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Dec 16, write to your congressman and other figureheads

Discussion in 'Activism' started by chemist308, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. chemist308

    chemist308 Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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

    Xhairs Member

    I may have missed this but, what is the significance of Dec 16 again?
  4. Bummer

    Bummer Active Member

    I'll write them....
  5. chemist308

    chemist308 Well-Known Member

    day after Dec 15. If you don't know what that is, google Dec 15 2008, and you'll understand immediately why Dec 16.

    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.
    Address (showing that I'm your constituent)
  6. jbauch357

    jbauch357 Well-Known Member

    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?
  7. chemist308

    chemist308 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. RichardKCMo

    RichardKCMo Active Member

    More than 1/2!!!

    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???
  9. chemist308

    chemist308 Well-Known Member

    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...
  10. Lurp

    Lurp Well-Known Member

    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
  11. ccsniper

    ccsniper member

    i already write my reps on a regular basis, about once every other week or so. but ill write another one anyway.
  12. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Well-Known Member

    Snip the tag from a tea bag and include it with the letter.


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

  13. Ed4032

    Ed4032 Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights was adopted.
  14. conserv1

    conserv1 Member

    We should strive to spell words correctly too.
  15. Dday

    Dday Active Member

    Letter to Congress

    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,

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008

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