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Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Maine. I had a friend get his CCW when he was 18.
  2. crm2k5

    crm2k5 Member

    Same reply I got. I really hope we can get rid of this moron next year.
  3. gpjoe

    gpjoe Well-Known Member

    Me too, and a similar form letter from Stabenow. I didn't vote for either, and neither got elected running on a pro-gun platform, so they don't care.

    It may be time to actively campaign against them and force them to care.
  4. creitzel

    creitzel Well-Known Member

    I too have received a similar response from Senator Stabenow.

    I have been voting against both of these Senators for years now, with no appreciable difference in outcome. :barf:

    They both have the backing of the unions, and the liberal paradises of Detroit and Lansing, which means they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

    That said, I will continue to vote against them, and try to convince others to do the same. A man can dream right? :)
  5. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    I too got the same garbage. I didn't expect anything less from that clown. He has known for awhile he will never get my vote, same with Stab-her-now, but they legislate to the lowest common denominator in Detoilet. Always have.
  6. Prophet

    Prophet Well-Known Member

    Response from Rep. Dan Moul PA

    Finally a positive response.

  7. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    Response from our Rep.

    Received a letter response from the letters and emails to our elected officials today. From (the office of) Spencer Bachus, 6th District, Alabama. Long post but I will put the important part in bold.

    He rambles on for two more paragraphs about how EOs work so that is the important stuff.
  8. gdcpony

    gdcpony Well-Known Member

    Yet another one:
  9. gdcpony

    gdcpony Well-Known Member

    And another too!
  10. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

    They're both garbage and they need to go.
  11. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    that's a good response

    did you put it in the combined letter thread as well?
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  12. Ole Humpback

    Ole Humpback Well-Known Member

    Heres another pair of replies I received this week:

    IN State Representative Hal Slager:

    This response isn't as concrete in support of the 2nd Amendment as I would like, but I take him at his word that he is going to weigh all options. Need to keep a dialog going with him.


    Heres the response I sent to Mr. Slager:

    IN US Representative Peter Visclosky

    This is as anti 2A as I have received so far. Need to write him and prove with data that this viewpoint is patently wrong.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  13. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    State Legislation Resources

    The state of Tennessee makes it easy to search for legislation up for consideration concerning firearms. This then makes it easy to send letters to your state officials supporting or opposing specific pieces of legislation up for consideration. I sent 7 this evening.

    I found the above by browsing the categories of legislation here - http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/subjectindex/default.aspx

    It would be good if we had this sort of information on each state so everyone would be able to look at and voice their opinion of legislation affecting RKBA.
  14. Bobk538447

    Bobk538447 Well-Known Member

    Received a response from Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Congressional District 15, Texas:

    "It is my belief that a number of President Obama's recent proposals on gun safety are reasonable and common sense safety reforms that are long overdue. I have long supported reinstating the assault weapons ban, and limiting high capacity magazines........Some say that Presidents Obama's proposals are a violation of the second amendment. That is simply false. Like many of our constitutional rights, they are not limitless. Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia put it best in the Supreme Court case District of Coumbia v. Heller opinion, which upheld our constitutional right to bear arms: "Like most rights, the Second Amendment is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose:......"
  15. 58limited

    58limited Well-Known Member

    U.S Congressman from Texas Ted Poe's e-Newsletter:

    Received this today, he is a very strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

    "Dear Neighbor,

    The nation continues to grieve with the community of Newtown, Connecticut over the attack that stole the lives of dozens of innocent children and teachers. What happened was unconscionable evil that most of us will never understand. Since then, some elites in Washington have used the Newtown tragedy for political leverage to reignite the gun control debate.

    Since the beginning of the year, we have seen a number of extreme proposals from the Senate and 23 executive edicts from the President. Not one of these proposals would have changed the outcome of the tragedy in Newtown. What they will do is redline the Constitution and bruise our right to bear arms which is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment.

    Make no mistake--these proposals advocate for more government control not more gun control. I believe in the sanctity of the Constitution. The Bills Of Rights were designed to protect citizens from an oppressive government. This timeless document has guaranteed freedom for Americans for over 200 years; it is certainly not up for negotiation now.

    Those who believe that more gun control will end violence should examine the evidence. Mexico, for example, has outlawed guns completely, but there has not been a decline in gun-related deaths. Chicago and Washington, DC have some of the toughest gun laws in America, but they are also two of the most dangerous cities in America. So, what now? The focus of any discussion or action should not be on the gun, but on the shooter. In my previous life as a judge and prosecutor in the Harris County courtrooms, I never saw a gun tried for a crime. That’s because we hold the shooter accountable, not an inanimate object.

    And, yet here in Congress, we have legislators advocating for more restrictions on guns while they have the protection of armed guards at every door in the Capitol – hypocrisy at its highest.

    I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and I will continue to defend our constitutional right. More laws amount to more control - not more effectiveness. And more laws mean less liberty. And that’s just the way it is.

    God and Texas,

    Ted Poe
    Member of Congress
    2nd District of Texas"
  16. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

    I received the form letter response from Levin that I'm sure has been posted already, if I don't find it I will post it up later. The more I thought about it the more it irked me so I decided to respond to him, copying the other Senator and my Representative (who actually gets it). I probably went too far but he needs to be called out for his not upholding his oath to defend the constitution.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  17. leprechaun50

    leprechaun50 Well-Known Member

    This is the reply that I recieved from Minnesota State Senator Bill Weber.
    (He grew up less than a mile from me, and his older brother hunted together when we were kids.)


    First of all, thank you for your service to our great country!

    I share your concerns on 2nd Amendment rights. I think it is possible that the federal government will overreach, and I have no doubt that the President will use executive order if he thinks he can get away with it. On the other hand, they will fail to evaluate the trash we see in movies, on TV and in video games claiming protection under 1st Amendment rights.

    At the state level, we have a governor who is not on our side of this issue. I believe the Republican Caucus will need to reach out to the rural DFL members to hopefully prevent any state assault on gun rights. If we can achieve a status quo on this issue with the current political structure, it will be a victory within itself.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact me. We will keep an eye on this issue and if we need to activate you as concerned citizens, we will alert you to those needs.

    Yours Truly,

  18. leprechaun50

    leprechaun50 Well-Known Member

    The reply from one of our U.S. Senators

    Dear Mr. Lynch:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on guns. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this important and timely issue.

    As the former chief prosecutor of Minnesota's largest county, I worked to enforce the gun laws already on the books and have long supported efforts to promote gun safety, including background checks. I also believe the Second Amendment gives American citizens the right to own guns for collection, protection, and sport. This right is an important part of our shared history and heritage, and should be protected.

    As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I look forward to hearings on the President's recommendations and proposed public safety solutions that include school safety, addressing mental illness, limits on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons, and other efforts to combat violence.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. One of the most important parts of my job is listening to what the people of Minnesota have to say to me. I am here in our nation's capital to do the public's business and to serve the people of our state. I hope you will contact me again about matters of concern to you.


    Amy Klobuchar

    United States Senator
  19. Mayvik

    Mayvik Well-Known Member

    Form reply from Udall (D-CO):

  20. quietsage

    quietsage Member

    Response from Jim Matheson Congessman

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding firearms issues. I appreciate hearing about your interest in the issues facing our country and state, and I am glad for the opportunity to respond to your inquiry.

    The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the right to bear arms, which more commonly means owning or possessing a firearm. Our Founding Fathers recognized this right when they included it as one of the original 10 Amendments, or Bill of Rights, to the Constitution. The ability to purchase and own firearms can be traced to the founding and defense of our nation, and I believe in the continued importance of the Second Amendment today. I feel strongly that the vast majority of gun owners in Utah and across the country understand the serious responsibilities associated with gun ownership, and they possess and use firearms legally.

    Across our country, we have all been shocked and saddened by recent tragedies involving gun violence perpetrated by disturbed individuals. As a result there has been a great deal of discussion in the public policy world about possible steps to prevent tragic acts of violence. I believe responsible individuals have a constitutional right to own firearms, and that this right should not be limited. However, even the staunchest defenders of Second Amendment rights are deeply troubled by acts of senseless and brutal violence. It is here that we need to start, as a country, a broad discussion about how to reduce acts of violence in our society. Each of us should have the expectation of safety in our daily lives.

    There are three general topics that should be considered in this discussion. First, we should examine our existing gun laws to determine their effectiveness as they are currently being enforced. Second, we should address the current mental health system in our country and evaluate options to make improvements. Third, we should examine the culture of violence in today’s society and seek out ideas to counteract that culture.

    As we attempt to find common ground on efforts to reduce violence in our country, we should keep in mind the importance of seeking pragmatic, bipartisan solutions. Any meaningful proposals should be based on facts and with data demonstrating how they will reduce incidents of violence. For example, the so-called Assault Weapons Ban was in place for ten years before it expired in 2004, and the consensus of dozens of studies of that law demonstrate that the law had no real effect on reducing acts of gun violence in our country. The discussion should be deliberative and not reactionary, broad based and not simplistic, and formed through consensus of a wide range of interests and not from a small group of people.

    Again, thank you for sharing your concerns with me. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact my office.

    Best Wishes,
    Member of Congress

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