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Pumpkinslinger
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

Here is the letter I'm sending my representatives in both Federal and State governments. Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease so we gun owners better start squeaking!!!

"First let me state that I am totally opposed to any more restrictions on legal gun owners, as well as opposed to any politician who would vote for them. If you would like to read farther I will explain my reasons. Please forgive me if I am preaching to the choir.

Anyone who says that the Second Amendment is about hunting or sport is either woefully ignorant or dishonest. The Second recognizes, not endows, the people’s right to defend themselves, not only against crime but also an oppressive government. Even a casual study of the events leading up to its adoption, and of the writing of the Founding Fathers on the subject, show this to be so. Historically the militia has consisted of the private citizens, bearing their personal weapons. The U.S. Supreme court reaffirmed this in U.S. v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939). Part of this ruling reads “The signification attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. 'A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.' And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.” In other words, the very weapons that the Democrats are now trying to ban are directly protected by the Second Amendment AND legal precedent.

Gun owners have already compromised on “gun control” by accepting background checks before gun purchases. Note that a background check is a “guilty until proven innocent” practice that is completely opposite from what our legal system allows. However gun owners agreed to them in an effort to reduce the possibility of criminals getting guns.

The latest proposed bans are a knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy. That tragedy is being capitalized upon by those who have long desired to disarm American citizens, whatever their reasons may be. The bans I have seen proposed are directly contrary to the Second Amendment. If these bans are allowed to pass it is inevitable that at some point an otherwise legal citizen is going to be killed by the authorities for the “crime” of owning a gun for his own defense. Is that the country we want to live in?

These efforts to blame the criminal’s tool for the crime are muddying the water and preventing us from addressing the real problem, i.e. the criminals and mentally disturbed that we allow to walk the streets. Please direct the effort away from “gun control” and toward the areas we need to fix; criminal control and mental health.

Thank you for your consideration."

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

Very well written mike..

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

Great job!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

Well written letter mate!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

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Anyone who says that the Second Amendment is about hunting or sport is either woefully ignorant or dishonest. The Second recognizes, not endows, the people’s right to defend themselves, not only against crime but also an oppressive government.

Very important point pumpkin !!!
I never realized how many people didn't understand this. It's often stated that our founding fathers gave or granted us this right. No they did not.
The 2nd is an inalienable right or natural right that's reaffirmed in the Bill of Rights.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

Well written Mike.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

Thanks for leading the way!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: Letter to my representatives Reply with quote

A well written letter Pumkin that is not emotional but presents the facts as the are...well done mate.

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