
In the future, I would hope and expect that you would consider the impact of such laws and how they affect law-abiding gun owners. Laws such as magazine capacity limits have absolutely no effect on criminals, and only limit those who follow laws.
I will be monitoring your voting record very closely, and will follow the progress of future legislation via GRNC legislative alerts.