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m3mh0g
January 24, 2013, 01:43 PM
I've done the Ruger letter the last two week and have received responses from the Republican members of my governmental leadership but non from the left. Are you guys pounding away at everyone regularly or just the anti's? Just want to know a general range.

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Barry the Bear
January 24, 2013, 01:51 PM
I did ruger, and sent another letter that I posted earlier in general discussions. heres mine for tx :To the Texas Governor,Texans, and Americans across the world-
My name is Robert Sauceda,Im no one special, Just an ordinary guy trying to reach the american dream witch so few people don't believe in anymore. I love my family,my state,my country, and my fellow man, Yet I find myself having to struggle for my natural right to bear arms. Arms used for hunting, the preservation of life, In defense of my beloved country and as a last resort against tyranny which can corrupt any government. Arms regulation does nothing to curb violence as history shows, in fact in attributes to violence as we see in chicago and our nations capital which have the nations' highest murder rates and strictest gun laws.Let History never forget atrocities done to unarmed men and women. Why are some members of congress now abusing the powers that we the people have given them to draft unconstitutional laws? As Americans we say “we the people,for the people, by the people.” But recently its been against the people. How can congress as lawmakers define an amendment entails when the words “ shall not be infringed” are so clearly etched into paper and stone. I now call on you for the enemy is at the gates in the form of legislation, In those hallowed words of Colonel Travis ". I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch."I call on you as my friend, my neighbor, my brother."If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country. Victory or Death."

I cant help but feel that the liberal democrats(yes not all democrats are liberal) wont respond because theyre afraid to admit that the majority of this country doesnt want this bill to go through

1911austin
January 24, 2013, 01:52 PM
I've sent email, written letters and called my U.S. Rep and Senators. I’m getting ready for another round but first I have to twist some political arms at the state level. I don't think we can be in their ear too much.

Barry the Bear
January 24, 2013, 01:53 PM
Austin I agree they need to know we as a free people will have our voices heard.

Skribs
January 24, 2013, 01:53 PM
I sent emails when this all started, and then used the Ruger thing. Now I am basically targeting legislation. As it comes up, I send letters to those appropriate, and respond when they do.

Doc7
January 24, 2013, 01:56 PM
I sent a dozen handwritten letters on yellow legal paper this morning, to local, state, and federal gov't members, and will do the Ruger page 2-3 times a week. I used the Ruger page to get a list of ones to hand-write, and added Boehner and Pelosi.

Barry the Bear
January 24, 2013, 01:59 PM
I dont think pelosi gives a crap about us. I think we should not only contact our states reps but others as well. After this is a national thing not state. It affects us all. The New Yorker,Texan,Eskimo,Okie, all of us

Ryanxia
January 24, 2013, 02:49 PM
I've been using congress.org to send a letter to all my reps at once. I've written probably 12 letters in the past 5 weeks and donated to the NRA-ILA fund.

Ash
January 25, 2013, 06:18 AM
Ditto, I've been keeping their feet to the fire.

Double Vision
January 25, 2013, 06:37 AM
I'm calling today.

freyasman
January 25, 2013, 07:02 AM
I've been sending e-mails and calling their offices and asking to speak with them, they're never available of course, but then I speak to the senior staffer and follow up by e-mail. I get names of who I spoke with and I also ask that my Rep contact me about the issue.:D I do this 2-3 times a week, and I'm going to start dropping by their offices, (that are within driving distance), and speaking to the staff there. Small, vocal groups have managed to change a lot of things in this country.... our problem is we're too quiet.

SoCalNoMore
January 25, 2013, 10:52 AM
I use the gunowners.org website at least once a week.

Steve51
January 25, 2013, 12:56 PM
I send two a day to my federal and state legislators. I use the Ruger site and the NRA site. I have only received replies from my federal representative and one federal Senator (dimwit Durbin). From state legislators, I receive replies from the Lt. Gov. and my representative.
The state & federal representatives support 2nd amendment, the rest do not.

ezkl2230
January 25, 2013, 01:18 PM
I'm an equal opportunity author. They ALL hear from me on a regular basis. I've sent out a number of letters and emails just this morning to State AND Federal legislators!

ZeSpectre
January 25, 2013, 01:28 PM
Weekly using Popvox, the Ruger Site, and my own "special" list <grin>.

hso
January 25, 2013, 01:31 PM
Every new shift in the debate has me sending letters to officials.

Senator Reid and Senator Leahy need to receive letters as well as your Representatives and Senators.

http://www.reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

https://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

GT1
January 25, 2013, 02:53 PM
Popvox letter
Ruger letter
NRA letter
Sent $ to NRA-ILA
Joined my state rifle association

Hopefully many thousands of others have done similar things in the last few weeks..

Guillermo
January 25, 2013, 04:29 PM
Just my never-so-humble-opinion

I believe that phone calls and snail-mail letters are more effective.

I use the Ruger tool too, but do not consider it a substitute for something with a stamp.

481
January 25, 2013, 05:05 PM
At this point, I've sent about six dozen letters and emails, made 8 phone calls, and upped my NRA membership by another level.

I plan on continuing this until the anti-gun mob lays off of their vendetta against us and Feinstein's bill lays rotting in committee.

My father's Congressman just wrote him this very encouraging letter-

Dear Mr. ******,

Thank you for contacting me with your support for Second Amendment rights. In order to make sound voting decisions, I need to hear from the constituents in the Fifth Congressional District. I appreciate you taking the time to contact me with your thoughts on this issue, as I know how important it is to you.

As a lifetime hunter and a competitor at the National Rifle and Pistol Championship matches at Camp Perry, I fully support our Second Amendment right to bear arms. The framework for the Constitution gives us the rights that we as Americans have in this country. During my time in the Ohio General Assembly , I was the House Co-Chair for the Ohio Sportsmen's Caucus. In addition, as Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee, I fought hard for the citizens of Ohio in assisting to pass Ohio's Conceal Carry legislation. Here in Congress, I am a Co- Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, as well as being a co-sponsor of numerous pieces of legislation protecting our Second Amendment rights.

One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, once said "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." Please be assured that as I continue to represent the Fifth Congressional District, I will continue to protect our Second Amendment rights.

It is my great honor to serve as your Member of Congress and it is my number one priority to represent you and the best interests of the Fifth Congressional District. Please do not hesitate to call, write, or e-mail me in the future with any of your concerns or questions. For federal-related issues, you may reach my Washington, D.C. office by phone at (202) 225-6405, or my District office at (800) 541-6446 for constituent services. I encourage you to visit my website at http://latta.house.gov where you can sign up for my e-newsletter and text message updates. The website also provides links to my YouTube, Facebook , Twitter, and Flickr pages, as well as my blog, the Latta Letter, all of which will help bring my work in Washington, D.C. home to you.

Sincerely,

Bob Latta
Member of Congress

I wish that all of our representatives were as pro-2A as this Congressman is.

Ehtereon11B
January 25, 2013, 08:22 PM
Wife and I do it every 2-3 days using NRA and Ruger. Guess that would make it a quadruple tap.

JFtheGR8
January 25, 2013, 08:57 PM
Have done the Ruger, NRA-ILA and GOA websites as well as composing my own emails before the Aurora or Newtown tragedies. Pretty much been emailing or writing my reps and senators for the last couple of years. The writing has been on the wall. I just wish I would have had the funds to stock up on more ammo.


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Cosmoline
January 25, 2013, 09:15 PM
I'm doing custom letters of my own draft discussing pending bills. I think things are too important now to rely on form letters. Though they are certainly better than nothing. And an email is better than nothing, too.

ezkl2230
January 25, 2013, 09:48 PM
At this point, I've sent about six dozen letters and emails, made 8 phone calls, and upped my NRA membership by another level.

I plan on continuing this until the anti-gun mob lays off of their vendetta against us and Feinstein's bill lays rotting in committee.

My father's Congressman just wrote him this very encouraging letter-



I wish that all of our representatives were as pro-2A as this Congressman is.
Actually, Thomas Jefferson was quoting from Cesare Bonesana's Treatise, Of Crimes and Punishments:

"A principal source of errors and injustice are false ideas of utility. For
example: that legislator has false ideas of utility who considers particular
more than general conveniencies, who had rather command the sentiments of
mankind than excite them, and dares say to reason, `Be thou a slave'; who
would sacrifice a thousand real advantages to the fear of an imaginary or
trifling inconvenience; who would deprive men of the use of fire for fear of
their being burnt, and of water for fear of their being drowned; and who
knows of no means of preventing evil but by destroying it.

The laws of this nature are those which forbid to wear arms, disarming those
only who are not disposed to commit the crime which the laws mean to
prevent. Can it be supposed, that those who have the courage to violate the
most sacred laws of humanity, and the most important of the code, will
respect the less considerable and arbitrary injunctions, the violation of
which is so easy, and of so little comparative importance? Does not the
execution of this law deprive the subject of that personal liberty, so dear
to mankind and to the wise legislator? and does it not subject the innocent
to all the disagreeable circumstances that should only fall on the guilty?
It certainly makes the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the
assailants better, and rather encourages than prevents murder, as it
requires less courage to attack unarmed than armed persons.

... Finally, that is a false idea of utility which, sacrificing things to names,
separates the public good from that of individuals."

To which I like to add the quote from Thomas Paine, taken from an article he wrote entitled "Thoughts on Defensive War," even though it deals with nations instead of individuals. The principle is the same in either situation:

"...arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike (added - I dispute this thought; history teaches us that, when all are destitute of arms, the aggressor will find other instruments with which to impose his will); but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves.

I prefer to write my own letters, phone calls, emails, and faxes. I actually rely quite heavily on faxes; they're a bit more difficult to just sweep under the rug.

pty101
January 25, 2013, 11:46 PM
Ive been writing each of my senators, my rep, and the speaker at least once a week. I'm still staying on top of them to remind them we are watching, especially one of my senators that I could see being pulled into supporting universal BG checks. Recently though, Ive been sending emails to people when specific legislation gets proposed or if I just feel like I haven't talked to them in a few days :D.

Luchtaine
January 25, 2013, 11:52 PM
I bug all my congress critters about 2-3 times a week. Starting on the state guy's asking why Idaho hasn't followed Wyoming's lead yet. Rumor is a few of our state reps are working on something like Wyoming. So if you're in Idaho time to lean on our state reps guys... and our Sheriff's Why have only 2 stepped up for Idaho for Pete sake!

Oh yeah and Idaho guys join https://www.facebook.com/GunRightsAcrossAmericaIdaho and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-Open-Carry-IOC/281419468557530?ref=ts&fref=ts if you have Facebook to stay in the loop. heck you can even make a fake Facebook just to keep updated on what we are all up to.

gdcpony
January 26, 2013, 10:06 AM
Quite often. And add in my dad, wife, FIL, daughter, and some Marines from my shop.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=697272

Some replies I have gotten.

481
January 26, 2013, 08:32 PM
Actually, Thomas Jefferson was quoting from Cesare Bonesana's Treatise, Of Crimes and Punishments:

"A principal source of errors and injustice are false ideas of utility. For
example: that legislator has false ideas of utility who considers particular
more than general conveniencies, who had rather command the sentiments of
mankind than excite them, and dares say to reason, `Be thou a slave'; who
would sacrifice a thousand real advantages to the fear of an imaginary or
trifling inconvenience; who would deprive men of the use of fire for fear of
their being burnt, and of water for fear of their being drowned; and who
knows of no means of preventing evil but by destroying it.

The laws of this nature are those which forbid to wear arms, disarming those
only who are not disposed to commit the crime which the laws mean to
prevent. Can it be supposed, that those who have the courage to violate the
most sacred laws of humanity, and the most important of the code, will
respect the less considerable and arbitrary injunctions, the violation of
which is so easy, and of so little comparative importance? Does not the
execution of this law deprive the subject of that personal liberty, so dear
to mankind and to the wise legislator? and does it not subject the innocent
to all the disagreeable circumstances that should only fall on the guilty?
It certainly makes the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the
assailants better, and rather encourages than prevents murder, as it
requires less courage to attack unarmed than armed persons.

... Finally, that is a false idea of utility which, sacrificing things to names,
separates the public good from that of individuals."

To which I like to add the quote from Thomas Paine, taken from an article he wrote entitled "Thoughts on Defensive War," even though it deals with nations instead of individuals. The principle is the same in either situation:

"...arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike (added - I dispute this thought; history teaches us that, when all are destitute of arms, the aggressor will find other instruments with which to impose his will); but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves.

I prefer to write my own letters, phone calls, emails, and faxes. I actually rely quite heavily on faxes; they're a bit more difficult to just sweep under the rug.

Thanks for that- have added this to my letter/reference library, too.

Rimfaxe
January 27, 2013, 12:03 PM
I've written at least 130, probably more since I didn't save a copy of each. Some are duplicates because I also write on behalf of my mother and father and grandfather (God rest his soul-LOL). Hey if the Dems can do it at the polling place, then I can do it in an email.

I'm using mostly the NRAILA site- very easy. But don't limit yourself to your own representatives. I'm sure to thank those politicians that support us and also disparage those who do not.

I've attended Gun Appreciation Day and financially supported every gun group with a generous contribution. I upgraded the NRA to life member status and I still give 'something' every time I'm asked-- even if its 10 or 20 bucks.

I've also submitted my list of 11 things that the average person can to to support their 2nd Amendment Rights:

Advice to listeners: Eleven things that you can do--

1. Join pro-gun groups and support them with your time and generous contributions-- NRA, 2nd Amendment Foundation, CalGuns, Gun Owners of America etc.

2. Use the NRAILA.org website to contact your legislators. It is very easy and efficient. You can contact many people at once and also print letters to mail if you like.
https://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/secure/donate.aspx

3. Push your local newspapers and reporters at the city and county level to report on where your local politicians stand on the 2nd Amendment and gun control discussion. Find out where your chiefs of police and state police chiefs, elected judges and local mayors stand. Remember that all politics is LOCAL. This often gets left out of the national fight by the NRA and others. Get involved at the local level and push the local schools to get rid of the 'Gun Free' killing zones.

4. Use social Media like Facebook to promote your views. If you're concerned about backlash from your 'friends' on Facebook, then you can create a separate account for posting to new media message boards, etc.

5. Encourage friends and family to engage their legislators. I have several email accounts set up on my family's behalf and will write letters on their behalf if they would like.

6. Take the fight to the enemy-- I've been promoting 2nd Amendment Rights on the Huffington Post and Politico and other media websites. This has greatly improved my ability to articulate a cogent argument and support it with facts. It is actually fun to disembowel the Progressive Liberal's hollow arguments for gun control. Note that it is important to be respectful, be unemotional and Fact-Based. IT DRIVES THEM CRAZY!!! Show resolve and solidarity. Do not disparage or gloat about any progress or victories. Stay focused on getting your point of view out with facts and appropriate historical references. Even if you don't convince the person you're posting to, there are still many people who read the boards. Be literate and do not give the the satisfaction of fitting into their NRA GUN NUT stereotype. It is a lot of fun an I have even developed somewhat of a fan base in the pasts two weeks.

When you see good articles and arguments, cut and past them into a Word document so that you can use it later in a post on these sites. Develop a library of books, links, and references... Tom it would be great if you could host some space for this to give gun owners a place to find good debate material.

7. Promote and actively attend any pro-gun demonstrations in your area. Participate- make signs. Bring a Bull Horn-- they sell them at Amazon for $15 to $30 dollars and make a hell of an impression-- http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PMP30-Professional-Megaphone-Bullhorn/dp/B002PAZZIK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359291267&sr=8-1&keywords=bull+horn

8. Donate a "gun" to your second amendment rights. Many listeners have multiple firearms. I would never ask them to get rid of one, but please take the price that they paid for just one of their guns and put that to work for their 2nd Amendment Rights. Its a small thing to ask.

9. Voice your dissatisfaction with businesses that do not support gun rights- Dick's Sporting Goods, Groupon, Bank of America, Cheaper Than Dirt (for price gouging), Golden Corral, Eastern Outdoor Show, PayPal and Ebay. Be sure to mention the Eastern Outdoor Show that was successfully shut down because they banned the exhibition of legal rifles such as the AR15 in the show.

10. Make your contribution to the fight a daily exercise-- like a New Year's Resolution-- get up an hour early or take part of your lunch hour to get your opinion out on the web. Do a little something every day.

11. Identify and publicly target 'purple state' Democrat legislators that are at risk of losing their seat in 2014. There are lists like this available online. Don't be afraid to write elected officials outside your immediate district. Also don't be afraid to thank elected officials with money or support when they deliver the right message.

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