(That one's gonna hurt! ;-)
I talk to outload and say "stupid" or " hey dummy"
When you're in polite company you say,"doh", otherwise, "dope" is considered proper.
Mr. Wachtmann, I am e-mailing you my personal opinion on our president's speech/memorial service comments last night (12/16). I feel strongly that it was more of a speech as opposed to a memorial service for those who lost their lives but that is neither is here nor there.
I personally do not feel banning "assault weapons" (guns that appear more deadly) will stop the crimes committed. Just because a gun looks a certain way does not make it more deadly, it's the person using the firearm.
Banning assault weapons will not stop the bad guys from committing crimes; it will however make the citizens, the good law-abiding ones less protected. It will only encourage our bad guys to find more ways of human destruction. Just because an item, or drug, or gun, or whatever it may be is illegal, does not stop the use or sale or murder. It detours ONLY the law-abiding ones but does not detour our criminals in this society.
Being a society that is more informed, more trained with weapons, less restricted in certain establishments; those are the things we need, not more restrictions. Having “gun-free” zones only tell the bad guys, “Hey, the citizens of this establishment don’t have guns”. Michigan just passed a GREAT law, allowing CCW/CPL holders with extended training to carry in the “gun-free” zones.
Mr. Lynn Wachtmann, I ask that you stand up for what our Founding Father’s built this country upon. I encourage you to fight for gun rights, less control on citizens who have extensive training and are certified, like myself, and more checks on those buying firearms. Make it harder to obtain, do not completely ban.
"An armed society is a polite society" – Robert Heinlein
Derrick J. Beck
Response on 1/3/2013
Thank you for your email. I always enjoy hearing from my constituents and I truly appreciate the time you have taken to express your views and bring them to my attention.
As you may know, I have always been a firm supporter of our Second Amendment right to bear arms and I will continue to uphold and defend this right.
Again, thank you for the email and please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of further assistance.
-Still waiting on the 2 Congressmen to reply...