Two More Letters...

Two More Letters...

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    Two More Letters...

    Two more letters I sent today.

    Written myself. Open to anyone using them in part or in whole to contact their legislators themselves.

    Letters sent to POTUS, VPOTUS, Sen. Nelson (Fl), Sen Rubio (Fl), and Congressman Buchanan (FL)

    C'mon people, let's be heard!!!!

    Letter #1:

    I am writing this letter as the President continues his effort to restrict the rights of law abiding citizens due to the actions of a few outliers in society. Capitalizing on the emotion of a tragedy such as the recent shootings at Sandy Hook is necessary to pass gun control legislation, because without the emotion of the moment, logic prevails and intelligent people acknowledge that added laws, by definition only affect the law abiding among us.

    Additional laws will not stop or even reduce such tragedies. We need to focus on the root of the problems in our society: The ongoing "war on drugs" and the gang activity and criminal on criminal murders it causes, Mental health issues and the fact that nearly every mass killer in the past 20+ years has been using some type of drugs to fight depression or other psychiatric ailments, and the general acceptance of violence and de-sensitizing of our society. We need to get back to personal responsibility and proper parenting and mentoring of our young people.

    A short term solution, such as adding law enforcement personnel, trained and background checked private citizens, or trained teachers and administrative staff in our schools would serve the immediate need. Look to Israel and even a few select areas in our country's high schools for the benefits of this. The long term solution, however is to spark some fundamental changes in society.

    Gun control, or anything focused on the "instrument" of crime will be a failure. It has not worked in the past, and it will not work in the future. When law abiding citizens have their rights restricted because of the actions of a few, we lose sight of the basis on which this country was founded.

    I urge you to reject any measures which will further limit our Second Amendment rights. I will do everything in my power to ensure that anyone who supports further erosion of the Second Amendment guarantee of our God given rights, does not get re-elected for further (dis)service to our great county.


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    Letter #2:

    I have heard it stated many times recently "who needs more than 10 rounds in a 'clip'?". And similarly "high capacity clips have only one purpose to kill as many people as quickly as possible".
    While I could mention the many sporting uses of firearms that involve or require high capacity firearms with replaceable magazines, that is not the argument I will present.

    I ask a question: If high capacity clips serve no other purpose than to kill people, then why do our law enforcement personnel use them both in their personal sidearm (handgun or pistol), as well as their rifles you know the ones I am talking about, the ones that look like military weapons (and sometimes have the same select fire capability), complete with features such as pistol grips, flash suppressors, forward hand grips, etc.?
    I thought our police and law enforcement personnel were supposed to play a "defensive" role when it comes to their use of deadly force. So, if their role is defensive in nature, why do they need these high capacity ammunition clips? So they can kill more people more quickly?

    If that is not the reason, then whatever reason is valid is just as valid for the private citizen. While the private citizen is arguably much less likely to need the capability for personal or home defense, it is not unheard of.

    And I quote:
    "On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, a Los Angeles area jury acquitted four white Los Angeles Police Department officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. What ensued after is known as the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, the Uprising, or Rodney King Riots. During the following six days, the city of Los Angeles and neighboring communities experienced the largest civil unrest in Los Angeles since the 1965 Watts Riots. Los Angeles experienced massive looting, murders, fires, property damage, racial brawls along major intersections, power outages, loss of phone services, cancellation of all entertainment and sports events, and altered flight schedules due to gunfire at Los Angeles International Airport.
    Koreatown experienced the hardest crime and destruction of the ordeal. Hundreds of Korean owned businesses were looted, damaged, or burnt down, and an unknown number of Koreans were physically attacked. By the second day of rioting, the LAPD and County Sheriff had been overpowered by the number of rioters forcing the departments to pull all units from patrol. As violent rioters next turned their attention to firefighters, the LAFD also recalled their teams. This left unchecked crime and fires that quickly expanded. The Korean American community, seeing the police force's abandonment of Koreatown, organized gun wielding groups to protect businesses and area residents. Open gun battles were televised live as shopkeepers defended their business from the crowds of violent looters."

    The police can't be everywhere. Citizens have a right to the same tools to defend themselves as law enforcement. And further, the Second Amendment is not about self defense, sporting, or hunting. It is about limiting government control.

    I urge you to stand against limitations, restriction or bans of any type of ammunition feeding devices, and the firearms that accept them. I will do everything in my power to ensure that anyone who supports further erosion of the Second Amendment guarantee of our God given rights, does not get re elected for further (dis)service to our great county.
    Last edited by stimpee; January 8th, 2013 at 04:56 PM.

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    Those are good letters.

    Here's what I have found in many of the letters and/or arguments against erosion of 2nd Amendment rights. Many people state what the 2A is really for: protecting us against our own government, and then send those letters to members of our own government. It boggles the mind. Every letter I have sent is short and says something like this. "You (elected official) took an oath to defend the Constitution, and that's what I expect you to do."
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    Great letters and I have written as well but so far no response for me at all.
    "As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
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    I have written many letters/emails also, unfortunately my representative appears to be a socialist & blindly follows BO no matter what.

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    Thumbs up Thank you for posting the letters.

    I came specifically looking for samples to use as a framework to use in drafting my letters. They are well written and I will borrow heavily. I had own guns most of my life, lost them all in a flood in 2005, and have just purchased a couple of replacements. The recent talk about limiting our 2nd amendment rights has me very concerned and I will continue doing all that I can to help in the discussion.

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    Two More Letters...

    Same here I am a very poor writer and would love to see some sample letters.
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