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A response to the Ruger letter (or why I love Kentucky)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Elkins45, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    I received the following email today from KY representative Thomas Massie. I have bolded one particularly interesting part. We may have our problems here in KY, but commie gun banners are a minor nuisance at best.

    Dear Mr. Elkins,

    Thank you for contacting me about the Second Amendment. I appreciate hearing from you.

    On December 14, 2012, our nation experienced an unspeakable tragedy in Newtown. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, as well as to their families and loved ones. Now is the time to reflect on how we can best prevent acts like this in a way that does not violate our Second Amendment rights.

    In response to this tragedy, several pieces of legislation are expected to be introduced in the 113th Congress by gun control advocates. For example, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has already announced her plan to introduce a renewal of the "assault weapons" ban.

    President Obama has announced his own gun control agenda. His plan calls for various legislative proposals and threatens to implement twenty-three "executive actions." These include the passage of a federal gun trafficking law, and background checks on all gun sales. I oppose such gun control proposals because they are unconstitutional, and they do not keep Americans safe.

    I will work vigorously to defend the rights of gun owners. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is not principally about hunting or recreation. In fact, the Second Amendment to our Constitution is our Founding Fathers' restatement of our natural God-given right to defend life, liberty, and property.

    I'm a decade-long concealed carry permit holder and Class III firearms collector. When I was twelve years old, my father bought me my first gun, an H&R .410 shotgun. In the course of hunting in the woods of Kentucky, he taught me the great responsibility that comes with ownership of a firearm. Now that I am a father of four, I enjoy teaching these same lessons to my children through hunting and target practice.

    On January 3rd, I introduced H.R. 133, the Citizens Protection Act of 2013. This bill would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. Gun-free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.

    In the coming weeks, I will discuss with my colleagues and constituents the best ways to combat horrendous acts of violence without violating the Second Amendment. I value your input and will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress debates these issues.

    Thomas Massie
    Member of Congress
  2. jshrop6004

    jshrop6004 Well-Known Member

    He's a keeper!
  3. distra

    distra Well-Known Member

    Response from Joe Courtney Rep in CT

    Here's Joe's response. Not so pro-2A, but not as bad as I thought it would be.

  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Me no like Courtney. Him full of double-speak. Me like Massey. Him talk good.
  5. jdex

    jdex Well-Known Member

    Totally opposite of the letter I received from john yarmouth.
  6. Ole Coot

    Ole Coot Well-Known Member

    Well I grew up in Eastern KY and still own property there. With the losers we have in WV I'm considering moving back across the river. Things have went downhill here. Don't have anything but Obama stooges here now.
  7. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Yarmouth is the one blight in our otherwise solid legislative presence in DC (at least as far as 2A issues are concerned). He's a Louisville leftie who marches in lockstep with Obama and panders to the dependency class for votes. KY is a solidly Democratic state, yet Yarmouth is our only Democrat we send to Washington. Ben Chandler was the other until the last election, but he was very pro 2A.

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