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Help me craft a Letter to the Editor...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Seawolf, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Seawolf

    Seawolf Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Editorial appeared today in our school paper:

  2. Rawlings

    Rawlings Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2003
    Ithaca, NY
    1. Keep it short.

    2. Focus on the fact that a fraction of a percent of violent crimes were commited with AW's before the ban.

    3. Keep it short.

    4. Mention that "sporting purposes" has meanings other than "hunting."

    5. Keep it short.

    6. Throw in a reference to the Korean shopkeepers during the LA Riots that protected their stores/families with AW's.

    7. Keep it short!
  3. John Ross

    John Ross Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    St. Louis
    Use the following if you want. Note that the mag-cap issue is the important one to gun guys, but NOT the general public. Leave it out--it's boring. Don't get too technical--they stop reading. Instead, use easy-to-understand examples and show the uninformed non-shooter how ridiculous the ban was.


    Re: Your editorial on the AWB.

    The ban was a big lie from Day One. It had nothing to do with real assault weapons, which are hand-held fully automatic military arms--machine guns. Machine guns have been illlegal to own except under very special circumstances since 1934. This ban redefined the term "assault weapons" to mean APPEARANCE. It was a ban on guns that only *looked* like military machine guns but are not. The banned guns didn't do anything special—they just looked “scary.â€

    Whether anyone might want to own a gun that *looks* like a military arm should not be the government's business. What's next--a ban on the sale of olive drab paint to people who want to drive around in a military-looking Jeep instead of a bright red one?

    The Clinton "assault weapons" ban was one more slice-at-a-time example of incremental infringements on our rights. That Congress let this sham expire is clearly the right thing to do.


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