My Emails to some congressmen/women, what do you guys think?


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shotgunner
October 5, 2005, 04:21 PM
Congress member,
Here are my viewpoints and opinions on the matter of gun control.
What The Second Amendment was really made for was to ensure the sanctity of our government. The 2nd Amendment was not created for sportsmen, or hunters. It was created so that I, a U.S. Citizen, am able to band together with fellow citizens against a corrupt government. It was made so that I can defend my home and family from intruders, criminals and a government that tries to force its will upon the people. God forbid that this ever happens. I just thought that I'd let you know what the 2nd Amendment was really for because it seems that lately, many Americans have forgotten. Hunting and Sportmanship were the last things on our forefathers' minds when they wrote The Constitution. They wanted to ensure that the body of the people would be larger than any army our government could ever organize. I too, feel that manufacturers and firearms dealers should be held responsible for gun crimes, but ONLY when they KNOWINGLY sell them to convicted felons or children. If the felon or child somehow manage to aquire a firearm incognito then the dealer should not be held accountable for that transaction because the dealer took the appropriate steps for the purchase. When felons commit crimes with guns it falls back onto the responsible firearm owers. This makes it harder for responsible gun owners like myself to enjoy good times at a range or on the hunt. They need to make a system that works, but for both sides. The good, and the bad. This is not an easy task and it will take some time to accomplish. I do indeed look forward to see what you will do to ensure that my rights are not treaded upon by gun-grabbers in the near future.

Here are a few examples of scenarios that might interest you.
In the U.K. and Australia they've made certain guns illegal to own and have also initiated programs to dispose of said firearms.
Violent crimes have went up dramatically because of this, you can visit both of their official websites and see the statistics for both countries if you'd like to.

In America you're less likely to be a victim of a violent crime. Usually when somebody thinks about committing violent crimes in the United States they think twice. This is because the criminals' actions, in some cases, give the wouldbe victim the right to use lethal force if necessary, and in America a citzen might actually be armed. The criminals know this too. Now as an outdoorsman myself, I own firearms for three main reasons. Sporting, Hunting and Self Defense (In that order, God willing.) I do sincerely hope, that I never ever have to use my arms for the third reason. It is, however, a comforting thought that if needed, firearms are at my disposal.
I think the left side should ask itself one question.
"If you're in a life-threatening situation would you want to wait 2-30 minutes for the police to show up, or would you rather be holding the perpetrator at gunpoint knowing that you and your family are safe?"
The debate on gun rights can almost literally be answered by asking people the question stated above.


Just a few of my thoughts and $0.02.
Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
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James T Thomas
October 6, 2005, 04:47 PM
A good letter. Thoughtfull. I will use it as a guide for myself in correspondence to my US Representative and two Senators.

I believe that is still my best method of self governance in our republic.
I have not joined the NRA or other groups because I have always participated in voting and representative democracy.

I had asked the staff at my Reps the last time I had contacted them just what requirements do the Reps and Senators have to legislate according to the majority of the (I was going to say "opinion"), -requirements of their constituency, and does the staff keep a record of the contacts for the congressperson to know the requirements they are to represent?

Sorry to say but some of the imperial Reps and Senators vote as they see fit; after all they have the intellect and experience to do what is really right in the conduct of their office!

When I find this kind of representation, then I vote against them; when the opposing candidate is "worse."

For me Rep. Mellissa Hart and Sen. Santorum will continue in office, and Sen. Arlen Specter will be watched closely and made accountable.

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