We Stand As One! Contact Congress on Guns – Email Your Contacts!

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Find and Contanct your Representative in the US House by Zip Code:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Contact Your Senators :
http://www.senate.gov/

There is an old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” This week the media is trying to convince us that support for Senator Feinstein’s anti-gun legislation is weak, but if we are not PRO-ACTIVE, the legislation will pass as written. You will wake up just in time for SHOT Show with new laws that make your AR-15 a Class 3 weapon. This means that if you want to keep your tactical rifles, you will have to register them, pay a $5-$200 tax, and notify the government if you intend to take them out of state. You will also completely waive your 4th Amendment rights to reasonable search and seizure. ATF will have the right to knock on your door and inspect the weapons anytime they want. You will also see an end to standard capacity magazines. This isn’t a threat. It isn’t political posturing. Diane Feinstein and the anti-gun machine have already introduced the legislation, and it will be rammed through Congress and signed by the President if we do not Stand As One and act today.

Please contact your legislators immediately, and post the links above to your discussion boards. Also please contact all of the gun companies you do business with and ask them to take action now and don’t sit on their resources in reaching out to the gunowners of America. All of them have mailing lists, and all of them are sitting on them pretending that they don’t have any responsibility, while doing record business in the stuff that is going to be banned or regulated. This 2nd Amendment crisis is not about KA-CHING. We call out to Midway USA, Gunbroker, Brownells, Sportsmen’s Guide, Cabelas and all the firearms and accessory manufacturers. If you have a list, use it. We must Stand As One if we are to defeat this threat to our freedom. Aside from one NRA-ILA email notifying us about the legislation, even the NRA has been silent. Facebook isn’t enough. Our testing has shown that the effectiveness of Facebook is very small. You MUST EMAIL YOUR LISTS THIS WEEK before the legislation gains public support. We are about to enter a dark time in 2nd Amendment freedom and political wrangling from the NRA isn’t going to cut it this far out from an election. The legislators need to hear from us, that we will work to defeat them in their next election bid.

This is not an alarmist position. The anti-gun machine was prepared for this opportunity, and they are very well organized. Senator Feinstein herself admitted that she has been working since last year to investigate all of the loopholes from the last “Assault Weapons Ban” and eliminate them. That means that this time there will be no thumbhole stocks, no sawed off flashhiders, no California “bullet buttons.” It is almost as though the anti-gunners allowed the old ban to end in hopes of making a better one this time. This legislation is extremely comprehensive and if it passes, every tactical rifle in America will instantly become a Class 3 weapon. No new guns will be produced at all, effectively shuttering every AR-15 manufacturer in the country.

Don’t be fooled by the pollsters this time, for or against. They key point in this legislation is that we are more than a year from the start of the next campaigns for the mid-term elections. The anti-gun lobbyists, as you read this, are contacting the House and Senate members trying to convince them that American voters are not going to punish them for voting for new and sweeping gun control. Few politicians actually stand for anything, so how we react is paramount to defeating this legislation. Your must notify your legislators that you are watching their vote and that you will work to defeat them in their next election bid if they vote for any new gun legislation that comes out of the Sandy Hook shootings. Over 500 people have been killed in Chicago this year, the most gun restrictive city in the USA. We will not sacrifice our 2nd Amendment rights because the media is up in arms about the slaughter of 20 white kids by a mentally disturbed individual who stole his mommie’s guns.

Also don’t think that the Supreme Court is going to help us on this one. The legislation clearly identifies the approach to grandfathered weapons as a tax, and the Supreme Court has recently dealt with this issue on Obamacare, and refused to strike it down. Our swing vote, the George W. appointed Justice Roberts, has already demonstrated that he will not strike down major legislation from the bench if he can find a way to avoid it, and this tax approach to our guns won’t even make the Supreme Court. You may think that the original 2nd Amendment guaranteed us the right to the same guns at the government (muskets at the time), but there is plenty of Federal case law from the 1986 machinegun ban that has laid the groundwork for this Feinstein bill. It will pass, and it will stand.

If we Stand As One this week, the legislation will be stopped. Please contact your reps in the House and your Senators today. Mobilize your friends and family. Email everyone in your contact list. And most importantly post the direct links above (not to GunsAmerica) to every single discussion board, blog or forum to which you frequent.

As we have tried to explain already, GunsAmerica is all alone out here in this fight. Please encourage the gun websites you do business with to join our Stand As One campaign and email their mailing lists to fight this game changing legislation. We are all NRA Life and Endowment members here at GunsAmerica, yet nothing has come from NRA. Our competitors Gunbroker have sent nothing, apparently content with the spike in business. Midway USA has a huge list, yet nothing has come from them. Brownells is in the news for selling 3 1/2 years of magazines in one day, yet nothing has come from their email list. And worst of all, Cheaper Than Dirt actually announced that they would stop selling guns online, supporting the public opinion against our guns. Sportsman’s Guide even had the nerve to send a happy go lucky “After Christmas” sale email on AR-15 accessories. Don’t boycott these companies. Contact these companies! We have to stand together or we are going to lose. Now is not the time to argue and sit on our resources of huge email lists to America’s gun enthusiasts. We Stand As One!

Some of you got upset at us calling Alex Jones a turd in the punchbowl of 2nd Amendment freedom, but it is the truth. The conspiracy theory websites do not stand with us on this one, though they claim that they do. A lot of young people are caught up in a conspiracy theory mindset that is preventing them from seeing the forest through the trees. 2nd Amendment rights were never about hunting, and there has always been an out in the open “conspiracy” against them. if you espouse big government control and oversight of all Americans, you obviously don’t want free thinkers to be armed. It doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to figure out that Diane Feinstein wants to watch and control all Americans, and disarming us is an important step for her and her ilk. Alex Jones and his gang may seem well intentioned, but what they really want is internet traffic. They want to sell you the movies and the water purifiers and the survival food and the male enhancement pills, PERIOD. Guns are just the latest thing on the conspiracy theory bandwagon because it “gets the buzz going.” They may be gun loving Americans at heart, but what is driving them today is the almighty but ever weakening $$$ dollar.

Diane Feinstein doesn’t care how much survival food you have in your bunker . But what she does have is the actual power to halt the production of an entire class of firearms and magazines, and she plans to do that, this week. Get out of your armchair and get into action.

This quote from a recent article in the Russian newspaper Pravda urging us to not give up our 2nd Amendment freedom says a great deal:

Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

We must Stand As One!

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  • Michael December 30, 2012, 6:46 pm

    Gunsamerica,

    Just contacted all of my Reps here in SC. Now to get my friends on board. Appreciate you pushing this.

    • Chris Foltz January 16, 2013, 12:22 am

      I’m a Marylander & I have no Representation what so ever… :(

      • Sherm Sabie January 21, 2013, 8:20 am

        You got that right. I had to move from Maryland. Moved to Virginia. Now you can legally do all things immoral in Maryland. That state has become so communistic, like California and New York.

  • Eric C December 30, 2012, 8:54 pm

    I just contacted all my Reps & Senators for WA. Everyone should be doing the same for their state as well!

    • ben January 16, 2013, 7:51 pm

      Me too but they sent back some gun control letter.

      • KYBill January 17, 2013, 4:49 pm

        Ben vote them out the next election, put your time, effort and money (if you can) to getting pro gun officials elected. And tell the ones now you are going to do that, I did and we just got red of a gun-controller here in KY. I recommend all do the same, if they are anti-gun DON’T vote for them and let them know you are not going to.

    • Ben January 17, 2013, 12:44 am

      Washington State politicians west of the Cascades don’t give a fuck about our right to bear arms.

  • RON TERRIL December 30, 2012, 9:02 pm

    Dear representative,

    I am writing this email to express my concern over the threat of further government restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights. The 2nd amendment is very clear and straight forward. It makes no mention of license or restriction being permitted. The government already infringes on the rights of law abiding citizens and the administration is working to take it further?

    This is a slippery slope and one I don’t believe will end well for any politician or the citizens of the United States. The current administration believes government control is the way to fix everything and that is wrong. The current state of our economy and huge deficit is a great example of that. Just like the “assault weapon ban” prior it will do nothing to prevent gun violence. The root of gun violence stems from the person carrying out the act, not in the method they use to carry out their heinous crimes. The best solution is empowering citizens to protect themselves from such people. Firearm restrictions will only serve to empower criminals.

    I am deeply annoyed by the prospect of restrictions and gun control from a government that is unwilling to understand that gun ownership is one thing that empowers the citizens of the United States to defend their homes, their families and serves as a check and balance from a tyrannical government. That is why it is built in to the architecture of our country just like other measures to ensure division of power.

    I will support any politician’s efforts to protect our 2nd amendment rights from further erosion and urge my friends, family and members of my community to do the same.

    Best regards,

    • Kilogulf59 December 31, 2012, 7:58 am

      An excellent letter and thank you for publishing this.

      As a pro-gun, pro-Constitution, political activist I wish Guns America would make it as simple as possible for people to contact their supposedly elected employees. Have a letter, such as this excellent one, prepared to copy-n-paste et cetera, because the less the populace has to do the more apt they are to do it.

      Take Care and Stay Safe,
      Ken aka kilogulf59

      Integrated Close Combat Forum – Founder
      Gun Owners of America – Life Member
      Wisconsin Gun Owners – Annual Member

      • Carl Harness December 31, 2012, 10:22 am

        Thank you Ron for this letter. It is much better than anything I would write.

      • M Wilson January 13, 2013, 9:54 am

        Kilogulf59, Ruger makes it easy as pie. They have a letter already written and all you have to do is click a link on their website and fill in the blanks.

    • Russ December 31, 2012, 2:13 pm

      Thank you Ron, I will be sending this version in addition to couple of others I already sent.

    • BEVANS702 January 6, 2013, 4:40 pm

      Hopefully with your permission the use of your letter will influence congress as well senate to be responsible proactive representative and not reactive chess pawn-dent.

    • jim canaday January 12, 2013, 2:17 am

      a well written and well thought out letter. i agree.

    • John D January 14, 2013, 1:13 am

      Excellent letter. Thanks for sharing. Hope you don’t mind if I copy it and send it to all in the house and congress. Hopefully it will help.

    • vince January 15, 2013, 11:32 pm

      Hope you don’t mind but I copied and forwarded this message to my reps. here in the People Republic of New Jersey. Thanks.

    • DANIEL LIPPIS January 21, 2013, 4:38 pm

      THANKS RON WELL PUT

    • K.R.Toal January 21, 2013, 5:15 pm

      Very well said, thank you.

  • Floyd December 30, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Just contacted my Rep. here in our Congressional district and am in the process of doing the same with our US Senators.

  • antonio December 30, 2012, 9:34 pm

    we need guns to stop the bad guy

    • Ziebell January 12, 2013, 1:14 am

      Amen! The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun!!!!!

  • randy mcniece December 30, 2012, 9:39 pm

    I strongly urge you to sit back and take a breath on gun control. never make a decision in a crisis; it will always be wrong. Please get it right. gun control is not the answer. if your goal is simply to “tax” honest citizens and honest gun owners, I get that. If you want to protect our schools, get real. taxing gun owners will only lead to a more devisive country. Obama has already achieved that goal

  • Don Cappy December 30, 2012, 11:07 pm

    , the homicide rate in England and Wales has averaged 52% higher since the outset of the 1968 gun control law and 15% higher since the outset of the 1997 handgun ban.[42]

  • James S. December 30, 2012, 11:28 pm

    I have sent emails to both my senators and congressman. I sure hope our voices are heard and our rights are protected!

  • SGT. George O. December 31, 2012, 1:04 am

    I just emailed my Senators and Representatives, and tomorrow will be writing all of the sites I use. I hope we can stand as one and take this fight to them.

    US Army Aviation!

  • Joel K December 31, 2012, 1:07 am

    I just emailed Feinstein and the list of companies as suggested. Posted to Facebook the link to this page and will continue to send emails and talk to friends about how this legislation impacts our Constitutional rights. Come on people this is not the time to sit back and let everyone else worry about it. If you don’t stand up for your rights now you will soon have none left.

  • Dennis December 31, 2012, 2:18 am

    I contacted both of my Senators, unfortunately They are Feinstein & Boxer. I’m probably on “BIG BROTHERS” list now. And my requests are in their circular files.

    • Tim Crisman January 1, 2013, 12:17 pm

      I had to contact them also. I kinda like to be on big brothers list. At least i know my tax dollars well be used for watching me and not give to a lazy ass!

    • James Kelly January 12, 2013, 4:12 pm

      thanks Dennis , if you have Demecrats for senators & congressmen feel free to remind them of the Beating that the Demecrats took in the mid term elections after the 1994 Ban so Iam sure Iam on a watch list now too

  • Caleb December 31, 2012, 2:32 am

    I have also contacted all my reps. Thanks for the great write up.

  • MotoJB December 31, 2012, 3:02 am

    I have mailed them twice…

  • we the people December 31, 2012, 3:39 am

    Hey America you gonna let the aft in your house?

  • we the people December 31, 2012, 4:04 am

    Get on your knees America you voted for the wrong guy ….yeah tweedel Dee and tweedel dum are gonna fix it now

  • Chris Votino December 31, 2012, 4:14 am

    I have sent emails and links to my congressman and I have pleaded with them not to let us go unheard, and to put a stop to the gun hating diane fuckingusalldatime and her crazy tax bill!

  • Andy December 31, 2012, 4:20 am

    It appears that the tyrants spoken of in the bill of rights and the founding fathers are starting to show, we have to remind them of what happened to some of their colleagues after the 1994 gun law, who lost their posts at that time. I have already put my two cents in with my rep. And sen. They are both conservatives anyway from the great state of Mississippi.

  • Billy Tyson December 31, 2012, 4:36 am

    I have just emailed both my senators and my representative, urging them to fight hard for our second amendment rights under the constitution and to help defeat Sen. Feinstein’s bill, which is a direct assault on those second amendment rights. I urge everyone who is concerned about their safety to contact their congressmen, and to qualify for their state’s concealed carry license. I believe it will be more necessary in the future than it is now.

  • Lysander Spooner December 31, 2012, 4:50 am

    “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards” –Claire Wolfe. I fear it is later than we think. I will not write to my legislators out of fear of getting my name on a list somewhere. I will, and encourage all others to do the same, prepare myself against the possibility of the Gestapo arriving at my door with force, and responding to them with the only reply they deserve–force. I have long believed that if one in ten victims of the Holocaust had met the secret police at the door prepared to shoot, there would have been no Holocaust. I hate to make Nazi comparisons, but restrictions on firearms ownership by Jews and other persecuted groups came quite early in the Nazi program. And we should remember that the Warsaw Uprising, carried out by a small number of fighters with an even smaller number of weapons, held off something approaching a division of the German Army for six weeks (possibly much longer since even after the ghetto was leveled, patrols were afraid to go into the ruins, speaking of “ghosts” who appeared from nowhere and shot at them).

    If that is the point at which we have arrived, America no longer exists save in name. But under the authority of the Constitution of the United States of America, I shall gladly defend myself against any and all enemies of that document, foreign and domestic as the oath goes. If I die in the effort….I accept that gratefully over becoming a number on a long list of those deported to wherever it is they plan to send those of us who will not comply.

    • rjder December 31, 2012, 3:52 pm

      I have to disagree with you about not making you voice heard. They already have your information if you own any registered firearms. Why not exersize your 1st Amendment right to exalt your 2nd Admendment rights.

    • Mark January 7, 2013, 8:29 am

      Lysander, so well stated. No to registration! No to confiscation! No to domination! No to capitulation! Yes to freedom!

    • Greg Youree January 11, 2013, 6:32 am

      I disagree with not having (and using) a voice. As we know, the term “assault weapon” is a politically-generated term and not a definition. I shudder at the idea of having to turn in or register weapons that do not already require this. We have enough gun laws, we just need to enforce the ones we have. As a 24 yr LE veteran, I have one simple question I would like answered.
      Dear Dianne,
      Just who do you think are you going to get to enforce it???????????????????

      Please insert your interpretation here

    • AZRanger January 11, 2013, 2:02 pm

      Here! Here! Wish you were here in AZ!

  • CIA December 31, 2012, 4:53 am

    Aqui en Europa nadie nos niega una Petaca de Polvora ni un buen Revolver, hay control pero no es malo. Ya no hay dibujos de Rasca y Pica.

    • The Owl January 6, 2013, 3:44 am

      To our English speaking friends, CIA above wrote: “A:Here in Europe no one denies us a flask of gunpowder nor a good Revolver, there is control, but it is not bad. There are no drawings of Rasca y Pica.”

      The only honest reply to that statement is “bullshit”. If you prefer the way Europe is then by all means go there at your earlliest convenience and fight to stay there. If you don’t like the way we live then stay the fuck away. Nobody wants any more swine here anyway, the trough is no longer big enough.

      • AZRanger January 11, 2013, 2:05 pm

        Hell yeah!

  • Keith December 31, 2012, 5:18 am

    It’s great you guys are pushing this.

    One suggestion, which you might feel uncomfortable doing, is to list the email addresses of the other internet gun stores (Cheaper than Dirt, Cabella’s, etc.) so that I can email them.

    Because you are right, your competitors, and *especially the NRA* should be doing way more. I am a lifetime NRA member and am saddened by their lame response to this whole thing. Especially that they don’t properly explain to the American public what, exactly, a semi-automatic firearm is, why the capacity of a magazine is irrelevant in these tragedies, and why .223 rounds are no more “high powered” than many other rounds.

  • roger December 31, 2012, 5:23 am

    In my state of Iowa I would be screwed. Like some states we can’t own DD, SBR, Silencers or Machine Guns at all period. we would have to have a Class 3 licence which is impossible to get. The happened to me before in 1988 as I had to get rid of my 12GA Street Sweeper for $50. It became a DD as result of first AWB.

    • sgt kincaid January 5, 2013, 9:54 pm

      having a class 3 item does not mean that it is illegal to own just harder to get. you have to look at what your state has down as to what you can own and you DO NOT need a lic for these. But you will have a harder then normal time getting the item because the AFT to get these items you need to know the maker of the item,s/n of it ,model number of it.Then bring paper work to the local police have them take finger prints/back ground check and fill out a set of paper work on there end.Then take all the paper work back to the ffl dealer your going though give him a $200 check for the ATF then its a waiting game 6mo to a year during that time the aft will do a back ground and investigation 300 time more in to your life then the local police.If you check out your FFl dealer will get a form with a stamp and your set to go and get the item.BUT if you do not check out then your out 200 bucks period. plus with that item there is a lot of restrictions IE leaving state so if you do get one make sure you know all the rules and don’t sell it with out getting the ok from the ATF and or the FFL dealer.Because the ATF can come to your house and see if you have the item and if you don’t well you can peice together what might happen. Hope this helps you

  • CIA December 31, 2012, 5:25 am

    Macao despierta el Intelecto, Sardina de cola Amarilla Muerta.

  • KJP December 31, 2012, 5:48 am

    I’m not sure what you have against Alex Jones, but if you would actually listen to his radio show and the guests he brings on there, you would understand that it is more than just internet traffic or money. Just last Friday they had Lenny McGill and Larry Pratt on there. Those were great interviews and you can find them on youtube for free!
    Anyhow, I’m glad that at least you guys are sending out e-mails awaking people to this, even Alex Jones has said that if people are too weak to sign a petition or to even contact their representatives in Congress then we get what we deserve and that is a Communist takeover because they want a concentration of power which they know comes out of the barrel of a gun.
    We need to really take all of this seriously because we all know where this will lead and we must speak out about it, even if it sounds cliche, it is not.

    • jay December 31, 2012, 8:45 am

      +1 on this but the writers won’t listen.they have some twisted logic that alex does not care about anything but $.if that was true then why does he put all his movies on youtube?bad business model if you are looking for maximum profit.I got a chuckle on them linking the Pravda article and what it said about progressive leftists wanting to put a. Gun to the back of the head of all gunowners.now who sounds like a ‘conspiracy’ theorist :).don’t you know that we are all supposed to go to FEMA camps? :)

    • loud_rocker January 10, 2013, 10:47 am

      I did my part and contacted both my congress men and woman and senators, I hope everyone will do the same. Thank you for leading the fight!

  • Bucky December 31, 2012, 5:56 am

    Everybody is going the wrong route. Retrict the bay guy. Do not retrict the law-abiding citizen. The only way to handle this is making a requirement that everybody carry a gun.

  • Jim December 31, 2012, 5:57 am

    I live in N.J. Both Senators distrust legal gun owners. There is nothing I can try that I have done already. Suggestions?

    • Brian January 1, 2013, 5:36 pm

      I also live in N.J. were the Senators “ARE” the problem. I’ll write letters all day long if I felt it would do any good. Does it serve any purpose to write letters to those that are hell bent on disarming the population???.

      • Curtice January 1, 2013, 9:44 pm

        Brian,
        Thanks for being a part of our cause.
        An idea: If we (all) were to write the Senators/Congressmen who are known to support gun controls (even though they are from other states, and are not your representatives) telling them that you will come to their state and join in the campaign to defeat them.
        It would carry more weight if you could say that you were “invited” to the state by a resident of that state.
        i.e. I could say that I have been invited by Brian.
        Probably needs some polishing, but that would be the general idea. I really feel that something like this would help us get our point across.
        Thanks everybody. I’ve written my reps, all of whom are pro-gun.
        I served four tours in Viet Nam. Part of my reasons for that was I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. I take that oath VERY serious. And I served with some of those who were killed. And those guys had ideals like mine, they believed in the Second amendment, and the rest of that august document. My feeling toward the “gun-grabbers” is that they might as well go to Arlington and piss on the graves of those heros. Because essentially that is what they are doing by tearing our Constitution apart, along with our country.
        God bless us all folks.

      • M Wilson January 13, 2013, 10:10 am

        Brian, Don’t worry about whether or not they will listen to you. Just write! Call them! At least you can then feel that you have done everything in your power to protect your rights! If everyone decided not to write and call just because they felt they would not be heard, then nothing will be done. But, if everyone writes and calls, they will be forced to pay attention. They know who butters their bread, regardless of their own preferences. Voters have power over them, and they know it!!!!

    • Tim January 13, 2013, 2:07 pm

      Move to Texas. Thast’s what I had to do. I hope that it was worth it.

  • dryl December 31, 2012, 6:16 am

    Emailed my reps already, the thing that makes me sick are all the a holes that are selling pmags for 60.00 each already and just for instance the f#%&ers that what they are trying to sell guns like the for pmr30′s for 5 to 600 bucks Ar recievers for 3 times their cost. people that should be helping are trying to cash in it makes me sick we need help from everybody not time for the a$%es to cash in. Talked to a guy in academy sports he had 2 baskets full of ammo said hes been their every other day waiten on the doors to open getting every Ar round he can. And he said hes gonna make a killin on this ban not gonna say what I wanted to do. Just makes me sick we are all gonna loose at that rate I love my guns and its sad that, that’s the mentality of people in this time of need .I could go on with much more but that’s ranting we gotta fight for this or we are going to loose its not the time to stock up an make killin its time to fight for our rights!!!!!!!!!!! (Or they will gone) Like the article said even the distributors an individuals Are just thinking about the almighty American dollar,they should be doing more they are gonna lose if we do but I guess the don’t care as long as the sorry sob’s can get rich quick. Had to post this sorry for the rant. We gotta fight dammit!!!!!!! I’m done

    • debryan1 January 1, 2013, 8:30 pm

      pro-mags were on sale at cabela’s last week $15.00 each ! I got 4 for $60.00 ??? wow if someone is willing to spend $60.00 on one , they should spend some cash on the NRA or Stamps , to help stop this madness, remember 2008. when primers were going for $55.00 a brick (if you could find them ) I have never paid more than $35.00 a brick ,, my last brick was $28.00.
      anyway I agree with your rant , and hope those trying to get rich on this , go broke,

  • dryl December 31, 2012, 6:18 am

    Not trying to offend with the cymbols that can be removed sorry

  • Oscar Garrett December 31, 2012, 6:45 am

    We do not need more gun control! Period. Banning guns or any type of handgun or rifle is not the right thing to do. My family and I will vote against any politican that wishes to ban any our firearms!!

    • Chris January 9, 2013, 9:50 am

      If the 2nd Amendment is infringed, IN ANY MANNER, that will set what is known as legal precedent and then the Constitution AND Bill of Rights are eventually toast and the concept of self government; one man, one vote is on the ash heap of history. This is the line in the sand. Buy ammo and reloading equipment.

      NOLI ME CALCARE!

  • K December 31, 2012, 6:51 am

    My representative could care less, he’s leaving office and basically has said to contact his replacement on January 3. I will do that but that one has already stated he supports stricter gun control measures. While I would never advocate anything illegal, I’m curious as to what would happen if, the day after something like this were to go into effect, millions of AR owners across the country were to flood local police departments with theft reports?

  • Carl December 31, 2012, 7:08 am

    Fuck feinstein!!! I sent my e-mails out and she can burn in hell for all I care. Thanks for having our backs on this one GA!

  • C.H. Stewart December 31, 2012, 7:16 am

    One of the best ways to get the definition of “assault weapon” out to the press or to your representatives is to have them watch the Guns of the Commandos episode on the History Channel’s “Tales of the Gun” series. It is easy enough to find on YouTube.

    I trust my Representative and two Senators from Oklahoma; and they know my thoughts on this issue (not to punish the innocent, law-abiding gun owner for the crimes of mentally-deranged people). The focus needs to be on the mental health.

    • w. smith December 31, 2012, 10:50 am

      ill bet geronimo called the winchester an assault rifle

  • William Thien December 31, 2012, 7:19 am

    I’d like to share some observations of mine about what is occurring with regard to the recent gun violence and that is that Americans are historically a people wary of big government which explains the historically large increase in weapons purchases of all kinds. http://williamthien.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/americans-are-historically-a-people-wary-of-government/

  • micki December 31, 2012, 7:29 am

    You said I already repeated the comment. That is no so—!!! If you find what I wrote offensive,
    that’s fine with me. To delete negative response on your writing style, that’s your right
    it is your column- If others took offense then at least admit you were hash and appeared rascist.

  • PatrioTom December 31, 2012, 7:34 am

    Please understand that Feinstein’s over-reaching weapon/ammo control bill has nothing to do with protecting school kids, movie goers, mall shoppers or any other American citizen with one exception………politicians! Her actions come right from Rules for Radicals and the Obama administrations mantra to “not let any tragedy go to waste”. This bill was written for the sole purpose of circumventing the factual purpose of the 2nd amendment, to provide the American populace a means of protecting itself from a tyrannical Government. Based on the ongoing abuse and destruction of our Constitution by the current administration, un-challenged “executive orders” of a magnitude and freedom stealing intent never seen before in the history of our great Republic, we are experiencing the type of tyranny that the protection of the 2nd amendment was written for. As important as it may be to pressure our so-called “Representatives” to stop this tyrannical legislation, there are too few with the stones to stand against it. John Boehner doesn’t have the balls that God gave a flea, and we are to expect him to have the guts to defend us from this politician protection driven legislation? Not a chance! I could go on but you get my point……..come and get ‘em but BYOBB! (Bring Your Own Body Bags).

  • John December 31, 2012, 7:36 am

    I contacted Senator Blumenthal last week when he sent a blanket email stating how sorry he was about the Sandyhook school shooting. In it, he mentioned banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines. I told him I stopped reading his email at that point and proceeded to lambast him on attacking gun owners. I specified disagreeing with him and pointed out that some of the parents are gun owners and assault weapon owners. I said laws are for law abiding citizens not criminals. Too bad I live in such a liberal state. I wonder if this is country wide. I can’t imagine statesmen pulling this shit in Texas.

    • AZRanger January 11, 2013, 2:14 pm

      John, vote with your feet! Get the hell out of whatever Communist state you live in and move to a freedom-loving state… like TX, NM, UT, or AZ If you don’t mind the cold, ND, MT, and best yet WY!
      The only way to stop these wanna-be tyrants, is to shoot them, and/or take their money away!

  • Richard December 31, 2012, 7:38 am

    I have contacted my legislators and all on my list and hope we all do. Thanks so much for doing this! It is better to die standing than live on one’s knees.

  • Frank Wood December 31, 2012, 7:48 am

    If any ones thinking this will never work. I’m here to say it DOES WORK. I’m fighting pytgon bans and having staggering results. Power in numbers people. With the support of every one this will be brought to the proper attention. Start local there is no one who can make it farther up the chain then your state representatives. And most importantly stay persistant. Just because you have emailed a petition doesn’t mean you cannot follow it up with a personnal letter or even a phone call.

  • CIA December 31, 2012, 7:55 am

    dos 1911 un 38 2″ un 44 de 4″ y una Walter.

  • Taz December 31, 2012, 8:01 am

    When those government official lead by example and dispose of their well armed body guards and security details, and strip them of their firearms to protect them and lead by example then I will consider listening to what they have to say. Until such time as they do, they should not impose their will on the people of this great nation.

    It is appalling that these government officials are using this horrendous tragedy to push forth this anti gun legislation. The government officials want everyone to believe it was a mechanical object that caused this unthinkable and unspeakable crime and not the person weilding it. From the numerous newscasts it was apparent that this person had problems from an early age and it did not appear that they provided him with the proper help.

    Only law abiding responsible people are allowed to exercise their second amendment rights through background check, licensing and educational classes and it it these people they want to punish

  • Rance December 31, 2012, 8:10 am

    As usual, our current administration is using a tragic event to take more liberties from us and use as smoke and mirrors to cover up its ineptitude.
    They can not improve the economy or improve the jobless rate but are now focused on getting the second amendment reversed.
    The true cause of these horrific shootings are in fact the work of mentally ill people who could not pass a background check and use stolen or black market weapons.
    I live in Connecticut and my heart is heavy for those who lost loved ones but the fact is, the weapon used, a Bushmaster or AR-15 copy is already illegal to own in Connecticut as are any weapons with a magazine capacity of more than ten. We have the strictest gun control and still, this mentally unstable young man was able to get his hands on weapons and commit this terrible crime against innocent children. Did the standing laws work? No. Will adding more laws work? No. Will taking all guns from the people stop this kind of incident? Absolutely not.
    Currently, the FBI is reporting that gun violence is actually down and still decreasing, yet, the current administration would lead us to believe that the only way to circumvent mass shooting is to disarm everyone.
    Not so, if one legally armed citizen was at the location of almost all of these shootings, they would likely stop the perpetrator on the spot with minimal or no loss of life.
    Truth be told, what the administration really wants is to get the Second Amendment off the books so we can not protect ourselves from them. Those serving as public servants, are already considered Elected Officials. They seem to forget whom they serve.
    If they want to get to the root of the problem, they should focus on mental illness and the effect of violence in media and video games. Our children and also the mentally unbalanced are being de-sensitized by all the violence they see and they spend more time with these violent fantasies than on anything else. Will this type of study or focus happen? No. Why you ask? Because the media and game makers have a strong lobby to prevent it hidden under the guises of censorship.
    I’d truly like Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden focus on those failures in the first term, work on the economy, improve the jobless rate and report accurate figures to the people.
    If the founding fathers were here today, they would be warning us of whats coming and they were far smarter than the people we currently have in office. They saw this coming and placed the Second Amendment in the Constitution to help us prevent it from happening.
    As Americans, we have to stop being complacent and start demanding our elected public servants all the way to the top of the hill, to start doing what we tell them to.

    • rifleman January 5, 2013, 12:54 am

      AMEN!!!!!!!

    • Michael Johnson January 6, 2013, 7:07 pm

      Another AMEN !!!!!!!

  • J Thoms December 31, 2012, 8:15 am

    Just sent this to my elected officials. If you agree, and want to use the text of it to make it easier to reach out, feel free to copy it.

    Dear,
    I am very concerned about government overreach in the wake of the Newtown shootings. As usual, a small group of elected officials feels the need to appear to be doing something, instead of identifying addressing the real problems. Please affirm for me that you will not support any assault weapons bans. It never ceases to amaze me how the very people who want to strip God from everything, wonder why in his absence, people don’t adhere to his divinely inspired standards of right and wrong. Instead time is spent attempting to address all of the symptoms of the sickness, instead of curing the infection. Thank you for your response and attention to the matter.

    Regards,

  • Eric December 31, 2012, 8:19 am

    Hey guys …I believe everything u have said…I have emailed everyone and wrote everyone I can….I begged in my emails to do the same …..yes this is about guns….but what about drugs,cars ,beer ,wine and things like that ….those things kill people everyday ….kids too….but people don’t want to talk about that because that effects them….. These stupid people …..so called Americans……are just setting us up to lose everything …..if we can lose our 2nd American right ….we can lose anything……..people need to wake up…..thanks

  • WILLIAm December 31, 2012, 8:22 am

    I personally think all this is going to do is make law abiding citizens criminals. I think there will be more people hiding there weapons. Instead of war on drugs ( which is a losing battle) it will be war on guns. I dont know if they want to open up that can of worms. If they do it will be war with the government.

  • Richard December 31, 2012, 8:30 am

    Ok I did my emails On the second of January, I’ll make my phone calls
    Dick T

  • PatrioTom December 31, 2012, 8:31 am

    The 2nd amendment is color blind, as it should be. Our pathetic, politically-correct politicians don’t have the balls to speak the truth about the real reason behind inner-city gun violence and gang violence. These same brain-dead, race card carrying politicians refuse to admit that they are feeding this crisis by throwing our hard-earned tax dollars at the entitlement program financed sluts and whores cranking out un-wanted “chilren” that grow up on the streets without a lick of “parenting” only to join gangs and eventually populate our over-burdened corrections system!! If you speak the truth about this travesty you are labelled as a f-ing racist or uncle Tom!!

    • Tuebor92 January 1, 2013, 6:41 pm

      Newtown was not in the inner city. Had it been, no one would be screaming for gun control outside the usual suspects. Your tone and language, though your right, is exactly why they think we are all racist lunatics. these comments hardly seem colorblind.

      • Administrator January 1, 2013, 6:48 pm

        I think you are mis-reading what it says. You also should read this:
        http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/an-appeal-to-women-and-minority-gun-owners/

        • Scott Christman January 1, 2013, 10:37 pm

          I think you guys need to sign up for NRA’s email alerts. We put this out to our full email file the very same day http://www.nraila.org/legislation/federal-legislation/2012/feinstein-goes-for-broke-with-new-gun-ban-bill.aspx

          • Administrator January 2, 2013, 9:29 am

            NRA-ILA is not NRA Scott. The article clearly states that an email did come about the legislation from NRA-ILA, but that is a TINY list compared to the NRA marketing list. In a crisis like this one hand needs to start talking to the other hand over there. I have gotten several marketing emails from the NRA list since this legislation but nothing about the legislation. The NRA-ILA email requires no less than 6 clicks to even get to a contact form, and then it asks you if you want to send the NRA standard letter or your own letter. What do you think is going to be more effective Scott? Sending the same email over just so the NRA can get credit for it, or encouraging people to use their own voice and mail from the actual House and Senate contact forms? The NRA needs to reach out to the rest of the gun industry instead of worrying about credit and dealmaking. We have emailed 700,000 people 4 times about this issue since the Sandy Hook tragedy. We got 57,000 on our WhiteHouse.gov petition before they shut it down and answered, 1/4 of what the entire national media achieved, from one website, us. That was before Wayne LaPierre even gave his speech. The world is moving too fast to deal with crisis the old way Scott. This is a real threat and the NRA should be rallying troops, not criticizing the only entity that has made any noise from our side of the fence. We are all life NRA members here Scott. But the NRA really needs to get a clue and wake up to who is making a difference and who decidedly is not. -ph@ga

          • TOM January 2, 2013, 7:07 pm

            NRA ONLY WANTS YOUR MONEY ..NOT YOUR CONCERNS ..I KNOW ..IM A LIFE MEMBER ..YOUTUBE MY STORY ”PREPPERLEPER”

      • Ron January 2, 2013, 9:01 am

        Tuebor92, I agree 100%. Criminals (white and black) are making it bad for law abiding citizens. Criminals (black and white) do not follow the letter of the law. Criminals (white and black) are acquiring weapons from the secondary firearms market (stolen from FFL’s and sold underground or sold person to person <–the so called gun show loophole) and they are being unleashed on society (suburban and urban). When law enforcement and our legislators make more of a concerted effort to get firearms out of the hands of mentally unstable and criminals (black and white), then I will support them. Until then our current legislators do not get my vote.

        • Geoff January 14, 2013, 11:21 am

          “Criminals (white and black) are making it bad for law abiding citizens.”

          Terrorists are making it bad for law abiding citizens with a recreational interest in C4.
          Seriously, take some handguns to your next childrens party and then find the next excuse for how that didn’t turn out to be a great idea, that isn’t the root cause.

    • Kal January 13, 2013, 4:11 pm

      Agree!

  • Phillip C December 31, 2012, 8:32 am

    For North Carolina residents who have Congresswoman Sue Myrick as your Rep.
    You have probably noticed that due to her leaving she has removed her email address from her sites.
    I chose to contact her on Facebook & also contact her replacement Robert Pittenger on Facebook also.
    http://www.robertpittenger.com/contact

  • Thomas Harper December 31, 2012, 8:43 am

    Congressional stupidity 101!

  • Dan December 31, 2012, 8:57 am

    I deserve and am entitled to the same weapons for defense of myself and my family as those used to defend my employees – politicians, from the President down. If they require high-capacity magazines and automatic weapons for defense, so do I. If the police nation-wide require high capacity magazines and assault weapons of all types, so do I. In fact, I argue that I am more in need of them than any government agency, as I will be facing the same types of criminals as do the police and the Secret Service, only I will be doing so alone, and without radio access for immediate assistance.

    If they believe the line that high capacity magazines and “assault style” weapons serve no purpose other than killing large numbers of people quickly, and that they belong only in the hands of the military, then politicians should lead by example! First, they should give up their armed guards. Then they should pass laws prohibiting the use of “assault weapons” by any government agency other than the military, as I cannot foresee any legitimate government function requiring killing large numbers of people quickly. I cannot imagine a scenario which requires the Secret Service or the police to kill large numbers of people quickly. No government agency should be allowed to carry such weapons if I, as a citizen, cannot.

    Politicians are no more important than my family, and are far more easily replaced. In fact, I would dare to say the most easily replaced thing in this country is a politician. Therefore, I should have at least equal access to every type of weapon they feel is necessary for their own protection. If a weapon isn’t good enough to protect Obama, it surely isn’t good enough to protect my familiy either.

    When politicians calling for restrictions on my ownership of weapons give up their own guards, who are armed with full-automatic weapons, I may listen to what they have to say. If they won’t give up their protection, requiring me to give up mine labels them as the most base of elitist hypocrites.

    • Bryan December 31, 2012, 9:49 am

      Wow. Very well written Dan. I couldn’t agree more. As usual they follow the old “do as I say not as I do” mentality. Hypocrite a-holes!

    • Sharon Foultz December 31, 2012, 1:30 pm

      Very well written,may I borrow?

  • Dave December 31, 2012, 8:58 am

    Thank you for being an advocate for responsible gun owners in the greatest free country in the world. I have done my part and contacted my state representatives with my wishes and concerns that they do everything in their power to prevent the “assault weapons ban” does NOT pass. To uphold our 2nd & 4th amendment rights as they stand right now. L.E. & military meet force with equal to or greater fire power, why should a law abiding citizen not have that same right to do the same defending his/her home, family, or person against the criminal element. Thank you for your responsible gun owner support!

  • Larry December 31, 2012, 9:01 am

    With all the talk about working together to help prevent future tragedies like the one in Newtown, CT, the 2nd amendment critics never seem to look for any reasonable action other than eroding away the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. Even to the point of the 1st amendment right to speech, anyone with a differing opinion is vilified, heckled and ostracized.

    I am, as millions of law abiding firearm owners are, busy going to work each day trying to take care of their family and be responsible members of the community.

    I would ask them to envision their world where only the government and the police are armed. Citizens would not be able to defend themselves and their family. Opponents of private ownership of firearms never consider the harsh reality of the world and the potential abuse of power. In catastrophes such as hurricanes, or power outages, attacks of terrorism or any one of many realistic situations, the government and the police is essentially powerless or limited in their ability to bring emergency help to your family. We only have to look to the effects of a category 1 hurricane such as Sandy to prove this.

    The second amendment has always been and will always be a cornerstone of freedom and a family’s first defense. Criminals will always operate outside of the law. The mentally ill will always endanger themselves or others if not treated humanely and with all our resources.

    There are already 20,000 laws regarding firearms possession, purchase, and use. some are reasonable and necessary, while others are vague, ambiguous and nonsensical. Many Police officers can not answer questions regarding the laws in their own state. The firearms laws are quickly equaling the tax laws with no real success in either.

    For many years television stations and networks voluntarily omitted hard liquor advertising. There are rape shield laws prohibiting the publication of victim’s names. It is shown that mentally ill individuals will attempt to copy cat and outdo acts of violence in order to “show” the world they are capable of greatness. I would suggest the media voluntarily refrain from publicizing the photos and names of a serial or mass killer like Adam Lanza to discourage copy cat crimes. The result would be a faceless, nameless murderer and no glorification for unstable persons to worship and outdo.
    I would like to also point out the following social issues affecting the United States today that the media seems to ignore.
    -75,000 deaths a year are attributed to alcohol use. That doesn’t include the thousands more that occur as a result of impaired judgment, i.e. young women out alone at night falling victim to assaults and worse, or the abuse of spouses and children in the household.
    -443,000 deaths a year are attributed to tobacco usein the United States alone, more than 5 million worldwide. Young people in our elementary schools are poised to become part of that statistic.
    Even if you were able to legislate the prohibition of alcohol and tobacco, it will never disappear from society. People will always find a way to manufacture and obtain them.
    In a year where marijuana use is being legalized and accepted, and violent felons are repeatedly arrested and released until they murder, it is ludicrous to continue to focus restrictions on legal firearm ownership as the panacea for our society’s violence.
    Here are additional statistics regarding guns and gun violence in America:
    FACT: Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year, or 6,849 per day.* Gary Kleck, Criminologist, Florida State Univ.

    FACT: Every year, people in the United States use a gun to defend themselves against criminals an estimated 2,500,000 times- more than 6,500 people a day, or once every 13 seconds.* Fall 1995, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
    FACT: Of the 250,000,000 annual self-defense cases using guns, more than 7.7% are by women defending themselves against sexual abuse.* U.S. Dept. of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    FACT: There are more guns in the U.S. than cars (228,000,000 guns according to the 1998 FBI statistics and 207,754,000 automobiles according to the 1998 Federal Highway Administration registrations). Yet, you are 31 times more likely to be accidentally killed by a car than a gun according to the National Safety Council…despite cars having been registered and licensed for more than 100 years.
 

    FACT: 90% of all violent crime in the U.S. does not involve any gun of any type.* 1998 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
 

    FACT: Less than 1% of all guns will ever be used in the commission of any type of crime (much less violent crime).*FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, 1994

    Firearm possession in the mid 20th century far out numbered today’s numbers when measured in percentage of the population. What has changed is our morals and morays. Very seldom is the culture of video and movie violence, apathy and reduced respect for parents and authority mentioned as even a contributing cause to the escalating horror of these events.

    Clearly the reduction of facilities for our mentally ill is also a large contributing factor in the overall situation of violence. Every single individual involved in a mass shooting like the horror in Newtown, CT has been proven to be have been mentally ill. Adam Lanza’s access to his mother’s firearms has yet to be released to the public and that is certainly the major link to the unfolding tragedy. However, many of these shooters were able to bypass the background checks already in place because the mental health community will not release critical impressions and diagnosis to the database. This defeats the purpose of several of the questions on the NICCS firearms application.

    Rather than uniting in grieving and pledging to try and come up with ways to prevent future tragedies such as Sandy Hook, politicians and the media immediately look for the first convenient scapegoat they can find.

    I am not a criminal but Governor Cuomo and so many others wish to create felons out of innocents.

    Respectfully yours,

  • Anthony December 31, 2012, 9:05 am

    Just emailed my Congressman. Asked for his help to prevent Feinstein from shredding the fragile rare fabric of our Constitution. Will contact Senators next. Then will send out to friends. All Americans better start worrying about their rights before we’re left with only wrongs. Before you can control a people you must first disarm them!

  • Jed December 31, 2012, 9:05 am

    Sent messages. Time to start praying our legislators begin upholding our constitution and stop compromising it.

  • Henry Bowman December 31, 2012, 9:11 am

    Senator Feinstein promises a more virulent gun control package. The most unfortunate Unintended Consequences that will require a more forceful response.

    MV in Alabama Fires ‘em Up
    To the Editor, The Washington Times
    RE: Liberals NEED Guns (They Just
    Haven’t Figured It Out Yet)
    While your editorial “Guns & Stiff Upper Lips” was absolutely on target about the abject failure of victim disarmament in Great Britain, this is merely one more inconvenient fact to be ignored by the gun control crowd and their media lapdogs (TWT excluded, of course). For two decades I have argued the facts, logic, history and law of the Second Amendment with uncounted liberals without changing one mind.
    These days, I do not waste my breath. When some pompous advocate of victim disarmament is impolitic enough to announce for gun confiscation in my presence, I merely nod my head, pause, and then apologize to him in advance that I will be forced to kill any number of people, including perhaps him, to maintain my liberty if his policy is adopted.
    I point out that in order to get my guns he will have to kill me, my family and all my friends. I further observe that if even ten percent of American gunowners feel the way I do, he’s going to have to kill upwards of 8.5 million of his fellow citizens to implement his proposal, and that doesn’t count all the gun-grabbing pukes like him that we’ll kill in righteous self-defense before we meet our Maker, and we intend to make that more than a one-to-one ratio.
    I conclude by asking them, “Is gun control worth your life, and that of millions of others? If not, shut up. But if so, you’d better arm yourself. You’re gonna NEED a gun.”
    Even so, I thank the Lord every day for the unintended consequences of British gun control. Without it, we wouldn’t have a country or a Constitution. General Gage’s troops weren’t out at Lexington and Concord looking for printing presses. And the Minutemen weren’t so foolish as to arm themselves with picket signs. Tyrants don’t care what their
    subjects think, but they are scared to death of people who possess the tools of resistance and the will to use them. MV, AL

  • Roger B. December 31, 2012, 9:19 am

    I contacted all my reps. in TX and passed the info to friends and family too.

  • TrueAmerican76 December 31, 2012, 9:34 am

    Dear Fill in this part,
    I am writing you to just voice my concern over the growing movement amongst elected officials in Government who feel that the best way to prevent tragedies like the shooting in Connecticut is to outlaw certain types of guns and magazines that hold a certain number of bullets etc. While I do feel that we should be more careful with who is entitled to own a weapon, I feel that the current bill to be introduced by Senator Feinstein is extremely over reaching from a government standpoint and is a direct attack on our Second Amendment rights as American citizens. That is why I urge you to please act in whatever capacity you can to prevent your constituents liberties from being trampled for a political agenda. We all know as adults that alcohol kills more people and destroys more families daily than all the guns in the United States can and yet as a drug it is still legal to possess and dispense.

  • Andrw December 31, 2012, 9:44 am

    Done, contacted my reps about this.

  • Jason December 31, 2012, 9:53 am

    Here’s what I sent. I urge you to at minimum personalize your emails so that they actually get read by a staffer and not filtered as copy/paste spam:
    ********************
    Dear Senator Webb,

    I am writing this email to express my concern over the looming threat of further government restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights. The 2nd amendment is very clear and straight forward. It makes no mention of license or restriction being permitted. The State and Federal government already infringes on the rights of law abiding citizens in some states and territories (Illinois and Washington DC come to mind), and members of the Senate intend to take things a step further at the Federal level in the coming days.

    Further firearm restrictions will only serve to empower criminals, who will choose to ignore arbitrary laws about: magazine capacity, features that are largely cosmetic on rifles, where they may carry a weapon (in gun free zones, for example), etc. This is a slippery slope of eroding the right to self defense of law abiding citizens – and just like the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban prior, I feel that the pending legislation will do nothing to prevent gun violence, and it will empower criminals.

    I am absolutely 100% in favor of common-sense gun control measures that could have prevented recent high profile shootings (as an example, the 2007 Virginia Tech incident), such as including a mental health component to the background checks that law-abiding citizens undergo at every firearms purchase, and closing the loophole of person-to-person sales that do not require a background check.

    This legislation proposed by Sen. Feinstein is NOT common-sense gun control however, and will impact myself and other legal gun owners in the form of a $200 tax stamp on rifles we already own (by re-classifying them as a Class III weapon under the National Firearms Act), which for many in this economy will force the forfeiture of their property.

    Further, this legislation will cost many Americans their jobs. There are many domestic firearms manufacturers, family owned small businesses (local gun stores, firing ranges), and interstate retailers that will either be forced to suspend operations, shutter their doors, or completely discontinue whole lines of their products. In an economy such as ours today, does it make sense to take away skilled manufacturing jobs and successful retail products?

    The Feinstein Assault Weapons Bill is dangerously worded, protecting “the rights of legitimate hunters”. I admit I actually laughed at that when I read it on her website. It would be hilarious if it weren’t attached to legislation seeking to take away my rights. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution does not mention hunting as the reason citizens should be armed. I am not a hunter. I am a gun owner interested in protecting myself and my loved ones, who also enjoys target shooting. I am your constituent, and I need my rights protected by you.

    I am deeply concerned by the prospect of restrictions and gun control from a government that is unwilling to understand that gun ownership is the one thing that empowers the citizens of the United States to defend their homes, their place of business, and their families. Gun ownership is built in to the architecture of our country by our founding fathers, just like other measures that ensure division of power.

    I will support any politician’s efforts to protect our 2nd amendment rights from further erosion and I actively encourage my friends, family and members of my community to do the same.

    In the coming days, I expect you, as a gun owner, as a Senator sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and as a US Marine, to stand up for my Constitutional rights as a resident of Virginia (who helped vote you into office), and as a law abiding citizen.

    Very respectfully,
    Your constituent – Jason XXXXXXX
    ********************

  • Dan R December 31, 2012, 9:55 am

    I’ve sent letters and called all my elected officials. I have signed as many petitions as I could, and signed early. This is a moment in history that we can either look back on with pride or with shame. All of us that carry and own do so for many reasons, but the most basic reason that ties us all together is to protect our loved ones and those around us. Let’s not allow those with righteous indignation or ulteririor motives to start eroding those rights. It is a desecration to our forefathers, to all those who fight, were wounded, or who gave their lives to fight for freedom, and equally to our great history. Please do the right thing.

  • Geno December 31, 2012, 9:59 am

    Just emailed Adam Smith …9th district Rep of Washington State..Will contact dingy Patty Murray and Dingy Cantwell….our (2) so called Senators who do nothing…except under the radar.

  • Edward Schoen December 31, 2012, 9:59 am

    Yes,
    More people need to be/get involved with protecting our rights. In doing just what is going on here. We are watching our freedoms/rights be stripped from us in front of our eyes. Yes, this last shooting is sad but take the CSI approach and look at the facts! Let the evidence speak?
    Fact The 1994 gun ban did not drop crime. I remember the media reporting that if we did not renew it that there would be a bloodbath the next day on the streets. What happened, actually crime went down when it sunset!
    Fact All gun bans do is encourage crimerals and take firearms from law abiding citizens. Ask other countries that have them. Research it and see what they say?
    Fact No gun law could have prevented this last shooting. He kill his mother and stole the firearms.
    Fact You never want a knee jerk reaction on passing laws. This has always proven to be unproductive and fruitless. Wait after a cooldown period and think things through.
    Yes, there are some “minor” things that can be addressed. Like storage requirements. All responsible firearms owners should have some means to properly store and protect there firearms and ammo. The floor is open for others, but a ban becasue of the way it looks or the number of rounds it holds if just stupid! I wish someone would stand up and go toe to toe with these muckrackers and put them in there place. The media is not your friend and does not report the facts. About 98% of what I have seen them report is WRONG. Contact your elected officials and voice your opinion. Do not sit idle and assume everything will be ok. If you do the end result will not be what you want or think. That has been proven time and time again. If you want to “do something” mr president come down on the crimerals. But if the gun was not there this would not have happended well, if we go that route we need to ban cars, planes, motorcycles, baseball bats, knives, boats becasue they kill. When a DUI driver kills someone do you blame the car? See how stupid this whole thing sounds.

  • Lucas Spears December 31, 2012, 10:02 am

    I contacted everyone I could from the Oklahoma political universe, I think that some form of watered down AWB will be passed. I do believe that much will be thrown out, you always have to start big so there is room to negotiate. I almost hope S#!^ does hit the fan (almost), maybe the reaction would make them realize we are not playing around.

  • Kevin Tanner December 31, 2012, 10:14 am

    This letter is in response to your websites ‘call for action’ in the form of contacting the self-serving spineless jellyfishes in our nations capital that are otherwise known as Congressmen and Senators. I for one, am not about to waste even one more ounce of energy … nor any more words …and certainly not any more time in any attempt to point out to the weak willed and cowardly political demagogues in Washington what ‘to defend the constitution’ actually means.

    I don’t question the authors ‘need’ for action, rather I dispute the efficiency and effectiveness of the type of action he calls for. I mean really, what are the chances of me being successful at explaining the complexities of our ‘Bill of Rights’ to folks who collectively don’t have the mental capacity to even balance a check book? Even if I were to able to be successful at arranging the rocks in the dirt of their cognitive capacities in a way that any of those primates could understand, the odds of any of them taking the time look at it, much less trying to understand it, would be the astronomical. Beyond that, I’d be every bit as laughable as them showing up for a gunfight armed only with a keyboard and or a pen.

    I also disagree with the authors premise that any and all action that is necessary to defeat this type of unconstitutional legislation needs to be done immediately. On the contrary. I believe that the best thing that could ever happen for the preservation of our second amendment rights today is for everyone to sit back and let Congress pen, and the White House sign on to,the most hostile and intolerable guns laws this nation has ever seen. And then simply ignore anything and everything that they have to say on the matter. I submit that all of those in support of maintaining our 2nd amendment rights save all of their time, energy and resources for when it really matters.

    That’s right! The ideal way to show and tell all those paper-tigers how we feel about their choice is by doing nothing at all. If they mail you forms for more documentation don’t open the envelope. If they demand more money for the ‘privilege’ of ownership don’t pay it. If they demand that you mail in your high capacity clips simply don’t do it. This will put all the burden of their knee-jerk and short sighted legislation squarely back on their shoulders. And if this done by only half of the gun owning population the task of enforcement would be overwhelming and logistically impossible. Even better however is that if those same hardheaded Nazi’s are foolish enough to attempt the enforcement of their short sighted legislation then they will have to play all of their games on the road because we already have the ‘home field’ advantage on this one all locked up.

    I have no time or patience for any of you who may question my right or ‘authority’ to do what I am committed in doing should those insignificant dung beetles flush any further prohibitive gun legislation down the pipe. I’m not running for office. I don’t need 50.0000000001 % or better of the people in this once great nation to give me the approval to defend our Constitution and our sacred Bill of Rights.

    I know that I run the risk of bastardizing any original thought on this matter by digging into the old and tired bag of cliches but I can not think of any better way to arrange any other words that say it any better than these old dusty jewels …

    ‘ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS’
    ‘YOU ALL TALK THE TALK … BUT WILL ALL OF YOU WALK THE WALK’

    And how much more simple could it be that the only action needed by all of us is to do nothing at all … or at least until it really matters. And should that day ever be forced upon any of us … it will be your actions …along with what ever type of action your firearm has … that will make all the difference.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THOSE WITH THE RESOURCES AND COURAGE TO DEFEND IT!

  • John December 31, 2012, 10:16 am

    Thank you for prompting me to write to my Congressmen and Senators – which I have done. We need to be the voice of reason on this issue. As gun owners we must collectively ban together and protect our rights but we must also require our government to enforce existing law. Proper enforcement of current law would have prevented and will prevent most of the gun crimes in Amereica today.

  • Howard L. December 31, 2012, 10:16 am

    Why would they stop at a $200.00 tax stamp? Remember the Bill will be to create funding for the BATF as well. What better way to create funding than to raise the tax stamp fee? It would be very easy to state that the current fee goes back to when the Class 3 tax was enacted and now needs to be adjusted to current inflation standards -= Say maybe $2,000?

  • Dave Jenkins December 31, 2012, 10:17 am

    GUNSAMERICA, thank you for your patriotic vigilance!

    Below is a letter to my own congressman, Republican Connie Mack.

    Dear Congressman Mack,

    Thank you for your past defense of 2nd Amendment Rights. I’m writing to ask that you be now be even more vigilant of this very important American freedom. An unconstitutional effort is underway to take certain guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens, while doing nothing to prevent criminals from possessing the same. This is insanity as intelligent Americans know that “gun free zones” are the most dangerous places to be!

    Vote NO on any new restrictive gun legislation! Any new laws restricting this essential freedom is a vote to make the country LESS SAFE and further ERODE AMERICAN’S FREEDOM.

    Regards,

    Dave Jenkins

  • MARK December 31, 2012, 10:24 am

    Beecher City just checked in…small town…one voice….one vote…now get off your duff and everybody ….move!

  • Jeff H. December 31, 2012, 10:24 am

    Thanks for standing up! I have sent the following to every politician I can find:

    There is a lot of verbiage out there right now, after the horrible events at Newtown.

    What I see and read in the news is almost all political posturing.

    To me it is simple and I wish someone would start focusing on and discussing these simple facts:
    1- GOD gave me the right to defend myself, my family and my property. Period.
    2- I was lucky enough to be born in the only country on earth where the founding fathers were wise enough to see this fact and put it down in writing: the 2nd amendment. The right of the people to keep and bear arms.

    Please keep these facts in mind when discussing the issue.

    I do not want to see any new form of gun control.

  • Leo December 31, 2012, 10:24 am

    Just contacted my reps. here in Tx. Gave them an ear full.

  • Jack December 31, 2012, 10:28 am

    THIS IS GREAT!!

    The Great Gun Control Lie

    Only hours after the tragic incident in Newtown, politicians especially those of the liberal/statist persuasion, began sounding the tired arguments about the need for gun control, specifically in the form of an Assault Weapons Ban. Proposals for gun bans, magazine capacity limits, and repeal of concealed carry laws began circulating instantly. Even the ever resolute National Rifle Association has made mention about reasonable regulations.

    Be clear, those policy makers and pundits advocating gun control do not hold a primary interest in saving lives, protecting children or eliminating potential harms. Yes, that is the platform upon which they stand, but their rationale is disingenuous. They use this “greater good” as an excuse to limit the Constitutional freedoms of Americans. These freedoms they seek to limit or destroy are those they individually do not enjoy, find meaningful or valid. Why do I make this accusation? An observation of the math strips it plain.

    A common argument of the pro-gun ideologues is to compare deaths by gun to deaths by automobile. Certainly cars have killed far more people than guns. Yet gun control advocates respond with a sensible argument that Assault Rifles have no rational utility whereas automobiles are a necessary part of our existence as they provide the utility of travel and hauling. They argue that sporting guns or even handguns may have a purpose of hunting or personal protection but nobody needs an Assault Rifle that is purely designed for killing. So if the Assault Rifle is the most dangerous consumer good that has no rational utility should we ban them wholesale? Fortunately for the Assault Rifle, there are other far more dangerous consumer goods in the no rational utility category.
    According to our own Centers for Disease Control, there are 30 deaths per day caused by driving under the influence of alcohol.1 This number does not take into account the maimings, cases of paralysis, amputations and property damage caused by intoxicated driving. Nor does it take into account the thousands of deaths, maimings and other injuries caused by alcohol fueled violence, or the 24,500 annual deaths caused by alcohol fueled recklessness or the 80,000 annual deaths caused by alcohol produced disease. 2, 3

    Deaths by “Assault Rifle” while tragic are exceedingly rare in comparison. 2010 FBI figures show just 358 of the 8,775 murders by firearm involved rifles of any type.3 With the 110 Million Rifles in the United States it is apparent that the chances of an Assault Rifle being used for malicious acts are fairly slim.

    As mentioned above, it is an understandable argument that Assault Rifles have no sporting purpose and are only debased entertainment for beer can shooting rednecks or devices intended for only for killing. Personally, I prefer my high capacity efficient killing machine as the potential tool of choice if potentially faced by a home invasion, riot, oppressive government or a large sized paper target printed in the likeness of Osama Bin Laden. Realistically though, most of what this tool can be reduced to is my personal enjoyment. Separately, I also occasionally enjoy a cold beer or lowball of good scotch. Compare the utility of consumable alcohol and the Assault Rifle. Only the rifle serves some plausible beneficial purpose that exceeds pleasure but assuming it does not, why take aim at Assault Rifles while ignoring the dangers of Alcohol? Herein is my theory of mathematics disproving the sincerity of the gun control proponents.

    Mr. President, members of our legislative bodies, and advocates of gun control, is your mission driven by concerns of safety, perseverance of life, and the well being of your fellow Americans or is it an opportunistic effort to seize liberties that you do not cherish or deem necessary? You seek to use the power of law to strip Americans of their right to purchase and own a consumable good that has no rational purpose other than entertainment. If you truly do this in the name of preserving life, I only ask that you do so with statistical efficiently through attacking the more damaging of these goods.

    A ban on alcohol or high capacity containers and glasses will undoubtedly spare countless lives as alcohol creates more deaths every day than Assault Rifles will in a year.

    This is, of course, not a call for the ban of alcohol. As I write this I have occasionally nursed a carefully aged, single-malt scotch that has no utility save the joy that it brings to me. Alcohol too is something that if made available to a free society, may be misused and caused to inflict damage by the malfeasant individuals among us. Instead, I use this comparative to display the highly selective approach taken by those who shriek for gun control and Assault Weapon Bans as an effective method of protecting Americans despite the evident statistics that even if the laws would effectively make every available Assault Weapon disappear, it would have little effect on safety.

    President Obama and left leaning legislators (or cowardly right leaning ones) have not held press conferences or called for a task force to look new Alcohol laws. Despite the fact that consumable alcohol will kill more than ten times the number lost to the Newtown incident every day of the year, we asked to believe this sudden rush to ban Assault Weapons is an urgently required, best use of time in the name of keeping the citizenry from harm.
    Mr. President and members of congress, if you truly seek to pass laws that ban or restrict potentially dangerous consumer goods I encourage you to apply your efforts in the place the statistics tell us will be most effective. 322 times more effective. Instead of saving a percentage of 350 or so precious lives per year, perhaps you can save a percentage of 155,500 that are equally precious. You yourselves are subject to the grave danger you ignore. Since the invention of the automobile, more than 20 federal legislators have been arrested for DUI and as the old bumper sticker says “Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than my guns.” No member of the legislature has ever threatened or harmed anyone with an Assault Rifle.

    As a caveat to the comparative, the proliferation of Assault Rifles at least have a chance to create a utility by stemming their potential harm in a way consumable alcohol never could. With my Assault Rifle, I can potentially put a quick end to the plans of a trenchcoat clad jerk-off who wants to shoot-up my whereabouts with a similar weapon. Whether armed with the most barbaric of wine coolers or the finest of aged brandies, I can do nothing to stop the drunk driver that may slam into my residence or the binger who will beat his ex-girlfriend to death in a drunken fury.

    Lastly and most importantly, there is an express Constitutional Right to Assault Rifles. Yes, I am aware that our founders did not contemplate thirty round magazines and semi-automatic fire. What they did contemplate at the time was that the private citizen must have a right to keep and bear the same technology as was available to the regular military of the day. Instead of limiting the population to technologically inferior weaponry they mandated that no law should be passed keeping a citizen from parity of arms with their government. There is no Constitutional right to Alcohol.

    Mr. President, several years ago just before your first election, as an impetuous law student, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek letter asking for an ideological Divorce for the two different sides of America. That letter got traction with a lot of people and spread like a well-fueled fire on the internet. I have constantly been asked about my thoughts on it. I often respond that that despite our vast ideological differences, I hoped you would lead our country with unadulterated morals and declare your policies and persuasions objectively without trying to fool the populous into agreeing with them. Just as you tried with evasion and newspeak to convince Joe the Plumber and the rest of us that your economics are not tantamount to a form of socialism I fear the math shows you to be feigning one thing while trying to accomplish another.

    Mr. President, if as the math shows, your straightforward concern is disarming a population or limiting the rights of lawful citizens to defend themselves or entertain themselves with Assault Rifles as they see fit simply because your noble sensibilities persuade you to tell others what liberties are acceptable, admit it. Admit it and stop this ugly exploitation of a national tragedy and the lives of children lost. Fairly engage in a rational debate and make your attempts to steal at the liberties of Americans free of the lever of an insincere, hysteria driven stage. Promulgate your policies honorably and authentically, as is your duty to all Americans, and accept the outcome of a fair, honest, and factual debate.

    John J. Wall
    Attorney and American

    1 http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/index.html
    2 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm6101.pdf
    3 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf
    4 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/23/dispelling-gun-myths/
    5 http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

  • Doug M December 31, 2012, 10:28 am

    We stand United with you!!
    Just contacted all my congressmen and Senators
    Do the same and save OUR 2nd Amendment rights.

  • Randy December 31, 2012, 10:33 am

    I contacted all my reps. in PA and I’m passing the info to friends and family too.

  • steve R December 31, 2012, 10:48 am

    Just sent mine out today, I think anyone should have the CHOICE to have one and the kind they want too. no different then the ARMY wanting the greatest and best , Did I need an Abrams tank when I served in the Army, NO but you better believe I would have rather had one if I needed it in a tank battle. my M60A3 would do the job but not as good against the threats out there from other countrys and sometimes when you are out numbered the best equipment will give you the best chance to survive. and Gun Bans are bad for normal people, great for the bad people who DONT CARE about the LAWS.

    Protect lawbiding people who own guns legaly.

    Dont lump us with criminals first.

    There are other ways to make schools safer or the no gun zones schools. First idea is how about emergency doors/ windows in each classroom. that lead outside away from the trouble, including fire and other threats.

    Let No American who can legaly own a firearm be disarmed or taxed and forced to give up rights to the ATF. If you take away my choice then take away the choice from miltary and police and secret service too. of course that would be crazy right?

    Let no one be above the law that you impose on lawbiding Americans. If I can only have a 22 single shot rifle and pistol then so shall the rest of the Government forces.

    You seen what happend in CLeveland Ohio from the Police ( 13 police shot 137 rounds into a car with two occupants and no gun found. Maybe they need to go back to 6 shot relovers and shot guns too.) right or wrong that is why the Government Forces can not be above the law. But that would be silly correct. Well so is the legislation and knee jerk reactions to gun bans.

    There are more people / kids being killed by other means in a year then what happend in Newtown. Yes a traject day, Yes I would have died inside too if my child was there, but the few can not out weigh they many. There is a better way. I ask you to find it and not be on the band wagon to disarm lawbiding Americans to make them sheep to the wolfs.

    I am a Sheep dog and refuse to be a sheep lead to the wolf, I swore an oath to protect the United States foreign and domestic.

    Let me protect my family and self by you voting no on this redicules gun ban that will do no better then the war on drugs did/news update drugs are still in America and people are still dying from it adults and kids.

    Also just look at the gun control states and cities and see that it does not work.

    Dont I have a right to have one if I use it correctly, and Until I do something that is illegal, I should still have the right to own what ever firearm and ammo and mags made that are equal to the Government force, you will always have a civilain version that is not fully auto.

    Also, isnt all guns used to go after someone an assult gun of some type, rifle, pistol shotgun,after all you are commiting an assult on someone if you shoot at them. So instead let make sure that the crime is an assult and not the tool used. or one could say that I have an assult weapon that is shaped like a wooden stick used by professional baseball player. and soon that will be banned.

    Help Protect the kids if you want , but in a way that makes better since. because to many movies show us other ways if guns are taken out of the equation.

    VOTE NO to gun bans: VOTE YES to building a better School with better escape routes and better design. Best way to not get shot, dont be in the path, and Dont be stuck in a building that is a death trap. escape and evade train the teachers this and more will survive and less will die.

  • Joel December 31, 2012, 10:51 am

    I encourage anyone here who would like a place to keep this issue in the spotlight with the latest articles and discussion to “like” the Stop the Diane Feinstein page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StopTheCrazyDianneFeinstein

    Please encourage all your freedom-loving friends to join as well. These people need to be stopped – they are ruining this nation.

    • w. smith December 31, 2012, 6:04 pm

      check sen. feinsteins votng record she goes which ever way the wind is blowing

  • Bob December 31, 2012, 10:52 am

    I wonder, how many states will turn around and legalize on a state level weapons that are illegal at the federal as they are starting to do with marijuana. How long before states make a serious attempt to sucede from the union? More taxes, more federal waste, less military and no guns to citizens…our dollar is weak and without guns and military how long do you think our country will stand against threats?

  • Gary December 31, 2012, 11:01 am

    I submitted letters to my representatives. We must all stand together to fight the oppression. We cannot allow our nation to become another Great Brittian or Australia. When the people no longer have the rights to bear arms the criminals and the politicians are the only ones that will have them. It may get difficult to tell them appart…

  • Joe December 31, 2012, 11:03 am

    I already contacted them last week, through the NRA/ILA

  • Jon December 31, 2012, 11:05 am

    Just contacted my Senators here in Wisconsin. Now for the house reps. Thanks gunsamerica for posting this.

  • Ken Hanson December 31, 2012, 11:07 am

    The Fate of the Signatories
    by Gary Hildreth

    http://www.unalienable.com/

    Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

    Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

    They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

    What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

    Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

    Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

    Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

    At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

    Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

    John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart. Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

    Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more.

    Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

    They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot of what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t just fight the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government! Perhaps you can now see why our founding fathers had a hatred for standing armies, and allowed through the Second Amendment for everyone to be armed.

  • BrianS December 31, 2012, 11:13 am

    Just contacted local rep and pushed this on several FB sites to make people aware. Rise up people make your voice heard this has gone to far.

  • Ken Hanson December 31, 2012, 11:15 am

    This is amazing. There are two parts. Be sure to read the 2nd part.

    Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

    At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.
    At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
    At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
    At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
    At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
    At 23, started his own law practice.
    At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
    At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America and retired from his law practice.
    At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
    At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
    At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
    At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
    At 40, served in Congress for two years.
    At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
    At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
    At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
    At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of the Republican Party.
    At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
    At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.
    At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
    At 65, retired to Monticello.
    At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
    At 81, almost single handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
    At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

    Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

    John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:”This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

    “When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
    results from too much government.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

    –Thomas Jefferson

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and

    tyrannical.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

    —————————————————-
    I wish we could get this out to everyone!

    I’m doing my part. Please do yours.

  • Sam M December 31, 2012, 11:15 am

    I wrote my Representative and Senators over the weekend. Thanks Gunsamerica for the push and maintaining visibility. The NRA needs to follow suit with their own Grass Roots outreach and effort.

  • Rick Rosado December 31, 2012, 11:26 am

    i been contacting my SC federal reps on a weekly basis since OBOZO took office . on this issuse and many others . remember they work for us .

  • Gary Z December 31, 2012, 11:43 am

    I agree that banning guns is ont the answer. That’s like banning cars due to traffic accidents. We need tougher laws to keep track of the people who commit these horrible offenses.

  • Jack Tors December 31, 2012, 11:45 am

    I just contacted my pro 2nd Amendment rep and stressed my concers about the registering an AR-15 as a Class 3 weapon, the taxes, the search and seizure talk and the hi-cap ban. Diane Feinstein is my Senator so, no point contacting her.

  • Barry December 31, 2012, 11:47 am

    The long proposed gun control obviously has nothing to do with protecting American citizens and everything to do with tax and control. Gun control stats have proven that it is completely ineffective as a tool for police or any other emergency response group so what else is it good for? The government is obviously afraid of it’s citizens, and rightly so in this era of greed and corruption, and is preparing itself for the inevitable revolution. It’s only a matter of time before the naive snap out of their egocentric protective shells and realize that the best interest of the public is the last thing on the agenda of the self serving bureaucrats. You wouldn’t bring a knife to a gun fight so why would you want to disarm yourself before the coming confrontation? As a perfect example of government control look at feudal Japan where the emperor forbid anyone but the samurai to carry weapons making it easier for them to extort unjust taxes from the common citizens.

  • J Smith December 31, 2012, 11:54 am

    Thank You to all at gunsamerica.com for taking a stand with us. I have contacted my Senators and Congressman from Missouri with OUR concerns and forwarded this on to my friends.

  • Frank December 31, 2012, 11:56 am

    What is reasonable gun control to gun owners? And don’t say “use both hands”! There is going to be something passed in congress due to a few high profile incidents. What are you willing to tolerate? Is a registration or tax on high capacity magazines and assault weapons unreasonable? I think a total ban is. I don’t think registration is unreasonable, taxing is a different issue. An appropriate fee to register to cover paperwork cost is reasonable. What capacity? over 30 rounds? A special registration for greater capacity isn’t unreasonable. A tax or registration on semi-auto assault type weapons that are collectible or used for sport shooting isn’t reasonable to me, that is impinging on my rights. I know some of you will say that taxing or registering high capacity magazines is the same thing.
    The “$200 tax” headline is just about as bad as the anti-gun media though. After reading the article there is a “$5-200″ tax. $5 might be just a registration fee, I haven’t read the bill. That’s not unreasonable. Notifying if taking out of state though? Why? I can committ a crime with them inside the state, but not in another state? Notifying of a sell, and who to, is different. Most of us don’t sell guns to strangers anyway, but occasionally you may want to. Get positive ID, (driver’s license or social security number), report to local authorities, and if the person is a known fellon the law can go confiscate the gun.
    I believe something is going to be passed to quiet those who insist that guns are bad. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that more control isn’t going to help. We may have to appease a majority of idiots who don’t understand that the guns themselves isn’t the problem. I firmly believe that the only way to keep idiots with guns out of schools is to have good guys with guns IN the school. Many have security people now. I see nothing wrong with a few designated teachers having guns locked in a desk drawer or somewhere in an office or classroom with a key handy.

  • Bob Begley USMC vet. December 31, 2012, 11:57 am

    Just contacted my Rep. and state Senators and shared my opinions…Have been hard at it on line with reposting links on face book and sharing them……I hope it makes a difference. I was sent the same response from the Whitehouse…How dare they clump all of us with the Progressives that want to rape our 2nd amendment rights.
    I propose a physical get together in each state of Pro-Ban supporters and march on the state capitols. Can I Rally support for this Gentalmen, fellow gun owners????

    • Nick Atkinson January 11, 2013, 7:32 am

      Some folks on Firearms Forum are suggesting January 19th, at each State Capitol Building.

  • Scott Mayer December 31, 2012, 11:58 am

    Thanks, GunsAmerica. More people need to get pro-active on our side of this issue.
    When writing these letters, keep them short and to the point. Accept that at best, a staffer is going to skim your letter and simply put a check mark in the pro- or against column, so the shorter and more direct you can make it, the better.

  • paul December 31, 2012, 12:02 pm

    I just contacted my reps and senators here in WA state.

  • Steve Keim December 31, 2012, 12:07 pm

    Here is a draft of the letter I sent my congressional reps – feel free to use, copy and send to yours:

    *******************************
    I’m writing as a concerned citizen and gun owner. It has come to my attention that new legislation concerning assault-type weapons is being considered in Congress. This legislation will be introduced by Senator Feinstein at the beginning of the next session.
    I urge you to oppose the legislation and would like my voice to be heard by you and taken into consideration.
    I believe that this new legislation will NOT stop horrible acts like the shooting of those kids in Connecticut from happening – instead it creates more taxes, more regulations and more government through funding the ATF to enforce these new regulations.
    The real issue that no one seems to want to talk about is mental health in America because the truth is that anyone can get access to guns – banned or not. It is similar to illegal drugs – marijuana, cocaine and other drugs are all illegal yet at the same time readily available in every city in America. Do not support legislation that penalizes law abiding citizens and creates new black-market products that will be bought and sold criminals. Banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines will only put a premium price on those products and put them front and center in the illegal market.
    I implore you to demand something better – a real attempt at a solution – not this knee-jerk legislation crafted to pass by playing on the emotions of America. I ask that you vote against this “easy way” of addressing the horrible killings in Connecticut and consider the effects of this proposed ban – more taxes, more regulations, more government. I wish I had the answer to this legislation but I do not. I can only implore you to consider carefully whether or not this ban will have any real effect in preventing horrible atrocities in the future and ask you to ask yourself whether or not mentally disturbed individuals will have less access to guns if this legislation passes. Remember the illegal drug analogy…these drugs are available in EVERY city and town in America and criminals are getting rich by trading in what the government bans or makes illegal. Please do not let this happen with our 2nd amendment rights.

    Respectfully Yours,

    *********************************

  • Schobee December 31, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Don’t make the mistake of of blaming Alex Jones for conspiracies, We have to STAND AS ONE! You obviously dont follow his work regularly, because he is a patriot. Saying all he wants is traffic and to sell prepper products is the same as saying Guns America is only doing this to sell more guns on their site. Everybody has to generate income in order to carry the fight to the enemy. He doesnt take bail out money as the Lamestream media does. He was the first to post a petition to the white house site calling Feinstein to task for her traitorous gun grabbing.
    He is calling for the same thing Guns America is calling for.
    Stand As One!

  • H. Lee Kramer December 31, 2012, 12:13 pm

    Gun-control laws are what made my mother a murder victim.

    A universe full of laws can only tell us what’s right or wrong. No known law or invented rules have ever prevented a violation of any law or rule.

    Murders exercise real “cruel an unusual punishment” anytime on anyone they please. They’ve no qualms with capital punishment “except” their own. It’s open season on us all. We of course only hear of the bloodshed when the target is high profile (somebody) or (groups) especially if children are involved. For the fourth and fifth estates the higher profile, the larger the group and especially with children all the better. Emotions rule the day logic be-damned!

    The Second Amendment isn’t nor was it ever about deer, dove, duck or turkey hunting! The hallmark of the Second Amendment is Liberty and Liberty alone. The superiority of a firearm makes it one of the best tools against crime and tyranny.

    Murders exercise real “cruel an unusual punishment” anytime on anyone they please. They’ve no qualms with capital punishment “except” their own. It’s open season on us all. We of course only hear of the bloodshed when the target is high profile (somebody) or (groups) especially if children are involved. For the fourth and fifth estates the higher profile, the larger the group and especially with children all the better. Emotions rule the day logic be-damned!

  • Karl G. December 31, 2012, 12:15 pm

    The recent tragic murder/suicide crimes that have occurred recently have stirred the nation and serve as shocking examples of evil forced on innocent lives. It is understandable that, as a civilized society, we are outraged at injustice of these events that occur without warning or clear root cause.

    I believe it is part of the human condition to fear those things that we do not understand. Unfortunately, fear is sometimes misdirected, and some mindsets tend towards sacrificing responsibilities of liberty to gain a false sense of comfort. The media has stigmatized legitimate modern sporting arms and defensive arms as ‘weapons of war’ or ‘assault weapons’ that have ‘no useful purpose beyond mass-killing’. These are inaccurate emotional opinions held by people that do not understand the utility and importance of these types of firearms to law-abiding, productive, citizens. The further distortion of the intent of the 2nd Amendment to be ‘out-dated’ or to pertain to government agencies (‘organized militia’) or only to genteel sport hunting privileges is repugnant to me as an educated, hard-working citizen of this republic. The courageous founders of our great nation were clear in their intent to ensure the sovereignty of The People.

    The upcoming legislation to be proposed by Sen. Diane Feinstein is opportunistic, unfair, radical and one-sided. The provisions in the bill are excessive restrictions on freedom. The provisions are clear attempts to set the stage for criminalization of law abiding, vigilant citizens and facilitate confiscation of lawfully owned possessions through redefinition of modern repeating sporting arms as ‘Class 3’ weapons. The provisions outlined in this heavy-handed legislation are not geared towards preventing random violence and societal discord, they are geared towards leveraging the unfortunate tragedy to take power from The People and put that power in the hands of the federal government. Effectively the bill seeks to redefine ownership of today’s common modern repeating arms to a government-granted privilege that can be easily revoked. The concept of federal registration, and ‘tax stamps’, requires the citizens to relinquish sovereignty to the state, and it is a measure that is not warranted or likely to ensure public safety. The intent of the 2nd amendment is to protect the people against such abuse of federal power.

    As a loyal customer, dedicated advocate, and law-abiding citizen, I IMPLORE YOU TO HELP US TO VIGOROUSLY RESIST FEINSTEIN’S UNJUST FEDERAL LEGISLATION PROPOSAL AND RELATED ATTEMPTS TO CRIMINALIZE MODERN REPEATING FIREARMS. These legislative efforts are wholly premeditated to restrict freedom, not to ensure it.

    Small arms with a military lineage and provisions that enhance utility for practical use in lawful activities do not cause crime or create monsters. There are many examples of sporting use of arms originally designed for military adoption. The AR-15 is one of the most popular rifles in the US, and for good reason. The AR-15 is an accurate, reliable firearm and is used extensively in marksmanship competition, hunting and dynamic shooting sports. The high-performance modern arm industry is furthermore a uniquely American economic institution that seems to be prospering in this difficult economic climate. We do not think it is in our collective best interest to impede this commercial activity with unpopular, ineffective, legislation directed at shutting down the firearms industry and criminalizing firearms enthusiasts. I personally do not have any economic interest in this market and my statements are driven by the value I place on justice and personal liberty, and the value I place on the right of others to pursue livelihood and happiness.

    The anti-gun movement we see in the media and amongst misguided government officials is not popular amongst a significant cross-section of the nation’s citizens. Moreover, the people who defend the right to bear arms are not stupid, ignorant or violent. We all want society to be a safe place for our children and families, but we disagree on what measures are most likely to be effective in ensuring life and liberty. Other nations do not have the same population level, social issues, and culture that we share in the United States and it is therefore not appropriate to point to other nations as ‘success stories’. We seek to be different and secure a future of peace and balance of powers ensured by the people. We the People are ultimately the custodians of our liberty for future generations, for the foreseeable future as well as the unforseen.

    We have completed a 10-year experiment with an unpopular ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ and the result was not a safer population. As we know, weapons are not legally available to citizens in Mexico, yet the bloodshed and murderous activities of criminals is rampant. As it turns out, many of the weapons abused in these crimes were provided intentionally to criminals by our own federal government. Many others are sourced from corrupt Mexican officials. Criminals will find ways to obtain and misuse illegal arms.

    For the sake of personal liberty and freedom from unjust persecution I humbly ask for your assistance. I hope you will assist us in vigorously resisting this re-kindled effort to demonize and outlaw firearms, ammunition and accessories that merely look scary. Such features are misunderstood and demonized by people who don’t wish to take the responsibility of bearing arms or learning about legitimate, safe, lawful use of such firearms.

    Thank you for your consideration and support.

    Sincere Regards,
    Karl G.

  • Chris December 31, 2012, 12:19 pm

    I just contacted all my Reps & Senators for VA. In addition, I have contacted Senator Feinstein.

    By now you know I am a HUGE advocate, proponent and supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the right that it affords each and every American Citizen. I will do everything in my power and sphere of influence to educate, encourage and empower any and all gun owners to join the National Rifle Association and similar organizations and support our 2nd Amendment right.

  • Phil December 31, 2012, 12:27 pm

    Just emailed my representatives in Ohio!

  • RANDEYE100 December 31, 2012, 12:36 pm

    This the message isent to my congressmen and senators,
    Everyone is so sorry about the Newtown School tragedy, but a shoot from the hip approach to gun control as a result of this tragedy is hardly the way to correct for unstable citizens of this country.
    There are millions of guns owners and I am sure hundreds of thousands of law abiding assault type weapons owners. To use this tragedy as a tool to punish or prohibit Americans from owning these firearms would in itself be a tragedy.
    Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws on record and yet has recorded its 500th murder. Person/s who are intent on killing someone will find away to do just that.
    Regarding assault type weapons, it can be demonstrated that a person with a rabbit type hunting gun with several magazines could do as much or possible more damage just as fast in a crowded room such as a school room. So where does a ban on these assault type guns end? Please protect the 2nd amendment in its fullest intent.
    Sincerely Yours

  • JayN December 31, 2012, 12:40 pm

    Let’s show that we are responsible gun owners and support the laws already in place by the leftists who seem to be the one’s who break them. Go to the whitehouse petition site and sign the petition to send David Gregory to jail for proving laws only apply to law abiding citizens like legal gun owners and not the criminals or anti gun bleeding hearts. It’s not a law if you don’t enforce it.

  • Adam December 31, 2012, 12:41 pm

    I have just e-mailed both of my state senators and congressman hopefully I am not writing to non seeing eyes. Hopefully they will listen.

    I have just recently learned there is a proposal to have all tactical style rifles considered class 3 fire arms and have to register them and give the BATFE access to knock on a citizens door at any time to check on them. I would like to say that the guns are not the problem. The people are not the problem. The laws currently in place are not the problem, (by the way it is my chosen profession to enforce the laws). It is the people who are the problem, more specifically the criminals who are the problem. The reason they are criminals is the don’t care what the law says. They are not afraid of what the law will do, especially here in Colorado. Every one I know who has one of these types of guns uses them for sporting, (shooting competitions, hunting) or recreational purposes. If you take guns out of the hands of the citizens you indeed arm the criminals. All most all of the gun violence committed has been done with illegally obtained firearms. Furthermore if by some chance the criminals cant find a firearm to use, they will find something else. There was a school violence incident, I believe in the 1980′s in Montana or Wyoming where the criminal used home made gasoline bombs. There was another one more recent in Wyoming where the criminal used a compound bow. There was an incident in Florida where the criminal stole a school bus full of children. All being said sir, there are plenty of laws in place to control firearms. There are laws in place to control many things. There are laws in place to control alcohol and driving. But the rate of driving under the influence is and always be outrageous, yet we are not banning large quantities of alcohol, or large vehicles. I’m sure if you researched the numbers, alcohol related crashes far surpasses legally obtained firearm related deaths. Why do I say legally obtained? Because all of the gun violence in America is committed by criminal who cannot or will not legally obtain a firearm. Once again sir, lets do something to stop the criminals, not the citizens. Thank you for taking a moment to listen to me.

  • Rick Monsour December 31, 2012, 12:48 pm

    Elton Gallegly,

    I would like to wish you a happy new year. I understand that you will be stepping down and retiring in the near future. I wish you (and your lovely wife who I have had the pleasure of meeting several times) the best in whatever future endeavors await you both.

    I have attended many Republican fundraisers on your behalf and have followed your career since you were mayor of Simi Valley.

    I cannot stress hard enough how important it is to rein in this gun-control madness. Every time there is a horrific event in which a gun plays a part it seems the political stance is to remove or legislate legitimate guns in the hands of legitimate owners. If we put that effort into affecting cures that would work then indeed the world would become a safer place.

    I understand the debate regarding assault rifles, let’s not forget that Pres. Reagan was shot with a small 22 pistol, the Oklahoma bomber easily found the ingredients for making IED’s and they can be acquired fairly easily today. If the mentally imbalanced want to do harm they will find a way. Taking weapons away from law-abiding owners will never stop the criminal element from acquiring their weapon of choice.

    What happened to those 20 innocent children and the adults who tried to protect them was no less than horrific. As for one I stand ready to abide by any sensible legislation to control any weapons easily placed in the wrong hands.

    I am a responsible gun owner, a weapons safety officer educated through the NRA, have enjoyed over 50 years of safe shooting with all types of guns including the famed AR 15.
    I have been a responsible concealed weapon permitted individual for years, and we are the vast majority.

    We need to help, or identify the real cause of the problems that we all know are the perpetrators behind the gun. This proposed gun legislation will never stop the criminal element from acquiring what he needs to do his dirty work.

    Many legal law-abiding gun owners in Simi Valley are counting on you to do what’s right for us.

    With warm regards and great respect,
    Rick Monsour (a 30 year resident of Simi Valley and a steadfast Republican supporter)

  • Bob Guzauskas December 31, 2012, 12:49 pm

    Let’s hope cooler and wiser heads prevail. Yes, I write as you see below. I’m alarmed by talk of government take over. A take over will only happen if we fail to participate, year ’round, in our society. If you want to be a good citizen and keep your guns, get off of your ass, out of your fantasy and start participating in the very messy arena of American politics in your town and your state. I have a rule in committees I chair. No one is allowed to complain unless they have at least one solution to the problem. Remember that when you contact your elected Representatives and Senators. Example:

    Dec 22, 2012

    TO: Chief Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxx
          XXXXXXXXXXX-PD

    Chief,

    Last weekend I sold 3 old shotguns at the gun show. These were “private sales” so there was no background check. And all the buyers refused the receipt I offered. That made me uncomfortable. I once held a FFL and viewed it as a very special privilege. So I want to make this suggestion:

    All “private sales” of guns must create a paper trail. The Buyer must present a photo ID that is recorded on a standard, Bill-of-Sale that specifies in detail what is bought – in triplicate. One copy goes with the Buyer. One copy is kept by the Seller. And one copy goes to local law enforcement who can do a background check if they desire.

    My Buyers were a father with his young son, an elderly couple (“antique dealers”) and a friend of theirs.

    Have a Merry Christmas, Chief.

    Bob Xxxxxxxxxxxx

    —–Original Message—–
    Sent: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 9:20 pm
    Subject: An inadequate response

    Friday, Dec 21, 2012

    We have not paid our debt to the those who died in gun violence. I urge you to reject the political posturing of the both the NRA and this Administration. Neither meets our obligations to one another or offers a solution to our Nation’s gun violence.

    1) There may be a million assault weapons and high capacity magazines already in private hands. A ban is at least 10 years too late.

    2) Put an armed guard in every school…? and in every theater and church and mall and street corner…? Absurd, self serving and disingenuous.

    3) Give ‘em universal service in a national militia. The Swiss and others do it. Put America’s males on the parade grounds, the rifle range, the obstacle course and for their length of service (20 years) under military scrutiny and discipline..

    Rationale:

    1) The violent perpetrators have been males, mostly young males, acting out a fantasy. Introduce them to reality.

    2) Militiamen (not women) would be subject to scrutiny and training over an extended time – 20 years.

    3) Militiamen would learn mental discipline and physical conditioning valuable in their personal life.

    4) Militiamen would be subject to military law and discipline.

    5) Militia weapons, while kept at home, would be inventoried and subject to seizure for cause.

    6) A national militia is referenced in the 2nd amendment. It’s already law and the basis of individual gun ownership..

    Bob Xxxxxxxxx

    • jim smith December 31, 2012, 4:29 pm

      If the government wants to fix the private sale “loophole”, they should do 2 things:

      1) Give anyone free, public, anonymous access to the NICS database. Tell private sellers if you sell a gun to someone and don’t have a piece of paper that says you did a favorable NICS check, you could be held liable if they commit a gun-related crime. This would also provide a rapid, easy method for mental health workers or other concerned individuals to tip off the authorities to investigate someone they think should be prohibited but is not.

      2) Allow any small gun dealer to get an FFL without having a storefront. Currently, thanks to the Clinton administration’s effort to ban guns, you can’t get an FFL if you want to sell guns only at gun shows (Google for question 18a of ATF form 5310 FFL application). As a result someone that wants to sell guns but can’t afford the inventory costs and overhead of a storefront has to sell discretely as a “private citizen” and hence can’t run a background check. Rather than throwing these “kitchen table” sellers out of the system like Clinton did hoping they would go away, they should allow them to get an FFL and subject them to BATF rules and oversight like they were before the Clinton administration let political anti-gun ideology get in the way.

      • Bob Guzauskas December 31, 2012, 8:13 pm

        Jim Smith said, “someone that wants to sell guns but can’t afford the inventory costs and overhead of a storefront has to sell discretely as a “private citizen” and hence can’t run a background check.”

        A Private Seller is legally allowed to sell part or all of his or her PERSONAL firearms collection. A Private Seller is NOT allowed to restock and sell as a dealer. That is a violation of Federal law punishable by imprisonment. Cases are cited on the BATF website.

  • Denny December 31, 2012, 12:55 pm

    My Senators are Boxer and Feinstein! Ugh! I wrote them anyway. Hey BTW, when you write your reps its seems that they make you check a box for the issue you are contacting them about. I’ve been making it a point to check the “civil rights” box, not the “gun control” box. I have a sneaking suspicion that anything that goes in the “gun control” in box is probably just counted as pro-gun control letter. Besides, it really is a civil rights issue in the end.

  • Larken Rose December 31, 2012, 1:04 pm

    It may be a scary thought for some, but a more important message to send to the parasites in DC goes something like this:——————————————-Dear Sociopathic Control Freak,Pass any “legislation” you want. I don’t care. I will not disarm. If you send state mercenaries to disarm me, I will resist. My rights don’t depend upon whether or not some narcissistic megalomaniacs give me their “legislative” permission to be free. My right to liberty does not depend upon public opinion, or any election, or any legislation, or anything else. I own myself. You are not my master. You are not anyone’s master. You’re a lying, delusional jackass, imagining that political rituals have bestowed upon you the right to rule. They didn’t. You’re just a human–not an honest one, or a moral one, or even a sane one, but a human. I don’t give a damn what you want, or what you call “law.” Keep you and your unthinking enforcer thugs away from me. If you don’t start a fight, there won’t be a fight.Larken Rose

  • Christopher December 31, 2012, 1:19 pm

    I just called and emailed two of the three of mine. The third is a waste of time but the two won’t vote for any of this. I live in Ohio. Thanks Gunsamerica for doing this.

  • Robin 'Roblimo' Miller December 31, 2012, 1:32 pm

    Please do us all one simple favor: Don’t go into “all non-rightists are our enemies” mode, because it is not so. There are plenty of Americans who believe in civil rights for everyone, progressive taxation, medical care for all, religious freedom including freedom FROM religion, and so on.

    And plenty of us believe in gun rights as part of civil rights. As a liberal, I am appalled at the idea of high taxes on weapons many Americans choose to have in their homes. Maybe $200 isn’t much to a Senator, but it’s a lot to poor people who are more likely than a Senator to live in a neighborhood where they may need a gun for self-defense — and may confront two, three or four assailants at a time, which is a little beyond the capacity of a 4-round hunting magazine and, really, beyond a 10-round magazine for an average shooter under stress.

    Frankly, the only reason I don’t have a CCW is that the cost of getting one in Florida is about $150 including fingerprinting (I don’t need firearms instruction; the state will accept my DD214 as evidence that I know which end of the gun the bullets come out of), and every time I have that money set aside from my little Social Security check and the freelance writing I do to supplement it, BAM! The car breaks or one of the grown kids has a problem or something else comes up.

    In many ways, gun laws are aimed at poor people. When I was healthy and worked full time, $200 to license an “assault rifle” would have been no big thing to me. $35 for fingerprints? Sure. Which would you like: Cash, debit card or check? $117 for the CCW itself? Sure. Here’s my debit card.

    Now, after some expensive medical care (*with* health insurance) I’m low income, technically just above the poverty line.

    Not complaining; my wife and I have always been frugal people with simple needs and desires, but it’s sad to see gun laws that are aimed more at keeping potent firearms out of the hands of poor people than at controlling guns per se.

    So don’t think your liberal friends and neighbors can’t be allies in the fight to maintain the 2nd Amendment. I’m a liberal and I own guns. So do many other liberals. We just don’t tend to broadcast that fact with bumper stickers and boasts in bars.

    Happy New Year!

    - Robin

  • Tammy December 31, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Just look at it this way if you take away the guns you might as well take away our freedom. This gun control has really got blown out of portion. It’s not the good guys that are doing this & until something is done about more in the mental health field this will still happen. The news has only put bad thoughts in people’s head about guns. I have kids & was mad too about this situation but am not willing to say GUNS are at fault it’s the stupid people & criminals that are. The news just makes it 10 times worst reporting facts that are not true. I just think guns are a never ending problem for someone just to blame there stupidity on. Guns do not have a way to control who’s hands they get in but as a gun person I think they have more important things to mess with besides our means of protecting our own family. Are u congress & Mr. president gonna give up yours if not why should we. So I am against any band . Thanks again

  • antonio December 31, 2012, 1:38 pm

    we need more guns

  • Greg December 31, 2012, 1:48 pm

    Hey everyone,

    Lately, I’ve heard a lot of gun owners say things like … Well, “I guess no one really needs a 30 round magazine.”

    And, I’ve heard lots say things like … “Who really needs an AR-15 style of gun?”

    TIME OUT !!!!

    First, remember that ANY limitation on guns will not affect crime one bit – NOT AT ALL.

    Second, and most importantly, this is not really about guns. This is about our freedom. All of our freedoms; speech, religion, etc. And unfortunately, we are now at a place where we all must fight to defend them … all of them.

    If even one of our freedoms are are in jeopardy – they all are in jeopardy. If the government, our government, the one that is supposed to serve us, be of us, by us, and for us, starts down the path of restricting our freedoms, we have allowed the begging of a downward decent on a very slippery slope. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN.

    If we allow our government to begin eroding ANY of our freedoms, a little here, and then a little there, all in the name of giving us a false sense of security, in the end we will have lost our freedom and will NOT have any greater security.

    The principle of this issue is more important than a simple type of gun, or our personal likes, dislikes, and beliefs. It’s about freedom, about what this country stands for. Our founding fathers, with great wisdom, gave the people these freedoms … for good reason.

    If we’d not been allowed to have guns the past 200 years, NO ONE would be saying “who really needs them” today.

    Please remember, this is not about what YOU think other people need. It’s bigger than you or me. It is about protecting our freedoms, and the freedom of future generations. All of them. And, protecting our freedoms is more important that just about ANYTHING.

    Plus, gun control will never fix violent crime anyway.

    Remember … criminals don’t follow the law.

    In fact, gun control will embolden the criminals, making things even worse – not better.

    When that guy made the YouTube video that insulted Mohamed and resulted in protests world wide, did we suddenly take away, or limit, our freedom of speech? No, we did not. Should we have? Of course not. Never.

    If, after reading this, you don’t feel a great sense of urgency to fight against the erosion of ANY of our freedoms, then I urge you to please study history and look at every society that did not have the freedoms our founding fathers gave to us.

    We are lucky to have them, and they are worth fighting for.

  • Michael December 31, 2012, 1:50 pm

    It’s time we take control of our Congress, Warren Buffet said it all.
    Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

    “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “Y…ou just
    pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
    than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
    for re-election.

    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
    took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
    The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail,
    cell phones, etc.

    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
    or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

    Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
    a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
    each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in The United States of America will
    have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
    around.

    Congressional Reform Act of 2012

    1. No Tenure / No Pension.

    A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
    pay when they’re out of office.

    2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
    Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
    Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
    the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
    American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
    Americans do.

    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
    Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    5. Congress loses their current health care system and
    participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
    American people.

    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
    effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this
    contract with Congressmen/women.

    Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
    Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
    envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
    term(s), then go home and back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
    only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
    the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

    THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

    If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete.
    You are one of my 20+ – Please keep it going, and thanks

  • David Strutz December 31, 2012, 1:50 pm

    “The recent shootings by a deranged individual at a public school is indeed a tragedy. Equally tragic was the gun trafficking into Mexico that was perpetrated by our own BATF during Fast and Furious. Many laws on the books were broken in both instances and that didn’t stop either from happening. More laws and restrictions on gun ownership by law abiding citizens will not stop these sorts of tragedies in the future either. Please do not allow public or political pressure to sway you or your associates in Congress to vote yes on a knee jerk piece of legislation because of the anti-gun propaganda that is rampant at this time.

    In my opinion, the firearm solution to this problem is to allow all law abiding citizens with Concealed Handgun Licenses in the USA, the legal right to carry it anywhere they go. This would include schools, federal buildings, court rooms, work places, anywhere it is illegal to carry a concealed handgun at this time. Criminals and deranged people need to fear that any US citizen could have a gun in their possession anywhere they are and could defend themselves and those around them.

    Thanks for your time and your support for 2nd amendment rights in the past and the future.”

  • john estes December 31, 2012, 1:52 pm

    Hey folks, it’s not the guns that kill, it’s some of the sicko people who get them. If they take control of the responsible peoples guns, only the sicko’s, crooks, robbers and murderers will have them. So then how are you going to protect yourself?

  • john estes December 31, 2012, 1:56 pm

    It’s not guns that kill people, it’s some of the sick people who get them. When our government takes them away fro the respon sible people, only the sickos will have them.

  • Keith Westbrook (@kcjw33) December 31, 2012, 2:05 pm

    An Open Letter to Senator Marco Rubio on Gun Control

    Sen. Rubio:

    I hope that we can count on your support for upholding your oath of office and defend our 2nd. Amendment rights. This is not about semi-automatic weapons it is about who can have them. This is not about gun control but population control and we know it.

    You people in the District of Corruption need to wake up and realize that We The People have had enough of you the tyrants. Your constant assault on our Liberties and Freedoms as defined by the Bill of Rights is not transmutable but finite. The last 4 words of the 2nd. Amendment reads as follows: “Shall Not Be Infringed” now what part of that statement don’t you and the rest of the DC ruling class elites comprehend.

    Your direct defiance of your oath of office by signing legislation like NDAA 2012, the 2 debt ceiling increases, the refusal to investigate Fast & Furious, Benghazi, stimulus 1 & 2, QE1 2 3 3.5, et.al. I would run out of room just listing the criminal actions that have been committed that you and your colleagues have turned a blind eye to.

    You incompetent assholes haven’t passed a budget in going on 4+ years and you still can’t because you are all too gutless to do what needs to be done. As I am writing this it is taking every ounce of restraint I can muster to keep from verbally chastising you for your actions and your co-conspirators who infest our government. You have spent me, my children and now my grandchildren into poverty and you come back for more. You and your cohorts gall is astounding!

    And now the communist side of this coin wants to use the actions of a deranged lunatic created by their secular progressive humanist agenda to take my only defense against their miscreant bastard offspring that will take to the streets very shortly when this government succeeds in crashing this economy. And that is why they want them, WAKE UP Senator; you’re being played the fool!
    Let me be perfectly clear on this with the military oath I took 2 months before you were born:

    “I, Keith Westbrook, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.”
    Tell the rest of your comrades we will not be: 1916 RUSSIA, 1932 GERMANY, 1946 CHINA, 1955 N. KOREA, 1976 CAMBODIA, etc.

    Please feel free (I INSIST) in passing this along with the following sentiment on the subject:

    “Molon Labe”

    Dr. Keith C. Westbrook Ph.D.
    Pres. Conservative Party – Florida
    P.O. Box 358968, Gainesville, Fl. 32635-8968
    352-327-1151 fax:352-332-1699
    http://www.conservativepartyfl.org/

  • ecoon December 31, 2012, 2:12 pm

    these people should be prosicuted for treason. the solution for guns getting into the wrong hands is simple….make a law that all gun owners have their guns in a safe or trigger locks, remove the bolts from bolt action rifles, secure mags for auto loaders in a safe etc. etc. things we should have been doing all along, but haven’t . the way things have gotten nowadays we’ve got to.

    • ecoon December 31, 2012, 2:19 pm

      i’m talking about politicians who seek to disarm the american public. you be afriad to hurt thier feeling , i’m not. the second amendment is the law of the land and it says congress thall make no law. i’ll not apologise for the truth.

  • shawn December 31, 2012, 2:20 pm

    I am about to embark on my 3rd combat deployment, I only own 2 ARs one for my wife and myself one thing I have learned in combat is that the guy with the best tactics and the best gun wins. I dont know about everywhere else but where I live it takes the police 45 minutes to get here. The longest fire fight I have ever seen lasted 35 minutes and more than 50 people died in that time and thousands of rounds were spent, I cant afford to lose the right to defend myself and my family.

  • John December 31, 2012, 2:31 pm

    I just sent amails to my 2 Reps. I know that one will give me a line of BS saying we need to have more gun control.
    Every time I cantact him he all ways comes up with some liberal way of trying to cover up what we believe in like our right to bare arms. He says he’s a hunter and tells us that he is pro gun but even a dumb A$$ can see the wolf in sheep clothing. If they want a war they are going in the right direction for sure..

  • Ed December 31, 2012, 2:31 pm

    Thanks to you guys for taking an active role in the fight against unconstitutional attempts to control and confiscate certain guns on the basis of their “looks”, or ammo capacity, etc.
    I will be contacting my senators and representative concerning this, and encourage everyone I know to do the same.
    The other gun marketing businesses and websites should be following your lead, along with the NRA.

  • Tom Ridley December 31, 2012, 2:54 pm

    I submitted the following to my Federal rep and Senators;
    I hope you will do everything possible to ensure that our 2nd amendment rights are not trampled by overzealous lawmakers in some knee jerk reaction to the recent shooting. Some lunatic goes crazy, kills and steals weapons and law abiding citizens have to jump through hoops or pay additional taxes for the outcome? This shouldn’t be allowed to happen.

  • Art Vogt December 31, 2012, 3:20 pm

    I emailed both my Senators and my District representative. For what it’s worth, they know I am watching.

    The Second Amendment is there to defend the others.

  • jim smith December 31, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Gun owners need get off their asses and get organized and vocal. They need to get the NRA (and other national gun organizations?) to poll their membership to see how many people would pledge to support a gun rights rally in Washington DC (or somewhere else) about the time Biden releases his AWB recommendations? If enough people are interested, members in each state could work with local gun clubs and gun stores to work out the logistics and transportation issues at the state level. The NRA could work the permitting issues and draw upon their experienced retired military and law enforcement members to work the police, security and logistics issues in the DC area as well as ask nearby members with large acreages in the surrounding areas if they would be willing to provide camping and/or parking facilities. Gun owners have the stereotype of being a bunch of anti-social, unorganized people who just want to be left alone. We need to take a page from Obama’s community organizing and Chicago thug playbook and put a face on the NRA and show that we can be organized as well as peaceful, considerate, and responsible. The thought of thousands of unorganized gun owners apparently scares the crap out of the anti-gun politicians. The thought of thousands of organized gun owners will probably scare them even more and just the threat of a rally may be enough to derail this whole national gun control proposal. In addition, it would accomplish 2 things. It would get gun owners logistically connected, organized and networked with like minded people for future challenges to their gun rights (do you really think this will be the last one?) and it would help provide cover to Republican and red state Democrats in the house who don’t vote in favor of an AWB. Even the biased news media couldn’t ignore hundreds of chartered busses bearing the NRA logo driving to Washington DC from all parts of the country. Personally I’d be willing to spend more money than I should to do my part to make this happen. With 4 more years of Obama, this new AWB is just the beginning.

  • tracker December 31, 2012, 3:47 pm

    They say that this is not about confiscation but it is. Read Feinstein’s summary. It bans the transfer of the weapons they seek to outlaw (along with the sale and manufacture, etc). Now why do you think they want you to register them? Because at your death they will come and confiscate them because transferring them will be illegal, so you will not be able to transfer them to your heirs! If you think that the transfer applies to guns that are not grandfathered, that is absurd, as there will be no new guns that are on that list, since the manufacture of them is banned as well. The transfer applies to already existing weapons. Wake up people! All of you, from everywhere and every political ideology. They want us unarmed so we’ll be sheeple, easier for the fleecing.

    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

  • Randall December 31, 2012, 3:53 pm

    I would just like to say that this is a total travesty of what our elected people who take an oath of office to UPHOLD THE CONSTUTION then twist all the rights so it benefits their cause.

    Think of our military who are fighing defending our great nation and all the freedoms we enjoy.
    This is a total slap in the face to them when they come home to tell them your 2nd Amendment rights on of the things you were defending no longer exist.

    You can use your weapon in war to kill people but when you come home you must surrender what ever you own to the gov.

  • Dale Baranoski December 31, 2012, 3:58 pm

    So when the tool that the founding fathers specifically included in the Constitution to deal with public corruption is brazenly tampered with, where is the outrage?
    Its the 5th Amendment dealing with the OTHER grand jury power, often referred to as the 4th branch of government, one for use BY the people AGAINST public corruption. Here is another explanation of the tampering with the Presentment Grand Jury:

    Appendix to Title 18, United States Code, Rule 6 Note 4:
    “4. Presentment is not included as an additional type of formal accusation, since presentments as a method of instituting prosecutions are OBSOLETE [emphasis added by me], at least as concerns the Federal courts.”
    But, it is up to the People to restore it, and use it; or for the Sheeple to do nothing, and lose it.

    http://www.constitution.org/lrev/roots/runaway.htm

    http://www.newswithviews.com/Stang/alan195.htm

  • Dan F. December 31, 2012, 4:04 pm

    I just e-mailed both my State Rep. & Senator here in Missouri.

  • JM December 31, 2012, 4:06 pm

    While I emailed my representative/senator much like everyone else on this forum has, I have not seen or heard of anyone contacting their gun makers. Ultimately, their future swings in the balance. They are profiting like no other company right now, yet they are being silent. Write your gun makers!!!!!

    Here is what I wrote to the owner of Stag Arms, feel free to use it (make sure you tailor it to your company):

    I hope that you do not delete this email, casting it off as some sort of spam/propaganda. I am contacting you as a loyal gun owner, specifically a Stag Arms owner. I bought my first Stag last year as a gift to myself after Christmas (I just ordered another last week and will be waiting for quite some time, I suppose). Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed my rifle (Model 6) while target shooting and hog hunting. I was thoroughly impressed with the fit and finish. Actually, I bought it online and had no idea what to expect. I read some reviews and went for it. When I received the rifle I immediately knew that rifle was well crafted and would last my lifetime, my children’s, and so on.

    Which brings me to my point. I am sure you know the current political climate and what will follow in the upcoming weeks. I am sure you have your interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, which probably closely resembles my own. I know that you are no longer taking any orders of your weapons, as you are estimating a one year, or more, lead time. This signifies to me that your business is doing well, regardless of the circumstances or reasons that are driving your sales. I am glad that your American business is doing well, as it should because you turn out a fine product.

    However, I must say that I am at the very least disappointed that you have not been vocal (to my knowledge) as a company in attempting to rally against the upcoming legislation that would, in essence, destroy your company. I have not seen one message on your website, asking me to contact my Senator or Congressmen. I have not received any emails from you asking me to contact my friends and family in order to educate them about what the future of firearm ownership will look like in the near future.

    I ask you to reach out and contact your Stag Arms members and get them to Stand as One. Our 2nd Amendment rights are in jeopardy and we need everyone to let their politicians know where they stand. I love my rifle and want to be able to enjoy it in the future. I want my children to be able to enjoy shooting sports. It was their right when they came into this world, and I feel the government is overstepping its bounds with the upcoming proposed legislation.

    I am a Texan, a father, and a U.S. Marine of 15 years. But, I am just one person. You have the ability to influence many more than I ever could. Please make your voice heard and encourage responsible gun owners to do the same.

  • John Rogers December 31, 2012, 4:15 pm

    Instead of changing GUN LAWS, the Constitution defines these rights. I think we should concentrate on changing ALL OF THE CURRENTLY ELECTED OFFICIALS. They are elected to protect our rights not try to take them away for political gain. Some claim to defend the 2nd ammendment,few of them are concerned about our rights. Look at the wreck the economy is in,an exjception example of their ob performance. They are more concerned about themselves. They make $175K a year( above the table), they have 124 days off a year.Very few of them do anything useful when they are in session,but look out for #1. they have full retirement, automatic raises. Does this resemble any real world job ? TIME FOR CHANGE !
    The shooting in Connecticut is a tragedy, some people should not have access to guns( people with mental lproblems) a very good example. Alcoholics are not allowed to drive, eventually. This is ONLY about POLITICS, not about GUNS,not about dead school children. Remember Obama politics about guns and Drug gangs in Mexico ?
    Obama isagainst armed guardsin schools, tehschoolwherehis childrengohas11 armedguards. N.Y.andChicago ( both very strict gun laws, high crime rates) have mostly schools with armed guards.

  • Nancie December 31, 2012, 4:43 pm

    I have contacted my Senator and Rep, I am an NRA card carrying Democrat, who totally disagree with this stupid tax that Feinstein is trying to pass, pfft, as an american I have the right to have any weapon I chose to protect myself and my family. She has the secret service to protect her and she doesn’t have to worry about what it cost to be protected.

  • daddyvortex December 31, 2012, 4:55 pm

    I contacted my Congressman and the one Ohio Senator that might actually listen (the other is Sherrod Brown and he’s firmly on the Feinstein side of gun banning). FWIW, I have also contacted my state legislators and governor asking them to investigate any state laws or constitutional provisions designed to protect me from federal regulatory tyranny designed to ban firearm ownership.

  • Robert Wisniewski December 31, 2012, 5:01 pm

    I have already contacted all of my congressional reps. I also sent an e-mail to Gun Owners of America. Good luck with the NRA. Their website e-mail server seems to be permanently plagued with issues and don’t even bother with the phone unless you are calling to donate or join. It’s time for a stand. I am for a road trip to the capitol building steps. NRA says they have over 4 million members. GOA over 300,000. Do you think someone might be able to plan something with about 500,000 showing up in DC. I’m all in. But as usual most will just sit on their backsides and wait until it’s too late. After all it can’t happen here right? Wait–it already did. We also need to be sensitive to those who have suffered because of these tragedies. But I for one will never surrender any of my property nor will I comply with any order to NFA my firearms. Diane and company will have to come get them.

  • Ken Pettingill December 31, 2012, 5:08 pm

    Just wrote a lengthly letter to my rep who is pro-gun. I asked him to ask Sen.Fenstein why the media hadn’t reported on the 17 Dec 12 San Antonio Theater shooting where a “Good Guy” with a gun stopped a mass shooting. Oh listen! I hear the crickets!! Get involved! This is WW3 on guns! 51% of public opinion wins – Us against the media machine. Please encourage any “ghost” 2nd Amendment free-riding friends to get involved. I used to be one when I was young and foolish.

    “The most foolish mistake we could make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms; history shows that all conquerors who allowed it have prepared for their own fall” Adolf Hitler

  • Clark Moore December 31, 2012, 5:33 pm

    Just emailed both senators and my (unfortunately) Democratic representative. Let’s hope these guys all listen closely… >:*)

  • Kelly Ellis December 31, 2012, 5:36 pm

    Being from Colrado i am blessed with a couple of worthless ass obama disciples in the senate and wouldnt waste the ink, altough we have a good rep Tipton in our district and will make contact.

  • Eric B December 31, 2012, 5:37 pm

    I’ll be damned if I’ll submit to any thumbprint, photo, or any other requirement to use my rifle. I’m 53, my for fathers have been in American since before the Revolution. I’ll defend my rights to the death.

  • Chris R December 31, 2012, 5:49 pm

    I support this. I agree. I just emailed all of my reps. Thank you for all you do to protect our rights. Please continue.

  • Country Doc December 31, 2012, 5:57 pm

    The following was sent to my Senators and Congressman

    31 December 2012

    Dear Senators Levin and Stebenow and Congressman Huizenga:

    As a voting member of your constituencies, I most strongly request that you not only not support the current government push towards stricter gun legislation, but that you actively support efforts against such legislation.

    This country was established by men, and women, with ideas, fortitude, Trust in God, and the arms to back it all up. In my lifetime the U.S. government has been doing its best to crush the ideal and spirit of the people; denying that we are a Judeo-Christian nation; emasculating its men and trying to turn its women into men; and lastly, stripping us of our ability to fight back against tyranny if and when such struggle becomes necessary.

    The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution begins: “We the People. . .” Not we the government officials in Washington, D.C. The 2nd Amendment puts teeth into the Bill of Rights. The people are responsible for preserving their freedoms/rights. Often times, I hear the uneducated, and politicians, refer to a “well regulated militia. . .” as to mean the National Guard and Army. This is by no means so. The militia is the people. The founding fathers were loath to a standing army, which is in fact a tool to enforce government policy (if I remember my oath of office: “against all enemies, foreign and domestic. . .”

    Some quotes from Thomas Jefferson are enlightening:

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

    “Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.”

    “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

    I guess you will think me an extremist. I suppose I am: 1980 USMA graduate; 1984 USUHS graduate; 1992 US Army CGSC graduate; units served in to include 101st Abn Div (Air Assault), 75th Ranger Regiment (including Operation Just Cause), JTF South (Operation Desert Storm), and USASOC. I am white, male, Roman Catholic. I am a husband, father, grandfather, son. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. I am a practicing solo physician, business owner, and employer. Yup, mighty extreme.

    If government wants to root out violence, I have some suggestions on where to start:

    1) Look what we have done to our children.

    a) They are fat, inactive little butterballs. They are not playing sports, not having PE at school, and are eating indiscriminately. The military has noted a distressing rise in the number of totally unfit individuals arriving for basic training.
    b) They are unsupervised. Parents are increasingly out of touch with their kids. TV, computers, video games (with increasingly more violent and sexual content) are what the kids are playing when not a school. As long as the kid is quiet, the parents are happy.

    c) Decreasing human contact. They Text, tweet, Email, Facebook, but God forbid they have to talk.

    2) Total lack of / inadequacy of mental health services. In the Army, we had wonderful mental health services. For my 14 years as a civilian physician, I have told patients and family, that the biggest health crisis in West Michigan (and I now know, in America) is the totally inadequate access to decent, affordable mental health services.

    3) So what happens?

    a) You get a male adolescent / young adult, who has limited social skills and interactions,

    b) who spends thousands of hours desensitizing themselves to violence (ever wonder about suicide bombers) and the pain it might cause others,

    c) who are not participating in physical activities and interactions whereby their pent up aggressions and anger could be released,

    d) who, as long as they are quiet and not causing overt trouble are ignored by parents, teachers, you and me,

    e) who, even if we recognized their problems would be able to do very little because treatment is inadequate / non-available and there are no facilities to house them in until they commit a crime,

    f) suddenly this individual is in a state of extreme anxiety, stress, pressure, neglect and KABOOM – ANOTHER ONE GOES OFF

    No, honored Senators and Congressman. Guns are not the problem. Guns are tools. They are the only tools that the American People have to insure our Liberty, to quote Thomas Jefferson again:

    “A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!”

    • john klucinec January 7, 2013, 8:35 am

      Perfect. Terrific Jefferson quotes. Where did you find them?

  • S. Cahow December 31, 2012, 6:11 pm

    Sent to the politicians –
    I was a peace officer for over 28 years, leaving as a lieutenant. We are the ones that know what does and does NOT work regarding firearms laws and citizens. We are not interested in false statements from poltically correct chiefs of police who are appointed by radically liberal politicians. Politicians: You need to understand what working law enforcement officers really KNOW about restrictive gun laws. Basically, they work no better than the drug laws have worked but they actually lead to citizens not being able to defend themselves. Many times, while interviewing criminals, I have been told how much the criminals LIKE restrictive firearms laws. It makes for far easier victimization of the honest. No one wearing a badge prevents victimization. They arrive after the crime is over and the criminal is gone. The ONLY citizens that can protect themselves and others are those that are armed and willing to do so. Politicians: You need to recognize the truth and stand down from the rediculous regulations you are proposing. We also recognize them as just another excuse to rip off the taxpayers in the false claim that you CARE so much about the citizens of the country. By the way, most of the working cops in LA think the Last L.A. “gun buyback” was a sham and a political bag of rubbage.

  • Dave December 31, 2012, 6:15 pm

    I’ve written both of my senators here as well. Rather than criminalizing the millions of us who own guns that haven’t killed anyone, the discussion should be asking the question about why this happens rather than using the excuse of we must stop the criminal so we’re going to punish all of the innocents. Laws have no affect on criminals. That’s why they’re criminals-their very nature is to defy the law no matter how you write it.

  • Tim M December 31, 2012, 6:20 pm

    I have written to both my Senators and my Congressman. I hope it does some good….

  • B December 31, 2012, 6:49 pm

    I bet the people in these countries didn’t think they had anything to worry about when their contries banned weapons. This is whyy we have the 2nd Ammendment, not because we need guns to hunt.

    Paul Harvey on Guns Monday, November 06, 2000
    Are you considering backing gun control laws? Do you think that because you may not own a gun, the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment don’t matter? CONSIDER:
    In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million “educated” people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    That places total victims who lost their lives because of gun control at approximately 56 million in the last century. Since we should learn from the mistakes of history, the next time someone talks in favor of gun control, find out which group of citizens they wish to have exterminated. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed, a program costing the government more than $500 million dollars. The results Australia-wide; Homicides are up 3.2%; Assaults are up 8%; Armed robberies are up 44%; In that country’s state of Victoria, homicides with firearms are up 300%. Over the previous 25 years, figures show a steady decrease in armed robberies and Australian politicians are on the spot and at a loss to explain how no improvement in “safety” has been observed after such monumental effort and expense was successfully expended in “ridding society of guns.” It’s time to state it plainly; Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws only affect the law-abiding citizens. Take action before it’s too late, write or call your representatives. OPINION: Paul Harvey on Guns Paul Harvey’s comment on Columbine High shootings: How can we blame it all on guns? For the life of me, I can’t understand what could have gone wrong in Littleton, CO. If only the parents had kept their children away from the guns, we wouldn’t have had such a tragedy. Yeah, it must have been the guns. It couldn’t have been because half our children are being raised in broken homes. It couldn’t have been because our children get to spend an average of 30 seconds in meaningful conversation with their parents each day. After all, we give our children quality time. It couldn’t have been because we treat our children as pets and our pets as children.
    It couldn’t have been because we place our children in day care centers where they learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law of the jungle while employees who have no vested interest in the children look on and make sure that no blood is spilled. It couldn’t have been because we allow our children to watch, on the average, seven hours of television a day filled with the glorification of sex and violence that isn’t fit for adult consumption. It couldn’t have been because we allow our children to enter into virtual worlds in which, to win the game, one must kill as many opponents as possible in the most sadistic way possible. It couldn’t have been because we have sterilized and contracepted our families down to sizes so small that the children we do have are so spoiled with material things that they come to equate the receiving of the material with love. It couldn’t have been because our children, who historically have been seen as a blessing from God, are now being viewed as either a mistake created when contraception fails or inconveniences that parents try to raise in their spare time. It couldn’t have been because we give two-year prison sentences to teenagers who kill their newborns. It couldn’t have been because our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolved out of some primordial soup of mud by teaching evolution as fact and by handing out condoms as if they were candy. It couldn’t have been because we teach our children that there are no laws of morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and that actions don’t have consequences. What the heck, the president gets away with it. Nah, it must have been the guns. Paul Harvey

  • Eric Bragg December 31, 2012, 6:59 pm

    Thank you, Guns America, for the continuous kick-in-the-pants! I appreciate your links and assistance to make this easy. I have contacted the president’s office, as well as my representative and senator. I do hope everyone will get involved in this. It is an extremely urgent and important point in our history. I agree, we must fight back against this complete nonsense. Raising taxes won’t do anything to stop this problem – it will only fund the Fed’s ability to crush downward harder in the future! This has got to be stopped now.

  • Kathy K December 31, 2012, 7:15 pm

    Several months ago, I purchased a Glock 19 & joined a shooting range. As a woman, guns initally made me very squeamish – like I didn’t want to even touch one. The first few times my hands were shaking, but I got over it & now LOVE firing it. I’ve never considererd myself to be the victim type; sitting in my house pleading to some nut job for mercy. I do plan to speak up for our Constitutional rights, so I will be writing (whether that means I’m added to some kind of list). All of us need to speak up for our liberties, because the cowards and bullies in our political system want a meek and subdued target. I’m also a Christian, so under this admin., that’s strike two. I figure one way or another, I’ll probably get marched out on a one-way trip. Come on people!! Everyone please take a moment to act on this…

  • larry December 31, 2012, 7:37 pm

    i would like to see NO new gun laws

  • Nick R. December 31, 2012, 7:41 pm

    Just emailed both representatives will let all who I know to do the same.

  • Kathy K December 31, 2012, 8:41 pm

    Here’s a concise statement I modified to copy & paste:

    I am writing as a concerned citizen and gun owner. It has come to my attention that new legislation concerning assault-type weapons is being introduced by Senator Feinstein. I am concerned over the looming threat of further government restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights.

    Further firearm restrictions will only serve to empower criminals, who will choose to ignore any arbitrary laws. The pending legislation will do nothing to prevent gun violence, and it will empower criminals. Statistics, in other countries, prove that disarming law-abiding citizens actually increases crime.

    I am in favor of common-sense gun control measures such as including a mental health component to background checks and closing the loophole of person-to-person sales that do not require a background check.

    This legislation proposed by Sen. Feinstein is a good example of a poor attempt to end this type of violence. I am a gun owner interested in protecting myself and my loved ones.

    I am your constituent, and I ask you to uphold our rights on this matter. I will support any politician’s efforts to protect our 2nd amendment rights from further erosion and I actively encourage my friends, family and members of my community to do the same.

    Respectfully Yours,

  • Elaine J. Passalacqua December 31, 2012, 9:45 pm

    What has and is our country digressed to? Do you realize that we have thousands or hundred of thousands of military veterans who simply enjoy collecting and shooting. In Israel, the citizens are permitted to walk around with fully automatic weapons. We are being attacked by the “LEFT WING” GEORGETOWN TYPES who walk around with a $1,000.00 glass of champagne in their hand and their “limo” outside boyfriend inside and husband at home who lust power and dictate to others. Ms. Feinstein time has long passed. It is time for her to install her depends and worry about a moisture attack and not gun attacks. She and hers should never have closed mental institutions across the country during the 1980′s. They threw the poor people out into the street to literally “die” in order to save a buck. Ban the gun, Ban the high performance car, ban private pilots, ban sex, ban breathing, “hey”—”ban freedom”!

  • Eric December 31, 2012, 10:08 pm

    I sent letters to my congressmen and senators basically this is the letter:

    Sir,
    My name is Eric XXXXXXX. I’ve been a State Trooper for 10 years, a Deputy Sheriff for 9 years prior to becoming a Trooper, have served in the military (Army) for almost 18 years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and I’m a Bronze Star Medal recipient.
    I am very concerned about the latest push for possible bans, regulations and unreasonable taxation against citizens wanting to own AR-15 style rifles.
    The banning or regulation of these rifles, I personally feel would go against the Second Amendment and what our forefathers had in mind when they wrote it. They wrote that Amendment to enable the citizens to protect themselves from their enemies both foreign and domestic to include an unjust government, not so they would have guns just for hunting.
    I feel that a government that would remove the lawful ownership of these firearms, would be placing the public at a higher risk of victimization from the criminal element, because law abiding citizens would not have the ability to protect themselves against criminals who wouldn’t abide by these laws.
    I would strongly support regulations on more thorough background checks, waiting periods, and to require background checks even at gun shows and private sales of firearms, and making citizens strongly responsible for who they sell weapons privately to.
    I am respectfully requesting that you vote against any restrictive measures of owning an AR-15 by honest law-abiding private citizens. Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely,
    Eric

  • Mike December 31, 2012, 11:48 pm

    All these “anti-gunners” sure shut up when you talk about crime and gang violence in their hometowns, and States.L.A.,New York City, Chicago and the list goes on. They’re responce is “We are all racist!” This is about FREEDOM, the 2nd amendment and being a Citizen and not a subject.

  • RED333 January 1, 2013, 12:55 am

    I send a message EVERY DAY!!!

  • Dick Townes January 1, 2013, 1:20 am

    E-mailed the Tennessee Delegation and requested their support.

  • David Middleton January 1, 2013, 2:44 am

    GA you are right on But I belive It may be to late already the people in this country alone that owns guns equate to the largest army on earth almost 10-15 million people and we are allowing the few in Washington DC to set our destiny .WE are the dumbest damn people on the face of this planet we set around talking about the cause and not doing somthing about it, how many years has Fienstien been in office she has made her agenda pretty well known how many times are they going to try to take our guns and we do nothing, but lay down like a bunch of fucking sheep its time we stood up, 10 million in Washington DC will make them take note, 10 million with guns they will take note let them bring in the military do you honestly think that they will try to take every on that many armed people, this was the way it was done in 1776. but NO the people of the US dont have the guts to do this they are afraid or they just don,t give a damn they elected their President by a landslide victory so what do you expect from this country of liberals .This has been coming for many years and we just put our head in the sand and sit on our asses like sheep while WASHINGTON D.C.and it political agenda takes every freedom we have

  • Barncat January 1, 2013, 2:51 am

    Thanks for the heads up!! I have forwarded this to everyone I know. Stand as one, you can count me in!! To many gave their lives for us not to rise up and defend this with everything we can bring forward.

  • Ray J January 1, 2013, 3:17 am

    I have contacted my state rep. and senators in michigan. This nation has enacted laws contrary to the word of god. Parents can no longer discipline their children as instructed in gods word. Some parents live in fear of their own children. They have outlawed prayer in schools. Obama claimes to be a christian but is to concerned about offending muslims.He is willing to destroy our constitution and turn this nation over to the united nations but first he must disarm all citizens.Our enemies should fear God Almighty but they are not that smart, they fear our guns.Jesus christ will soon rule this world, men will beat their swords into plowshares and they will learn war no more. The lion will lay down with the lamb.Then and not until then will I give up my right to keep and bear arms.

  • Dean Tyler January 1, 2013, 3:40 am

    I sent this to my elected officials, hope it helps…I know, no one’s going to like the magazine part .

    To The Office Of

    Dear

    With the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, gun control has moved to the top of the agenda for lawmakers in Washington. I almost believed, just for a moment that Mr. Obama was telling the truth when he said we need to put politics aside and come up with a comprehensive plan to control gun violence in the U.S. I can see that this is a lie. The usual gun ban suspects are ready to go with Diane Feinstein at the helm. She is introducing a bill, which sounds like the 18th amendment, except for firearms: “Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of”… many different firearms. There is a second part of this bill which I believe is unconstitutional, maybe I am interpreting it incorrectly:
    Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    – Background check of owner and any transferee.
    -Type and serial number of the firearm.
    -Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint.
    -Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law.
    -Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
    This sounds like she wants a weapon, such as an AR-15, or an M1 Carbine, or a Ruger 10/22 (a 22LR plinker used by 12 yr. olds and adults alike) to be a Title II weapon, like an M16, or a rocket launcher. So every owner of any semi-auto weapon including handguns that can accept a magazine that can take more than 10 rounds has to pay $200, go through a very extensive background check which will cost the government a lot more than $200, and then maybe they get to keep their rifle/gun. What about people like me, in New York State? It’s illegal for civilians to own any Class 3/Title II weapons in N.Y. Will I automatically be a felon unless I turn my guns in if this bill passes? This is the part that is unconstitutional to me (2nd and 4th), I have never broken the law, and passing a law that makes me a criminal is a vile and despicable act.
    The facts are very simple when it comes to these guns, there is only one fundamental difference, ONE: an “assault style weapon” can usually accommodate a magazine of high capacity. That is the only difference. Some of my gun owning friends will disagree with me here, but I think a 10 round magazine capacity on all magazines is a good idea. I already have to deal with it in N.Y. and it’s not really a big deal, I just buy more magazines. I was willing to have a restriction on magazine size after the Aurora shooting, I think that is sensible law. As far as “pre-ban” items of any kind, see the paragraph above this one. I’m not a felon now, and no one is going to make me into one. Four days after the shooting, I wrote the NRA. I asked them to come out and say something, anything, not just bury their heads in the sand as usual. I wanted them to present their ideas on what they think should be done to prevent gun violence. It took them a while, but their idea of putting guards, or police, or someone in schools is a good one. It gives a child a chance, more than 0.00%. Maybe 0.10%, it’s something, but the liberal media and liberals in government aren’t willing to even entertain a chance, a sliver of hope at saving a child’s life. The reason it is getting bashed is because the NRA came up with it. If Obama came up with it, there would be a platoon of soldiers at every school in America with close air support and sniper towers.
    Gladly, I believe the Feinstein bill has little hope of passing since it is so extreme. I think there are many democrats that would think that it’s a bit much too. The extreme liberal mind never lets a tragedy, especially one involving children, go to waste. This bill has been ready for years, and now it’s time for them to pounce. 26 white people are shot in a rural elementary school and “something must be done”. Over 500 people have been murdered in Chicago in 2012, I don’t see very many people lighting candles over that. The law abiding American citizen should not be punished for the act of a boy with a broken mind. This is the price of our freedom, bad people are going to do bad things no matter what.
    I am not a hunter, I don’t fish, I don’t live in the country, I am not a Republican or a Democrat, I’m an independent. Most importantly, I am an American, and I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Dean A. Tyler

    Rochester, N.Y.

  • matt January 1, 2013, 4:00 am

    Thank you to whoever posted the links to reps and the good sample letter. I contacted my reps and forwarded to all my friends.

  • citizen with knowledge January 1, 2013, 4:33 am

    this is all just a trick–the same trick they have been trying since Obama wanted to get rid of guns. G Bush let the assault ban run out for a reason–his words “I think this goes against the 2nd amendment”. They want our guns so bad so we will be totally helpless–1st was fast and furious, 2nd theater shooting (very suspect to me),3rd school shooting (again very supicious to me ummm mk ultra), now tax em out. They will pull every dirty trick they can to get rid of the 2nd amendment. These shootings are very sad, but it is insane, out of their mind, or “controled” people that do it. Why should the normal law abiding citizen have to pay extra taxes or even worry about our guns being taken. That boy who shot the school up acording to everyone that knew him said he was weird acting or off a little and had signs of mental illness, so the blame should go to the person that left the weapon in a place he could get to it.period. guns dont kill-people do. an assault weapon is no different than any other semi auto gun-besides the way it looks. it shoots a very small rifle round. A .22 semi auto hunting rifle could be used to do the same thing-no matter the clip size–if it holds 10 rounds they could buy 20 clips-go somewhere and do the same thing. This is wrong. Taxes on “assault rifles” are wrong–its just more of their trickery to get the guns–the only thing citizens could use to defend themselves against a corrupt government.So since they are not corrupt, they shouldnt even be trying to take guns. Also if and i say if because i cant prove or say as fact that certain people in power are behind shootings–but if they are-how evil are these people–god WILL come back and you will be judged. we are getting warnings from citizens in Great Britain,Russia, and people all over the world to NOT let them do this. They know whats at stake. And i think anyone in the U.S. who has done any studying or seeking knowledge of the future knows as well–the rest of us need to wake up b4 its to late.–i personally am ashamed of what the government has been doing–i mean they caught Eric Holder and said he definitely had ties with the fast and furious plan that was foiled by a true American-but nothing ever hapened–why is he still the A.G.–he should have been fired on the spot–it just dissapeared like nothing ever hapened.This tax is just another tactical move on their part. It will keep getting worse until they decide to juse suspend the constitution and take guns by force, but remember-we are not weak and helpless-and we need more people to wake up.God help us and have mercy on our sins. Would say God bless the USA, but i think this country is under his judgement and its only going to get worse

  • Adam mert January 1, 2013, 4:36 am

    The power in congress needs to be taken and given back to the peopl. when a bill that affects civil rights is being thought of instead of the corrupt scandals having the option of passing it on us it should literally be our vote to pass it or deny it. Not theirs they get whatever protection they need.

  • citizen with knowledge January 1, 2013, 5:29 am

    ALL gun owners

  • Bill January 1, 2013, 5:33 am

    Contacted my rep. and senator in VA thanks GA

  • PETER LAVIGNE January 1, 2013, 7:54 am

    diane feinstein should be home washing floors, and waiting on her husban if anybody would have her… well i guess a little extreme, feistein should remember all the men and women from this country and those who have given it all, to protect its constitution…she is another self centered blind politition with nothing else in mind but themselves….these people need to be replaced with people who actually care about the usa…GOD BLESS THE USA

  • Jonathan January 1, 2013, 10:24 am

    I have written a letter to my representative and senator in NC.

  • Robin January 1, 2013, 10:47 am

    Done. Emailed Senator and Rept in Florida. Sent to friends and gun businesses we deal with.
    Thanks for pushing this. A scary time for our country and our freedoms.

  • Robin January 1, 2013, 10:55 am

    Appreciate the comments and venting. But hopefully EVERYONE is actually contacting their state reps and senators, AND urging everyone they know to do the same. Otherwise, we are just preaching to the choir.
    Copy and paste one of the great letter examples submitted, or parts of it … whatever … but do something. NOW.

    • Administrator January 1, 2013, 12:38 pm

      Amen to that.

  • herbstine January 1, 2013, 11:15 am

    I sent this to my legislators

    Sir,
    In light of recent events, most infamously the Sandy Hook massacre, there are a number of “gun control” measures being bandied about in D.C. As your constituent, I am writing to you to tell you I want you to OPPOSE any and all such legislation. Such foolish ideas only serve to leave the law abiding defenseless. Guns are only a tool. We live in the Information Age. To think that banning guns will stop the insane from wreaking havoc is fantasy. They will continue by using other devices that can be constructed using commonly available components & info from the world wide web, along with paper publications.
    Security is our best response, both personal & public. As a nation, we’ve banned items before, alcohol, drugs & “assault weapons” spring to the forefront as examples. Such measures have failed dismally, neither stopping the flow of such items, nor improving public safety, in fact actually increasing the violent crime rate. Any ban on guns, even bans on select types, will net the same result.
    You may want to remind your colleagues that I, and millions of other law abiding gun owners, will be watching how our political leaders vote on this issue, and will respond accordingly. Those who support the law abiding will be rewarded with continued loyalty support. Those who vote to strip us of our rights & property will find themselves unemployed come the next elections, if not recalled sooner.

    Respectfully,

    South Bell County, TX

    If anyone can use this, feel free to.

  • herbstine January 1, 2013, 11:18 am

    I sent this to my legislators:

    Sir,
    In light of recent events, most infamously the Sandy Hook massacre, there are a number of “gun control” measures being bandied about in D.C. As your constituent, I am writing to you to tell you I want you to OPPOSE any and all such legislation. Such foolish ideas only serve to leave the law abiding defenseless. Guns are only a tool. We live in the Information Age. To think that banning guns will stop the insane from wreaking havoc is fantasy. They will continue by using other devices that can be constructed using commonly available components & info from the world wide web, along with paper publications.
    Security is our best response, both personal & public. As a nation, we’ve banned items before, alcohol, drugs & “assault weapons” spring to the forefront as examples. Such measures have failed dismally, neither stopping the flow of such items, nor improving public safety, in fact actually increasing the violent crime rate. Any ban on guns, even bans on select types, will net the same result.
    You may want to remind your colleagues that I, and millions of other law abiding gun owners, will be watching how our political leaders vote on this issue, and will respond accordingly. Those who support the law abiding will be rewarded with continued loyalty & support. Those who vote to strip us of our rights & property will find themselves unemployed come the next elections, if not recalled sooner.

    Respectfully,

    (My Name)
    South Bell County, TX

    If anyone can use this, please feel free.

  • we the people January 1, 2013, 11:32 am

    Its not for the people by the people any longer because gun control is not what we the people want…..BRACE YOURSELF AND DECIDE AT THE END OF THE DAY YOUR WHAT YOUR WILLING TO LIVE WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO DEFEND YOUR HOME AND FAMILY….BRACE YOUR SELF AMERICA THEY PLAN TO TAKE YOUR FREEDOM IT WONT BE LONG THEY WILL BE KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR OR KICKING IT DOWN REMEMBER RANDY WEAVER AND HIS FAMILY!

  • Bert Conis January 1, 2013, 11:58 am

    My wife, myself and grand children got back to Marrero 4 days after Hurricane Katrina hit. We saw and heard stories about looting and burning in New Orleans. We live on the west bank of the river which did not get flooded. We had electricity since we had a natural gas generator. The local news reported that hundreds of angry people wanted to come over to the west bank which had no water, or power to sustain life. Some of these folks actually burned the Oakwood shopping mall down and it was closed for several years after. Anyway we were with a few neighbors that were armed. We prayed that people would not come down our street too loot and burn our property. There were NO police, Deputies or National guard to protect us. I guarantee that anyone who is in a helpless place and time as we were would pray that they had neighbors that were armed to protect them. This is similar to the riots in Los Angeles when people looted and burned down business. The business that were spared were only spared because the owner had semi-automatic rifles which mobs fear. So when Senator Dianne Feinstein pretend to present a bill to ban semi-automatic weapons just ask yourself what are you going to do if a disaster happens and you find yourself in the middle of a bad situation. The senator spoke several years ago about why she need a hand gun permit because she was scared for her life. Now she can afford armed body guards so she wants to take away your right to protect yourself. Revolvers will not help with hundreds of people burning things so try and put yourself in our place.

  • Michael Dietz January 1, 2013, 12:08 pm

    I contacted Feinstein by e-mail comparing the number of auto related deaths to the number of firearm related homicides. In 2010 there were 11.5 deaths per 100,000 by auto and during the same period 0.2 per 100,000 by firearms. I find it interesting that no effort is placed on curbing auto deaths. Looks to me like this is all a political agenda and has nothing to do with public safety. What do you think?

  • Jeremiah January 1, 2013, 12:36 pm

    As an officer in the armed forces, I have to ponder when and if my commander issues an order, to take charge of a squad element to go door to door in a sector of downtown Austin to confiscate “illegal” fire arms from civilians who wouldn’t turn them in. At what point to I refuse citing that in my oath I promise to defend the constitution? At what point do I make the decision to choose that over the part where I held up my hand and promised to obey the president of the united states? Even though I do not recognize this particular one…

    I can tell you all this, I will refuse. History will not be repeated if I can have a hand in it, and if it does I will not be on the side of the “nazis”, regardless of the uniform I am wearing. This is very disturbing, but I will stand with you guys. Hopefully it will not come to that, and all we have to deal with is an annoying tax increase and maybe some paperwork, but I’m afraid it will be something that will come in stages, and this is an early warning sign of what’s to come.

  • Fed Up RetireVet January 1, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Just emailed every congressman and senator I could find. This cannot stand lest we surrender all our rights at the alter of “knee jerk” reaction and political correctness!

    God Help This Nation!!

  • Bruce January 1, 2013, 2:17 pm

    Boy you are right concerning the Infowars diehards; I tried to make a logical point via comment on his website and all they could say in response is traitor, globalist, etc… Unless your a paranoid conspiracy theorist; there’s absolutely no reason to try and make a realistic comment on info wars.com

  • Eric January 1, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Done!!

  • armir January 1, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Left a message for our lovely California senators…. I did my best guys. Sent emails to cabellas and brownells.

  • John January 1, 2013, 3:58 pm

    Just E-mailed my congressman and senators….please do the same.

  • WE THE PEOPLE January 1, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Its good to see the fellowship of american sportsmen calling out but really since the assult weapon has been the largest selling firearms for over decade not including all the firearms that would lumped in with this ban,your talking millions and millions of firearms its not possible to be done the paperwork and manpower is not feesable when was the last time you were at Gander mt,Sheels Cabellas and couldnt get to the counter cause there so many people or to the public range and had to wait an hour or two to be able shoot! These people obama and feinstine and the rest of these buffoons are as out of touch with reality as they are with this country….how manny armed guards are at the school where obama’s children attend Mr president why dont you care about our children and famlies also? And dont forget since the war of independence this country has never been invaded WHY because of the armed population its never gonna happen people! where would they start? and if they did there most certainly would be a revolution because your talking millions of dollars and a lot of proud Americas that are not willing to give up their right to defend their families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOWS THAT ASSULT WEAPONS RUN TREATING THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURES RIGHT NOW HMMM SMELL THAT? THATS GOOD MONEY BEING MADE!!!!!!! REALLY STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT

  • Kevin January 1, 2013, 5:01 pm

    I like the NRA’s position. Create security jobs at the schools. Keep these type’s of guns out of mentally ill people’s hands, however it is done. Not even one of my kids, and I have 5, knows the combination to my gun safe ! Where is the common sense with parents these days ? Kids are left to the TV and Video Games that completely demoralize there little minds. My kids have been taught about gun safety and I still don’t trust them around guns unsupervised, and their ages are 18 to 24. I don’t like elected officials telling me how to live and what I can buy with my hard earned money either. I don’t own a black rifle, but if I wanted one I should be able to purchase it. I go to work and pay my taxes. I emailed my Senator & Congressman in Pennsylvania about this issue. I am the NRA !

  • stickemup January 1, 2013, 6:20 pm

    Here is what I wrote. Feel free to add parts or write your own but please take the time to write. They picked the fight Brothers and Sisters not us. Dear Senator, I am writing with concern of the recent onslaught against law abiding gun owners. Feinsteins attempt to shamefully exploit the tragedy at Newtown to push an agenda is reprehensible. Limiting the rights of law abiding citizens is no way to bring about change and is no way going to curb violent acts of madmen. Common sense is needed not overreaction. Furthermore what of the economic impact; less jobs, less revenues. At what point do we speak of the real problems. Lack of leadership and roll models, loss of morals, family structure, and the erosion of responsibility of ones acts. When will there be more assistance and awareness of mental health? Lets not blame Joe Public for the workings of madmen. Feinsteins bill is unrepresentive of the obvious real issues. I do not want legislation that exploits tragedies for political gain and I do not want my rights stripped because of madmen. Thank You for your time.

  • Tuebor92 January 1, 2013, 6:34 pm

    Here’s what I wrote. I am an African American Democrat if it makes any difference to the other commentors.
    Dear Rep. XXXX

    I am writing you today as a proud registered Democrat. There isn’t much I disagree with you on most subjects of a political nature. But I am also a firearm owner, enthusiast and sportsman opposed to attempts to ban certain weapons for manufacture or sale in reaction to the horribly tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut as proposed by your US Senate colleague Senator Dianne Feinstein.

    There is nothing I believe in so much – not the Second Amendment or anything else – that I would not forsake for the safety of the innocent and the natural reaction to the slaughter of those children and adults before Christmas. It is something that I grapple with as every law-abiding gun owner does who is a parent or a functioning member of society.

    But therein lays my point: I am a law-abiding and responsible gun owner. I believe the legislation Sen. Fienstein is set to introduce is a well-meaning but largely reactionary attempt to ban firearms based largely on cosmetics, and to a further extent, a misunderstanding or misappropriation of the term “assault weapon” and the Second Amendment more broadly. The conventional wisdom seems to be “we have to do something…” which has dubious constitutional standing and places responsible good actors and nefarious bad actors in the same position – with prejudice.

    It is unclear to people who know firearms relatively well what difference does an adjustable or folding stock or a reduction from 20 to 10 rounds in a detachable magazine make for those who have sick and lethal intentions? All weapons are dangerous and all can be used to “assault.” The real problem seems to be the existence of the weapon – guaranteed by the Second Amendment – to most gun control advocates. We are keenly aware of this as firearms owners, and that is why you have such extreme defense of the right to bear arms (admittedly, sometimes to the detriment of firearm ownership). But any logical conclusion to the question previously posed is “nothing” or “not much.” And that it is a complex dilemma especially in light of recent current events. I invite you to visit a gun range and see a diverse collection of responsible citizenry.

    The failure to recognize the difference between lawful gun ownership and unlawful possession of a firearm is nothing new. But it must be reconciled with the constitutional right to bear arms: And not for just the purposes of hunting and sports shooting. While I enjoy both immensely, securing freedom was the ultimate purpose of the Second Amendment. Bans on ARs or large capacity magazines does nothing except create an immense illegal black market; spike record sales of guns (flooding the market and possession thereof), ammunition and the accessories that accompany them; and most importantly, metes out an ad hoc punishment of law abiding citizens.

    This is not founded on baseless tin hat totalitarian fantasy fetishists bent on using gun control as an ideological wedge issue. The Bill of Rights was express on the reasons to enshrine the right. Also, record gun violence in Chicago or anywhere else is a poor reason to restrict ownership to law-abiding citizens. I am almost sure that record gun crimes are hardly ever committed with legal firearms.

    And that is where I leave it to you, Congressman. There is a stark distinction between ownership and possession. Indeed, it is the difference between the legal and illegal gun cultures. I suggest that is the appropriate place to begin finding answers to this perplexing and divisive issue – not with restrictions on responsible people exercising their rights.

    Thanks for your time and consideration. Please continue fine work on behalf of the citizens of the 12th District.

  • MBD January 1, 2013, 6:58 pm

    I submitted to Bob Nelson as well as Marco Rubio(who stands with us on this issue). Please don’t think they wont try to ram this through. They just got the presidential election results they wanted so the arrogance on their side is beyond reproach. Do this and use the above templates copy and paste.

  • TOM January 1, 2013, 7:08 pm

    THE GOVERNMENT CAN ARREST AND DETAIN YOU INDEFINAELTY AND YOU THINK THEY’LL LISTEN TO US COMPLAIN ABOUT OUT GUN RIGHTS? PLEASE

    • TOM January 2, 2013, 7:50 am

      THE GOVERNMENT CAN ARREST AND DETAIN YOU INDEFINAELTY AND YOU THINK THEY’LL LISTEN TO US COMPLAIN ABOUT OUT GUN RIGHTS? PLEASE

      THIS IS LIKE REPAIING A SAIL ON A BOAT WHEN YOU HAVE A HOLE IN THE HULL… OUR BOAT(CONSTITUTION) IS SINKING FAST

  • James A. January 1, 2013, 11:13 pm

    I wonder how many Gun Loving Democrats will end up voting Republican next Senate voting cycle if this Gun Ban BS goes thru. Congrats Diane, you might single handedly be responsible for returning the Senate to majority Republican control. Lets see,…Senate and Congress firmly in Republican hands. Im sure you will be very popular with your party. Ban cars, they are resposible for DWI deaths. (40 per day) Let the drivers go, it’s not their fault. It’s them “Assault Cars” with those high capacity engines. On another note, Sandy Hooks was an unfathomable tragedy for sure, and I’ll wager any one of those parents would give their own life if there was just 1 armed Principal,Teacher, or Security guard there that day to stop Lanza from getting thru those front doors enabling their child to make it home safe and sound. Banning or restricting Law Abiding citizens in any way from owning these or any guns is pure Liberal political posturing and they should be ashamed of themselves. Why doesn’t the LLLLEEEEFFFFTTTTist media tell about the San Antonio restaurant/theatre shooting 2 days after Sandy Hooks. The reason is an off duth deputy shot the gunman 4 times (bless her for being there) and stopped the carnage.How about the Oregon mall shooting where two were killed , but a CHL certified citizen,22 years old as reported, drew down on the man yet held his fire because there were people behind the shooter (excellent judgement and training huh). This unnerved the shooter bad enough that he ran down a service corridor and shot himself. You will not here these stories because it doesn’t serve to further their anti gun rhetoric. I personally have never seen a gun pick itself up and hurt, rob, or shoot anyone without a person being behind it holding it and pulling the trigger. If you hate guns…fine. If you want to turn your guns in,…fine. Just don’t take away the mojority of people who can and do responsibily use and enjoy shooting these so called “Assault weapons”, besides, nut jobs don’t really care if you ban them or not as the legality issues just don’t concern them. Your life might someday be save by a Legally armed citizen when the next nut job goes wild. This time it could be a bat or 2×4 with nails sticking out. Will you then be screaming for the banning of baseball and the closing of Home Depot or Lowes,…sure you will. As Ron White says,”You can’t fix stupid”

  • James A. January 1, 2013, 11:34 pm

    Hey Tuebor92, Love what you wrote. Im a white Republican, not that it makes a dimes worth of difference to this or any issue. Just wanted to say thanks for you comments and wished I could shake your hand. Evil requires only that good men(and women) do nothing. God Bless

  • Tom January 2, 2013, 12:16 am

    Fourth Amendment Rights, like the others, are unalienable and cannot be waived, sold, rented or otherwise separated from any person.

  • Joseph Northpal January 2, 2013, 3:59 am

    FEEL FREE TO USE AS A TEMPLATE :
    Sir, I did not put my ass on the line (Vietnam) for this country to have any part of the 2nd amendment infringed upon.
    Senator Feinstein’s anti-gun legislation is nothing but a step upon a slippery slope to the vulnerability of a nation’s people to protect ourselves from tyranny. Yes Tyranny, the fore fathers had the wisdom of history to ensure us with the means to prevent such a tragedy as seen all too often in unarmed societies like the Bolshevization of Russia and others. And why? Because of mass shootings all by neurotic jews on psychotropic drugs. Pharma drugs annually claim 200,00-300,000 lives. Why are you not addressing the real issues,causes and culprits? I for one will not sit by and watch the dismantling of this nations constitution by a few closet communists and weak-kneed sycophants. I trust you are with the true American patriots who will prevent such a usurpation.

  • TedK January 2, 2013, 7:27 am

    done!

  • Corvus January 2, 2013, 8:04 am

    Wrote to Senator Webb (VA) about this. He’s a fellow gun owner and Second Amendment supporter, I have hope he will be receptive to my (and our) pleas not to allow Feinstein’s gun-grab to pass. Sadly Mark Warner jumped onto the AWB bandwagon following Sandy Hook, and my district congressman is a complete lost cause who proudly trumpets his refusal to back down to “NRA bullying”

  • Ron January 2, 2013, 8:50 am

    Hello all, I just looked this data up myself. Please check it out and pass it along.

    Some how the numbers do not back up the the emotionally charged, the media, and liberal politicians. Links will be provided upon request.

    *CDC: 443,000 premature deaths per year b/c of smoking (2004) *CDC: 80,000 deaths per year attributed to excess alcohol (2011)
    *US Census: 35,900 people die per year from car accidents (2009)
    *FBI 1,203,464 violent crimes happened in the US (2011)
    -67% (806,321) involved some sort of firearms
    -Of the 67%, 323 murders were committed with ANY type of rifle

    In 2011, let us ASSUME that the 323 murderers used semi-automatic rifles that you think needs to be banned.

    That means .04% of all violent crimes that involved a firearm happened with semi-automatic rifles and the 323 deaths attributed to assault rifles (assumed) accounted for less than .03% of all violent crime in the US last year.

  • Ron January 2, 2013, 9:41 am

    “the liberties of the American people were (are) dependent upon the ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box; that without these no class of people could live and flourish in this country…” Frederick Douglas

  • TGTackett January 2, 2013, 10:04 am

    I just contacted my reps..

    This is what I sent to my Senator;

    Mr. ———,

    As a registered Republican, I voted for you in the last election. Instead of a canned message, I will keep it simple and straight to the point. Please do not support this administrations desire to further restrict our second amendment rights. I support sensible changes, I use a registered FFL dealer, and that should be mandatory. Gun locks and owner responsibility for controlling access is logical.

    Destroying a large segment of industry and putting people out of work by enacting a knee jerk reaction to Sandy Hook, is not the way to approach this issue. Please I urge you to act sensibly in this matter. There are ways to approach the issue, but a democrat led attack on more of our freedoms is not the answer.

    My son is a Marine defending our great country, he was very concerned about the prospect of such a ban while he was home for Christmas. We discussed this at length while we were out target shooting with one of the so called “evil weapons”.

    We had a very interesting and enjoyable conversation with a US Homeland Security and US Border Patrol officer who were out together and stopped where we were shooting. They were not concerned about what we were doing, they were concerned about the current atmosphere on the issue. Logical steps to ensure gun safety and reinforcing the need to go through a controlled purchasing process is what is needed. Even the officers we spoke to acknowledged that a “ban” would only hurt the legitimate gun owner, not the criminal intent on committing a crime.

    Please vote responsibly on this issue.

    Sincerely,

  • Gary Bovey January 2, 2013, 12:15 pm

    Long gone are the days when we would put our rifles across the handle bars of our bikes and head out to the gravel pit. It is not the nature of the gun that makes it a threat, more so the character of the individual in possession of it. However, human life has become cheap. It is played out every day in our courts when known murderers and persons guillty of the most heinous crimes are allowed to continue their depraved existence in the world of persons who do no harm such as they do.
    It used to be the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys black. A moral lesson was always stated when portrayed in the movies, and it was understood good would triumph over the bad which was always censured. Today, our movies portray only too frequently bad people doing bad things to otherwise bad people we are made to feel sympathetic too. There often as not is no moral precept to be learned.
    Our politicians are influenced by a spirit foreign to that possessed by our Founders. Not only that, but the national character has changed significantly enough to allow our leadership to exhibit too frequently, corruption in their personal lives which carries over into the responsibilities of their offices. Sadly, Americans cannot and do not trust their leaders anymore. The fiscal cliff travesty is an example of incompetence at the highest levels. I am concerned we are ruined as a nation and beyond repair.
    It is not out of the barrel of a gun that evil triumphs. It is out of the heart that has neglected the responsibility owed to the Creator we are informed of, in our Declaration of Independence.

  • TGTack January 2, 2013, 12:52 pm

    It is getting worse. I just spoke to a gunsmith at my local @ick’s Sporting Goods, and he told me that corporate has suspended all sales and pulled all inventory of tactical style weapons. This was verified by the salesman I spoke to when I ordered a lower (in stock!) from a supplier out west. He said they were trying to arrange to purchase their inventory.

    • Administrator January 2, 2013, 1:43 pm

      Yes, they were the other early turncoat, and it is obviously because they sell a great deal more children’s sports equipment to mommies than they do guns. The gun industry doesn’t understand how bad things are on the ground.

  • Randall January 2, 2013, 2:40 pm

    I just recievd a letter from the NRA to up my subscription (I am at a two yr right now).
    They want to take the money and fight Obama and the new gun laws that might be imposed.
    It all fine and the NRA has my total support but They and We can do more than just give money.

    The money the NRA has doesn’t even come close to all the money that floating around in Washington to fight these anti-gu laws.
    The millions Bloomberg, Obama, Reid,Pelosi, Feinstein, all the other libs plus the media,corporations ,wall st pouring money in is a drop in the bucket.

    What really needs to be done is we need an Occcupy Wall St kind of movement in Washington that is spearheaded by the NRA.
    With live feeds going directly to the internet.

    You will not get the mainstream media to cover this because they are right in bed with the anti-gun politicians.

    The NRA should just go for broke . Hire bus to bring people in instead of spending millions on one person speaking for the masses.

    That would certainly grab more attention.

    So like some said earlier we can either fight or be lead like lambs to the slaughter.

  • carol January 2, 2013, 3:20 pm

    I have written and called my represenatives, and also sent the info to 10 friends. You are seeing treason. Do your part, act now!

  • Sheep dog January 2, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Talked to family, facebooked, talked to people at work, sent email to a local gun club with directions telling everyone exactly how to find and contact congressional members so even those who have never done this before can get up an going quickly. It is not enough. Help me. Tyranny is on the move, and this time we have only ourselves to rely on. We are up against the government, the media, the schools, and those among us who generally do not prefer to be free. They are using every tactic to coerse and villify gun owners. Folks – the last thing you want is a national gun owner registry and letting the ATF harass you any time they choose. If that doesn’t scare you after all of the history of the world, then I don’t know what will. If you usually rely on some other business or some other group to lobby for you, it isn’t going to work this time. It is an unfortunate truth that even after all this time since the tragedy, our organizations, industry and groups are fragmented, have a weak posture and a pathetically ineffective communication strategy. I see this. You see this. Our opponents see this too. We even found some turncoats among us! So it is up to us, you and I, us few, to stand side by side and announce that this will not stand! Disagree with any of this if you will, but in the time you could waste arguing with me, you could spend even less time going to a congressional web form, writing to them, and maybe making a difference. Unless you too are a turncoat.

  • Corbin January 2, 2013, 5:02 pm

    Contacted my senators. Good thing I’m signed up with you guys. Don’t think I would have done anything otherwise. Good looking out.

  • Randall January 2, 2013, 7:03 pm

    Well I did my part today contacted everyone then some .

    Hope these companies decide it is better to stand together than be divided.

    I was going to contact some gun manufactures to but then I thought some really have nothing to lose.
    Some have local, state and federal contracts and they probably can’t say much out of fear of losing them.
    They can look on the bright side the money they lose selling to the public they can just raise the prices on the weapons the do sell to these agencies and guess who pays for that with their taxes????

    R.S.

  • Randall January 2, 2013, 7:25 pm

    Hi everyone I live in CT.
    I have sent a letter to my Senator and Rep. I don’t know what good it will do since the shooting was here in my state and I got all Dems wanting this ban. Blumenthal is really pushing for it.
    Maybe get some gun shops to start a pettion. Has anyone asked there gun shop or tried this?
    Anyhow I would be willing to have a gathering, meeting or bombard these reps with calls and emails anywhere from Mass, CT,RI, Eastern NY, Southern VT

    The time is now to Unite and defeat this attack.

  • KLamb January 2, 2013, 8:35 pm

    I do NOT appreciate the tax on AR style rifles or automatic weapons in general! I am a law-abiding citizen and have been all my life. Therefore, I enjoy my freedom to possess a gun of my choosing, without being taxed. Many men fought and died many generations before us so that we could be free. This is STILL America- and we, the People, still have our Second Amendment rights!

  • Eddie Cannon January 2, 2013, 9:51 pm

    I just emailed our senators and representatives for Oklahoma!

    My message was:
    Please vote “NO” on Senator Feinstein’s anti-gun legislation she is presenting soon. We will not let these liberial idiots take away our 2nd Ammendment Rights. I will keep this going so you should receive lots of email. Thanks, Eddie C Cannon

  • stickemup January 2, 2013, 10:32 pm

    Illinois senator kotowski has sponsored a GRAB ALL bill in Illinois to outlaw all semiautos – rifles, shotguns, and pistols, as well as heavy regulation which would end up closing all shooting ranges and outlawing high capacity magazines. Violation would be a felony. IRA sent out urgent notices but so far it is moving quickly. Action is needed immediately. call President cullerton of illinois senate or senator kotowski and let them know how you feel. Bill HB815 and HB1263

  • stickemup January 2, 2013, 11:14 pm

    UPDATE ****** Illinois GUN GRAB bill sponsored by senator kotowski has passed committee and is headed to the illinois senate. Bill outlaws all semiautos and pump shotguns including possession.Please call let him and/or your senator know how you feel. This is not just a Illinois problem. Dont let this spread.

  • JEFF JOHNSON January 3, 2013, 5:37 am

    JUST CONTACTED BOTH MY SENATOR AN CONGRESSMAN. SPENT 6 YEARS IN THE NAVY AND TOOK AN OATH TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY FROM ENEMIES FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC. THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER WAY TO VIOLATE OUR RIGHTS. IT IS A VOILATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.
    WE ALL DEEPLY REGRET WHAT HAS HAPPENED THIS PAST YEAR, BUT A GUN BAN IS NOT THE ANSWER. THEY NEED TO ENFORCE THE CURRENT LAWS AND HOLD PEOPLE RESPONDSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS.

  • Phil January 3, 2013, 8:25 am

    Just sent these to my Congressman and State Senators based on Ron T’s letter (Thanks Ron):
    Dear XXXXX,
    I am writing this email to express my concern over the threat of further government restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights. The 2nd amendment is very clear and straight forward. It makes no mention of license or restriction being permitted. The government already infringes on the rights of law abiding citizens and the administration is working to take it further?

    Recently, Senator Diane Feinstein and the anti-gun machine introduced legislation to restrict the possession of certain types of firearms. As a retired law enforcement officer I submit to you that anti-gun legislation will not stem the violence issue in this nation.

    This is a slippery slope and one I don’t believe will end well for any politician or the citizens of the United States. The current administration believes government control is the way to fix everything and that is wrong. The current state of our economy and huge deficit is a great example of that.

    Just like the “Brady Act Assault Weapon Ban” prior, it will do nothing to prevent gun violence. They mention Sandy Hook, Century Movie Theater, Gabby Giffords, and even Columbine, which took place during this country’s strongest effort at gun control. While all tragic and horrific, these events will not go away, no matter the course of gun control. Were you aware the first school massacre in the United States took place in 1764 during the Pontiac Rebellion?

    The root of gun violence stems from the person carrying out the act, not in the method they use to carry out their heinous crimes. Timothy McVeigh used 5,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, nitro-methane, and motor-racing fuel to kill 168 Americans including 19 children under the age of 6, and injure another 680 people.

    The best solution is empowering citizens to protect themselves from such people. Firearm restrictions will only serve to empower criminals. Our efforts should be directed in fixing what’s wrong in America, while protecting the rights of law abiding citizens in the amendments of our Constitution.

    I am deeply annoyed by the prospect of restrictions and gun control from a government that is unwilling to understand that gun ownership is one thing that empowers the citizens of the United States to defend their homes, their families and serves as a check and balance from tyranny. That is why it is built into the architecture of our country just like other measures to ensure division of power.

    I will support any politician’s efforts to protect our 2nd amendment rights from further erosion and have urged my friends, family and members of my community to do the same.

    Thank You for your service to this Great Nation.

    Best Regards

  • Randall January 3, 2013, 10:17 am

    I just wrote the NRA.

    They need to get a backbone and stand up to Congress.

    I told them to send my message:

    I will not turn in my guns
    I will not march down to my police station and registar my guns like some sex offender.
    I will not turn in hi cap mags
    I will not stand by and allow any of my fellow lawful gun owner be raped of their 2nd amendment rights.
    I will not support any politician who votes to Violate our Constitution which they to an oath of office to defend.

    I will support all efforts to bring charges angainst Diane Feistein for violating our 2nd amendment rights.
    This bill amounts to a gun grab by our goverment to take away our 2nd amendment rights from lawful gun owners.
    I Stand as ONE but I do hope I Stand with Many on this issue.

    You can have my weapon after you pry it from my cold dead hands!!!
    In Solidarity,
    R.S.

  • Kris Blakely January 3, 2013, 10:45 am

    Thanks for pushing this issue.

  • Mike January 3, 2013, 1:40 pm

    I wrote all of them last week, even House Majority Leader Boehner to keep it from the floor for a vote. I called all of them today, and made sure they knew I was a registered Democrat, an Attorney, and a liberal, with 2 children of my own. I told the Republicans this crossed party lines. I’m with Charlton Heston on this one: “from my cold dead fingers.” Letting my voice be heard from North Carolina!

  • Dave Miller January 3, 2013, 8:01 pm

    This is a copy of a letter i sent to both of my senators

    Honorable Senator__________
    Support of anything regarding additional gun control, especially anything from Comrade Feinstein or any of the other anti-constitution, anti-gun socialists, will result in my vote going away from you, to ANY pro-gun, pro 2nd Amendment candidate. No repeat of the “assault weapons” ban, no gun registration. Ask Feinstein how Kalifornias ban is working. Only the gangs and bad guys have “assault weapons” in Kalifornia.

    “From my cold, dead hands.”

    Enough said
    Sincerely

  • John January 3, 2013, 9:33 pm

    Hello,

    Regarding the price gouging on PMag comments below. You got to love the support SKD gives.

    John

    TO OUR LOYAL SKD CUSTOMERS: These mags will not be made available at our normal price so they can be flipped to take advantage of the current buying frenzy. Nor will we be profiteering off of this current panic like some vendors in our community. In order to make these mags “ASSHOLE-PROOF”, we will sell them at or near current market pricing, and donate the difference from our normal price to either the National Rifle Association or the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. If you take issue with this move on our part, please do not write, email, or call to complain- we will not respond. Just take a deep breath, do a little yoga, and channel your energy into doing something productive.

  • Gary S January 3, 2013, 11:40 pm

    I just emailed my reps and senators, one of whom I basically called out.
    Would you care to guess her name? hint think republiK…..
    I wish we could get these entrenched lifetime politicians the hell out and get someone to really represent the people!!

  • Clark January 4, 2013, 12:12 am

    (Authors note, please forgive,spelling and grammar)

    I feel it would also very beneficial to write, your local sherif and police chief. To find out where they stand. Also write your governer, don’t just send email send certified letters. Let us start at the state level.

  • Richard January 4, 2013, 5:35 am

    I have already sent e mails to both Senators and to my Representative. I have also
    left a voice mail and talked with one Senators office. The staff member told me that there was not
    any legislation pending, but the office had received several calls and letters this about the 2nd amendment in support.
    During the conversation, she saud that Senator Feinstein “scares me”. Isn’t that interesting…hum..scares me..WOW a cause for concern.
    I was assured that our Senator would continue to support legislation that braces up the 2nd amendment.
    Let’s all keep calling and writing letters, this campaign MUST be united and we will be heard
    Remember, these representatives work for us!

  • E Gibson January 4, 2013, 11:24 am

    I support fighting this legislation but I disagree about your Alex Jones comments. Aren’t you heavily investing in selling guns and accessories? So, some of your fervor is so you can continue your business also! Alex Jones and his guest have been saying the same things for over 15 years and most of it is coming true. We do need to be prepared because like our founding fathers feared because Gov’t is threatening our constitution rights and our freedom. We are beyond two party politics. We all need to stand together (like the marxist do) and fight these criminals in DC. Now is not the time to sort out our differences. They want conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and conservatives to divide because they know we all love freedom and hate socialism and marxism. Let’s stand together on this issue.

    Sincerely,
    Combat veteran, Police Officer and Patriot

    • Administrator January 4, 2013, 3:52 pm

      Alex is a recent convert to the gun nut crowd. There is nothing in any of his movies about guns or disarming the American populace. He didn’t mention it until about a year ago. It is 100% about buzz for him, and furthering his reach and career. It makes you wonder about all the other stuff.

  • Chilkoot January 4, 2013, 12:33 pm

    The futility in contacting your congressional legislators is brought home by the accumulation of form letters drafted by their interns, promising to consider your comments, the next time the issue arises(I have a drawer full of insincere protestations against injustices)and thanking one for contacting their office. The other evidence is the debt they owe to fellow senators and representatives for favors past and lobbyists who get them a chair in this club. Constituents are a necessary but bothersome anoyance.

    • Administrator January 4, 2013, 3:50 pm

      That is why Scott Mayer suggested the people keep it short, because you end up as a check mark in a column no matter what you write.

      • Scott Mayer January 8, 2013, 10:14 pm

        Or worse. Even the staff minions won’t read these 500+ word letters, meaning if you sent a 500-worder, your letter was probably electronically scanned for key words (guns, welfare, military, gay marriage, whatever), and you got sent a forum letter on the subject. Because you wrote so much, you didn’t get a check mark in either the pro-gun or anti-gun column for your effort.

        Tell the politicians you’re a registered voter, then keep letters to three or four short sentences.

  • Fred Roberts January 4, 2013, 2:49 pm

    I just Emailed my Representative and Senator urging their support for our cause.

  • jeff January 4, 2013, 3:48 pm

    What would you have the rightful gun owning American do to increase the safety of innocent Americans from legal guns owned by legal owners?
    If nothing, please just say “nothing” before I figure it out while reading your response.
    What is responsible gun ownership?
    I am going to the range today, when I get back I will lock up my AR and the mags…
    I think it is negligent to leave a gun of any kind laying about even when I am not home…
    Leaving her legally owned guns laying about is what got her killed by her own gun and that was just the beginning…

    When your at age child leaves their gun laying about what do you do about it with regard to teaching them?
    How do we reduce gun thefts and shootings?
    How do we restrict the mentally insane from obtaining a gun?
    If you have no logical answers, please restrict you remarks to helpful…

  • Sharlene January 4, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Just emailed my reps and Feinstein.

  • R. Cardinal January 4, 2013, 9:05 pm

    Email & phone calls went out today……..

    TEA PARTIES MAKE FOR NICE GATHERINGS……REVOLTS CAN BE NASTY

  • jeff January 4, 2013, 9:49 pm

    This was just sent to my senators and reps. If you like it, please feel free to use it in whole or part.

    Sen. Shaheen,

    I am sure that I (and my forthcoming opinion) will be discarded as unimportant to you. This is unfortunate, as I am a respected member of my community, employer, former police officer and veteran.
    I’m sure by now that you know that I am firmly against ANY “infringement” on my rights. You, as my elected representative on a “federal” level, are sworn to uphold the constitution, and the rights described there in. Not the rights given by the government, but the natural, soveriegn rights recognized by our forefathers and guaranteed to us by the constitution! I trust that you will uphold your oath, and NOT support any legislation that will in any way attempt to change what has been recognized as a natural or “god-given” right! I am a CERTAIN voter, as are all in my family and close circle of friends. This issue is very dear to us, and your actions will be followed. Our support of you depends entirely on your support of us, the citizens you are sworn to represent!
    We expect you to support common sense legislation for mental health reform and support, which would benefit many, and have an actual impact on the issues at hand. We expect you to firmly contest and oppose ANY further actions on legal firearm ownership! This includes any requirement to tax, register or track me as a private citizen, in regards to a constitutionally protected right.
    Thank you for your consideration, and we will be watching.

  • Rev Basham January 4, 2013, 10:30 pm

    i also contact my congressmen and told them to leave my 2nd admenment alone here in Kentucky

  • Randall January 4, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Diane Feistein was supposed to introduce her bill on thur Jan 3 What happened is it to radical or is it flyig under the radar.
    No media reported on this.

    Maybe they are still pulling themselves back up from the fiscal cliff.

    • Administrator January 5, 2013, 7:29 pm

      Why didn’t she you ask? Guess? Maybe because 10s of thousands of you contacted your congress reps? Ya think? I think!

  • Randall January 4, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Hi everyone I am posting an open invitation to come to my facebook page (Randall B Slack) and friend request me post stuff ,read what I posted, ect.

    We are all in this fight together we may as well band together.

    You want by guns bitch come and get them. I’ll give ya some lead to go with them!!!!!

  • Orbis January 5, 2013, 12:20 am

    Thanks for heads up. We responsible gun owners are not the ones who need babysitting. I wrote my rep and senator.

  • Ray January 5, 2013, 12:33 am

    Just sent msgs to my representatives. Hope they listen.

    We need to fill their inboxes with msgs.

  • Phil January 5, 2013, 3:59 am

    I sent emails to my local representatives in Florida. Everyone needs to raise hell about this!

  • Bob Closterman January 5, 2013, 8:30 am

    The $200.00 tax stamp is supposed to be for class 3 weapons only. It is bullshit, if they want to impose the same tax on every weapon.

  • Jason January 5, 2013, 8:37 am

    My LE friend just told me about a lady today who works at a hotel in my town. She stopped 2 thugs wearing masks that were trying to rob the place with her pistol she took to work every day. But of course you wont read an article about that in the paper. This all out war on military style guns is just so wrong. Dont you hate when someone tries to down play the 2nd Ammendment by saying “but when that was written they had muskets for guns not AR’s”. The 2nd ammendment is for us to be able to protect ourselves from the Government. What type of weapons do you think they will be carrying when they come? This country needs to wake up.

  • Mr Bill January 5, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Emails don’t work, they are mass deleted. Mail is good, but snail mail is called that for a reason. CALL your representative’s offices! CALLING has to be answered by a human. They are usually High School or College students so please do not go “OFF” on them! Ask them nicely to tell the Rep what you want. If you are rude, they hang up and do not log your call. Call, call, call….. If its busy, call again.

    Bill

  • Ray January 5, 2013, 9:02 pm

    Below is the letter I sent to my senators and reps from South Dakota. Fell free to copy it, forward it edit it and send it to any politicians who need to see it.
    Senator Thune,

    As a Senator for the State of South Dakota, I would expect you to be wise enough to be aware of the level of support for the second amendment that exists in our state, and what a failure in supporting it would mean to your constituents. In the wake of the recent tragic events in Colorado and Connecticut some members of our government and the media have driven relentlessly to intimate an association between the ownership of firearms and violent crime in direct contradiction to overwhelming evidence to the contrary. I respectful urge you to arm yourself with the facts.
    Firstly please take the time to study the transcripts of the debates held by the continental congress which led to the inclusion of the second amendment in our constitution. Be aware of the roots of the debate and the fact it stemmed from the oppression of the citizens of Britain by King George. From those transcripts it is clear the framers included this provision to ensure the ability of the American people to defend life, liberty, and property, from any who may desire to deprive them. This includes defense from the very government being created. While the American people have been acting like the proverbial frog in the slowly heated pot of boiling water, allowing congress to slowly strip them of protections guaranteed them by the drafting of this document, it is important to know we are not all sheep.
    Second, I urge you not to fall victim to the assumption that any branch of our government exists to exercise control over the people of this country. They exist by the will of, and for the people of this nation. As an honorably discharged 15 year veteran of the US Army I have served this country and aided in ensuring her security from enemies worldwide who have, and still wish her ill. I took an oath to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. While many of you in D.C. may find patriotism a quaint and outmoded sentiment there are millions of us in this country to whom words like honor, integrity, bravery, and camaraderie still have meaning in our daily lives. We are the men and women who have sacrificed friends, family, blood, and tears to ensure the strength of this nation and today is not the day we let narcissists like Senator Feinstein, and President Obama lay this country and her people at the mercy of any enemy for political expediency. Shame on them for even suggesting such a travesty be committed against the very citizens by whose grace they exist. A recent commentary by one of our fine television anchors (sadly I am unable to recall the name) implied an armed citizen would have stood no chance in stopping Mr. Holmes’ shooting rampage in Aurora. He was dead wrong. While I suspect many in congress and the media of being cowards I will remind you, 4 unarmed bystanders, one of which was wounded, subdued Mr. Loughner during the Giffords shooting in Tucson. I raise my glass to those who refuse to cower and say to the media and to all of you in government “We are not afraid. Not of those who wish us ill and not of those who’s misguided legislative intentions are directed against us. We will stand together to defend this country and the constitution that made her great in spite of the politicians who have done everything in their power to destroy her.”
    I wish you Godspeed and good luck and encourage you to not to cave into the politics of these events. Be true to your oath of office and do what is right, not what is trending at the time. This isn’t twitter. It’s our country, and her constitution and the very survival of both are at stake. I am available to you for any questions you may have and am willing to offer my time and support of any endeavors you may make in this trying time.
    Respectfully Yours,

    • Tom Kelly January 6, 2013, 12:34 am

      Excellent letter. Couldn’t have said it better. And thank you for your service!

    • Michael Johnson January 7, 2013, 10:56 pm

      Ray Thank you for this letter. Michael USMC

  • Randall January 5, 2013, 10:27 pm

    Administrator

    I have a suggestion that I will be writing to my Reps here in CT.
    That before any laws are passed banning assault weapon that we send a pettion to them to have open town hall style meeting with the lawful gun owners and have a question and answer format.
    They have already lied and said that everyone wants this when infact we the gun owners know different.

    I am willing to give anything a try. I have written and next week will stat calling. Sadly because of what has happened here I feel it is falling on deaf ears and the Dems are in control.

    R.Slack

  • Tom Kelly January 6, 2013, 12:24 am

    Spent all day drafting this letter to send to my senators & representatives in Ohio. Plan to send tomorrow. Any feedback on content & wording will be greatly appreciated. Feel free to use anything from my draft for your own purpose.

    An open letter to the elected officials of the United States of America,

    In the wake of the tragic shooting of children & teachers in Newtown, CT and the ensuing knee-jerk reaction by some of our legislators for new gun laws, I ask you to stand with the second amendment supporters and law-abiding gun owners to defeat these new proposed laws. I know you’ve heard the saying many times that laws only affect the people that obey the law, but it couldn’t be more true. Plain and simple, criminals and people who are set on wrong doing do not care what the laws are. The law means nothing to them. Making it illegal for American citizens to own certain guns and magazines won’t stop the bad guy from buying them illegally or stealing them. You’re only insuring that the criminal will still have the weapons that we the people can no longer own. Additionally, it is wrong to try to limit the rights of millions of Americans because of the actions of one criminal or mentally unstable individual. Shouldn’t people be responsible for their own actions? There are millions of law-abiding gun owners in this country that never have and never will use their firearms irresponsibly or for criminal purposes.
    I’m sure you’ve also heard the argument that we need to enforce and prosecute violators of the laws we already have. I agree. For example, why isn’t Mr. David Gregory of NBC not being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for his actions during his interview with Mr. Wayne LaPierre of the NRA? From what I’ve heard and read, it is illegal to even possess the 30 round magazine in Washington, D.C. where this interview took place. And yet it looks like nothing will happen to him for displaying one on national television for the sole purpose of drama and effect to make the point of his personal opinion. If it was illegal for him to be in possession of that magazine, where and how did he get one? Case and point that a criminal would no doubt be able to obtain one also by whatever means.
    I realize its hard, if not impossible, to know what makes a person like Adam Lanza snap and commit the horrible massacre that he did. Everyone wants to blame the guns, the NRA and the second amendment supporters. What about society’s exposure to violent movies and video games? What about the prescription medications millions of people take? It seems as if one of the side effects of nearly half the drugs advertised on television is “thoughts of suicide”. Apparently there is some kind of psychological effect from many of these medications. In my humble opinion, most of what I see coming out of Hollywood is garbage. People are being desensitized to violence and killing due this exposure. Yet, the movie industry and video game companies sit there and cite the first amendment as their right to freedom of speech and censorship. I’m sure most of you have seen the PSA from the Hollywood actors with regards to stopping gun violence. You’ve probably also seen the remake of the PSA where the same celebrities who advocate against the gun violence are depicted in some extremely violent/shooting scenes from their own television shows and movies. Something’s wrong with this picture. Does it not occur to them that they’re part of the problem? Probably not because that’s how they make their millions. Some people will argue that the second amendment was written so long ago the it doesn’t apply in this day and age, that semi-automatic firearms didn’t exist then so how could they foresee this. Well, the first amendment was written a long time ago, too. So does it no longer apply in this day and age as well? How could they foresee the violence in the television shows, movies and video games and how it might effect society? My point being, if people think it’s time to reinterpret the second amendment, they should also take a closer look at the first amendment.
    In closing, I want to make one last point. Mr. LaPierre and the NRA is being criticized for wanting to put armed security personnel in our schools. I agree with his statement that “the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”. If that statement is not true, why do police officers carry guns? Why do the secret service carry guns? Why does the National Guard carry guns? Everyone knows that the majority of our elected officials (past and present) and their families are protected by armed personnel (paid for by every American’s tax dollars). Are the children and families of American citizens any less important than theirs? In addition to possibly stopping a criminal act, armed security is at the very least a deterrent to someone contemplating evil doing. Have you noticed, all these tragic incidents take place in “gun free zones” where the bad guys know there is no armed person to stop them? Have you also noticed that most of these perpetrators take their own lives when armed police officers arrive and are about to confront them? I know putting armed guards in every school is a monumental task, both financially and organizationally. These people would need to be highly screened and trained. Both republicans and democrats alike are all about jobs. Here’s a chance to create 130,000 plus jobs. Congress seems to be able to slide through tax breaks for millionaire Hollywood producers, millionaire NASCAR track owners…and the list goes on and on. Why can’t they come up with a way to fund a program that protects our most valuable & precious resource……our children! And do it without trying to take away the freedoms of the law-abiding citizens.

    God Bless America and be with the families of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary
    Tom Kelly
    Salem, OH

    • Kirk January 8, 2013, 1:55 pm

      Keep the pressure on stand by your morals forgive those who have less.

  • Robert January 6, 2013, 3:05 am

    would like to send a message to my senator, but it is the same cow dip that got the all those bans going..wish she would just go..

  • raj January 6, 2013, 9:02 am

    Please everyone or anyone check out an excellent discussion on the “why no more gun control” question by this gentleman at his website “Kontradictions”, he is a lefty gun-owner, I think the way he puts it would make it easier to get our message across, I have said the same in my e-mails to my one rep and two senators, I just dont have the computer savvy to send it far and wide as it should

  • Robert Nardolillo January 6, 2013, 11:22 am

    Tom Kellys Letter should be sent to every politicion in the United States They all need to read this one at least twice.

  • Brandon January 6, 2013, 3:20 pm

    Just contacted my senator in Kansas, Feinstiens bs bill didnt work last time, why would anyone think it would work this time?? She is an (pardon my french) idiot who cant even slow down the murder rate in her own state, but wants to put up bans in the whole US. And her state has some of the toughest laws against ‘scary guns’ (I am sorry, AR-15′s and such) in the NATION!! GTFOOH!! I am sick of her usage of a terrible situation to push her POLITICAL AGENDA!!

  • Terry January 6, 2013, 4:48 pm

    I also support the 2nd Amendment and feel that those who ask us to have gun control or a band have not given up their rights to have guns or armed bodyguards should n ot tell the rest of the country we are not allowed to have the right to defend ourselves by the 2nd Amendment

  • jg January 6, 2013, 5:25 pm

    I don’t stand for taxing me to own a fire arm.

  • Father Bill January 6, 2013, 5:53 pm

    Every time we have a crisis wherein a gun is used in the commission of harming others… The Anti Gun Advocates beat the Gun Ban Drum Harder and Louder. So called ‘On Our Side’ or ‘Gun Owner’s Side’ the conversation is centered around ‘don’t worry we don’t want your ‘Hunting Guns,’ (what ever or how ever the anti gun lobbyist define them. Some actually feel better after listening to this lip service. The Second Amendment is not about Hunting, Hunting Guns or anything remotely like this. It’s So Important, it Ranked No. 2 on the Bill of Rights Punch List when men much wiser than I and those that propose to legislate guns into Extinction. The second amendment is meant to be able to toss out on their ear a government that’s run a muck – should they not be willing to step down upon the demand of the majority then the people could take back the country by force, yes force. That would mean back then, using black powder guns and cannons and today, all modern evolved guns. Today, one must have an attorney on retainer to keep track of all the new twists that pass behind closed doors – part of ‘deals’ made that are Secretive in nature and 300 years ago might have cause for ‘the people’ to rise up, bare arms and take back their government and install one that the Bill of Rights and Constitution wrote about. So, for that reason alone, citizens should be able to purchase, keep and use modern weapons just for the purpose of taking back the government should it ever come to that drastic a measure.

  • amit January 6, 2013, 6:11 pm

    thanks for usefull info , fools like feinstien dont realise how many people be unemployed cause of there lack of insights, from dlrs to delievery guys n ammo companies n magazine companies all will suffer.

  • Don January 6, 2013, 7:10 pm

    We need to stand together, not pick at each others attempts to stop this legislation. Since this began I joined both GOA and NRA and I’ve contacted my reps every single day. I’ve posted every bit of information I could find on the many various state and federal attempts at gun grabs on shooting forums. As far as the Obama administration is concerned this is a power grab, our guns are in their way.

  • mannexx1 January 6, 2013, 9:46 pm

    Two summers ago I was arrested after my speech at a town hall meeting which the politicians didn’t like due to the the attendees getting quote worked up. No amount of discontent by the people will do anything because we have no representative government anymore.When you see two or more police coming up your drive open fire or give them up these are your choices. I made up my mind after sitting in my jail cell I would rather die in a firefight than live in a jail cell think about it before its too late…….

  • Mark January 6, 2013, 10:01 pm

    We have great Reps here in Tennessee,but wrote all 3 anyway.It is your duty as Americans to let them know how we feel!

  • DAVID walker January 7, 2013, 12:13 am

    Dear Senator, As my representative in the United States Senate, I am requesting your urgent support for the 2nd Amendment gun rights of all Americans. Senator Feinstein’s, personal, authored legislation is quite subjective because it does not support the freedoms we have been entrusted with nor does it represent any kind of solution to the actual problem at hand, immediately or in the future.
    Even if there were no guns, those mentally disturbed with evil would be driving cars and trucks into these buildings at high speed. Evil is the enemy, not guns.
    Government does not need more laws to enforce in the name of protecting us. This adds more complexity and exponential costs to a government already fracturing under it’s own sheer weight.
    Law abiding gun owners are a massive, tight knit and grassroots connected group and I along with them will not support legislators that support FURTHER infringement on our 2nd Amendment.
    Gun Free zones are a dog whistle for these Mass murderers as we will, sadly, continue to see. Thank you for not supporting the Feinstein Legislation. David Walker

  • Tim January 7, 2013, 12:45 am

    I have been a cop for 23 years and I can tell you this much. A gun ban is not going to work. Crooks don’t buy guns, they steal them, and get them from the black market.

    A gun ban will create a bigger black market, It will impower the crooks. It will put people out of work and the streets of America will become even more dangerous than they are now.

    People need to wake up, this is bad for the owners and non-owners of firearms. Every officer I know is against this ban.

    Only a libtard would think a gun ban is a good idea.

    Tim

    • Greg Youree January 11, 2013, 7:01 am

      Amen. As I wrote earlier, I want to know who they think is going to enforce it.
      Also, I was sickened to hear the lib politiitan commenting on how Columbine HS had armed security and was assaulted anyway. I can tell all of you that the school officer/officers at that school were undertrained and they froze up when the “ship hit the sand”. They simply had no active shooter training, and back then, most of us were told to “form a perimeter” and wait for a supervisor or back up. WE WERE WRONG! We have corrected it. The SRO position, in my experience, in the past had been a way to get the more “unproductive” officers off the street. Again, WE WERE WRONG, and we corrected it….for the most part. Now, many SROs are SRT trained and trained in incident response to active shooters. I will agree the last thing we need in schools are Milwaukee-Tumored rentals with no incident response training. We do, however, NEED properly trained officers in our schools. Pleease make this clear to our elected officials and let’s make this happen

  • paul burke January 7, 2013, 6:55 pm

    the second amendment was worded the way its was for exactly what the goverment is trying to do

  • William Fogleman January 8, 2013, 9:42 am

    Hello,

    I am a concerned 2nd amendment supporter. I would like to shed some light on a topic that Diane Feinstein and her gun grabbing group could use to FURTHER decimate the number of semi-auto rifles. After she implements her gun ban policy, people that already own these guns could LOSE THEM if the C.L.E.O of their county refuse to sign their ATF forms. Her website says the policy she is trying to implement
    “Protects” existing gun owners, and grandfathered weapons. THIS IS NOT TRUE IF THE C.L.E.O.’s ( Chief Law Enforcement Officer) in his/ her county refuses to sign the ATF forms!!
    THIS SHOULD BE POSTED ON EVERY WEBSITE.

    Thank you,
    Have a great day and I look forward to hearing from you !

  • Marty Higgins January 8, 2013, 10:43 am

    I read in these comments that, there goimg to put a 200.00 dollar tax on guns.What about the 200.00 jump in the price for a AR15 or AK47 already.It makes me not care a bout the gun industry.

    • raj January 8, 2013, 9:57 pm

      That’s market forces my friend, the law of demand and supply, that’s the opposite of socialism that tries to have government define prices,picking winners and losers ( AKA GOVERNMENT MOTORS) nice at first but it ends only in less supply/inovation to you. If the prices are too high don’t buy eventually the market will adjust itself downward to more normal levels as we all do so.
      The gun industry has nothing to do with what people want to pay for a gun in general that will be set by the middle-men, BUT….. if they in the industry have to pay more for the raw materials when demand is high, then they too are responding to market demand, and you of course understand when their costs go up, then so too will yours. In general the gun industry is a friend and the last ones you should attack , unless you’re a closet gun hater or eeek! ….. ANOTHER OBAMATRON TROLL!!!!!

  • Paul F January 8, 2013, 1:46 pm

    Just wrote my representative and senator from SC. Copied and pasted the letter provided below and now waiting for their responses. Don’t wait to act, the time to do so is now…

  • Kirk January 8, 2013, 1:53 pm

    Tragic are the recent events concerning logic and the mental capacity of so many
    (Politicians). Sad the mentally unstable sometimes leak through the cracks of
    society and go unnoticed, untreated for their illness. How do the law abidding
    citizens correct the the logic moral of the Lawmakers? Reasonablely stated without
    proper governance by the people congressional logic could become more of
    travisty than the loss of life by the recent events involving guns. As the old addage goes,
    “The Pen is mightier than the sword”, who holds that weapon? Answer: Congressional Leaders that
    that surcome to a differant voice which remains citizens in good standing, “us”,”you”, not them; share your voice, vote your given right next election.

  • Andy January 8, 2013, 5:19 pm

    Dear Congressman Meehan,

    Right now, Americans are allowing their emotions to run rampant, and are calling for gun control in the hopes that something or anything will give them back that “warm and fuzzy” feeling they had before recent events in Connecticut. While their intentions are good, I’m concerned that their fear may be getting the best of them.
    Gun control is an issue that must, at all times, be approached from a calm, rational, and logical perspective. If people are scared, it is a personal problem, not a national one. We cannot afford to cut away at our constitutional rights because of the cries of a handful of short-sighted, impulsive, and fear-driven people. Our Constitution was not written and signed by the hands of the weak. The people who now call for gun control represent a group of Americans who have woefully forgotten how and why they are afforded all of the comforts that they enjoy every day. Additionally, many of these people seem to be completely unaware of the fact that we’ve been down this road already with the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, which had absolutely no impact whatsoever on gun crime.
    Congressman Meehan, as a combat veteran, patriot, and born American, I humbly request that you do not support any new gun legislation in the wake of the heart-breaking event that befell Sandy Hook Elementary. I know that you have supported gun rights in the past, and I ask that you continue to stand firm now, as a leader should in the face of so much fear. Thank you for your time, and your consideration.

  • Shift4 January 8, 2013, 6:32 pm

    When the Government can guarantee to me that no other person has a gun, only then will I give up mine. Until that day, they can go phaq themself.

  • Jody poltera January 8, 2013, 8:58 pm

    So here we go >there yelling guncontrol .Well watch and see what happens if they pass it.look at Australia .Armed rubberies up 69 percent ,assults up 28 percent,gun murders up 19 percent,Home invasions up 21 percent.Thye took how many guns away from the people.Now that cant defend there selves the way they should .we The people that own guns to enjoy protect and defend our love ones family and freinds .We need to stand strong walk tall and Unite to defend these gun control laws there tring to pass behind our very backs.They use them to protect The president and all his family and freinds ,So how does that make him any better than us .i say stand now and show all our strentgh now

  • RGT January 9, 2013, 9:42 am

    Great work here, contacted reps and all my emails concerning guns are returned as NON DELIVERABLE. My emails must be getting rerouted to the white (black) house. Think g mail sucks anyhow. Looks like we have Hitler no 2 in our system. We must as comitted as our enemies or we will lose all. We might have to vote with our guns, only 437 that have to go. That many die in car wrecks daily not to mention the # of drug deaths and hospital deaths, hell guns are the safest things around. That means prevention to all you fucktards in washington!!!!!!!!

  • One of the Good Guy's January 9, 2013, 11:02 am

    Here is the email that I sent, added the proper name at the greeting and then sent to congressmen and senators,

    Dear __________,

    I am writing this email to express my concern over the threat of further restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights. I deeply disapprove the prospect of further restrictions and gun control. gun ownership is one thing that empowers the citizens of the United States to defend their homes and their families.

    Just like the “assault weapon ban” prior it will do nothing to prevent gun violence. The root of gun violence stems from the person carrying out the act, not in the method they use to carry out their heinous crimes. The best solution is empowering citizens to protect themselves from such people. Firearm restrictions will only serve to empower criminals.

    I will fully support any politician’s efforts to protect our 2nd amendment rights from further erosion and urge my friends, family and members of my community to do the same.

    Respectfully,
    __________

  • erny January 9, 2013, 12:25 pm

    NEW INFORMATION you know what HUSEIN obama the same people want control and eliminated the arms is the same people what soupport and killer more until now 995687 peoples what never had ligth and live in you firt period of 2009 332278 abort 2010 329448 2011to 2012 333964 ,we pay the 45% of this in taxes this companys win 542 000 000 millons Him husein obama ,cut for programs for 2009 -2012 the 29% for plans educativs and for stop aborts and help womans other 12% for one total of 41% of cut of money. and now you tell me what one anormal is the cause for eliminated all arms .but try to cover the problem of bengasy where die americans and he is only responsable, when he never help. and prefered going do you dirt campain for take the power,like all comunist he want destroi america and the moral of the army,not stop for our freedom will continue using our arms,for keeping FREE.

  • Shane Wells January 9, 2013, 6:37 pm

    Criminals will find another way. For instance in Oklahoma City they rented a Uhaul, bought Diesel and fertilizer and blew up our Federal building up killing many. You can still get all those items today. I don’t mean to disrespect you but where do you draw a line? You simply cannot control someone from doing an act or harm; only God can. By taking our gun rights away you will mostly be affecting those of us whom are law abiding and respect them. Criminals won’t care what you to to those who follow the law.

  • micahel January 9, 2013, 8:19 pm

    just contacted my senators and reps

  • Shelbi January 9, 2013, 10:30 pm

    Im glad u guys are pushing this……us Gun owners need 2 stick together the new bill is unconstitutional and we all need to speak up :)

  • Ty January 10, 2013, 12:58 am

    You need to read the Dick act of 1902, it invalidates anything these idiots in Washington plan on passing.
    http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/government/us_constitution/gun_control/news.php?q=1237163642

  • Kelly Nelson January 10, 2013, 1:51 am

    As usual. Very intelligent men BEFORE elected to office…The brain goes grave yard dead the instant they’re sworn in
    Any person with an IQ in double digits or better KNOWS that banning the guns and magazines they are proposing WILL NOT have much affect on these insane lunaticts. Am I CRAZY to suggest we use our National Guard to protect our precious children.

  • Chuck Martinak January 10, 2013, 7:55 am

    Here is another cut and paste if you like for your congressman.

    Dear representative,

    I wish to express my dire concern over the threat of the use of “Presidential Executive Order” to restrict (read as infringe) on our 2nd amendment rights. The government already restricts (infringes) the rights of law abiding citizens in many ways, and citizens fear the acceleration of eroding our individual rights. Most firearm owning citizens have or will find Vice President Biden’s publicized statement of President Obamas intent to use Executive Fiat to remove constitutionally guaranteed rights from law abiding citizens as an appalling revelation?

    A reading of all available documents with regards to, and from the drafters of the 2nd amendment including both sides of the debate at the time it was written, paints a very clear unambiguous picture of intent. They intended U.S. Citizens to be an armed populace. They clearly wished Citizens to keep and practice with the very same firearms that any nation’s standing army would employ. In today’s age, that exact firearm is the AR-15, Bushmaster, Armalite or any rifle of similar features, functions and accoutrements.

    It is also clear, and not generally misunderstood, that the “Bill of Rights” is a clear restriction of government to protect its citizens, and citizen minorities from government intrusion. Any executive decree, order, or memorandum that runs contrary to the “Bill of Rights” is an egregious misuse of a power that does not belong to any single governmental branch.

    We elected you to not only legislate, but also to act within the confines of limited government authority. We the citizens, implore you to view the mere mention of this action by the Executive Branch as showing intent to circumvent the authority of congress to govern.

    I would respectfully ask that you author a letter to President Obama and Vice President Biden, imploring them to refrain from any action that oversteps the authority of their duly elected office.

    I would also ask that if they do not retreat from their course of action, that you immediately take any action that you can to support influence or begin the proceedings to Cite both President Obama and Vice President Biden for “Contempt of Congress.”.

    I am deeply annoyed by the arrogance of the “Executive Branch” to attempt to circumvent the cornerstone of the very amendment that ensures all other constitutional rights are protected.

    This latest attempt to remove individual rights from our U.S. citizens is the very reason the drafters and those that ratified the second amendment stood firm in their beliefs that suitable military firearms belong in the hands of all U.S. citizens.

    I will support any politician’s efforts to protect our 2nd amendment rights from further erosion and urge my friends, family and members of my community to do the same.

    Best regards,

    • Andrew Davis January 11, 2013, 6:18 am

      This is a fantastic, well-written letter, addressing very key issues and bringing up some very good points. Thank you for sharing.

  • Nick Atkinson January 10, 2013, 11:07 am

    Nicholas Atkinson
    Des Moines, Iowa
    January 9th, 2013

    Dear Leaders of the Country,
    I am writing to request that you oppose any legislation that infringes the right of Americans to keep and bear arms. The absolute tragedy of Sandy Hook is being exploited by the experienced and seasoned gun control advocates, as they do after every tragedy involving guns.
    The meaning of the 2nd Amendment is to provide for a militia. A militia is only as good as its equipment, which means that the equipment must be technologically current in order to be effective. This directs that at least semi-automatic weapons are necessary in the hands of the civilian population. There are hundreds of thousands of semi-automatic weapons owned by normal hard working civilian Americans, who are ready, willing and able to defend the USA if necessary.
    The fact that the American civilian population is armed is obviously disquieting to those who require absolute power without restriction. This is always the case in any country. The leaders in this country who advocate disarming the civilian population do not advertise the fact that they have personal armed security, while publicly denouncing civilian gun ownership. Gun ownership in the USA has always been in place and has never been a cause for widespread concern for the vast majority of the American population.
    I am not a proponent of conspiracy theories, but I have read some history of the human race and I have concluded that tyranny can arise insidiously and unannounced at any time, or an invasion can occur from anywhere. The USA was founded by people who knew this first hand, and tried to provide through hard legislation that if it ever happened to the people of the USA, they would be in a position to resist. The Constitution and Amendments are in place to ensure the political health of the American people.
    The tragedy of Sandy Hook is a new test of the sanctity of the established legislation. The legislation is correct and in place. Legislation will always be circumvented by individuals bent on their own agenda. It should also be noted that the tragedies we have experienced over the past few years have been carried out by solitary individuals who were declared mentally incapacitated in some way. The latest perpetrator, Adam Lanza, killed his mother and stole her guns because he had none of his own, and could not obtain one legally. In addition, the shooter in Clackamas, Oregon had to use a gun which he purportedly stole from a friend.
    Banning semi-automatic weapons from all will not subdue the outrageous acts of the few; I am convinced that a person determined to wreak havoc will find the best means available. For example, poison or homemade bombs have proven to be very effective in killing innocents in the past, and will probably be used in the future, in addition to guns and knives. Life is very hard and risky. No matter what we do to make life Utopian, there is always the strong possibility that someone, somewhere will wreak havoc, and cause multiple deaths.
    Banning semi-automatic weapons is not the answer to the problem, only the personal desire of some of our elected leaders and the owners of the media. There is no answer to insanity, only careful observation. The act committed by Adam Lanza was committed by him, not the weapon. The media and certain legislators have concentrated on the weapon, not the monster who committed the act. I have noticed that each time, and fortunately it is not a frequent ocurrence, that an atrocity of the Adam Lanza and James Holmes nature is committed; the media immediately concentrates on the weapons used, and delegates the act itself and the perpetrator to a secondary position in the eyes of the public. This is manipulation of the people through the media for an agenda of civilian disarmament.
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans own semi-automatic weapons that are not used irresponsibly, which has been the case in the past and will continue to be the case in the future. Please do not allow an emotional tide to carry sway over the objectivity that is needed at times like this. Yes the act was atrocious, yes it should never have happened, and yes it should not happen again, but emotionally charged legislation is a ‘knee jerk’ reaction to a problem of the very few, and should not affect the vast majority of Americans who do not perpetrate atrocious acts.
    Certain elected leaders intent on ‘gun control’, should actually be intent on ‘stupid people control’. Millions of Americans legally own guns of all types, and there is no misuse. The exception is the people who are criminally minded. Those few thousand people should have legislation applied to them, not the other millions of people you will never hear of. The Second Amendment is very clear, and one of the foundations of the country we all enjoy. If we start to pick and choose which foundations we like or don’t like, then the USA will not be what it is supposed to be. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States of America were well thought out and well written. The concepts are not outdated because people and governments will always be as we are now, have been in the past, and will be in the future. People are basically good natured and have not changed, but we need the legislation laid down by the Founding Fathers of the political experiment known as the United States of America. That legislation is being tested and we the people must not fail the test.

    Yours sincerely,
    Nicholas Atkinson

    • rktman January 11, 2013, 10:44 am

      Good letter Nick. Only problem I see is that you failed to call them what they are. You can still be polite but you probably should have used the term I suggested in my post. “Radical left wing extremists”. They label folks who want to uphold the constitution as right wing extremists so we need to turn that right back at them.
      Rktman

  • H A Butler January 10, 2013, 3:01 pm

    Already written, e-mailed & called my senators, representatives, President, Vice – President & even Dianne Feinstein many times each. Still concerned that it will take a lot more than this to block any action on new bans & restrictions !

    interesting the Dianne Feinstein is in charge of her big push against guns but will only accept e-mail from persons living in California. This in spite of the fact that her actions will effect all citizen of the US. To contact her, you have to call ( phone lives are over whelmed & almost impossible to get thru ) or – write a letter that will take days to reach her office. You can send a fax if you have access to a fax machine.

    My point is – the politicians do little to make themselves easily accessible to receive the opinions of the citizens.
    Its almost a “DON”T WANT TO HEAR ANY BAD NEWS” situations. They make it hard to be contacted, people can’t make their opinions known – then the policians say ” GEE – not many people contacted me to complain so that must mean everyone agrees with my plan”

    Don’t let the politicians get off so easy. Bury them in letters, e-mails, faxes & keep calling until you get thru !

  • Mike Kennedy January 10, 2013, 3:13 pm

    Heres another problem, if the make AR15 class 3 most of the people wont’ get there app. signed but the police. I live in Pa the state police wont sign,sheriff wont sign, Had to get a Trust to get my Class 3 guns

  • jon January 10, 2013, 4:46 pm

    The issue is not guns and gun control no gun ever killed anyone without someone to pull the trigger. The people gun stores ring to check potential gun owners should have a national database of all mental health issues. You can currently check yourself out of a mental institution and go directly to the gun store and buy a gun as the people who the gun stores ring don’t have access to mental health records.
    p.s. criminals will always have guns because they don’t care about laws, the only people who will be left defenseless is the law abiding citizens, that’s what happened in England.

  • Mark G. January 10, 2013, 7:09 pm

    It’s important to also address your state legislature. Here in Maryland, our newspaper had a front page headline that our governor is making gun control his priority. If you are in Maryland, here’s your state legislature list:

    http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/06hse/html/hsedist.html

  • Dan January 10, 2013, 8:53 pm

    We need to Impeach Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Frank Farquhar January 11, 2013, 8:10 pm

      That would be nice, but it will never happen. There are too many Americans bowing down to Obama like he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. The majority of America is happy on their knees, being told how to live and what to do with their lives. As long as the government keeps giving them free stuff, they are happy letting the government rule their lives. We are outnumbered and no longer have any control over our government. Our founding fathers were in a similar situation; no representation/voice in the English government, taxation without representation and massive government regulations. We have two choices America: sit here and suck on it or take the power back.

  • Michael M January 11, 2013, 2:41 am

    Just contacted my state reps to let them know how disappointed I am with this legislation they are trying to put in place in Kansas.

  • Joel January 11, 2013, 4:47 am

    Just emailed Kelly Ayotte here in New Hampshire and I am working on the rest. I moved here recently from NYC hoping for greater individual rights and freedoms and safety and security … . Off topic perhaps but not entirely http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/01/pamela-geller-wnd-column-the-end-of-america.html and http://jpfo.org/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vAU9AJfttls. Without the 2nd The United States of America will entirely collapse into savagery.

  • Andrew Davis January 11, 2013, 4:49 am

    Hello again, (state representative). I am emailing you again in this great time of political controversy. Previously, I sent a couple of letters to you regarding my stand on upcoming gun control legislation, specifically the proposed new Assault Weapons Ban, the proposed ban on full-capacity ammo magazines, and proposed weapons registration bills.

    I know you are busy, so I will try to keep my message brief. I feel it is of absolute necessity that I convey as best I can my opposition to any upcoming or future legislation that limits my right to own tactical style firearms – those colloquially known as “Assault Weapons” – the AR-15′s and other military style rifles and semiautomatic handguns.

    Tens of millions of these weapons are in the hands of civilians today. I own a tactical style rifle, which I purchased legally. I keep it properly secured. But I must make it known to my elected officials that I will not stand for my right to keep and bear arms to be infringed upon.

    I will not submit to registration, where I place my name and weapon serial number[s] on a list that could be used in future efforts to confiscate “undesirable” firearms. I will not submit to paying any registration tax similar to what is currently required for Class 3 weapons. I will not submit to any legislation that will endanger my right to defend myself from any enemy using the type of weapon of my choosing.

    I will be watching the upcoming legislation closely, and I want to make it clear that I expect my representatives to place their vote against any such legislation. I am extremely concerned about this issue, and I must express that any and all decisions on future votes from me will weigh entirely on how my representatives vote on these issues.

    Thank you for taking the time to address my concerns.

    (my name)

  • H Keiser January 11, 2013, 5:26 am

    Nope, don’t like the tax idea; prefer striping gun makers of the ill conceived liability shield Congress gave them. But thank you for providing a list of manufacturers and dealers who put profits before common sense, I will make sure I don’t do any more business with them. I am not interested in seeing this country devolve into Guatemala or Pakistan, 2 countries where there are no limits on the firepower one can take to the streets. While you are at it, why don’t you also reverse the ban on fully automatic weapons, which has been around for the better part of 80 years; that certainly infringes on your 2nd Amendment Rights, doesn’t it? Perhaps you should re-read Scalia’s opinion in Heller, even he doesn’t think the 2nd Amendment is absolute.

  • CIA January 11, 2013, 6:16 am

    Hay burbuja con las Armas, se sobrevaloran , mandame un 1911 y pasale la factura a la compañia, en Europa están un 80% más baratas.

  • Steve January 11, 2013, 6:43 am

    Please remove the thing about giving up your 4th amendment rights for “weapon inspection” when you own NFA firearms, that is simply not true.

    If we want the antis to use facts we should too.

    Even if they don’t play by the rules .

  • David January 11, 2013, 6:55 am

    This is what needs to happen Immediately in every state. Everybody needs to contact their state rep and senator and forward this to them
    http://www.independencedeclaration.org/2013/01/10/wyoming-gun-law-jail-terms-for-feds/

    All I have to say the law abiding citizens did nothing wrong. It was a mentally challenged person or a kid. Now we are being attacked by the President of the United States. We need to tell him to STOP with his powers of trying to step over the constitution and put restrictions on us.
    We have weapons to protect ourselves and out country. We should be able to deceide with our freedom what we do and don’t want. NOT president Obama or Biden.
    Put the restrictions on the people breaking the law, and who shouldn’t have the weapons.

  • Nick Atkinson January 11, 2013, 7:43 am

    We have to be very careful about the concept of mental health and the ability to own guns. If legislation is derived that stipulates a person must pass a psychological test, then that is a method of denying gun ownership. The person testing might be a gun control advocate, and we’d be ‘screwed’.
    In that case, all testers must be gun owners, because gun owners realize the heavy responsibility that is associated with gun ownership, and will be fair in their assessment.
    That’s only if that kind of legislation is levied on us.

  • Nancy January 11, 2013, 8:03 am

    I just contacted all my Reps and Senators for WV. Everyone should be doing the same for their state! Home invasions are getting worse here in WV and they well be if this passes, we will just leave our doors open and let them in. We are not protected like the President, Vice President and all the Reps and Senators are that is trying to take our rights from us We Need to Stand As One and let them know we are not goning to take this.

  • Mike January 11, 2013, 8:08 am

    Thank you and DONE…!

  • Need help January 11, 2013, 8:12 am

    Great letter, but what can you do in California? When you do write the reps, you get a thanks, but up yours form reply. Remember, they are responsible for pending legislation.
    I find it interesting the FBI say we have a real gun problem now, the gangs, mainly illegal aliens are buying up military assault weapons to fire in law enforcement, and the people. The answer? Disarm the responsible citizens.
    What else is curious about the statement? Why didn’t they stop the administration’s effort to arm them with fast, and furious? Why is everyone so quiet about that?

  • RCS January 11, 2013, 8:15 am

    OUR GOVERNMENTS AGENDA IS A POWER GRAB. THESE PRESENT TIMES ARE AN EXAMPLE WHY OUR FORFATHERES FOR SAW THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY AND WROTE THE 2ND AMENDMENT!! GOD BLESS US ALL.!

  • Alberto H. Soto January 11, 2013, 8:18 am

    I just contacted My Resident Commissioner, I live in Puerto Rico and here we also face the same government control agenda. The government here treats the Right to bear and keep arms as a “PRIVILEGE”; and a very expensive one I must add, There is a case in the Federal Court in San Juan, PR challenging the firearms law based on the 2nd amendment right. The government here also believes that gun control will stop criminals from doing what they do, oh boy, they are wrong. What they need to do is create better laws against those that make their living out of crime and help us law- abiding citizens !!

  • daymen January 11, 2013, 8:21 am

    a conspiracy is were more than two people plan to do something secretly.

  • James January 11, 2013, 8:34 am

    Thank you! I just contacted by reps in sC

  • Frank Farquhar January 11, 2013, 9:18 am

    I’ve written my Congressman and Senators several times in the past month to protest any new gun legislation. Unfortunately, it’s not going to make a difference because we have lost control of our government and the outcome of this fight has already been decided and paid for. Americans who believe in the individual’s right to live their life, free from the intrusion of government are no longer the majority. We are only a couple of small steps away from completely loosing our rights and freedoms to the liberals, progressives and socialists that now control our government. These groups believe that we are too stupid to control our own lives so they are going to do it for us and they don’t care what we think or what we have to say about anything. They are going to do whatever they want because they know there is nothing we can, or will do about it. By the end of Obama’s presidency, the America that we know and love will be dead because the average American is willing to submit to the rule of government. The average American doesn’t want to be free, they just want the Government to keep taking care of them, telling them how to live and giving them free handouts.

  • r dondero sr January 11, 2013, 9:24 am

    i e mailed my reps. now please tell me what else we can do as a group to stop this legislation,aside from telling all our friends.this is the time to act,before its too late

  • Brick January 11, 2013, 9:25 am

    I sent messages to all the firearm, ammunition and accessory dealers I do business with and I have been in contact (by telephone and e-mail) with my federal legislators since Dec 15. I think the time has come for the manufacturers, jobbers and distributors to step into the fray also! All contract sales to state and municipal police should stop in California and New York, to include new guns, ammunition and repair parts.

  • Dana B January 11, 2013, 9:27 am

    Just went to my Reps and Senator’s websites to voice my opinion on this issue. I was SHOCKED to see a poll on Senator Bill Nelson’s site that asked if I was in favor of a ban an Assault weapons. I replied “no” and was then directed to the results. Can you believe that less than 40 responses have been received??? Really?? Out of the whole state of Florida only 40!! And worse yet, more than half of them were in favor. If people are truly concerned about this issue then they best “step up” and voice their opinion. The complacency in this country is what’s going to bring it down. I don’t believe people like what’s happening; but sadly most are waiting, and counting, on others to do something about it, as clearly evidenced by the poll on Bill Nelson’s website. That’s a really sad thing!

  • Ed January 11, 2013, 9:40 am

    Hello
    I was about to email congress and senate and then I read some of the responses. Some of you use the same words as the elitist’s do and that is not what I stand for. The President is not the problem it is the racists who hate his guts because he is not white. No one will take my weapons while I am alive and I will not register what I have while alive, but at the same time I can’t side with what you seem to stand for.

  • jOHN January 11, 2013, 9:52 am

    I cant believe the hype for this, 200$ in NOTHING! wake up people..if you dont have the money to own one you should not have one.. We need to get this arms away from uneducated bums that have nothing to do but play with there guns! I say make it an early tax on anyone with an AR! or any type of gun. WAKE america if you dont feel safe in the city or neighborhood your from then move to a safe one.

  • Ray IN Bama January 11, 2013, 10:14 am

    Just contacted all of my local and state reps. This has to be stopped.

  • randy mckinney January 11, 2013, 10:21 am

    this is every bad it will destroy the U.S.A. it is a powder keg with fuse that is lit they don’t have a clue to what is going on we are at the door step of war of the states they are stomping on the bill of rights and the 2nd amendent they have to stop from getting info from hollywood

  • Albert F. January 11, 2013, 10:24 am

    I contacted my Senators and reps in my state in Texas and expressed my concerns about this gun control legislation and issues and urged them to not let my gun rights be infringed upon and my interests preserved. I am urging everyone to do the same.

  • Peter January 11, 2013, 10:26 am

    According to the Center of Disease Control report, Tues Sept 04, 2012 – 67 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure, 36 million aren’t treated for their high blood pressure, an estimated 14 million are not even aware they have the disease. Another 6 million know they have the disease but were not on medication, and an estimated another 16 million were being treated but still had persistent high blood pressure. This health problem contributes to nearly 1,000 deaths per day, which is about 3.65 million of people died annually of this disease alone and about $131 billion dollars in direct health care costs annually and this ailment also contribute to other health issues.
    You see that, about a thousand people died every day from high blood pressure related health problem alone, not counting other health problems. If people in the White House and Congress concern about death why don’t they tackle the health issues that killing people like flies. I don’t see Congressional people put into law to limit how much people can eat and what they can eat?
    Gun Control is illegal, it is high crime against human freedom, it is oppression and tyranny in the making. It is treason against the 2nd Amendment. Our Founding Father in their time would drag these people out and hang them. No one has the right to take away your guns and ammunition and tell you, you can’t pass your guns and magazines to your family members, it is your properties. Who are these people? They are not God I tell you. Gun Control is taking away people’s properties, rights, freedom, livelihood, security, and even lives.
    Government is in place to serve the people not to oppress the people. Government has more than enough firepower in their disposal. Why some still want to take away your guns and ammunition away? Because they want to control and oppress you. Gun is the problem in any incident, it is the people and you need to deal with the people who break the law not the people who did not.
    Gun Control is not saving lives; it kills more lives under tyranny and oppression. Ask the people in North Korea if they like to have their 2nd Amendment, people in Communist China facing government oppression. People in Russia, Cuba, Syria, Cambodia, Burma, Egypt, Vietnam, Laos, African/Asian/Middle Eastern countries where their government are slaughtering their own people like nothing. Over 100 millions of people have slaughtered in the past under Communism, Nazism, dictatorship, genocide, and it is still happening today around the world. History like this must not repeat itself.
    My fellow Americans – Defend your 2nd Amendment before you have nothing left to defend. Our Founding Father died to create the 2nd Amendment to prevent another tyranny and oppression. The Congressional people work against the 2nd Amendment is for the Anti-Christ and people need to vote them out. They obvious did not know about American and world history concerning tyranny and oppression. They are not an America on this issue, but similar to Nazi Germany. Mass shooting needs security approach, which can be done, taking away the citizens’ guns and ammunition away is not the right answer. Mass shootings were done by mentally unstable people; and they do not have any background issues when they purchase the guns and ammos to do what they did.
    By God’s given right to every human being, you had better defend you 2nd Amendment before you have nothing left to defend. Your children and grandchildren, and future generations will suffer and died under tyranny and oppression if we don’t act now. It is coming and there is no time to listen to those people who are bend to take away your freedom to own your firearms and magazines against tyranny and oppression. What these people are doing is tyranny and oppression in the name of the law then they will come at you with guns later by way of federal agencies. You see it is little by little you lose your freedom by legislation or by the gun. Fight on the legislation front right now so you don’t have to fight with your gun later. Mass shootings were not done by responsible gun owner citizens and less than 1% of the shooting incidents involved assault weapons.
    Crimes are being prevented because of citizens carry firearms to protect themselves. Lives are being save because people own firearms to protect lives and property against crimes.
    Gun control issue is not about the gun, it is about oppressing and control people. Gun control is tyranny and oppression in the making. “The Senator from California is not only cross the line as the former Marine said, she committed a crime in my opinion. She is coming into your home to take away your guns and magazines by legislation because she know she can’t do it by force but this will lead to force. We need to ban together to fight tyranny and oppression by our votes and voices. America was born out of the 2nd Amendment and we must keep it that way.
    It is moral break down, it is not about the guns. Guns do not kill, people kills and the Devil is in the thick of it. He is demoralizing and desensitizing people’s moral compass so they are pond for his use. Why go to Afghanistan to fight? You have an enemy here at home, an enemy who want to take away of your guns and ammunition. Gun is tool for life protection against tyranny and oppression, blaming on tool of others’ action is foolish and wrong.

  • Steve Martin January 11, 2013, 10:32 am

    Anyone with any intelligence knows that if you outlaw or restrict the ownership and ability to own any type of firearm then only outlaws will have them. Think of the millions of past and present military members who have been trained to use firearms safely. These people are living next door and run businesses in your town and they can and will protect your right even in public life to be safe on the street. If you take away our right to bear arms you takes away what it is to be American. If you want violence to increase and you want law enforcement to be the only ones holding the weapon you have a death wish..The tragic killing of men women and children in the recent past was not perpetrated by a gun but by a person with criminal intent. A gun is a tool and has no sense of right or wrong. Hunt down gangs and malcontents and take them off the street. Open mental institutions and find ways to cure the aliments that haunt these poor souls but never..never tale away an Americans right to own a fire arm..

  • brother January 11, 2013, 10:33 am

    I wrote to my “reps”:

    Please tell your coworkers (like that two-faced cow Feinstein) to take a leap, and follow the PRIME DIRECTIVES of our culture and our government: 1) don’t kill. 2) don’t steal (we’ll talk about “taxation” later). 3) The Bill of Rights.

    ANYTHING that contradicts those three items should be removed from the table immediately. How hard is that?

    Please respect my rights, and do your part to fight to MAKE our government respect them.

    Thanks

    PS: I hate politics. I don’t have the energy to deal with liars. I hope you are not one of them.

    PPS: I selected “firearms” from your mandatory category, but since this is probably the only time I’ll write, please re-read paragraph 1, above.

  • rktman January 11, 2013, 10:37 am

    In every reference to the anti-gunners they should be addressed as what they are. “Radical left wing extremists”. Or possibly BORVs. Bill of Rights Violators. They don’t care at all about stories such as the one out of Georgia where the mom defended her home and kids. It doesn’t no matter how many of these stories are out there. They don’t care about facts even from their own departments. I fully understand why the NRA was “not pleased” with their meeting with joe “spread ‘em, you’re gonna’ be frisked” bite-me. How naive of them going in. What did they expect? In addition to contacting you US reps and sens, it is probably a good idea to contact your state reps and sens as well. As we’ve witnessed in several states the state legislators are attempting to enact firearms restrictions. Also, it even goes down to the city council levels as well. The radical left wing extremists are going to throw as much against the wall in the hopes that some will stick. Even gabby giffords said in her opening to her and her husbands (sorry excuse for an astronaut!) fund that she was attacked by a deranged individual. Why didn’t she say she was attacked by a gun? If the radical left wing extremists want to animate firearms, then they need to stop including people in their reporting. Guns attack shoppers in Klackams Mall. Guns attack school in Taft, Kalifornia. Sadly it appears that the majority of the population has no understanding of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. When I (and I’m sure many of you) swore an oath (1967) to uphold, defend and protect the constitution, you undertook that commitment and there was no expiration date on it and still hold that oath today.
    Molon Labe.

  • Herb January 11, 2013, 10:37 am

    I have called my Texas Senators and Representative. You know that you can count on Sen. Ted Cruz being in opposition to any bill that violates the 2nd Amendment! Judge Poe is almost as strong as Sen. Cruz. I hope that Sen. Cornyn will stand as strong.

  • Tigerhawk January 11, 2013, 11:03 am

    Just contacted all Representatives from my state through the NRA=ILA website. After reading the report on yesterdays meeting it appears the Obuma and Biden have already made up their minds and and trying to ramrod their views through congress regardless of what is said. Contact your reps people. This is one fight we can ill afford to lose. God Bless America!!!

  • Peter January 11, 2013, 11:16 am

    I emailed my reps and senators and will be sending a hardcopy of my letter as well.

  • Thomas McAlarney Sr. January 11, 2013, 11:32 am

    Remind everyone to check their “SPAM”.
    My Guns America Blog email went to Spam for the first time since I joined. I’m hoping this was a Yahoo Mail glitch but you never know. I grewup in the 60s and I’m open to conspiracy theories. Has anyone else had this happen? Control the Media and you control the world.
    I have emailed my elected officials and the White House. The replies looked like form letters and were very discouraging.
    If I could give my life and bring back one of the kids I would in a heartbeat.

    • Administrator January 11, 2013, 11:42 am

      It only happens on yahoo and comcast

  • Howard January 11, 2013, 11:43 am

    I’ve contacted both my Congressional and Senate representatives. As a law-abiding gun owner (not to mention an honorably discharged veteran) I will not stand by and allow by 2nd and 4th Amendment rights to be subjugated by a knee-jerk reaction realated to situations caused by individuals who should never have been allowed to possess a weapon in the first place. We are not the problem any more than are the weapons themselves. Why not ban forks since people use them to eat unhealthy food which leads to premature death?

  • Frank Brodeur January 11, 2013, 11:44 am

    Just submitted my viewpoints and ideas on how to prevent further tragedies to our legislative branches of government. Wanted to let them know that whoever votes for the bans and restrictions will be actively and aggressively removed from office during the next election

  • Jim Miller January 11, 2013, 12:11 pm

    With no way to protect yourself Drugies can Simply sharpen a stick, enter your house, plunge the stick through your chest and take what ever they want. Disarming the Honest Citizen is the stupidest thing I ever heard of. If you look accross the World every time this has happened the Violent Crime rate shot up or in some Countries certain Citizens were Exterminated By The GOVERNMENT. Controll the Borders, eliminate Drug Trafficing, Limit Political Terms, fix the Economy, Fix Social Security, Limit Government Spending and then maybe we can talk about the Guns.

  • davisbr January 11, 2013, 12:18 pm

    I just sent the following via the links above to both my senators, and to the representative for my district:

    I urge your NO vote on any and all legislation restricting 2nd Amendment rights.

    No bill that I have seen introduced or discussed would have had any effect at all in averting the tragedy in Newton.

    If you would do something truly proactive that would have at least a chance of being effective concerning the issue, I urge you to propose a specific TAX on any and every mass-marketed visual entertainment (i.e., non-news related) specific medium (i.e., movie or television) which contains the violent use of weapons in a gratuitous context on a per-scene basis.

    Such taxes to fund a federal-to-state mental health program, and such funds not being able to be transferred to the general fund.

    …because THAT bill, Senator/Representative _________________, WOULD actually have a chance at being effective in preventing future incidents by mentally unstable individuals.

    Even the NRA would support you if you were to introduce such a measure.

    I know I certainly would.

  • MIchael Erway January 11, 2013, 12:28 pm

    How many letters have you sent to your beloved congress? You really believe it does any good? Stay ignorant and make sure to attack Alex Jones for getting in the face of the status quo while you scribble your little notes to the elites who couldn’t care less what you have to say.

  • Victor January 11, 2013, 12:33 pm

    I’ve done my part as well for AZ I really hope everyone does the same. Please contact your reps ASAP.

  • Rob January 11, 2013, 12:35 pm

    The assertion that bearing arms is a defense against tyranny is “an appeal to narcissism, built on a belief that American democracy is a fragile sham.” Bearing arms hasn’t staved off tyrrany in, say, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where arms are everywhere. Restrictions on arms haven’t harmed democracy a bit in, say, UK, Sweden, France, and Germany.

  • Texican January 11, 2013, 12:38 pm

    The email sent erroneously had GW Bush’s swing vote nominee as Justice Stephens… glad it’s correct here on the website, as Justice Roberts.

    Luckily, my Rep and Senator are out on the frontlines… Louie Gohmert and Sen. Cruz.

  • Randy TenBrink January 11, 2013, 12:39 pm

    Contacted Mac Thornberry and Senator Cornyn from Texas. No reply from Cornyn! A Useless, NO position form letter from Thornberry. I expected more, but as usual, I got what I’ve been getting since I started voting in 1971…Nothing. What a shame. I can see these guys with a wet finger held up to the wind!

  • Stephen Oak Lawn ILL. January 11, 2013, 12:43 pm

    I want to contact the entire congress and Obama all at once!
    To Hell with one voice in one ear! We have the internet weapon and it is a bullet, all we have to do is pull the trigger!
    I want them to get so many E-mails and faxes they have to shut down their propaganda machine!
    Do the same thing to the media outlets bury them in Emails and faxes and show those bastards
    who really runs this country!!

    CYBER WAR!!

  • Dave January 11, 2013, 1:36 pm

    So the plan is to add a tax to something that we already own or will own. Oh, and suspend the Constitution for people who are lawful owners of the said taxable item. Can anyone tell us how this tax will make anyone safer from suicidal killers? Raising taxes seems to be these fools solution to all problems. Out here in the west a home owner is on their own, often far away from help. Here we have one county sheriff on duty at night for the whole county. We will pay the tax and be no safer, merely poorer. We will keep one ear open for the dogs and three or four smaller capacity magazines with our rife and hope we never need it. Also, at a time that the murder rate is at an all time low in the USA one might wonder if there is a problem with guns. Why do these things happen in clusters, one after the other. How many life’s could be saved by limiting the around the clock coverage of these crimes. Perhaps seal the record till after the trial. Limit press coverage of the crime. These things would limit the high profile crimes in bunches, although sadly could never stop the insanity of killing the defenseless and nothing will.

  • BBQ Cody January 11, 2013, 1:51 pm

    Just sent notice to NC reps. Will continue each day.

  • AZRanger January 11, 2013, 1:57 pm

    The bottom-line is that the Communist Administrtation, and their treasonous cronies are planning on destroying the 2nd Amndment whether congress passes a law or not! Biden is out there talking about an Executive Order to ban all semi-auto firearms! Either scenario is Un-Constitutional, and violates so many aspects of the US Constitution, that it doesn’t even warrant discussing them. So what is Congress doing….NOT A FRICKIN’ THING!
    So, once again, it is going to fall to the people of this Republic to save it; however, this time the enemy is domestic, and not foreign! I believe that any individual who signs, supports, or enforces any such ban, restriction, or other infringement has committed treason against the American people, and deserve to face the full force and penalty that such acts entail! Every one of those responsible must be held accountable for their actions, even if that requires the use of deadly force to enforce, or resist their transgressions!

    If ANY legislation of this type, or an executive order is issued, war has been declared on the citizens of this Republic, and any public official who enforces such, can be considered no better than a Quisling, or Vichy French (infamous enemy collaborators from WWII)! As a Quisling, that person is not just a criminal, but has crossed over to the point of aiding and abetting the enemy, and should be captured for trial, or shot on sight, if he or she resists! Either way, their demise is no sweat off my butt!

    Folks, this is not just about paying more for a weapon, but it is about a federal gov’t, and would-be dictator usurping powers that do not belong to them, and employing them against the very foundations of our society, and the liberties we currently enjoy!

    I will not speak for others concerning this weighty matter,, but as for me and my house, WE WILL NOT BOW DOWN, WE WILL RESIST, and WE WILL FIGHT!!! And, we will kill the bastards!

    In the Spirit of AMERICAN Liberty,
    AZRanger

    • Frank Farquhar January 11, 2013, 6:15 pm

      Nice! You won’t be the only one in Arizona who doesn’t bow down. Just be ready, they will come for us first.

  • loucr2003 January 11, 2013, 2:20 pm

    I sent an email note to both Georgia senators this morning and to the US representative for my area (Austin Scott). I received an auto-response from two of the offices. I received the following automated note from Senator Saxby Chambliss:

    “Thank you for contacting me regarding the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. Your taking the time to contact me is appreciated.

    As a parent and grandparent, there are no words to describe my grief at the senseless loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Newtown, Connecticut community, and all of the victims, families, and loves ones of this horrible tragedy. I join the rest of the nation in offering my prayers to all of those impacted.

    In response to this and other tragic and high-profile acts of violence, there is a renewed focus on this expired legal provision. I believe that Congress will have an extensive and detailed debate about all of the potential causes of these tragic crimes, including mental health issues, depictions of violence in television, movies, and video games, and firearms. Your comments are important, and I will remember them as the debate moves forward.

    On September of 1994, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law the “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act” (P.L. 103-322). This legislation prohibited the sale of certain semi-automatic weapons, often referred to as the assault weapons. On September 13, 2004 the ban expired.

    I have always been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, and I will continue to ensure the rights of gun owners will not be further infringed upon. We must make certain that the rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens are not infringed upon. I believe that the ability of sportsmen, hunters, gun enthusiasts and citizens concerned with their personal safety to own a gun, whether for sport or protection is clearly defined in the Constitution and must not be compromised.

    I know that dialogue regarding acts of violence will likely result in a wide range of legislative proposals seeking to address the underlying causes. As these pieces of legislation come before me in the Senate, I will keep your thoughts in mind.”

  • Tom January 11, 2013, 2:33 pm

    Give My Death Meaning

    I am a gun owner with advanced prostate cancer and I know I do not have long to live. Men are not meant to grow old we do not do it well. I have defended the Contusion Of The United States before and hope to do so again. If those people pass some kind of gun control law that taxes my guns or gives someone the right to come to my house and demand to see my guns. Then they will give my death meaning and me a chance to defend the Contusion Of The United States again and die like a man is meant to die fighting!

    A Concerned Gun Owner

  • J.J. January 11, 2013, 2:56 pm

    I just wrote the below to obama, my members of Congress, Governor, State reps, etc.
    ___________________________________________________

    It truly amazes me how those we elect to office think that we have given them the power to control every aspect of our lives. We elect you to serve us, and you tell us that is what you desire to do, then after you get elected, you take on the role of master.

    I am writing today about all the talk by President Obama and many member of Congress regarding more gun control legislation. You were elected to uphold the Constitution of the United States; all of it, not just those portions that you agree with. The Second Amendment was placed there for a specific reason, and it was not for hunting and sport. With the ability to defend ourselves from tyrannical governments, our freedom is assured. A government that yearns to take away that right is a government that has a right to be feared. It has been that way throughout history; identify the gun owners, disarm the population and government atrocities are not far behind. I urge you to view a YouTube video called “Innocents Betrayed – The History of Gun Control” for a sobering lesson of what is being proposed for this country.

    No law that you enact will prevent horrible tragedies like Sandy Hook from occurring again. It will only impact the patriotic law abiding citizens that want nothing more than to be able to enjoy the freedoms that this country was founded upon. In every state of the nation, it is already illegal to murder your mother, steal legally obtained firearms and commit mass murder. Yet the atrocity at Sandy Hook still occurred in a state where existing gun laws are more severe and strict than in many other states.

    I do not think it is a coincidence that the mass shootings that have occurred over the last few decades have been done by people taking anti-psychotic and anti-depressive medications. It you want to do something, then investigate this relationship. Is it possible that these types of medications are doing more harm than good?

    You continue to want to punish law abiding people by imposing additional gun laws and restrictions on them. You know absolutely for certain that those laws will easily be violated by the criminal and deranged element of our society. You want to turn law abiding citizens into criminals by making laws that a free people will more than likely ignore. There is no way you will be able to control the private sale of firearms, and mandating it so will not make it happen. A free people will not allow it.

    I oppose any and all additional restrictions on the ownership of firearms. That includes restrictions on the so called “assault weapons” that the news and Congress seem to hate so much and restrictions on large capacity magazines. True assault weapons are already tightly controlled by the BATF. The so called assault weapon is nothing more than a semi-automatic rifle that has been made to mimic a true military version assault weapon. Do you plan to ban all semi-automatic weapons; I truly hope not.

    I also oppose additional background checks. Right now that is a major inconvenience for the law abiding citizen, but is of no consequence for the criminal element and gangs that seem to be all around our cities. Why is it that I must submit to multiple background checks if I buy one gun at store A and buy another gun at store B on the same day? Why is another background check required if I buy another gun the next day at the same store? The whole system is outdated and causes law abiding citizens time and money. I am not opposed to the current requirement of a background check; they do serve a useful function. There should be a way to streamline this system so that multiple checks need not be run on the same individual over short periods of time. One unsettling bit of information that I have learned regarding the current background checks is that providing false information on the form is very rarely prosecuted. Why is that?

    Again, this is not about rifles and guns for hunting and sport, it is about our freedom. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. You took an oath to defend our Constitution, so do it. If you don’t like the Second Amendment, then introduce legislation to repeal it, but don’t make a mockery of it by shredding it in small bites that you think will be palatable to your subjects.

  • Joe K January 11, 2013, 4:34 pm

    I sent e-mails to my Alabama Representative and two Senators asking for them to support fight for our 2nd Amendment rights in Washington. I also contacted several of my friends. Thank you for informing us!

  • Keith Lyons January 11, 2013, 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the great email. I have contacted my Senators and Representatives here in Texas. We need for our government to leave the guns alone. Legislation which would put the mentally ill in the Federal Database used in gun sales would go a long way in curbing the useless violence. There are a lot of things that can be done without useless gun legislation.

  • Michael Dorworth January 11, 2013, 5:52 pm

    I moved to Illinois in 95 from Florida, and before moving here I guess I can say I was naive to how much politicians have scarred the reputation of this country by their thoughtless actions, the sad thing is they really think they are doing this country good and in some very few ways they are.. Like I said when I moved to Illinois in 95 I was naive to how screwed up the rest of our Government was outside the area I was from.. Where I come from if you try to kill me I have the right to try and kill you back outside the safety of my home. The local Government in Illinois ALWAYS uses the phrase “it’s for the safety of the people” as an excuse for another way they want to control us. Like the right to own firearms with only the use of a FOID “firearm owners identification” card, most people know that in Illinois if you want to own a firearm here you have to have this card, the FOID card does not permit you to conceal and carry “yet” outside your home, well when most people are assaulted is some sort of way happens outside your home far away from the firearm you own that you could use to protect yourself.. My father-in-law “who was a retired Chief in the Illinois 183rd Air National Guard” was robbed at gun point at a hotel while on vacation, now me personally see no reason why a man like him that gave his life to the United States Military could not carry a sidearm, what or who gives these people the right to tell law abiding citizens they can not carry a firearm on our persons if we need it only for protection? Every year since I have moved here I hear the Illinois Governor talk about cut backs and tax hikes, they say I wanna close this place and I wanna cut this job, whatever.. Like closing the Jacksonville Developmental Center in Jacksonville Il. For those who don’t know this place its a place where people with special needs live and go to get help for their needs. Im NOT saying these special needs people that are there are the type of people that would freak out and shoot up their neighbor or any other place where people are. I wouldn’t want to change the routines of these people and then find out how they act when their routines are disrupted.. If I am remembering correctly wasn’t the guy that just shot and killed the kids in Sandy Hook Elementary school a little on the mentally retarded side? No not all mentally retarded people will snap and shoot a bunch of kids, they wont. Most mentally challenged people are smarter then non-mentally challenged people, its been proven for those who say “uhhh no they ain’t”.. Listen I like a lot of other law abiding citizens should and do have the right to protect ourselves so concealed and carry should have NEVER been an issue to begin with, its the people that should not be able to concealed and carry we should be talking about, their out there, and most of them are criminals and they more than likely are carrying a concealed weapon and is waiting for the opportunity to use it on someone while trying to take whats not their and I cant protect myself because some law maker said I cant, you can bet your ass they have well armed bodyguards that are paid for by tax paying law abiding citizens.. Sorry for the ramble..

  • Bob January 11, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Once again,
    If guns kill people
    then… cars drive drunk,
    pencils misspell words and
    spoons made Oprah fat.

    • Frank Farquhar January 11, 2013, 7:46 pm

      That’s funny! Nicely put Bob!

  • larry January 11, 2013, 6:08 pm

    Thanks for the article. I have already wrote them. 1st time I have ever. This BS needs to be stopped.

  • Donald Mallory January 11, 2013, 6:10 pm

    Thank you for your alert. I had not seen the NRA e-mail yet. I am contacting my elected officials and reprinting your article to get out every were I go!

  • Steve January 11, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Congressman XXX;

    Today I urge you to support America’s tyranny reset button – the 2nd Amendment.

    There must be ZERO tax, ZERO ‘reclassification’ of my chosen sporting rifle, pistol, and/or shotgun as an NFA item by executive order of POTUS, and ZERO additional restrictions (which are too many as it is – lest I remind you that the majority of arms used in the War of Revolution, including Cannon and Mortar, were privately owned) on my rights to keep and bear the arms of my choice.

    I do hope you realize that the free people of this land are up against a determined, well funded, entrenched, communist, world governmental effort to uproot the American idea.

    You must use all resources necessary to refute the ignorant allegations of the left.

    I am angry. #1, because you voted for the fiscal cliff deal. #2, because there aren’t 242 Republicans screaming at the top of their lungs against the tyranny being planned behind closed doors.

    Do the right thing. This is why I voted for you in the 2012 national election, but keep in mind I did NOT vote for you in the primaries.

    Sincerely,

    XXX

  • Chris January 11, 2013, 7:29 pm

    obviously our reps do not read our emails directly but what the hell do you do when you congressman is anti-gun/ anti-2nd amendment and they tell you are in the minority on this issue. Its like they ignore anyone that does not have their view! (I.E. Sherrod Brown)

  • Chris January 11, 2013, 7:41 pm

    JOHN BOEHNER’S DISCOURAGING RESPONSE( re post at will)

    Dear Chris:

    Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you.

    The horror that took place in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 seems unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite as citizens, for that is how Americans rise above unspeakable evil. Let us all come together in God’s grace to pray for the families of the victims, that they may find some comfort and peace amid such suffering. Let us give thanks for all those who helped get people to safety, and take heart from their example.

    We join President Obama and all Americans in mourning the victims of this awful tragedy. The president has formed a task force headed by Vice President Biden. When the vice president’s group makes specific proposals, we will certainly take them into consideration. Right now our focus is, and should be, on the victims, their families, and their community.

    Thank you again for contacting me with your thoughts. Please don’t hesitate to inform me of your concerns in the future. To sign up for email updates, I invite you to visit my website at http://johnboehner.house.gov.

    Sincerely,

    John A. Boehner
    Member of Congress

  • Jerry Self January 11, 2013, 8:29 pm

    I don’t normally post to blogs, but today I feel that I must. The bill that Senator Dianne Feinstein is submitting and others are supporting has to not only be blocked, but defeated so strongly that the issue never comes up again.
    Contacting our state representatives is always a good start (I’ve already contacted mine as well as sending a note to President Obama), but our actions must not stop there. Petitions and email campaigns only carry so much weight in these matters. It’s time that we get as serious about keeping our gun rights as those who want to steal those rights from us are. If we fail now, the next step will be the repeal of the second amendment. You think that it can’t happen? Senator Feinstein thinks that it can, and she’s building support right now to make it happen! It’s time that as supporters of the second amendment that we go on the offensive. Email everyone you know, write and mail actual letters to your representatives, call their offices, tell them that if they support ANY gun grabbing legislation that your vote will be for someone else at election time, and I honestly believe it’s time to consider class action lawsuits.

  • Jai January 11, 2013, 9:04 pm

    Hello I contacted my senators and reps. for Texas. Just like everyone said, this is our freedom, that’s why we are the United States of America, and its proven that banning will only cause more violence. I am praying that this don’t go through. I have notified all my friends, coworkers and FB friends. God bless!!

  • Tim January 11, 2013, 9:23 pm

    I contacted Midway USA and asked them to email their customers about this. They said that anti-spam laws basically prevent them from doing this, and the last time they tried something like that, they were threatened with legal action. I really think they care about the 2nd Amendment, but I doubt they’ll be able to any kind of mass e-mail.

    • Administrator January 13, 2013, 1:00 am

      We get threatened with legal action every week. You have to have some stones.

  • Tim January 11, 2013, 9:23 pm

    I contacted Midway USA and asked them to email their customers about this. They said that anti-spam laws basically prevent them from doing this, and the last time they tried something like that, they were threatened with legal action. I really think they care about the 2nd Amendment, but I doubt they’ll be able to do any kind of mass e-mail.

  • Mark Whitney January 12, 2013, 12:51 am

    Folks, I just spent 3 hours reading every single word you fine people have taken the time to write in this forum. As a fellow concerned gun advocate, I wish I could extend my hand to all of you! I feel among friends in this forum, yet I walk outside and see my actual friends and neighbors blissfully clueless of the proverbial “wool” about to be pulled over their eyes. As an ashamed resident of Illinois, I’m sure many of you know what we dodged here just last Sunday, in the way of an all out assault on our freedoms. How long will this go on? My heart aches thinking of what we may leave our children if we fail.
    Please, never quit, never back down, and I promise to stand by your side!
    May God bless the U.S.A!
    Your brother in arms,
    Mark Whitney
    IL, USA

  • First Time AR Owner January 12, 2013, 1:22 am

    I emailed my Michigan state rep and both Senators. Wordy letter but with passion, logical reasoning. No mention of “I’m watching your vote” or “threats” of none support (my vote for them). That should be a given.

    Basically, my letter focused on better, stricter processing of the purchaser of any rifle, hand gun. The current system is a fail. Cops have psych tests, why not people who desire guns? If you fail, then HELP should be the next step if you desire. Not gun control, just better process control of those who desire such devices, at that time of sale and ultimately if no pass, no sale but indeed the help that may be required for you to be a functional person in society. I do not have any issue with waiting for a rifle, hand gun. What is the big deal there. You check it out, do a test, pass, then get your gun. To drive a car, it’s a similar process.

    Yes, this idea sounds like a big fail to many. Wait for my gun? No way! Or, who the F is going to pay for these so called tests. Whelp, the price of the gun could aid in that. If it was 1000.00 bucks before, then 1200.00 now it is, with tests included. Can’t afford it, too bad. Next! I’d do most anything I could so that we could be where we were 2 months ago. With 30 round pmags abound, ARs abundantly being stocked, offered. Let the nut jobs who want to misuse these devices be found out, and leave the rest of us alone in peace with our desired hobby.

  • Matt January 12, 2013, 2:09 am

    I e-mailed my Representative and Senators. I suggest everyone do so if they have not already. Even if it is only a couple lines letting them know how important the issue is to you and your freedoms, it could be a couple of the most valuable minutes of your life!

  • steve H January 12, 2013, 10:29 am

    I will not pay a tax on a firearm I own, I will NOT turn in any guns I may or may not own, I will NOT bury and hide what I may or may not own, I will NOT coward down and beg, I will NOT get on a train car, I WILL die but at least I WILL die on an empty pile of brass. I pledged allegiance to the flag 1000′s of times and to which it stands and on the Constitution, I have watched as family, friends and strangers have died for “freedom” all over the globe and Pledge I will not waiver and if it comes time to defend my family, my country, I WILL do this without reservation because I am an AMERICAN. I hope and pray others will stand as an American and for republic and the ones that don’t or wish to destroy the country may you rot in hell.

  • Les January 12, 2013, 4:14 pm

    I just contacted my representatives. I believe this is the most important issue we have right now for our future freedom. If they take one now you can bet they’ll come for more!

  • SOCIALISMMUSTGO January 12, 2013, 5:56 pm

    I DON’T CARE WHAT THE SOCIALISTS MAD DOGS DO …………they pass illegal laws that violate enalienable absolute rights i will just ignore them you don’t eliminate victims by creating a whole nation of them by taking away rights that shall not be infringed contacting criminally complicit usurpers that work for the federal tyrants doesnt accomplish anything i will move to wyoming if necessary where federal agents are criminals this whole freaking government has become criminals and they profile us illegally as criminals when we haven’t broken any laws so ………if they want to executive order gun bans go ahead it only strengthens the declaration against tyranny which Montanas petition states the federal government has been a tyrant for decades now i dont live in the coastal garbage heaps that create these messes and i wont be held responsible for them if anyone and i mean anyone attempts to render my family defenseless then they better call the coroner in advance because some or all of us will be needing a ride they really need to stop and consider what the actual price of committing criminally treasonous acts could be ……..if they want to water the tree of liberty then by all means get with it! or shut the f up

  • Raquel January 12, 2013, 7:10 pm

    I have a countless number of friends who are police officers former police officers military and former military. I am currently in the process of becoming a police officer. We are all having trouble with making sense of these laws that are being developed. We all want what’s best for the law biding citizens of America and we all have and still do put our lives on the line to protect them everyday. These laws that are being proposed will do absolutely nothing to stop any ill minded person from finding a way to hurt people. And if a law is passed to get rid of “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines, the criminals thugs gang members and/or terrorist will not register or turn over there’s they will continue to out gun our police. My friends protect us from the terrorist but when they come home and try to enjoy their natural born right as an American citizen they get called ” a terrorist”. We have not broken any laws, why are we being punished? We are responsible, we lock our guns away in safes and use safety lock attachments. We have the utmost respect for the law and the safety of our families and every family in America. Why are we being punished?

  • D. Putnam January 12, 2013, 8:41 pm

    The media and legislature is moving fast to place “gun control” legislature on the books and tell law abiding citizens what guns they can or cannot own as well as limiting gun magazine capacity. On January 8th 2013, I was on eBay following a few 15 round magazines for sale upon when checking on them today, none were listed anymore. I made a few calls to eBay to inquire why the policy in regards to magazine capacities, were as of 01/11/2013 changed to 10 rounds or less when 24 hours earlier eBay allowed 15 round mags and even 20 round mags were bought and sold. I explained that 15 rounds were perfectly legal to buy or sell in the United States. No one could provide an answer and I was hung up on when I was on hold after the first inquiry. I was polite and did not raise my voice nor did I use any foul language, I simply wanted to know why the policy was changed. No one could provide me with an answer and I am 99% sure that my complaint will fall on deaf ears unless others file complaints.

    For those who are sitting on the fence on this, it’s time to decide if you trust the government to make these type of decisions on your behalf or is it time to stand up and explain that our country is based on the Constitution and the freedoms that it provides each of us with. We are not giving up our freedoms now or at anytime in the future. I guess that some think that they can simply go around the Constitution to accomplish their agenda, so much for those who gave their lives defending it. Just food for thought…..

  • masterchief January 12, 2013, 11:36 pm

    I am appalled at the recent violence and my heart aches for the parents that lost their children at the same time I am furious at the political and media blitzcrieig that is directed at honest gun owners and citizens of the country

    A country that has turned their back on the sick, the elderly, and the mentaly unstable. We off no means to help these individuals and introduce “feel good” legislation when a tradgedy occurs. More “gun” laws are not the answer, toougher enforcement of the 22,000+ laws governing firearms is a start, criminals don’t care about laws, and all they have to do is buy back the weapons that the present administration put in the hands of the mexican cartels. The hipocracy is mind bogling.

    Lets stick to facts, the FBI and the justice department report show tht more people were killed with bludgeons (baseball bats, hammers and knives) check the record for yourself. The last ban did nothing to reduce crime because it did not affect the criminals, during the same period many states enacted “carry laws” and crime in those areas did decrease and moved to areas that did not have permitted carry laws, again the records and the statistics are there to support these claims. Why do we never hear about these statistics, why because they do not support the liberal viewpoint, they get on their soapboxes and decry deaths from guns but support the “murdre of tens of thousands of unborn children. Children that had every bit as much right as those in Connecticut, and Columbine. The difference is their murders are done quietly out of sight.

    No more gun control, more crime control, more putting criminals behind bars, and quit plea bargaining criminal out on the street. Get meaningful healthcare out there and make mental health help available to those that need it and get a law on the books to allow involuntary commitment for those that refuse to acknoledge their problems when the families and freinds KNOW their is a proble.

    25 years service to this country from 1969 to 1994 serving the country and sworn to defend to constitution against all enemies “foriegn and DOMESTIC” that is what my oath was every time I re enlisted. What do you think that means. Maybe all of you should take the time to read the bill of rights and think about why they were included prior to ratification

  • masterchief January 12, 2013, 11:56 pm

    I see that senator feinstien applauds the defeat of the concealed carry amentdment in california again the hipocrasy. Senator Feistein has a concealed weapon permit and carryies a handgun are you ready :for self defense”. Why is it that the rules do not apply to her. Good enough for her good enough for the law abiding citizen that she is there to represent. Time to vote our present group of heretics out of office.

  • M Wilson January 13, 2013, 9:51 am

    I have contacted my SC state representatives via a link on the Ruger website. It was EASY. All you have to do is go to the Ruger website and click the link. Fill in a few blanks and Ruger has already composed an email for you to send. Just click send! It took about a minute and a half from start to finish! No need to research contact information. Ruger has done it for you! Please, please support your 2nd amendment rights!!!!! All it takes is a click of a button! For those of your who are stay-at-home moms or 2nd/3rd shift workers, take some time and bombard these folks with phone calls. They need to know we aren’t giving up our rights without a fight!

  • Edward Giordano January 13, 2013, 1:18 pm

    This country always had guns and they were not registered and this kind of crap did not happen because we all believed in GOD and now they made it illegal to say the pleage of legience or a prayer in schools.And then they wonder how these things could happen. It is people letting people not being held accountable for there actions and to top that our political parties things if you pay them more TAXES for owning a firearm that they feel you should not own it is O.K. Is that a form of coruption if you pay its O.K.

  • greg January 13, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Alex Jones’ interview with Piers Morgan was despicable. He has done more damage to our cause than the Newtown massacre. We must stay calm and focused and present the facts that support our cause in an intelligent way. This is not Democrats vs. Republicans because this issue crosses political lines. This is an emotionally charged issue with people grasping at straws to keep massacres like this from happening again. Unfortunately there is always a price to pay for freedom and if we try to legislate a perfect world we won’t venture out of our home’s for fear of something bad happening. The real issue is mental disease. It is interesting that almost all of the mass shootings involve younger males living at home with their mothers.

  • jim sharpe January 13, 2013, 2:09 pm

    The Dick Act, the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902
    If you do not read the entire article, just read the last line.
    Anyone hear of the DICK ACT of 1902?

    DICK ACT of 1902… CAN’T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) – Protection Against Tyrannical Government

    The Trump Card Enacted by the Congress Further Asserting the Second Amendment as Untouchable The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.

    The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.
    The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.

    The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government for limited purposes specified in the Constitution (to uphold the laws of the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion). These are the only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National Guard.

    Attorney General Wickersham advised President Taft, “the Organized Militia (the National Guard) can not be employed for offensive warfare outside the limits of the United States. ”

    The Honorable William Gordon, in a speech to the House on Thursday, October 4, 1917, proved that the action of President Wilson was illegal and that he felt Wilson ought to have been impeached.

    During the war with England an attempt was made by Congress to pass a bill authorizing the president to draft 100,000 men between the ages of 18 and 45 to invade enemy territory, Canada. The bill was defeated in the House by Daniel Webster on the precise point that Congress had no such power over the militia as to authorize it to empower the President to draft them into the regular army and send them out of the country.

    The fact is that the President has no constitutional right, under any circumstances, to draft men from the militia to fight outside the borders of the USA, and not even beyond the borders of their respective states. Today, we have a constitutional LAW which still stands in waiting for the legislators to obey the Constitution which they swore an oath to uphold.

    Charles Hughes of the American Bar Association (ABA) made a speech which is contained in the Appendix to Congressional Record, House, September 10, 1917, pages 6836-6840 which states: “The militia, within the meaning of these provisions of the Constitution is distinct from the Army of the United States.” In these pages we also find a statement made by Daniel Webster, “that the great principle of the Constitution on that subject is that the militia is the militia of the States and of the General Government; and thus being the militia of the States, there is no part of the Constitution worded with greater care and with more scrupulous jealousy than that which grants and limits the power of Congress over it. ”

    “This limitation upon the power to raise and support armies clearly establishes the intent and purpose of the framers of the Constitution to limit the power to raise and maintain a standing army to voluntary enlistment, because if the unlimited power to draft and conscript was intended to be conferred, it would have been a useless and puerile thing to limit the use of money for that purpose. Conscripted armies can be paid, but they are not required to be, and if it had been intended to confer the extraordinary power to draft the bodies of citizens and send them out of the country in direct conflict with the limitation upon the use of the militia imposed by the same section and article, certainly some restriction or limitation would have been imposed to restrain the unlimited use of such power. ”

    The Honorable William Gordon

    More Info With over 300 Million guns in the United States, the federal CORPORATE government (federal gov’t defined as corporation under 28 U.S.C. Section 3002 (15) and the states are subdivisions of the corporation, 28 U.S.C. Section 3002 (10), cannot ban arms or stop people from defending themselves against a tyrannical government. I read somewhere that just the State of North Carolina can call up 20-30 divisions of unorganized militia (would be about 200,000-300,000 armed North Carolinians) on a moment’s notice. Imagine the State of Texas or Oklahoma if that’s the case?

    Amazingly, even if the US tries to ban all arms through backdoor measures like domestic violence laws (Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 922 (g)) or through an unconstitutional U.N. declaration adopted by our current Marxist unconstitutional Congress, no treaty can supersede the Constitution:
    “This [Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.” – Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17. This case involved the question: Does the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (treaty) supersede the U.S. Constitution? Keep reading. The Reid Court (U.S. Supreme Court) held in their Opinion that,

    “… No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or any other branch of government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution. Article VI, the Supremacy clause of the Constitution declares, “This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all the Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land…’

    “There is nothing in this language which intimates that treaties and laws enacted pursuant to them do not have to comply with the provisions of the Constitution nor is there anything in the debates which accompanied the drafting and ratification which even suggest such a result…

    “It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights – let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition – to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power UNDER an international agreement, without observing constitutional prohibitions. (See: Elliot’s Debates 1836 ed. – pgs 500-519).

    “In effect, such construction would permit amendment of that document in a manner not sanctioned by Article V. The prohibitions of the Constitution were designed to apply to all branches of the National Government and they cannot be nullified by the Executive or by the Executive and Senate combined.”

    Did you understand what the Supreme Court said here? No Executive Order, Presidential Directive, Executive Agreement, no NAFTA, GATT/WTO agreement/treaty, passed by ANYONE, can supersede the Constitution. FACT. No question!

    At this point the Court paused to quote from another of their Opinions; Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258 at pg. 267 where the Court held at that time that,
    “The treaty power as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States. It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government, or a change in the character of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter without its consent.” Assessing the GATT/WTO parasitic organism in light of this part of the Opinion, we see that it cannot attach itself to its host (our Republic or States) in the fashion the traitors in our government wish, without our acquiescing to it.

    The Reid Court continues with its Opinion:

    “This Court has also repeatedly taken the position that an Act of Congress, which MUST comply with the Constitution, is on full parity with a treaty, the statute to the extent of conflict, renders the treaty null. It would be completely anomalous to say that a treaty need not comply with the Constitution when such an agreement can be overridden by a statute that must conform to that instrument.”

    The U.S. Supreme court could not have made it more clear : TREATIES DO NOT OVERRIDE THE CONSTITUTION, AND CANNOT, IN ANY FASHION, AMEND IT !!! CASE CLOSED.

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=1902+dick+act

    http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=81315

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_Act_of_1903

    http://forum.pafoa.org/national-11/198117-dick-act-1902-invalidates-all-so-called-gun-control-laws.html

    • Geoff January 14, 2013, 11:26 am

      ” or through an unconstitutional U.N. declaration adopted by our current Marxist unconstitutional Congress,”

      When they talk about firearms not being the problem, but delusional nutters having access to firearms as being the real issue, do you ever wonder who they’re referring to?

  • Randall Hurd January 13, 2013, 3:20 pm

    Is there a standard format that I can repost?
    I hear you loud and clear, as clear as the second Amendment. As I’ve stated to other folks that feel every written document is subject to interpretation. “There is no Gray or Grey you choose in that area”.
    Ther are Presidents in the past that have made comments solidifying the second Amendment. Glad there was foresight in the fact that some people are catastrophic, “insacure emotional knot heads”. Lets keep it simple, there are some people who just can’t handle something as simple as firearms, or anything else that requires a little responsibility. Those people that have these problems should in fact not own anything that requires responsibility. Including cars. Maybe one day there will be a certification other than having a felony to allow basic rights. I’m sure it wasn’t the firearm that made the determination to kill. Perfect example is India. Look what some guys did with a 4 foot pipe. Sad.

  • helen January 13, 2013, 3:46 pm

    I have contacted my senators and congressman. I promise they do not care I live in the peoples republic of maryland. They are at best laughing

  • Randall Hurd January 13, 2013, 4:05 pm

    I sent a message to my representatives, and I also sent a love letter to Diane F,, D California. I think she should hear how everyone feels. The 2nd Amendment is clear and was contested on its inception, that should be a dead argument.

  • Brian January 13, 2013, 5:12 pm

    Just sent a polite, informed email to my senator, Joe Manchin. Saying what every other free thinking, freedom loving citizen is saying. You vote the wrong way on this one, we vote you out of office.

  • Geoff January 14, 2013, 11:16 am

    You bunch of sheep. If you had any balls you would be talking about surface to air missiles. You know what, you can’t have them because the Gov took them away from you via congress and you can never have them back. Your 2nd amendment right to bear those arms has been forever revoked while you piddle about whining about your low caliber nonsense to make yourselves feel better. You gave in.
    SAMs don’t take out airplanes. People with SAMs take out airplanes. So let people have SAMs to not take out airplanes. Or something.

  • Mark Borer January 14, 2013, 11:19 am

    I contacted my two Seanators in Pennsylvania Already.We need to all come together NOW on our Rights,2nd amendment. I recieved an email back from both seanators thanking me for my concern but obamas office in Washington never replied.We must all come together now on this. Mark

  • Keith Clever January 14, 2013, 12:08 pm

    Man it sucks so bad. I just fired off 3 emails to my representative and my senators and I know it was wasted effort. Living in California specifically the Bay area, I have no voice. I went to a gun show in SF this weekend and it was like watching the end of the world. People were freaked out buying ammo and weapons at ridiculous prices. The mentality is get it now because they will be gone…

  • Wild Bill January 14, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Here we go again!!! Just remember what Hitler did in Germany. First came registration, then came CONFISCATION. Each LITTLE step they take is leading us down that road!!!!!!

  • DIYinSTL January 14, 2013, 7:23 pm

    I contacted my senators two weeks ago (one good, one bad) but contacted my new Rep today. She is a Republican so I hope that she is on the right side. In my message I let her office know that I attended a panel discussion last week that was put on by the Society of Professional Journalists. There, the attending journalists were encouraged to 1)forget about balanced reporting, 2) join the Brady Campaign or a similar group, and 3) write more emotional stories about gun violence to help get stricter gun laws written. I knew we were fighting a biased press but this overt call to action really shocked me.
    Anyone have an idea who the slime-ball spin-master is that renamed the recent gun-control offensive as the “effort to reduce gun violence”?

  • Perley January 14, 2013, 8:42 pm

    The amazing part is that the gun thing is just a smoke screen. It’s more about govt in a power grab, utilizing the emotions of folks than know nothing about the gun. The Conn deal was horrific not doubt, and as a dad and Papa my heart is broken for all involved. Please don’t let these bone heads in Washington get the upper hand. It’ll be near impossible to turn around. I hope Washington gets the message that this fight could be lethal, and back off.

  • Dustin January 14, 2013, 10:27 pm

    It is the start to a communistic control of the country. The only way this country works now, is, They tax it, and if they cant tax it, they outlaw it. Tax is another name for, your to stupid to have money, so we will do whats best for you. The government must be in every aspect of everyones lives, otherwise they ban it. Dont vote for these assholes. When you dont vote, dont complain. Banning an assault rifle is like banning pit bulls. which some wanted a few years ago. Well I have a pit bull the right of me and a gun to my left. Do your part and dont work a government job. There the largest company in the world that do not produce a product. Any other business would be out of business, Yet we are forced to pay them for things we dont believe in or go to jail. Communism and thievery.

  • Matt Streeter January 14, 2013, 11:14 pm

    I contacted my representatives in Virginia. Keep up the good fight.

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

    -Thomas Jefferson

  • NY SOS January 15, 2013, 2:09 am

    While the Federals debate NY is spinning out of control
    Andrew Cuomo is using this as a major political opportunity and with the help of the democratic state assembly is stripping away the rights of legal gun owners. First our local paper prints a map of the home locations of legal gun owners, leading to one burglrybalready, and now our state government has passed a bill that will destroy us and turn ordinary citizens into criminals
    Here is a sample from foxnews.com
    “Under current state law, assault weapons are defined by having two “military rifle” features spelled out in the law. The proposal would reduce that to one feature and include the popular pistol grip.
    Private sales of assault weapons to someone other than an immediate family would be subject to a background check through a dealer. Also Internet sales of assault weapons would be banned, and failing to safely store a weapon could be subject to a misdemeanor charge.
    Ammunition magazines would be restricted to seven bullets, from the current 10, and current owners of higher-capacity magazines would have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine could face a misdemeanor charge.”
    SOS. We need help, for if this goes through we will just be the first domino in many that fall to the liberal hysteria movement

  • Joe cast January 15, 2013, 2:24 am

    just wrote all of them, by looking at their pages…seems like they are all on the same nazi agenda!

  • Kyle January 15, 2013, 2:33 am

    Elected reps contacted…

    Dear,

    I am writing you today to express my concern regarding gun control legislation recently proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. While I agree that there is a definite need to examine the causes of events like these and search for meaningful actions that can be taken to reduce them, I cannot agree with those who propose further restricting law abiding citizen’s 2nd amendment rights by limiting access to certain classes of firearms, certain sizes of magazines, or ammunition. These types of proposals seem reactionary at best and ghoulish at worst in their attempt to capitalize on the American people’s pain and anguish to push an already established agenda in the wake of this horrible tragedy. Worse, this country has already tried these types of proposals at the federal level in 1994 and seen that they do nothing to meaningfully impact crime rates.

    I think that there are a lot of ways to address the issue of gun violence other than further uselessly trampling the 2nd amendment rights of law abiding citizens. I think that proposals focusing on more vigorous enforcement of already existing laws, such those against straw purchasing and gun trafficking, do far more to keep guns out of criminal’s hands. I also think that proposals focusing on increased access to mental health care services do far more to help mentally unstable people before they pick up a gun. Lastly, I think that proposals focusing on fighting the poverty and joblessness plaguing this nation do far more to keep people from picking up a gun and turning to crime.

    I will support any efforts to vigorously protect the American people’s 2nd amendment rights from further erosion by those that would reenact failed legislation like the 1994 assault weapons ban. I will also urge my family, friends, and community to do the same.

    Best Regards,

  • Mark January 15, 2013, 9:32 am

    Contacted mine here in Arizona last week. But, I’m not really worrying anymore. Yes, He can call for stricter background checks, and order the CDC to do some research. But a so called “Assault Weapons” ban.. Not gonna happen. That will not pass congress. That’s not something he can use one of his 19 Excecutive orders on. And from what I see and Hear, more Congressman are getting on our side. So don’t pay those BS prices that douchebags are charging for AR’s. Be patient. The high cap mags on the other hand, will prob get banned. Makes no sense I know, but that will prob be the worst of all this. They want to at least say they did SOMETHING to stop mass shootings. This is just what I am seeing.

  • Lisa January 16, 2013, 1:01 am

    Unfortunately, I live in the land of Feinstein/Boxer and many more of her I’ll. We here in CA have already had to suffer thru an AWB once. Don’t think it can’t happen again, America. But if it does, there needs to be another revolution.

  • Morgan the Doctor January 16, 2013, 11:02 am

    Editorial Letter to Congressman Roe & Senator Corker:

    (1) To quote President Barack Hussein Obama, ” and it’s not surprising that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people [Barack, himself]…as a way to explain their frustrations.” I, Morgan Packard Lorio, MD cling to my guns and religion as I am a student of history and a firm supporter for the Constitution. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Mussolini banned guns and three of these dictators–Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot–banned religion. “Should your empty talk make men hold their peace? And when you mock, should no one rebuke you? ( KJV Job 11:3)”

    (2) The orchestrated current gun “fear” among the liberal progressive left and the Executive Branch of our inept government must not be the impetus to pacify the hoi polloi with a “requested” military police that disregards our constitutional Bill of Rights–Ammendments that were purposed to prevent misconstruction or abuse. Clearly, the framers of the Bill of Rights were clingers, too, in that they FIRST listed: (I) freedom of RELIGION (and speech); and (II) the right of the PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” Those well versed in the Constitution and in history realize that the arms were designated for the purpose of KILLING NOT HUNTING. “When a strong man, fully armed guards his own palace, his goods will be safe. (KJV Luke 11:21)”

    (3) These insurrectionists–the Continental Army–fought King George, declaring their independence from Tyranny as American secessionists–preserving their rights as Englishmen. They did so with with assault/war weapons–each minutemen was required to provide a then, modern single-shot musket, twenty “bullets,” and gunpowder (bayonets were optional, though tactically useful). Prudence, a cardinal virtue, dictated that ” when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is that their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. (The Declaration of Independence)” Therein lies the solution…the definition of a militia (the right to bear and keep arms)–seeds of American redemption. “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (KJV Ephesians 5:11)”

    [To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world]…

    “I don’t believe that people should be able to to own guns.” Barack Obama, as quoted to John R. Lott, Jr., PhD, @ University of Chicago Law School (1996) From the book, Debacle.

    Q. Do you support state legislation to:
    A. Ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? YES B. Ban assault weapons? YES C. Mandatory waiting periods and background checks? YES
    SOURCE: FactCheck.org analysis of 2008 Philadelphia primary debate, April 16, 2008

    “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress.” Barack Obama, Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2008

    Obama’s pick, Attorney General Eric Holder has carte blanche gun ban plan to add any “semi-automatic rifle or shotgun designed for military or law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.” Alan Horwin, author Gun Laws of America 2009–> The sporting purpose deviously contrived by Holder may be why Obama will not prosecute Holder for criminal contempt in the recent “Fast and Furious” scandal…

    “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” Barack Obama to Sarah Brady regarding gun control. Jason Horowitz, Washington Post, April 11th, 2011.

    “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” Barack Obama to Dmitri Medvedev, March 26, 2012.

    (4) Finally, “Benghazi-Gate” has confirmed that our Commander-in-Chief is treasonous and derelict in his Executive duties to protect our now deceased service men and Ambassador with timely and righteous drone controlled rescue. No reasonable person would knowingly want this same guy (who campaigned on the slogans: “Change” and “Foreward”) “controlling”/infringing on our gun rights–our right to bear and keep arms! Situations–where seconds count and require the use of guns–are inconvenienced by the fact that police are only minutes away! In the wake of the “Slaughter of the Innocents” at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we might ask ourselves this–If we remove God and His Ten Commandments from schools and public places–then who or what kind of monster is free to prey on a target rich environment? If an experiment is to be contrived to sort out “gun control, ” may I suggest that what is good for the goose–is good for the gander. Set up a gun free zone around the White House (home of our dually debarred President and First Lady) and Congress too! enforced with good intentions and see what History Tells Us! “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…(KJV Psalm 33:12)” and not “Our Lord and Savior, ” President Barack Obama at Soul Train Awards. (Jaime Foxx, November 27, 2012). May God Bless Tennessee!

    I implore Congress (Republicans and Blue-Dog Democrats) to STAND STRONG! and protect the 2nd Amendment with impeachment if necessary or the 4th and 22nd will be the next to go…and States Rights will be usurped further…
    A brave young Scot, William Wallace, is told by his father before he goes off to battle…”I know you can fight, but it is our wits that make us men. (Braveheart, 1995 Mel Gibson); He is later told by his deceased father in a dream, ” Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow her.”

    Sincerely and With Godspeed, Morgan-the-Doctor (still clinging to guns and religion–now a proud member of the NRA!)

  • bob hood January 16, 2013, 9:35 pm

    i thank the NRA has you people by the balls i have guns and have had all my life shot first gun
    at 5 or 6 yr old i have one auto gun 22 rifle 1940 or before i was a 75 recoiless rifle in korea
    1951-1952 my side arm was 45 auto loved the gun i do not need a assult looking gun i get tired of hearing that they are going to take our guns if there had been full auto guns in1760 or no red coats and indians
    i doubt if there would be a 2nd or a need for one at this time am looking to buy used rifle bolt action
    maybe a 270 or a 25-06 i hunt with a 30-30 and a german mauser i am good with it up to 600 yards so
    i need a scope to hunt big sheep and do not won’t to drill my mauser for a as it is collector grade
    by the way i just bought a nice 410 so i don’t need to use my mo 94 pump for over kill one more thing
    i keep a auto pistol loaded by my bed side you guys watch out for the bad guys a nra from a 80 year old with
    common sence

  • Steve January 17, 2013, 11:24 am

    I live in NY and the Gov has us by the balls. Lets ban crazy people,criminals and liberals!

  • Mark Whitney January 17, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Hey guys, here’s a video clip for the good guys! Please check it out,..while I pack up to move south!
    http://news.yahoo.com/sheriffs-state-lawmakers-push-back-gun-control-100605550.html

  • Chris January 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

    Done and done!!

  • Dianna January 18, 2013, 11:53 am

    I emailed my representatives as well! The Law Abiding Citizens are not the problem. Putting restrictions and penalty s on us won’t fix anything. I am a Mother with one of my 2 kids still in school, one graduated, married and now I am a grandmother! I want them to be safe as well. But taking away our Constitutional 2nd amendment rights is not the Awnser! It’s a panic response. Put people in place at the schools to protect the kids. Our family have always hunted animals for food and, used guns to protect our family, property, and farm animals. I have almost been car jacked on two separate occasions. The first time, I has just left a cancer treatment hospital, was weak, and tired and had to drive 2 hours back home by myself. I stopped to get coffee from conscience store in a good part of town. I was getting back in my car and was attached. I was lucky that day. I got my concealed carry license, have purchased my weapons honest,legal, and will never be unprotected like that again. I practice every chance I get, and have become a gun collector. I enjoy the AR 15′s as well. We ALL need to stand up for our rights! If we don’t we will find our self, and our family in a compromising state, with no way to protect anyone, and little by little loose our rights! We voted them in, we can vote them out! They are supposed to be our voice, standing up for all of us !

    Thank you , it was so easy to write to our congressman and representatives with the links you provided!

  • TOM January 18, 2013, 9:43 pm

    LIKE I SAID BEFORE ..CALLING YOUR SENATOR OR WHATEVER CLOWN IS A WAste of time ..theyre gonna do whatever they want ..YOU MEAN NOTHING!! SAve your money don’t give it to nra..THEY ARE ALL MONEY GRUBBIN 3 PEICE SUIT WEARING CONMEN LIKE BENNY HINN..FLYING AROUND IN THEIR JET LAughing at us..

  • brandon January 18, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Everyone its not the guns that are the problem it is the crazy people that make every day gun loving Americans like us look bad. Even if they did take high capacity magazines away people that are trained or know what there doing can reload just as fast or faster with a smaller magazine. The thing that’s stupid is if Obama wants a so called “better” economy then why is he putting of a high dollar item that puts gun companies, distributes and manufactures in a set back it will more than likely make the economy get worse!

  • JOSEPH January 19, 2013, 4:50 pm

    americans need to wake up. we call or email our elected officials and they are going to follow their own agenda. this is their AGENDA.these latest shooting are about mental illness, NOT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. we are not being heard, we are being passified.it is going to take more , much more.its time to get of your lazyboy CHAIR and start ORGANIZING!!!!!!!!!!.I DONT GIVE A SHIT WHO IN THE GOVT READS THIS.i am a law abding , over taxed, VOTING clean record, retired l/e officer.they cant do a frigging thing to me. DONT BE AFARID TO BE HEARD ,THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE GOVT WANTS, the public to afraid to act.any elected officials who stands for this needs to be voted out of office or thrown out, period

  • mike January 19, 2013, 10:14 pm

    Don’t disarm Americans just because of some crazy people. Look at pictures of all the killers. They look crazy. Please America is home of the free and brave.

  • Will January 20, 2013, 5:15 pm

    My Email to Mick,

    I’ve recently taken my cwp class and speaking with the instructor I was assured you are pro gun rights.. Im writing to you in concern for every american.. You see the stats lawful gun owners are not the problem. Criminals are, it seems the federal government wants us all to just lay down our arms! the other countrys that have done this thier crime rate has skyrocketed.. Home invasions durning the day knowing the home owner can’t defend himself is unacceptable and punishment for defending your self is more harsh for the homeowner….Im pleading with you to uphold the 2nd amendment. I believe in sc government and I hope you believe in us as well. We are here to protect you and the rest of the state when called upon..

  • MIKE January 21, 2013, 1:55 pm

    I also, Will be contacting my state Reps, to Fight Against Stricter Firearms Laws, Good decent people have the right, to protect themselves,their homes & property.The 2ND Amendment,has been place in our Constitution many years ago,and placed their for good reason. Our Government, wants to weaken the American People so we can be overcome, by any outsiders, which they allow in to OUR COUNTRY,& the CRIME that takes place. I FOR ONE, WILL NOT GIVE UP MY RIGHTS, TOP BEAR ARMS. (LETS STICK TOGETHER).

  • Flatlander January 21, 2013, 8:55 pm

    Check out Ruger’s corporate website for this link: http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/
    This will get you to a site where you can fill in some information and it automatically will send a form letter to ALL of your representatives-State and Federal both. It is a great way to hit everyone on your legislative list. So far over 600,000 people have use it to send a note.

  • Howard M Kelly January 22, 2013, 6:22 pm

    This is not the time to put Tax on anything and that means guns to. You said no Tax for the middle class and yet the firest of Jan. we all were hit. Please. No more!!!!!
    Racerhow

  • Bill Guenther January 24, 2013, 7:40 am

    Wow,… talk about an overreatction to some reasonable responsible proposals… you guys are promoting hysteria!!!! Bill Guenther…. an M-16 owner and US Army veteran

  • Jim January 24, 2013, 1:35 pm

    Congresscritters? Done
    Listed businesses? Done

    Thanks for standing up on this one, gentlemen and ladies.

    I am not optimistic but am still hoping for a peaceful resolution.

  • Jim January 24, 2013, 1:50 pm

    I was reading the rest of the comments after posting my last one.

    There is not more time and energy to waste telling each other what the 2A means and quoting Jefferson (my favorite Founding Father) to each other.

    Take that energy, get off the computer and make noise to the rest of the country.

    We are in a fight for our very liberty here. You are dealing with a single-minded enemy that is driven by the very forces of evil.

    Dammit (sic) folks, stay focused. Let’s win this one! :>)

  • Patriot 78 January 24, 2013, 3:27 pm

    It doesn’t do any good to trash the NRA here as some have. ALL gun groups need to stick together to avoid a divide and conquer strategy by the gun grabbers. They want to catch us off balance. If one group is good for you, maybe it isn’t for another, and vice versa.

  • todd January 24, 2013, 7:57 pm

    Ruger did a GREAT fill-in-the-blank letter to write your congressmen with a drop-down of all of the congressmen in your state. I did it and sure enough a week later got responses from both of mine acknowledging my letter and concerns. I forwarded this to the NRA – WHY ARE THEY NOT DOING THIS???? Where are my NRA dues going? Nonetheless this is an outstanding stand up from Ruger – here is the link. Fill it out, and pass it on!
    http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/takeAction.html

  • God & Country January 24, 2013, 8:17 pm

    Where was everyone 5 years ago when Obama campaigned on gun control? Then where was everyone that let him get in for a second, more destructive term? Those of you, who didn’t vote or who voted for the dictator, look in the mirror. Tell yourself what positive actions you are going to take to stop this potential lost of our freedom because of your previous actions or lack of.

    • Administrator January 24, 2013, 9:52 pm

      agreed

  • Onedee Tentee January 25, 2013, 2:39 pm

    Important:
    http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/

    Many elected officials have been looking for an opportunity to curtail our gun rights and think they can win now if they move quickly while emotions are high. Not doing anything or thinking someone else will do it so you don’t have to will result in the greatest loss of freedom our country has seen. Now for the easy part: Go here, and let your representatives know how you feel. Your info is NOT retained, and they do all the contacting for you. It’s Ruger’s website. Ruger has been an American business since 1949.

  • JEFIII January 27, 2013, 10:46 am

    Just wanted to drop a little knowledge for the Liberals who might troll through because they are concerned about their rights. I found some interesting info that sheds some light on actual stats in Australia since their gun grab. Sad news for Piers Morgan…

    “The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent, Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent!),” Chenel wrote a year after the government forced disarmament. “In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!)” In addition, there was a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly.”

    Quoted from:http://www.prisonplanet.com/australian-gun-grabbers-target-bolt-action-firearms.html

  • Juan Rodriguez January 27, 2013, 11:02 pm

    This is my response to Florida’s Senator Bill Nelson for a form letter answer to a relative:
    Dear Sen Nelson:Recently you answered to a relative with a form letter stating your position on Gun Control. Some observations on your letter:1) You say: “ But assault weapons such as AK 47s are intended for killing, not hunting.”Respectfully Sir, All firearms, not only “assault Weapons” were made to kill. However NONE do it by themselves. It needs a human being to kill someone either in criminal action ( a deranged one), or in self-defense or in law enforcement,if you prevent the law abiding citizen from owning guns, the criminals have won, they will still get them.In 1959 Fidel Castro said “Armas para que?” (weapons, for what?) and today only those criminals have all the guns. Don’t emulate them.2) You say: “I support the Second Amendment.”Respectfully, could you please indicate where in the 2nd amendment does it say that it is only for hunting.It is surprising that a person that states that supports our Constitutional Rights, allow himself to interpret it as you are doing.3) You say: “I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines.”Shamefully, many that support gun control are using the tragedies for political gain and leverage.
    Please, Don’t you fall to those levels.

  • RC January 28, 2013, 3:04 pm

    .357 is much faster and more reliable than 911

    Think about it !

  • Aaron February 5, 2013, 3:48 pm

    I do not have the power of words. I am not a great leader, or a motivational speaker. But I do study history. Therefore, I would ask one simple question: How did Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, etc… get into power? Of course there is the political motivations, the secret groups that seize power behind the scenes, and so forth, but what really got the people to rally around these crazy men was their silver tongues. Hitler is often mentioned as being one of the best public speakers of his time. What did he do? Not much, just tried to take over the world, forced thousands into unnecessary military service where they murdered, were killed, and caused years of pain, grief, suffering and mayhem to the entire world. All because of a silver tongue. It is therefore with grievous heart that I declare, at least for myself, that the politician with the silver tongue is to be avoided. I know there is a secret group out there trying to seize power, Obama is only the puppet with the silver tongue.

    The Constitution reads in the second amendment that “In order to form a militia, the rights to bear arms will not be infringed.” That the founding fathers had to go through pain, suffering, neglect, torture in some cases, and risk having the English crown kill them ruthlessly, only to have us, two short brilliant centuries later, be oppressed by a silver tongued-lunatic-led group of anti-American activists, absolutely curdles my blood. If the seemingly ignorant American public continues to remain silent, the loss of our firearms is the last of our worries. I can promise that with every fiber of my being. I have a God-given “Inalienable right” to own guns in the exact same way that others have the exact same God-given “Inalienable right” to NOT own guns.

    I could continue this rant by stating that if the criminal system allowed for actual punishment for crimes, fewer crimes would be committed. Already, though, this is too long for many people to care to read, so therefore I will cut this short. I have my rights. My brothers in the military are fighting best they can, sometimes laying down their lives, just like they have been for centuries, to protect these rights. I therefore will do the same, especially since my countries constitution dictates that I, as a citizen, have a duty to do so. I will lay down my life for my rights. So, anti-gun activists, knock it off, and leave our rights alone!

  • cole April 28, 2013, 6:58 pm

    it is not the gun its the person

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