A few House Republicans have introduced the “Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008” (H.R. 6257). H.R. 6257 will make owning a gun that has a magazine capacity over 5 rounds difficult.  These are the very elected officials who are supposed to be protecting us from legislation like this. The bill can be read here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-6257 . This bill was introduced on Jun 12, 2008 by Rep. Mark Kirk [R-IL], and is cosponsored by Rep. Michael Castle [R-DE], Rep. Michael Ferguson [R-NJ], Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT]. We need to make sure that this Bill dies in committee.

Please contact your local house representive and tell them you do not want this bill to go forward. If your representative is on the House Committee on the Judiciary , make doubly sure you contact him or her as this is the committee where this Bill can die.