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09.23.10 GUN OWNERS PUT THE BRAKES ON GAG LAW. NO HELP FROM NRA.

“DISCLOSE ACT” FAILS

The “Disclose Act,” which we warned you about yesterday, failed to reach the 60 votes needed to move forward, and while not dead yet, it seems unlikely that the bill will pass this session.

This bill, which had passed the House with the tacit approval of the NRA, would have silenced countless activist groups across the country.

Charles Schumer invoked images of shadowy foreign groups hijacking American elections, when in fact the bill was intended to silence groups like OFF, which, whatever else people want to call us, is neither “shadowy” nor “foreign”.

As expected, both Oregon Senators voted in favor of moving the bill forward (actually Oregon’s entire congressional delegation voted for this awful bill except for Greg Walden.)

The NRA cut a deal with Harry Reid to be exempted from the bill, throwing all other pro-gun organizations, local and national, under the bus. But in the end, we didn’t need them.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to contact Wyden and Merkley. They are among the most anti-liberty members of the Senate and they proved it again with this vote. But they still need to hear from you.

We’ll keep an eye on this, but with any luck it’s toast until after the elections when many of these clowns will have been “repurposed.”