My letter to Maryland Senators


PDA






Norton
June 8, 2004, 07:44 PM
My letter to the "Honorable" senators from MD.......take the "registered Democrat" part with a grain of salt....a hangover from my hippy, bleeding heart, liberal days that I've decided to wait to change until after the election. That way I honestly say that I am a democrat in opposition to their shenanigans :evil:


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Senator Barbara Mikulski
709 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


Dear Senator Mikulski:

I am writing to you to register my staunch opposition to SB2498, the bill that provides for the extension of the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994.

To extend a flawed law that has had no effect on criminal use of firearms is the height of folly. The enactment of any further restrictions on the lawful ownership of firearms only serves to punish those peaceful citizens who make use of firearms for sporting and self-defense purposes.

Those that use firearms in the commission of crimes are already in possession of those firearms unlawfully. To make that possession “more illegal” will do nothing to dissuade those individuals from committing those crimes.

Senator, Maryland’s recent experience with its own version of the assault weapons ban should present to you a clear indication of the will of the citizens of Maryland, whom you represent. During the hearings on both the Senate and House of Delegates version of the bill, the number of those in opposition to the bills outnumbered those in favor by a margin of at least 10 to 1. In fact, the Maryland State Police unequivocally stated that the current ban has had virtually no effect on crimes committed in the state.

The goal of reducing crime is a noble one. However reaching for that goal while trampling the rights of law-abiding citizens is unfathomable to those of us who exercise our 2nd amendment rights lawfully.

As a registered Democrat, I am carefully watching the actions of my elected representatives on this matter and intend to exercise my vote in upcoming elections on this single issue alone. I strongly encourage you and your colleague, Senator Sarbanes, to follow the wishes of the majority of the state’s citizenry and defeat this bill.


Respectfully,

If you enjoyed reading about "My letter to Maryland Senators" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Wildalaska
June 8, 2004, 08:20 PM
Excellent letter...thats the way we should deal with anti gunners!

WildmatureisbetterAlaska

Norton
June 8, 2004, 09:10 PM
Thanks, WA......I just can't bring myself to lower myself to the standards of the antis that I've read and heard......

Spot77
June 8, 2004, 09:15 PM
I'll have to use my first and middle name.

Norton and I share the same unique last name and should both of our letters actually be read, they'll just write us off as cronies of the NRA.


Great points.

Norton
June 8, 2004, 09:24 PM
Spot77 is right....to paraphrase from one of my other letters, they would paint us as minions of the illuminati, tri-lateral commission that controls the NRA from the Bilderburg's secret hideaway beneath Waples Mill Road (NRA HQ):rolleyes:

Spot77
July 6, 2004, 02:29 PM
Of course, it only took TWO WEEKS to get a reply from him....

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dear Mr. Gunowning Redneck White Trash:

Thank you for contacting my office to express your concerns about S. 1431, the Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2003. I appreciate having the benefit of your views on this important issue.

As you may know, S. 1431 extends the assault weapons ban established by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which was signed into law on September 13, 1994. This legislation forbids the manufacture, sale, or possession of nineteen assault-style weapons typically used in criminal activity. The assault weapons ban established by the 1994 crime bill is set to expire next year. S. 1431 is intended to extend the assault weapons ban, as well as include several other types of assault weapons, that are not covered by the ban.

You should know it is my belief that assault weapons are more suitable for harming people than hunting or target shooting and are used by criminals to commit violent crimes against police officers and ordinary citizens. Therefore, I must tell you frankly that I am a co-sponsor of S. 1431. Since its introduction in the United States Senate on July 17, 2003, S. 1431 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. While I do not serve on this committee, you can be sure that I will keep your views in mind I should S. 1431 come before the full Senate for debate.

While we may not fully agree on these issues, you may be sure that I will continue to consider the interests of hunters, target shooters, and people who use firearms for authorized security purposes as the Senate considers this legislation. Again, thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts to me on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or other matters that may be of concern to you.


Thanks for contacting me, in the future please visit my web site at http://sarbanes.senate.gov rather than clicking reply.

With best regards,
Paul Sarbanes
United States Senator

------------------------------------------------------


:barf:

Norton
July 6, 2004, 03:56 PM
In other words: I don't give a d%$# what your opinion as a law abiding citizen is. I'm still going to pursue my elitist anti-gun agenda knowing full well that in Maryland I basically have a job for life as a Democrat senator:banghead:

greyhound
July 6, 2004, 05:50 PM
Gee, fellas, I got the same letter from the "Honorable" Senator.

Methinks things are going to be a bit different in Alabama (though I did buy and SKS the same week the sheriffs of Montgomery and Mobile went on a "blame the SKS rifle not the low life" spiel).

We had this conversation around the 4th of July barbecue - the biggest problem with the Senate and to a lesser extent the House is not a D/R issue - its that folks like Sarbanes and Mikulski (MDs Senators) are Senators-for-life with no chance of ever being beaten.

I for one do not think the Founding Fathers intended a permanent ruling class, but in a nation where only 25% bother to vote, thats what we get!

Norton
July 6, 2004, 06:18 PM
Greyhound,

I'm sure things will be quite different in 'bama......the heat and hurricanes for starters:p

You've hit the nail on the head....the senators from MD don't feel any responsibility towards us as they know that there is very little chance of ever being voted out of office.

Standing Wolf
July 6, 2004, 07:13 PM
You should know it is my belief that assault weapons are more suitable for harming people than hunting or target shooting and are used by criminals to commit violent crimes against police officers and ordinary citizens.

Fire him.

If you enjoyed reading about "My letter to Maryland Senators" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!