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Anyone get replies from the Ruger mass emailing?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cesiumsponge, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Senior Member

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    After reading the Ruger will contact your reps. for you thread started on January 13th, I went ahead and hammered off to my local, state, and federal critters that day.

    Has anyone gotten a response yet? I just got a reply from both my Senators and governor. I got them today, 9 days later. They all came within several hours of one another which is very suspicious.

    The (now ex) governor doesn't even address my name or have a sign-off. It isn't even a particularly mediocre boilerplate letter. Patty Murray did not reply to a previous email I sent after Sandy Hook. Senator Cantwell responded to the last email I sent. So did Adam Smith, but he has not replied yet. I'm going to run through the Ruger mass emailer again because we have a new governor. Anyone have reps send them a boilerplate letter or did most not even bother?
     
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  2. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Senior Member

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    I've gotten no replies. None.
     
  3. Cast of One

    Cast of One New Member

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    I got a form letter from Senator Kay Hagan to thank me for contacting her office and promising to send a more detailed letter later on. We will see.
     
  4. CLP

    CLP Senior Member

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    neither have i. i received one generic reply from Spencer Bacchus in AL from snail mail letters sent out (pro 2A, or at least he claims to be--- we'll see, i'll be watching)
     
  5. DAP90

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    I did. They’re nothing to get excited about as these are clearly form letters sent out in response to receiving an email; they don’t even address any topics. Hopefully they didn't write a specific response because they are so inundated with pro-gun letters they simply can't get to them all.


    They do included phone numbers though. Maybe I'll call and talk to an official flunky.
     
  6. gilfo

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    I got replies from both my Fla senators and my congressman. You can look up my ongoing replies to and from Sen. Nelson on this forum.
     
  7. thunder173

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    Yes, Congressman Dan Benishek from Upper Michigan,...supporting 2A,...opposing any proposal to infringe on 2A an all Obamma EO's on same.
     
  8. johnc486

    johnc486 New Member

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    I got a reply from my Senator and Governor, not real positive but a reply none the less. (Georgia)
     
  9. tyler500e

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    I received 2 replies today but both were generic replies stating only that they are receiving massive amounts of email and they will not be able to address my concerns for an undetermined amount of time.
     
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  11. Hunter125

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    Same here, got an auto response from two reps within an hour days after filling out the form on Ruger's website. I was guessing Ruger's system was overloaded and they just went through today.
     
  12. DAP90

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    Responses or not as of right now 674,555 people have used that email to contact their reps. That's a heck of a number.
     
  13. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Senior Member

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    Is that how many times it was used? Or how many unique individuals have used it? I'm sure some folks have used it multiple times. It would be a lot better if we could add an extra zero on the end and make it 6+ million people.
     
  14. heeler

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    Not a thing.
    But then again I live right in the middle of the contrived Congressional District 29,which is overwhelmingly Hispanic with a large number of that population illegal aliens,and as no surprise Democratic party loyalists.
    I doubt very seriously I will hear from them.
    They dont need me.
     
  15. DAP90

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    It says people but is probably uses. I can live with it either way. I got a few people to use that who wouldn't have otherwise bothered to send anything. Ruger deserves kudos for that alone.
     
  16. BCCL

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    I got this one from Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon..........I feel so honored. :)




    Thank you for contacting the Office of Lt. Governor Sheila Simon. Your message is important to us. We will respond soon.

    In the meantime, you may access our Frequently Asked Questions page for a guide to government services or subscribe to our newsletter for monthly updates.

    Sincerely,
    Delio A. Calzolari
    Senior Advisor and Director of Public Engagement
    Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Simon
    401 S. Spring St.
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    Springfield, Illinois 62704
     
  17. zxcvbob

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    I sent emails to my senators and US representative a couple of weeks ago using their web forms, then did the Ruger thing last week.

    I haven't received anything from any of them. :mad:
     
  18. izhevsk

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    I received two boilerplate replies from Udall and Bennet today.

    Senator Bennet:

    "Dear Friend:

    Thank you for your e-mail message. Keeping in touch with Coloradans is important to me. Due to the high volume of messages my office receives on a daily basis, I ask for your patience as I work with my staff to respond to your concerns.

    I want to hear your thoughts on the issues that are important to you. The best ideas come from people in Colorado, not from politicians in Washington. That's why it's so important for me to hear your thoughts on how we can build a better future for Colorado and our country, together.

    While we work to respond to your request, I invite you to read blog updates http://bennet.senate.gov/about/updates/, check out the latest news from your region of Colorado http://bennet.senate.gov/, and subscribe to an e-mail newsletter that will provide you with regular updates on my work on behalf of Colorado http://bennet.senate.gov/contact/. If you want to know more about issues and specific bills before the Senate, please visit our issue pages. If you're having trouble with a federal agency, visit the constituent services section http://bennet.senate.gov/services/. Scheduling requests may be e-mailed to scheduler@bennet.senate.gov or sent by fax to 202-228-4083.

    Thank you for contacting me."

    Udall:

    "Thank you for your message to my U.S. Senate office. Each week, I receive over 10,000 letters from Coloradans with their thoughts and suggestions. Your views are invaluable and keep me consistently updated on Coloradans’ concerns. Please know that we read each letter and email and will do our utmost to get you a timely response addressing your thoughts and concerns.

    I am honored to serve as your U.S. Senator. My top priority in the Senate is to provide efficient and effective representation of people across our state. Please know that my Colorado staff is available to handle specific services relating to the federal government (such as help with a passport, claim for veterans’ benefits or a citizenship matter) and my Denver office can be reached at 303-650-7820. If you would like to check on a request for services from my Washington, D.C. office, please call 202-224-5941 or toll-free at 877-7-MUDALL (877-768-3255). Otherwise, be assured that we are reading your comments.


    Warm regards,"

    Also, I wrote an email to Congressman Gardner a few weeks back, and received the following reply:

    "Dear Mr.,

    It is with the utmost sorrow and dismay that I respond to you today regarding the tragic events which took place in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate you taking the time to contact me and it remains my honor to represent you in Congress.



    On Friday, December 14th, an unimaginable event took place when a soulless monster walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and proceeded to take the lives of twenty-six people. Twenty of the victims were young children no older than 7 years old. Were it not for the heroic actions of teachers inside the building and first responders, there is no doubt that many more would have been lost.



    As a father of an 8 and 1 year old, my heart aches for the victims' parents, families, and friends. My prayers go out to the entire Newtown community for the incredible loss they have suffered and I know that our entire nation shares in their grief. No words will undue the loss of life or innocence shattered.



    In light of this tragedy, I understand that many will want to have a conversation about gun control. While I am always open to the discussion and evaluation of current laws and policies at the state and federal level, I believe it is important that we are making the best decisions possible to promote the safety of our citizens, while also protecting our rights. In my mind, this event is yet another reminder that we need to ensure our mental health services have the appropriate resources at their disposal to identify individuals capable of such an act. I do not believe gun control is the answer. Moreover, it is critical that our mental health facilities are working in cooperation with our law enforcement agencies to prevent future atrocities from happening.



    We must never forget those lost in this terrible tragedy. Again, thank you for contacting me, and do not hesitate to do so again when an issue is important to you.



    Sincerely,"
     
  19. Westfair

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    I just received the exact same replies to my Ruger emails today, Cesiumsponge. Seems Maria Cantwell updated her response since her previous reply to my other letters.

    I honestly have little hope for us here in WA, but I'll keep letting them know I don't agree with their ideology.
     
  20. Stugots

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    Here's my one reply thus far...

    "Thank you for contacting Governor Peter Shumlin, your message has been received."


    Pretty deep stuff, seems like a lot of thought involved.
     
  21. hk-sigman

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    I got the form letter reply from both of my Reps and the Senator. Typical "I support the 2nd amendment BUT"....... blah blah blah..
     
  22. foghornl

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    I have gotten 2, one from Sherrod Brown, US Senator, and one from my new US Rep that filled the seat of retiring Steve LaTourette.

    Brown's was the canned "Thanks for contacting me"
     
  23. Adam the Gnome

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    I got nothing back from Manchin or Rockefeller. Only Ruger :(
     
  24. Hunter125

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    I just got this from Senator Richard Durbin
    So much for voting for your constituents.
     
  25. herkyguy

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    Got two from NC governor yesterday.
     

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