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Illinois members-Call your state reps NOW!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Geneseo1911, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Undoubtedly, they were.

    At least we had a heck of a trial run on "how to deal with this crap" - more people than ever are mobilized to call their reps.

    Rumor has it, Acevedo even changed his government e-mail address.. he got so many e-mails from angry gun owners.. (or their mail server temporarily suspended his account to avoid getting overloaded lol)
     
  2. BCCL

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    My email reply for Senator Dick Durbin. (Note, my email to him never mentioned "Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 3414)")


    Thank you for contacting me about an amendment to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 3414) to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

    On July 25, 2012, Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey introduced this amendment. A large capacity ammunition feeding device is defined as any magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has the capacity to include 10 rounds of ammunition, excluding .22 caliber rim fire ammunition. The amendment also would require any capacity feeding device manufactured after the date of the enactment to be identified by a serial number indicating when it was manufactured.

    Americans are entitled to own and use guns in a responsible manner. Strong penalties for violent crimes involving firearms should be part of an effort to reduce gun violence. Throughout my time in Congress, I have supported a variety of strong crime control initiatives and efforts to combat the illegal possession and use of firearms.

    Although, we may disagree on this issue, I appreciate having your views and hope that you will not hesitate to contact me in the future on matters of importance to you.

    Thank you again for your message. Please feel free to keep in touch.

    Sincerely,
    Richard J. Durbin
    United States Senator
     
  3. Trent

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    What a frigging non-answer.. wow.
     
  4. Clinton

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    For the people by the people? Doesnt sound like he is listening to the people.

    Clinton
     
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    Yeah, the way he rambles and never says anything I'd think he was a politician! :)
     
  6. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    As far as I've heard none of this has passed. I think they will have to come right out and write a new bill to get any passage into law. Their sneaky amendments to bills that have nothing to do with guns are not working. This however, still shows the rest of the nation how crooked and corrupt Il gubment truely is! The country must love it though.....their two term president learned all he knows here......
     
  7. Jeff White

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    You can't expect anything more from Durbin. He looked me in the eye and lied to my face on December 23, 1993 during the run up to the last ban.

    Durbin was my congressman at the time and I had gotten a petition signed by nearly all of the working cops in Marion County. I specifically wanted only those officers who worked the street to sign it because it said; "We are the people who strap on body armor every day and go out to enforce the law and there is no need to regulate semi-automatic weapons, they are not a problem and we don't fear them." I specifically wanted to counteract the feelings of all the big city chiefs who were bureaucrats and never made a felony arrest in their life on the news calling for the ban.

    I made an appointment and met with Durbin in his Centralia office to present him with the petition. He gave me a couple of the Brady organization's platitudes like there "are more licensed gun dealers in the US then gun dealers."

    I got him back on topic and we went over the petition. He told me that no one had every presented him with the views of rank and file officers on this issue before. He had his secretary, who is now our county assessor, keep every one of us who signed that petition informed. We kept the pressure up through the whole debate and his Washington office would not commit him to one side or the other until he voted...for the ban. Then he had the nerve to send all of us a letter saying that he had to defer to the police professionals, the very bureaucrats who never made an arrest in their lives. When I called him on it, he told me I must have misunderstood what he said that day in his office about listening to those of us who actually worked the street.

    I immediately got involved in the election. I went to every gun shop in the area and got the names and addresses of people who had bought guns in the last 2 years and sent them a personal letter detailing Durbin's real record on gun rights. Unfortunately, we were unable to beat him in a fairly close election.

    If there is any politician that I would do anything to beat, it's Durbin. The man has not got an original thought, he can only spout a party line.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that story Jeff, I didn't realize Durbin was such a jerk. Duly noted.
     
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    That bill is just the first of many. Don't nit pick it as things are guaranteed to change over time.
     
  11. OpelBlitz

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    Not to mention this needs a new thread.
     
  12. Trent

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    Yup CCW is a separate topic altogether.
     
  13. Clinton

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    I posted in a new thread

    Clinton
     
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