Step #2 in fraudulent budget process comes to a vote on Wednesday
Congress Trying to Implement the Medical Records Gun Ban
-- Step #2 in fraudulent budget process comes to a vote on Wednesday
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
Monday, April 27, 2009
Congress is moving closer to a showdown over the largest expansion of
government in modern U.S. history -- a bill which would require
virtually every single American to buy government-approved health
insurance, whether they wanted it or not. And, in the process, that
bill would feed all of your most confidential medical data into an
enormous database, which could be used to take away your guns.
This is a bit complicated. But here's where we are:
Once a year, the 1974 Budget Act allows Congress to pass a bill --
solely for the purpose of balancing the budget -- and that bill cannot
be filibustered in the Senate. Hence, it can be passed with only fifty
Democrat votes (plus the vice president), without any Republican
Now, that supposed "budget-balancing bill" is called the "reconciliation
bill" -- and it can only be created if the annual budget resolution
Three weeks ago, the Senate considered its version of the annual budget
resolution. Gun Owners of America asked you to oppose passage of the
Senate version of the budget resolution for two reasons:
* First, although the Senate version of the bill did not contain
language mandating the giant anti-gun database and the huge $10,000+
per person government health mandate, the Pelosi-devised House version
* Second, although Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND)
protested mightily that the Senate version did not mandate the anti-gun
database and health mandate, GOA found out that Conrad intended all
along to capitulate in House/Senate conference to the Pelosi language.
Now, the budget resolution has come back from conference, and guess
Budget Chairman Conrad stabbed us in the back, just as GOA thought he
would. His actions meant that Senators didn't have to go on record
voting for gun control the first time around.
The conference report gives Senate and House Republicans until September
to cave in and agree to pass the anti-gun database and $10,000+ health
mandate. And, if they do not, the Left Wing Democratic leadership will
pass their own bill with 50 Senate votes -- and no Republicans.
And, incidentally, when we say "anti-gun database," we mean that
everything your kid told his pediatrician about whether you have a gun
collection will be searchable by the government. And people with
Alzheimer's, ADHD, and other disorders will begin losing their gun
rights just as quickly as veterans -- who have seen the ramifications of
being on a government database.
Although the next vote on this budget resolution will not be the final
battle in this eight-month war, GOA is asking senators and
representatives to vote against the sleazy, corrupt budget resolution
conference report -- scheduled for a Senate vote this Wednesday.
Incidentally, the one thing that the federal government can do to reduce
health costs is to remove the anti-gun federal laws which prohibit more
Americans from using firearms to defend themselves and their families.
Contact your senators and representative. Ask them to vote against the
"fraud scheme" which the budget resolution conference report has become.
Please use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your legislators the
pre-written e-mail message below.
You can also call them toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.
----- Pre-written letter -----
The budget resolution conference report would set the stage for
legislation to require virtually every American to purchase
government-approved health insurance. And it would use government
control over health insurance to require providers to feed our most
confidential medical data into an anti-gun government database.
When I say "anti-gun database," I mean that everything a kid tells his
pediatrician about his dad's gun collection will be searchable by the
government. And people with Alzheimer's, ADHA, and other disorders will
begin losing their gun rights just as quickly as veterans -- who have
seen the ramifications of being on a government database for the last
The budget resolution was sold to the Senate under a lie. Senators were
told that the Senate version contained no "reconciliation instructions"
when, all along, Budget Chairman Kent Conrad intended to immediately
capitulate in conference.
Please show that such underhanded tactics are unacceptable in the
Congress. Please vote against the budget resolution conference report.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for good people to remain silent"