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Alaska: SJR 18 Puts Right to Keep & Bear Arms at Risk

April 8, 2014

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Ask your Alaska Senators to vote NO on SJR 18, a bill to call for an Article V Constitutional Convention of the States (Con Con) to amend the Constitution. It puts our Constitution and our Constitutional rights including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms at Risk. Your calls are extremely important. When Senators get just 10 calls they think that everybody is against it.

MESSAGE: Vote NO on SJR 18. SJR 18 calls for a Constitutional Convention of the States for proposing amendments.  Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in his new book Six Amendments wants to amend the U.S. Constitution and gut the Second Amendment by taking away the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. This is alarming! According to former Chief Justice Warren Burger a Convention cannot be limited. An Article V Convention of the States puts our Constitutional Rights at risk because radicals and special interest groups will have their own agenda at a Convention. (or write your own message)

Justice Stevens’ proposed changes to the Second Amendment added in green: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.”

CONTACT the Following Alaska State Senators:  

Hollis French, Phone 907-465-3892, Fax: 907-465-6595

Johnny Ellis: Phone: 907-465-3704, Fax: 907-465-2529

Dennis Egan: Phone: 907-465-4947, Fax: 907-465-2108

Berta Gardner: Phone: 907-465-4930, Fax: 907-465-3834

Lyman Hoffman: Phone: 907-465-4453, Fax: 907-465-4523

Donny Olson: Phone: 907-465-3707, Fax: 907-465-4821

Bill Wielechowski: Phone: 907-465-2435, Fax: 907-465-6615

Click Bishop: Phone: 907-465-2327, Fax: 907-465-5241

Anna Fairclough: Phone: 907-465-3777, Fax: 907-465-2819

Lesil McGuire: Phone: 907-465-2995, Fax: 907-465-6592

Kevin Meyer: Phone: 907-465-4945, Fax: 907-465-3476

Bert Stedman: Phone: 907-465-3873, Fax: 907-465-3922

Email the Following Senators:  

Senator.Hollis.French@akleg.gov, Senator.Johnny.Ellis@akleg.gov, Senator.Dennis.Egan@akleg.gov, Senator.Berta.Gardner@akleg.gov, Senator.Lyman.Hoffman@akleg.gov, Senator.Donny.Olson@akleg.org, Senator.Bill.Wielechowski@akleg.gov. Senator.Click.Bishop@akleg.gov, Senator.Anna.Fairclough@akleg.gov, Senator.Lesil.McGuire@akleg.gov, Senator.Kevin.Meyer@akleg.gov, Senator.Bert.Stedman@akleg.gov

Alaska State Senators: http://senate.legis.state.ak.us/

Justice John Paul Stevens writes in his new book, Six Amendments: How and why the Constitution Should be Changed”Emotional claims that the right to possess deadly weapons is so important that it is protected by the federal Constitution distort intelligent debate about the wisdom of particular aspects of proposed legislation designed to minimize the slaughter caused by the prevalence of guns in private hands.”

Links on Justice John Paul Stevens statements on the Second Amendment:

A Convention cannot be Limited: Former Chief Justice Warren Burger stated: “I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the Convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the convention if we don’t like its agenda…”

http://www.eagleforum.org/topics/concon/pdf/WarrenBurger-letter.pdf

Article V of the U.S. Constitution states:  “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…” Notice that Congress Calls the Convention and will set the rules…not the States.

Question: Why do we think that the Congress that ignores the Constitution now would be any more likely to abide by a new amendments to the Constitution?