Went to a town hall meeting tonight

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    Went to a town hall meeting tonight

    As the title says, I attended a town hall style meeting with my Congressman this evening, and thought I would share my observations.

    First, it was more crowded than I expected, and I believe anyone else expected. They opened up an over-flow room with audio/visual capabilities, and I would estimate 75-100 people in attendance, maybe a little more.

    First question out of the gate was about those "assault weapons that the founding fathers could never have imagined, and what he thinks about banning them, and magazines, and stricter background checks" The congressman rather emphatically shot down the first two, and said he believed that some changes needed made in regards to mental health and firearms access (I am going to have to send a follow-up e-mail to him to learn specifics). But he stated that we don't need any new gun laws, because they only effect law abiding citizens and not criminals. His response also got the loudest/longest round of applause from the night.

    I generally agreed with him on most of the points he made, and feel comfortable with him representing me. Since this is in the 2A forum, I will restrict my observations to that.

    Remember folks, stay involved in the process, and contact your Congresspersons, on a regular basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Remember folks, stay involved in the process, and contact your Congresspersons, on a regular basis.
    I have contacted my representatives on all levels, and they don't care what I think. They want party unity and gun control and we can go to hades. I will work actively to help ANY opponent of the current crop of crooks in ruling positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Remember folks, stay involved in the process, and contact your Congresspersons, on a regular basis.
    Totally agree. If you care about your rights as gun owners there is no better time than now to have your voice heard. I, like many of you I'm sure, have sat on the sidelines. Write to your legislators, contribute to 2nd Amendment Rights groups, speak to your friend and neighbors. On this last point, I wrote to my state representative who is a democrat and fairly liberal. She responded saying that she has received dozens of emails from gun owners and commented that many anti-gun rights people may be shocked to find out how many of their friends and neighbors own guns.

    I know many people don't feel comfortable writing to their legislators, but don't be intimidated. Keep is simple, polite, to the point and let them know that you will not stand for having the Constitution ignored.
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    Sounds good!

    Remember folks, stay involved in the process, and contact your Congresspersons, on a regular basis.

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    I went to ours in Idaho last night. Very positive and local legislatures looking to loosen our already great carry laws to include campus carry and constitutional carry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lchamp View Post
    I have contacted my representatives on all levels, and they don't care what I think. They want party unity and gun control and we can go to hades. I will work actively to help ANY opponent of the current crop of crooks in ruling positions.
    Nelson is not a representative, IMO he is parasite feeding off the taxpayers and has been doing so for many years.
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    +1. Thanks for your contacts and investing the time to attend. We've got to all get personally involved and communicate with our representatives. Thank you for doing your part!!!
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    GOOD on you for being part of the process!
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