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Grand Firearms Industry Contact Your Politicians Thread

Discussion in 'Activism' started by mesinge2, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. Doc7

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    I just did it a second time. It's up to 513,037 and growing constantly.

    Tonight, instead of continuing to polish my Marlin 60's bolt, I took the time to hand-write 4 letters, 6 more copies left and will be sending them to the list of Reps the Ruger site gives me. My NJ house legislator representing my town has proposed draconian gun control similar to NY State, but I'll send him a copy anyway. Yellow ledger paper for the win.
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    Given your location, that's to be expected. But if he/she is in a swing district and not a safe one, a flood of mail may effect a change in thinking. :evil:
     
  3. Ram48

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    Stand up for our Gun Rights

    If you go to Ruger.com they have a link that will send a letter to every Politico that represents you from local to the POTUS all you do is fill out your contact information
    Please do this and be sure to pass it on. Here is the link to the GunBlast video explaining it.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ahHROWY90&feature=em-uploademail
     
  4. Doc7

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    I have done it twice! Great reminder. I also used the list it provides of the representatives to write letters tonight. I wrote one for all the ones Ruger's site suggested, as well as Boehner and Pelosi.

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  5. jon_in_wv

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    Good job Ruger!
     
  6. hso

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    Thanks for the info, but we have threads on the NRA, Ruger and congress.org letter websites already running.

    I encourage everyone to use whichever you like, but I also encourage you to print out those notes to the politicians and hand sign them and mail them in to their offices in DC for even greater effect. If you follow Doc7's lead and hand write it, even better (although if you have a good scanner and printer you might avoid the hand cramps ;)).
     
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    I highly recommend popvox.com. It is quick and easy and has links to helpful resources. We must let our so-called representatives know how we weigh-in on proposed legislation and have the moral courage to represent the people rather than their party affiliation.
     
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    In response to the post about giving your name and point of view to the current administration, we must not be intimidated into not using the First Amendment. We have the right, the responsibility, to remind our elected officials that they work for us.

    I am an American and I will not be silenced like some disruptive child.
     
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    Sent emails to my Congress-critters today-will follow up with snail mail in a week or so...
     
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    My last response from Sharrod Brown

     
  12. Old Fuff

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    I think the cat just slipped out of the bag. :eek: :mad:
     
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    Ruger Protect Your Rights Email Link

    I just found a link on Ruger's website that will email everyone from your local representatives, all the way up to the President in one click. I also found out that Ruger is going to be monitoring who responds, who doesn't and make the results public.

    http://ruger.com/micros/advocacy/#

    I discovered that Ruger contacted most of the other major firearm manufacturers and urged them to do the same but got no response. I just emailed Smith and Wesson about this. I encourage you to do the same. If we put enough pressure on them, the are more likely to do the same.

    Here's what I wrote:

    To whom it may concern,

    I am not only a firearm owner, and gun enthusiast; I am a gunsmith and work at one of the finest indoor range facilities in the northwest. We have a large selection of Smith and Wesson firearms on display in our retail area and for rent in our gun range. I recently became aware that Ruger has put a "Protect your rights" page on their website that will send an email to every local politician, all the way up to the President in one click. I was also made aware that Ruger contacted you about doing the same (without wanting credit for doing so) and no action has been taken. I understand that we are in a politically sensitive time but we also need to stand up for our rights. I urge you to consider putting the same link on your website as well. This is a valuable tool for gun owners to utilize and should be made available. Many people still remember the assault weapons ban of 1994 and how most firearm manufacturers did noting to stop it. We are in that same position once again and this is an opportunity for you, the largest handgun manufacturer in the USA, to tell your customers that you stand by them. Smith and Wesson makes some of the finest firearms I own and I want others to share the same enjoyment in the future, unrestricted. You as a company have built a legacy and I would like to see future generations be able to be a continuing part of it. Thank you for your time and consideration on this issue.

    http://ruger.com/micros/advocacy/#

    Sincerely,
    XXXXXXXXXXXX
     
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    Done!
     
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    Done.
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    Done.
     
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    The site comes up for me but it does't work. Guess the site must be real busy. It works now.
     
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    For some reason S&W's site usually runs a little slower than most, at least for me.
     
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    done again!
     
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    I like this one better than Ruger's which called for the enforcement of existing laws. I want existing laws removed.
     
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    Done..... And facebooked it also!
     
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