Time for one more letter..


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Ryanxia
April 9, 2013, 12:40 PM
Fellow Americans we have time for our representatives to read one more round of letters it seems, before they vote on the federal level for these gun control Bills in the next week or so. I sent a letter using the NRA's website (see signature for link) to my federal AND state representatives.

My latest letter; (note: I loosely used a small statement at the end from what July Fourth Patriot had said in a gun rights video recently)
With the recent attacks on our Constitutional Rights on the federal and state levels I would like to take the time to remind you that regardless of what you hear Americans and Mainers do NOT want stricter gun control. We already have thousands of gun laws to try and obey when exercising our Second Amendment Rights, many of which if we do not understand or aren't aware of will award us ten years in prison just for trying to be law abiding citizens.

Maine has some of the loosest gun laws and yet the lowest gun crime compared to other states. Places likes Boston and New York city where it is nearly impossible to legally obtain a firearm has the worst gun crime rates because only law abiding citizens obey the laws.

Please do everything in your power to OPPOSE further gun control. Turning regular law abiding citizens into criminals will not solve anything but only hurt Maine's economy and businesses. Already hundreds of us are organizing and watching to see how our representatives represent us to see if they should be supported or unseated at the next election. Rest assured we will stand behind you if you work to uphold the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Maine.

There are more gun owners here than you know, we're doctors, we're lawyers, we're Marines, we're all around you and you don't know it because we ARE you. Don't victimize your constituents. OPPOSE further gun control and protect our way of life.

Not the most eloquent letter but better than nothing.

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hso
April 9, 2013, 01:32 PM
Remember to ask for specifics.


Rep/Senator XYZ,

I am opposed to proposed legislation that would put additional restrictions/limitations on firearms, magazines, or ammunition and gun owners and ask that you oppose such legislation.

The heinous act of a madman at Newtown is heartbreaking. This nightmarish event doesn't change the fact that the overwhelming majority of gun owners are law abiding voters. It does not change the fact that the murder rate in the United States is at a 20 year low and continues to trend downward. National policy needs to be based on national needs and not isolated horrific events. It should not penalize the vast majority of law abiding gun owners over the isolated actions of a madman that none of the proposed legislation would have stopped on that day in Newtown.

Please know that I expect you to vote against any proposed legislation adding restrictions on the type, capacity, or appearance of firearms, magazines, or ammunition and that I will be actively supporting the candidates in the next several election cycles that vote against such legislation.

Regards,

Ryanxia
April 9, 2013, 01:55 PM
Good letter HSO. Straight up and to the point.

hso
April 9, 2013, 02:00 PM
Short sentences, small words, direct instructions are best for Congresscritters.

Ryanxia
April 9, 2013, 02:06 PM
That's very true, but where I've sent my reps SEVERAL letters, sometimes I want to add a little meat so they (or their workers) aren't always reading the same thing over and over again.

hso
April 9, 2013, 02:12 PM
They don't remember the details so I wouldn't worry about sending the same thing over and over as long as it is specific on the legislation.

Ryanxia
April 9, 2013, 02:17 PM
Some of my state reps read their own letters and respond personally so when I include my state reps I try to mix it up.

Twmaster
April 9, 2013, 03:26 PM
letters sent.

esheato
April 9, 2013, 03:31 PM
I sent letters and called today. The switchboard in DC is busy...can't even get through to Feinstein. Not like she'd listen to me anyway. :banghead:

Ryanxia
April 9, 2013, 03:37 PM
Good work guys! Encourage others to do the same.

mdauben
April 9, 2013, 06:40 PM
Short sentences, small words, direct instructions are best for Congresscritters.

I agree. They probably get hundreds and hundreds of letters and emails per day. Neither they nor their staff are going go read through explinations or justifications of why a bill is right or wrong and go "you're right! I'm going to change my stance". Just tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to oppose specific gun control legislation and that you will remember their voting record on the issue. Numbers, not reasoned argument, is what will make the difference.

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