Below the fold I am posting verbatim, a letter that Chris Cox, Executive Director of the NRA has sent to their members Thursday morning urging them to stop the Obama Agenda of gun registration blah blah blah lies lies lies...
Importantly however it lists the 20 Senators that the NRA is urging it's members to flood with calls, indicating that they believe that these senators are either vulnerable, persuadable or both. We have to do our bit to make the calls to this same group to ensure that these senators hear from our side of this super important discussion!
Full Letter posted below the fold.
Email this morning from Chris Cox-NRA
Last week I asked you to call your senators and tell them to vote against every element of President Barack Obama's gun ban agenda.
Your calls are working! I've received numerous reports that NRA members are lighting up the phone lines and our senators are definitely hearing from us.
HOWEVER, now we need to take our phone campaign to the next level.
There are 20 U.S. senators, in particular, who hold the fate of your freedom in their hands.
These senators represent states where gun ownership is respected and our Second Amendment freedoms are revered.
But right now, they're facing huge pressure from the gun ban lobby and Barack Obama to support Obama's extreme gun control agenda!
So please, call each of the senators below and tell them to vote NO on any gun ban...NO on any magazine ban...NO on criminalizing private firearm transfers...and NO on any gun registration scheme.
Sen. Max Baucus 202-224-2651
Sen. Mark Begich 202-224-3004
Sen. Susan Collins 202-224-2523
Sen. Joe Donnelly 202-224-4814
Sen. Kay Hagan 202-224-6342
Sen. Martin Heinrich 202-224-5521
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp 202-224-2043
Sen. Tim Johnson 202-224-5842
Sen. Tim Kaine 202-224-4024
Sen. Angus King 202-224-5344
Sen. Mary Landrieu 202-224-5824
Sen. Joe Manchin 202-224-3954
Sen. Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154
Sen. Mark Pryor 202-224-2353
Sen. Harry Reid 202-224-3542
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen 202-224-2841
Sen. Jon Tester 202-224-2644
Sen. Mark Udall 202-224-5941
Sen. Tom Udall 202-224-6621
Sen. Mark Warner 202-224-2023
Spread your calls out over several days if you need to.
And remember: It doesn't matter if you do not live in these senators' states - YOU NEED TO CALL THEM. After all, the votes they cast will affect you no matter where you live!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to winning this battle. Now is not the time to let up! Call each of these 20 senators as soon as you can.
By working together, we can defeat the Obama gun ban agenda and save the Second Amendment!!!
Chris W. Cox
Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM PT: So apparently their was confusion as to what I meant by "our side" Not that it matters much IMHO given that the numbers of target senators are listed in the diary for anyone to use to push whatever view they have.
I sorta assumed however that this being DKos that generally sensible safety regulation and gun violence prevention measures would rule the day... Anyhow.. Call the senators!