Dec 16, write to your congressman and other figureheads


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chemist308
December 13, 2008, 10:18 AM
I don't know if you will support this based on previous underwhelming response to the last post about this, but write to your government officials on Dec 16. Simply ask them to protect our second amendment rights.

The would be the first coordinated volley from the internet forums, so it's understood that it won't be the strongest. But if we can support it, it may help.

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hso
December 14, 2008, 12:52 AM
Do you have an example note you can provide for folks to use as a springboard to their own?

Xhairs
December 14, 2008, 01:09 AM
I may have missed this but, what is the significance of Dec 16 again?

Bummer
December 14, 2008, 02:22 AM
I'll write them....

chemist308
December 14, 2008, 02:39 PM
I may have missed this but, what is the significance of Dec 16 again?
day after Dec 15. If you don't know what that is, google Dec 15 2008, and you'll understand immediately why Dec 16.

Do you have an example note you can provide for folks to use as a springboard to their own?

If you're not feeling creative, use a THR example. Or if you're just going to email, try this:
Honorable ____,
Thankyou for your service to our state. I'm writing to thankyou for any previous support you have given to my right to keep and bear arms. I'm also writing to ask that you remember that there are roughly 80 million firearm owners in this country that may vote, so please protect my writes under the 2nd Ammendment. I am avid sportsman and gun owner, and I track the voting records of my representatives for my own voting purposes.
Thankyou,
____
Address (showing that I'm your constituent)

jbauch357
December 14, 2008, 02:49 PM
day after Dec 15. If you don't know what that is, google Dec 15 2008, and you'll understand immediately why Dec 16.

I did, and didn't find anything particularly alarming (there are lots of things happening around the world tomorrow). Want to provide a link to exactly what you're talking about?

chemist308
December 14, 2008, 02:54 PM
Electoral college meets and casts their votes confirming Obama. That's significant enough. I also hope we will write our congressmen every single time that man gives a public address or says anything alarming.

RichardKCMo
December 14, 2008, 07:30 PM
Is what he won by , so ask " neybors how that happened since as i heard in the late 80s , i never voted 'fer him , and he went on to and got famous for Cigars , way better than castro???
RichardKCMo

chemist308
December 14, 2008, 10:13 PM
Yep. But I'm not suffering from that bitter defeat syndrome at the moment.

You see, we know he'll sign any control bill that comes his way--it's no effort on his part to sign it. But where we can hold out is that he can't sign the bill that never makes it to him. And it's more likely we'll influence some house reps than that guy...

Lurp
December 15, 2008, 07:04 AM
I'm up at 5am in the morning for some reason and I read this post so I decided to write a couple of letters at this odd hour and mail them out tomorrow (technically today :D). Sleep time :D

ccsniper
December 15, 2008, 11:28 AM
i already write my reps on a regular basis, about once every other week or so. but ill write another one anyway.

armedandsafe
December 15, 2008, 04:11 PM
Snip the tag from a tea bag and include it with the letter.

In Boston, the arrival of three tea ships ignited a furious reaction. The crisis came to a head on December 16, 1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled about the wharf where the ships were docked. A mass meeting at the Old South Meeting House that morning resolved that the tea ships should leave the harbor without payment of any duty. A committee was selected to take this message to the Customs House to force release of the ships out of the harbor. The Collector of Customs refused to allow the ships to leave without payment of the duty. Stalemate. The committee reported back to the mass meeting and a howl erupted from the meeting hall. It was now early evening and a group of about 200 men disguised as Indians assembled on a near-by hill. Whopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon the three ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters.

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/teaparty.htm

Don't send the tea bag. We don't want reports of "Unidentifyed substances, probably poisonous, sent to..."

Pops

Ed4032
December 15, 2008, 04:37 PM
Dec 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights was adopted.

conserv1
December 15, 2008, 06:02 PM
We should strive to spell words correctly too.

Dday
December 16, 2008, 02:46 PM
Dear (insert name of your Congressman or Senator),

I'm sure you realize that you were elected to serve Americans while protecting and defending the Constitution, and safeguarding our American birthright. There are millions of Americans watching to see how you and the other members of Congress perform during the next critical term.

I am writing today to advise you of my concern that the legislative branch might one day attempt to alter the Constitution to serve the interests of some who believe that stronger gun control measures are a way of reducing violent crime in America. I too am deeply concerned about violence in America, but I realize that stronger gun control measures will not eliminate or reduce criminal behavior. Gun control measures affect only law abiding citizens not those who would use guns inappropriately to break laws.

I respect the Constitution, and I see no need to change, alter, or redefine what has served this country well for some 200 years now. Please keep this in mind as legislation or other regulatory changes affecting the Second Amendment are considered.

Millions of us will be watching to determine how effective you are at defending the Constitution.

Best regards,

Name
Address

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