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Gun Owners of America takes stand against Obamacare

As if to add emphasis of the vast spectrum of people pushing back against this unconstitutional powergrab by the liberal establishment in Washington, Gun Owners of America, the second largest Second Amendment group in the country – behind only the NRA- is distributing the facts and talking points on Obamacare to it’s entire membership! This is great news, as it represents a way to sidestep the liberal media in getting our message out to America. Not only that, but it’s coming from an unbiased group not involved in healthcare, eliminating any question about conflict of interest. From the mailing:

Tomorrow will be as important a day as any in our lifetimes in determining whether the anti-gun health care bill moves forward.

The key vote will be on shutting down a Republican filibuster of the ObamaCare bill, HR 3590. In the Senate, we are faced with a health care bill that:

* Costs $2.5 trillion during its first ten years of full implementation (2014-2023);

* Increases insurance premiums and imposes $376 billion in tax increases — many on the middle class; and

* Cuts Medicare by $465 billion, while increasing health costs by over $100 billion.

Fox News is reporting today that the word “tax” appears 183 times in the health care bill. Is Obama serious? Is that what he and Reid want to do to us in the midst of a recession?

Of course, all this increased spending — and taxes — means that you will have less money to spend on pursuing your real passions: like providing for your family and purchasing guns and ammunition!

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Do you want left-wing bureaucrats appointed by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid determining whether you should own a gun via the health care system?

If not, then you need to call right away. Our gun rights — and the fate of our economy — are hanging in the balance.

ACTION: Call your two U.S. Senators. Please urge them to vote against “cloture” on the “motion to proceed” to HR 3590.

You can call your Senators toll-free at 1-877-762-8762. The phones are ringing off the hook right now on Capitol Hill. More likely than not, you will have to try several times because the circuits have been overloaded.

But don’t be discouraged… keep calling!

Also, ask your wife, your relatives, your neighbors, your church — everyone, short of your dog — to do the same. This is crunch time!

NOTE: The alternate, non toll-free, number is 202-224-3121.

You can go to gunowners.org to read the full, original letter.

This is just yet another unbiased group coming out against this monstrosity and demonstrating it goes beyond just doctors, but may be literally an attempt to rip your gun out of your hands. Is this their contingency plan because they didn’t expect so many patriots to show up at the tea parties? I wouldn’t put it past them.

We should push as many third party groups as possible to take a stand against this bill like Gun Owners of America has, let them see just who is against this. Senior citizens groups are very influential and the cuts to medicare are very real, perhaps we can push some of them to stand against this monstrosity. Every voice helps!