UPDATE: Status of the Assualt Weapons Ban Reauthorization

March 4, 2004

Tuesday, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of the amendment to renew the assault weapons ban. That is a great success and your efforts made the difference.

Due to other amendments and the partisan climate, the overall bill was not passed.

The Assault Weapons Ban still needs to be reauthorized. Thanks to your support, a strong base of 52 Senators exists and the renewal of the ban will likely come to a vote again later this session. We will call upon you then to remind your senators of the importance of this issue to you and to the Church.

Remember you – the voters – are the most effective lobbyists in Washington. Thank you for making your voices heard.