SJR-19... Has anyone here been paying attention to this or how this will impact us if it does eventually pass? I received this email today from Dudley Brown of Nationalgunrights.org: I've got bad news. Last night, Harry Reid's attempt to muzzle pro-gun free speech with a new Constitutional amendment passed its first Senate vote with enough Republican support to secure the 2/3 needed for final passage. Fortunately, we've still got time to convince swing Senate Democrats and weak-kneed Republicans to change their minds before the final Senate vote happens in the next few days. Please sign your Emergency Fax Petition against SJR-19 by clicking here so we can deliver it to your Senators while there’s still time: http://paracom.paramountcommunication.com/ct/22266257:22252528378:m:1:683190205:F23BB2928835C870453BF5EFF80A3886:r Then, if you live in one of these swing-Senators' states, please let them know you're disappointed they voted to advance the anti-gun and anti-free speech Constitutional amendment yesterday. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) (202) 224-3004 Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) (202) 224-5054 Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) (202) 224-5824 Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) (202) 224-4944 Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) (202) 224-6342 Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) (202) 224-2523 Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) (202) 224-5941 Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) (202) 224-2353 Remember, the goal of this amendment is to eliminate our ability to band together to oppose gun control and expose anti-gun politicians for their voting records. It's vital we stop it now. So, please sign your Emergency Fax Petition against SJR-19 by clicking here right away. --Dudley Of course I signed the petition, but I have seen no mention of this on here and was wondering if everyone was aware. Here is the original email I received outlining Harry Reid's proposal from Mr. Brown: Dear Fellow Patriot, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he'd re-visit gun control, but I didn't expect that he'd use the nuclear option. Gun-grabber Harry Reid is trying to change the rules of the gun control debate, and he's willing to gut the entire Constitution to do it! Reid has scheduled a vote on "Senate Joint Resolution 19" for next Monday, September 8th, at 6:00 PM. SJR-19 is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow both federal and state governments to censor and regulate American's free speech when election time comes around. The goal of Reid's Constitutional amendment's is crystal clear: Block pro-gun groups like the National Association for Gun Rights, from exposing anti-gun lawmakers' records. That's because this amendment would devastate Americans' ability to band together to oppose gun control and expose anti-gun politicians for their voting records. Under the Amendment: *** Federal and State governments can decide who is allowed to participate in elections, and who can't. *** A state government could pass a law prohibiting you from sending a letter telling your friends about your favorite candidate. *** NAGR, churches, and even political parties could be prohibited from informing you about a politician's voting record if it might "influence" an election. But, favored groups like labor unions would certainly be exempted, and Billionaire anti-gun activists like Michael Bloomberg won't have any trouble "working" the new system. Make no mistake, this isn't campaign finance reform, it's a scam to protect gun-grabbers who vote against your rights and then lie about it come November. Fellow Patriot, if this amendment passes, your pro-gun voice, and those of millions like you, could be silenced. That's why I'm hoping you'll sign your Emergency Fax Petition against SJR-19 by clicking here right now. Sign your Emergency Fax Petition to Oppose SJR-19 Remember that once legislation passes, it almost never goes away. That's because once it passes Congress, it's only a matter of time before enough anti-gun state legislatures decide to ratify it in order to stop pro-gun activists like you. And many of them are so desperate to get gunnies like you to just "go away", they'll gladly sign off on Harry Reid's scheme. SJR-19 will be a threat to our free speech. So far, the only thing stopping Reid from ignoring NAGR and the millions of pro-gun activists nationwide is that pesky First Amendment. Without our ability to mobilize grass rights activists and hold anti-gunners accountable for their actions, Harry Reid knows that he'll have a much easier time RAMMING Barack Obama's anti-gun agenda into law. But if SJR-19 becomes the 28th Amendment, all of that will change. It's not just a threat to your Second Amendment right, but it effectively eliminates the most vital First Amendment protections as well. Not to mention that it would leave all of your other cherished freedoms on the lawmakers' chopping block. That's why we need to stop this amendment now, before it goes anywhere. So anyway just looking for everyone's thoughts on this. Am I being to paranoid or is this a substantial threat to some of our most basic constitutional rights, namely the 1st and 2nd!