"Pro-Second Amendment Model Legislation Adopted at ALEC
Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Public Safety and Elections Task Force adopted the "Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act" and "Firearms Destruction Prevention Act" as model legislation at its meeting in New Orleans .
The "Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act" (or "Honesty in Purchasing Firearms Act") would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those by anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has sent hired agents into other states to attempt illegal firearm purchases in an effort to blame federally licensed firearm retailers for gun crime in New York City and around the country. This legislation has been enacted in seven states: Alabama , Georgia , Missouri , North Carolina , Oklahoma , Virginia and West Virginia .
The "Firearms Destruction Prevention Act" (or "Disposition of Firearms in State and Local Custody Act") would require a firearm collected by law enforcement to be auctioned to federally licensed firearms dealers. Prior to the auction, reasonable efforts must be made to determine if the firearm was lost or stolen and, if at all possible, returned to its lawful owner. Alaska , Kentucky and Tennessee have already adopted this legislation."
We applaud the efforts of NRA-ILA and the State Legislatures who have enacted this important legislation. Those of you who live in these states, need to thank your representatives for this very important affirmation of your God-given rights as guaranteed by the Constitution for the united States of America! Those of us who live in the other states, need to get this banner legislation brought to the forefront of our state legislature's agendas. Write, Fax, Phone, or visit your representative's offices in your home towns! Let them know that the only thing standing between "We, the People", and a tyrannical government, is the 2nd Amendment: our God-given right to self-defense!
These are the Texas Legislators to contact for the Odessa/Midland area.
Senate District 31--Senator Kel Seliger
Capitol Office: EXT E1.606
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0131
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
District Address: P.O. Box 9155
Amarillo TX 79105
Phone: (806) 374-8994
E-mail: here (down about the middle of the page)
Texas State Representative
House District 81--Representative Tryon D. Lewis
Capitol Office: EXT E2.508
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0546
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 119 W. 4th St. #206
Odessa TX 79761
Phone: (432) 332-0937
To find out which districts you live in on the state and federal levels, simply type in your zip code here.
UPDATE: Form Letter you may use to contact your Reps and Senators:
I wish to apprise you of some important legislation from some of the States throughout the United States of America regarding our Second Amendment Rights as guaranteed by the Constitution for The united States of America.
It has come to my attention that the state legislatures of the following states have passed legislation that prevent the abuse of firearms owners rights:
Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The states of Alaska, Kentucky, and Tennesee, have adopted this legislation.
The "Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act" (or "Honesty in Purchasing Firearms Act") would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations.
This legislation states in part:
The "Firearms Destruction Prevention Act" (or "Disposition of Firearms in State and Local Custody Act") would require a firearm collected by law enforcement to be auctioned to federally licensed firearms dealers. Prior to the auction, reasonable efforts must be made to determine if the firearm was lost or stolen, and returned to its lawful owner.
I feel that this legislation, or other legislation worded similarly, would greatly reduce the propensity of certain groups, or persons who wish to undermine the sovereignty of the United States and her Citizens, by restricting firearms rights through “back door” efforts.
I respectfully urge you and your colleagues to seriously consider legislation of this type to protect those whom you represent on a state or federal level.
Thank you for your kind consideration on this very important matter.