Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pulled a fast one on us. He filed a "cloture motion" on Barack Obama's Surgeon General nominee, leading anti-gun activist, Vivek Murthy . Earlier today, the the U.S. Senate voted to move his nomination forward, setting the stage for a confirmation battle in the next couple of days. In order to stop this anti-gun nominee, I need you to contact your U.S. Senators right away. Now, usually the U.S. Senate doesn't lift a finger over the weekend, but with just a few more days left before Republicans take control of the chamber, Harry Reid knows his time is limited. He's not wasting a moment. You see, defeated anti-gun Democrats have nothing to lose by voting for this gun-grabbing nominee before they leave office. So Harry Reid's is trying to take advantage of that by sneaking this nominee through during the Holiday season while he thinks gun owners aren't paying attention. That's why we need to mobilize against Reid now, before it's too late. Please contact your U.S. Senators right away. You can reach the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. *** Sen. Jeff Merkley can be reached at (202) 224-3753. *** Sen. Ron Wyden can be reached at (202) 224-5244. Urge them to oppose the nomination of Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General. Now, just to remind you, Vivek Murthy isn't just a Surgeon General nominee. He's an outspoken gun-grabber. Murthy was the leader of a group called "Doctors for America" which advocates for a reinstatement of the so-called "assault weapons" ban and government-mandated training requirements. Because of his past activism, radical anti-gunners at the Brady Campaign have lined up behind Obama and Murthy in hopes of sneaking through his nomination before it's too late. If his nomination is confirmed, it could open up a whole new front for Barack Obama's anti-gun agenda. You see, after the failure to pass an anti-gun bill in 2013, Barack Obama has been looking for ways to go around Congress to strip law-abiding citizens' right to purchase and possess firearms. And Obama believes he's found a way to do that by tying your Second Amendment rights to your private health care records. In fact, the framework to do this already exists. Over 175,000 military veterans have already had their names placed on the federal background check system, and their gun rights stripped -- without due process -- by the Department of Veterans Affairs. That's why Obama's sought to expand that scheme by coercing other federal departments, agencies, and even states to do the same, all under the name of "health care". Our enemies believe if they can simply gather up enough private health care records of gun owners, they can make individual cases for stripping tens of thousands -- or millions -- of law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights. No wonder when Vivek Murthy declared, "guns are a health care issue," the gun-grabbers knew he was the Obamacare Czar they needed to lump your right to keep-and-bear arms under that umbrella. If confirmed, Vivek Murthy will have consequential influence on the health care community. So far, all signs suggest he'll use that influence to promote his anti-gun views and Obama's anti-gun agenda at your expense. Bruce, it gets even worse. Capitol Hill sources are warning that weak-kneed Republicans are already starting to cave to Harry Reid's demands. Many Republicans have supported anti-gun nominees before, and want to vote on Murthy now in order to avoid having to vote for him next month when all eyes are on them. Pro-gun U.S. Senator Rand Paul has been able to block Murthy's nomination up until now by leading Republican opposition, but since the election is over, all bets are off. Only your activism can help block this anti-gun nominee. Please contact your U.S. Senators right away. You can reach the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. *** Sen. Jeff Merkley can be reached at (202) 224-3753. *** Sen. Ron Wyden can be reached at (202) 224-5244. Urge them to oppose the nomination of Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General. Please don't wait. Please act today. And keep an eye on your email for more updates from the National Association for Gun Rights.