A letter to Dianne Feinstein
I just emailed this to Senator Feinstein.
I am writing to encourage you to discontinue your efforts to pass more gun ban/limiting legislation. While I applaud your efforts to do something to curb the current wave of gun violence that has plagued our country in recent years, I believe your well intentioned efforts are misdirected.
Criminals, by definition, are law breakers, not law abiders. The existing gun related laws are more than adequate to restrict the illegal efforts of criminals, especially if they are properly enforced. New legislation will not cause criminals to become more law abiding. Instead, new gun laws will only affect those who are already law abiding citizens.
Punishing law abiding gun owners by making it harder to buy, own, carry, or sell firearms will NOT restrict the ability of criminals to obtain firearms. New gun legislation will only make it more difficult for legal gun owners to enjoy the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.
I urge you to focus your efforts more on making sure that criminals are properly punished when they break the law and that those who are in need of counseling receive the help they need, before they commit an act of violence.
Again, punishing the law abiding will not cause the criminal to become less violent. Please direct your efforts to address the violent, the lawless and the mentally ill in our society.
I intend to do a lot more letter writing in the future. The law abiding gun owners have been silent for way too long.