Today Rick Santorum sent out an email to his supporters accusing the President of planning to build a “national database of gun owners” through the bill that would require universal background checks on all gun sales. He also claims the bill “effectively bans the private sales of firearms” and “is the most brazen and unconstitutional assault on the Second Amendment in years.”
Oh, and obviously he wants money from his supporters so he can fight it. Here’s the text of the email:
The U.S. Senate is nearing completion of its “universal background checks” gun control bill. Problem is, it’s not universal; criminals and madmen don’t comply with background checks.
This awful measure will also lead to the creation of a national database of gun owners. A leaked Obama Administration memo says that this is the most important step towards national gun registration!
Please, make an urgent donation of $25, $35, $50, $75, $100, $200 or whatever you can afford to help us beat back this all-out assault on your Second Amendment rights.
When Barack Obama declared that he wanted a gun control bill passed this year, he wasn’t kidding.
His campaign organization has mobilized their millions of left-wing grassroots activists to pressure the Senate to pass this bill. And it seems they will get exactly what they want:
A bill that effectively bans the private sales of firearms and begins the process of creating a national gun registry!
This is the most brazen and unconstitutional assault on the Second Amendment in years. If it becomes law it could change our country forever.
We have to stop this bill!
That’s why I am mobilizing all of Patriot Voices’ resources to fight this, but I need your help.
Please make the most generous donation you possibly can. We need bombard Senators with calls and emails. We need to be prepared to launch waves of ads warning American gun owners about this bill.
Frankly, I had hoped Obama’s gun-control scheme would simply die in the backrooms of the Senate.
However, with the entire White House political operation working overtime for this bill, and millions of liberals bombarding Congress with calls and faxes, that’s not going to happen.
I expect that the Senate will vote on Obama’s gun grab within the next few weeks!
We don’t have much time. That’s why I am emailing you today.
Please make the very best contribution you can to help us beat back this attack on your gun rights.
Obama and his allies have been very clever. They are selling this proposal as a “commonsense” measure that will merely close some “loopholes” in the law.
That sounds fair to a lot of my former colleagues. And it appears sensible to many ordinary Americans, too.
But this proposal is so much more than it appears. It establishes the groundwork for a national database of gun owners!
Just imagine if Attorney General Eric Holder had a master list of the names and addresses of every single gun owner in America, and what types and numbers of firearms they possessed!
It’s terrifying to even contemplate what he would do with that information.
So, we must stop this bill in the Senate. Failure simply is not an option when our liberty is at stake!
Please make a generous donation of $25, $35, $50, $75, $100, $200 or whatever you can afford right away to help stop Obama’s gun grab.
Because the Senate is moving very fast, we don’t have much time to prepare to win this battle. Please do what you can right away.
Thank you, and may God Bless America.