Senator Feinstein has released the proposed legislation.
Read the response from President Obama:
Leave followup feedback for President Obama (be nice):
Now is the time that the rubber meets the road with the future of our 2nd Amendment rights. Knee-jerk legislation on “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, though it may sound great, is misguided. You may have already said to yourself “I don’t need one of those things” or “Why would anyone need one of those things?,” but the answer may not be one you are willing to accept. The 2nd Amendment was created to protect Americans from a tyrannical government. And while we sound “conspiracy theory” or “prepper” by just saying this, ask yourself, do you really support knee-jerk legislation that could never have prevented the Sandy Hook killings, or do you just want to make yourself feel good? Why is it that the media jumped on “assault weapons” when we were told for two days after the shooting that the killer had used two handguns? If you are supportive of any restrictive gun legislation today it is solely because you are being played by the media and unscrupulous politicians. If two weeks ago you thought Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were nut jobs, why would you doubt that today? Please act today to prevent a complete rollback of your 2nd Amendment freedom. Contact your reps in the House of Representatives, as well as your state Senators. Even conservative darlings like Marco Rubio have started to cave on this issue, and it is imperative that you contact every politician who you have voted for or against and stand up for your own 2nd Amendment rights. If you call and get “mailbox is full,” keep trying, and use the web form. We only get one shot at this and the time to act is NOW!
If you have been following our Law Abiding Gun Owner petition at Whitehouse.gov, you know that it was shut off overnight on Thursday, when we sent our last email appealing to women and minority gun owners. Like many others, we suspect that the Whitehouse staffers noticed that the anti-gun petition was dying and that ours was taking off so they nipped it in the bud and published President Obama’s answer. We also got reports that many people could not sign it prior to Friday. Over 57,000 of you were able to make your voices heard, and we would have reached 100,000 alone given the chance. No national media outlet, popular gun website or even popular gun blogger linked to our petition. Thanks to those of you who tried to spread the word, and of course, those who were able to actually sign.
As it turned out, President Obama answered all of the gun petitions, for and against, in one note and video. He did not answer ours specifically. You can read his response here on the original petition page. I do feel that he should have answered us directly because we doubled the requisite number of petition signatures, but he did clearly acknowledge law abiding gun owners in his answer at least. If you read between the lines of what he said and wrote, the President appears to be notifying us that his political hands are tied and that we need to act now by contacting our congress members directly, and also by letting him know what we think of his answer. Rather than hem and haw, I think this is what we should do.
If we stop now, we remove ourselves from the political process and we will lose our gun rights, or at least our ARs and standard capacity magazines, as well as gun shows. President Obama, the most powerful man in the world, has told us that his hands are tied politically. At least please take these steps:
Step 1: Follow up with President Barack Obama: If you click this, it will take you to a contact for that you will again have to plug in your email, because it isn’t connected to the petition website. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL! Over 500 of you commented on the original article and many of you made great points. Please send President Obama some of these things in a respectful manner.
Step 2: Contact your Representatives in the House: This is not as easy as it sounds. First you have to use the maps on this page to figure out which district you belong to, then you have to call or write them from this page individually. Make sure you look up the correct district. The top choice by state is an overview of the whole state. Click the PDF.
Step 3: Contact Your Senators : Legislation is created in the House and then sent to the Senate, and then to the President to sign. President Obama asked for legislation quickly, so contact your US Senators now. There are only two per state.
The NRA stepped into the discussion on Friday, and they made a lot of great points in their press conference. The media instantly answered that Wayne Lapierre was some kind of extremist, before they could have ascertained any public comment at all. Meanwhile all of their kids go to private schools with armed guards. This is further evidence that “the fix is in” with this crisis. The American public is being played by an agenda put forth by the national media, and I will repeat, they began this BEFORE THE BLOOD WAS DRY IN CONNECTICUT! One hundred percent of the “national outrage” and “changing attitudes about guns” was created by the media, and they are continuing to fan the flames. President Obama is the leader of the free world, but he has clearly told us that he intends to remain also a politician. The national media is flexing their muscles. Please help us flex ours and fill out the President’s comment form and contact your Congress and Senate reps.
As a side note, Alex Jones and the entire conspiracy theory /prepper machine has become the turd in the punchbowl of 2nd Amendment rights. Please do not sit in your armchair on this one and tell yourself “let them try and take my guns away.” None of the Liberty websites picked up our petition, even though all of them, including Alex Jones, are most likely registered on GunsAmerica and get our emails. In fact Alex Jones started his own moronish Whitehouse.gov petition about Piers Morgan, and sure enough, Drudge linked to it when it had only 13,000 signatures. Drudge never picked ours up, even though we exceeded double the required 25,000.
Ranting about conspiracies and revolution removes you as a political force. Please boycott the stupidity and flatulence that is the conspiracy and prepper market. President Obama isn’t trying to sell you hormone pills and water purifiers. The President has invited us to engage the national media and become part of the discussion. Fill out President Obama’s form in a respectful manner, and contact your reps today.
THE GOVERNMENT CAN AND WILL BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES AND STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINES. THEY WILL ALSO ELIMINATE ALL PERSONAL INTERSTATE TRANSFERS OF FIREARMS. IF WE DO NOT USE OUR VOICE TODAY IN A CIVIL NATIONAL DISCUSSION WE WILL LOSE IT.
DON’T PAY CRAZY PRICES FOR GUNS AND MAGAZINES. FIGHT THE NATIONAL MEDIA! ENGAGE THE POLITICAL PROCESS and please take the time to do what you can today to voice your concerns in Washington. We are the majority. IT IS TIME TO STOP BEING SILENT.