As a former Californian who turned 18 several years before the last AWB expired and thus has had the joy of living part of his adult life while under both the Fed AWB and the Cali AWB, let me say that not only will you be grateful you stopped this bill, but so will your kids. To illustrate this, let me tell a story:
My first rifle was a Ruger 10/22 bone stock that I got when I was 14. My dad had to go to the gun store, pay, wait a week, go back, pick it up, bring it home. In 1999, I paid exorbitant prices for a couple 25-round mags, as they would be illegal to purchase in Cali after that. As in, no transfer, sale, importation of any hi-cap mags (or standard cap mags, or whatever you wish to call them). I didn't know if the AWB would ever expire, so I thought it wise to stock while I could.
Fast forward to 2001. I turned 18 while going to college, and decided I'd celebrate by purchasing a rifle. I went to Van Wag's and bought a Yugo SKS. I paid 100 bucks for the rifle, and 100 bucks for a case of a thousand rounds of 7.62x39. I asked Norm what the waiting period is.
"No waiting period, you can buy as many guns as you'd like and take 'em right out the door with you."
I thought this was the coolest thing ever. If the government can trust me with the power to vote and operate a motor vehicle, I guess I really am wise enough to take home something I purchase the same day I pay for it.
My dad, in California, still complains quite heavily about the California ban. Most CCWers pack subcompact-size guns or 1911's if they can even get the license (he's in Kern County, which issues more CCWs than any other county in the state). Why? Because there's no point in buying a double stack handgun if you're limited to ten rounds anyway. I can remember the posters (maybe some other Cali transplants remember these too) that were out in truck stops and post offices asking "Do you own this version of an SKS" and declaring that all SKS Model M's and D's needed to be turned in or you could face a year in prison (those are the det-mag version of the Norinco SKS).
Moving to Utah was a breath of fresh air. I could buy whatever firearm I wanted, I could go hiking without a permit, my vehicle's emissions test didn't cost an arm and a leg, my insurance went down, and life was much much better.
So my point? Don't let politicians turn America into California. Write a letter.