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Time for one more letter..

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Ryanxia, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Fellow Americans we have time for our representatives to read one more round of letters it seems, before they vote on the federal level for these gun control Bills in the next week or so. I sent a letter using the NRA's website (see signature for link) to my federal AND state representatives.

    My latest letter; (note: I loosely used a small statement at the end from what July Fourth Patriot had said in a gun rights video recently)
    Not the most eloquent letter but better than nothing.
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Remember to ask for specifics.

    Rep/Senator XYZ,

    I am opposed to proposed legislation that would put additional restrictions/limitations on firearms, magazines, or ammunition and gun owners and ask that you oppose such legislation.

    The heinous act of a madman at Newtown is heartbreaking. This nightmarish event doesn't change the fact that the overwhelming majority of gun owners are law abiding voters. It does not change the fact that the murder rate in the United States is at a 20 year low and continues to trend downward. National policy needs to be based on national needs and not isolated horrific events. It should not penalize the vast majority of law abiding gun owners over the isolated actions of a madman that none of the proposed legislation would have stopped on that day in Newtown.

    Please know that I expect you to vote against any proposed legislation adding restrictions on the type, capacity, or appearance of firearms, magazines, or ammunition and that I will be actively supporting the candidates in the next several election cycles that vote against such legislation.

    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
  3. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Good letter HSO. Straight up and to the point.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Short sentences, small words, direct instructions are best for Congresscritters.
  5. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    That's very true, but where I've sent my reps SEVERAL letters, sometimes I want to add a little meat so they (or their workers) aren't always reading the same thing over and over again.
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    They don't remember the details so I wouldn't worry about sending the same thing over and over as long as it is specific on the legislation.
  7. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Some of my state reps read their own letters and respond personally so when I include my state reps I try to mix it up.
  8. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    letters sent.
  9. esheato

    esheato Well-Known Member

    I sent letters and called today. The switchboard in DC is busy...can't even get through to Feinstein. Not like she'd listen to me anyway. :banghead:
  10. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Good work guys! Encourage others to do the same.
  11. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    I agree. They probably get hundreds and hundreds of letters and emails per day. Neither they nor their staff are going go read through explinations or justifications of why a bill is right or wrong and go "you're right! I'm going to change my stance". Just tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to oppose specific gun control legislation and that you will remember their voting record on the issue. Numbers, not reasoned argument, is what will make the difference.

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