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Not everyone loves John Boehner, but...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GiorgioG, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. GiorgioG

    GiorgioG Member

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    ...ultimately at the federal level he's a major player in what does or does not pass. We must hold his feet to the proverbial fire:

    http://www.speaker.gov/contact
     
  2. VA27

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    Email sent.
     
  3. KMatch

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    My letter is filled out, ready to go. Which issue of the list best suits this?

    Edit: I sent it as "family". Letter sent:

    My heart goes out to those who've lost loved ones. I hope you understand punishing me, along with millions of other law abiding citizens with gun bans, magazine bans, or any other Second Amendment restriction is NOT the answer, now will be tolerated. History has proven steps like this do nothing to protect us from criminals. I fully expect your support in taking action to protect our children all the while upholding our Constitution rather than providing a "feel good" measure that does nothing other than making those that just don't understand, feel better about the world around them. Let's educate those in fear and protect those in danger as a team, rather than dividing us up banning the very instruments we protect ourselves with. Thank you.

    Spelling corrections made (that screen they use makes it tough!) and redirected to civil rights. Thanks!
     
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  4. psyopspec

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    Civil Rights. E-mail sent.

    ETA: Thank you Giorgio. I hadn't thought to send a message to the Speaker.
     
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  5. horsemen61

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    Email sent
     
  6. razorback2003

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    He is what will stop this crazy anti gun stuff from becoming law. If he caves in, we will be messed up.
     
  7. Wyndage

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    I just wrote to Boehner as well.
     
  8. shaggy430

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    Email sent.
     
  9. BullFrawg

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    Here is my letter to the Speaker. He's known to be a caver; we can't let him cave this time!

    Speaker Boehner,

    It is inevitable that new restrictive gun control legislation is going to be introduced to Congress in the near future. With a majority in the House, Republicans are able to block such legislation, and indeed they should; most of them understand the 2nd Amendment and the complete demonstrable ineffectiveness of previous gun control efforts.

    However, the media is portraying the American public as complicit to these "common-sense gun laws," when in fact most are not. Some members of Congress may be tempted to vote for such legislation to appease the fictional, media-created demand to restrict guns. As you are aware, Mr. Speaker, your effectiveness as Speaker has been called into question during the recent fiscal cliff negotiations. The core of the Republican Party is very conservative, and opposing any and all restrictive gun legislation would garner support for both you and the Party.

    Gun owners are a very large, influential, and vocal group that inhabit both parties. If Republicans abandon law-abiding gun owners, we will have nobody to represent us. Polls show that 60% of Republicans and 25% of Democrats own guns, and about 40% of the entire country. This is a group that you cannot afford to lose.

    Republicans cannot cave on this like they did with the fiscal cliff. Conservatism is growing while the Republican party is shrinking; this is not a coincidence. Republicans must be conservative to remain relevant.

    According to the FBI, more than twice as many people are killed by hands and feet every year than are killed by rifles of any type, including the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles. Although the recent tragedies are very high-profile, they are statistically insignificant. The previous assault weapons ban did not lower crime rates at all, despite what Senator Feinstein says. These types of legislation only hurt law-abiding gun owners, and are at most feel-good measures with no effect on crime.

    Please to not appease the President, who will restrict more and more of our freedoms if not prevented. Negotiation is also ineffective; President Obama will not give up anything he wants, and appeasement will not get you concessions in the future.

    -*Name*, one of millions of lawful, peaceful gun owners
     
  10. gfanikf

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    Anyone have a form that a Democract can use saying, I'll remember how you handle this and will reward accordingly to Republicans who don't abandon us the way many democrats will abandon me.
     
  11. Sergei Mosin

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    Good idea. Just wrote him, my House representative, and one of my two senators (the other was just elected and doesn't have a contact form set up yet - I'll check back.)
     
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    I had wrote him about two weeks ago, this reminded me I needed to do it again. Thanks..
     
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    Email sent-

     
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    I will send him an email. Even though I don't live in his state, I will pay attention to his next reelection campaign and donate appropriately.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the link! Message sent.
     
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    Boehner is a RINO if there ever was one. I have no respect for him but wish he would man up and act right.
     
  17. brunowbe

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    I, too, have just sent Speaker Boehner a message that reads:

    Greetings Speaker Boehner,

    I am writing to you as a concerned citizen of the United States to implore you to stand up to those in the government who wish to infringe on law abiding citizens' rights to bear arms. As a person who cherishes our country, Constitution, and the principles that it stands for it terrifies me that there are those who want to take away my God given rights to defend myself from the evils that are present in this world; these evils could be individuals who wish to harm my family, individuals who wish to take or damage my property, or a tyrannical government who wishes to suppress its citizens' freedom (which I hope and pray never happens).

    I feel terrible for the families who have lost loved ones to the actions of a evil individuals, but banning or limiting access to firearms does not address the issue as this will only affect those who follow the law resulting in limiting the ways we can protect ourselves from the harm others wish to inflict on us. Evil people, mentally insane people, and criminals do not care about their actions or the law.

    This country was founded as a free society and in a free society bad things will happen. I would rather have the freedoms to make my own choices on how to live my life and best protect my family than have to depend on another entity to do that for me. As segments of our society make pleads in the name of safety and a feeling of security, our government does its best to accomplish this task. At what expense though? That expense is the erosion of our freedoms.

    Regards,
     
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    Say what you want to about Boehner; he is a dedicated pro-gunner. The judiciary committee is key to the passage or defeat of gun control in the house. The judiciary committee is chaired by US Rep. Bob Goodlatte. Recently Goodlatte stated: "Gun control is not going to be something that I would support."

    The judiciary chairman can simply sit on the bill and not bring it up for debate. There is nothing the anti-gunners on the committee can do except whine. This tactic was used by the house and senate judiciary chairmen in opposing the extension of the 1994 AWB.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec04/ban_09-09.html
     
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    Done. I also contacted my rep and both senators.
     
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    Sir,

    I am asking as a lawful citizen of our country and state for you to avoid punishing us who have done nothing wrong by taking our rights away. Further restrictions on firearms will not solve the issue. The worst places to live due to crime already have the strictest laws and they have solved nothing and in fact made it worse. I can look at many facts to support that, but you have probably heard all of those already. I simply want to add my voice to those. Gun Free Zones are killing Americans, if any one thing can save lives it would be removing them from existence. How many lives could have been saved had a teacher been carrying in that unfortunate school on that tragic day?

    I am happy to be defending our freedoms and this one is the one I care about most of all. I can protect myself, my family, and any innocents near me. I can enjoy my sport with my children and wife, and hope to do so for many years to come.

    Thank You,
    SSgt George D. Clayton
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    Thanks for posting, it reminded me to write my reps and senators as well as Boehner. He is very important in the RKBA fight. Keep writing everyone, we need to build up our support in congress before the serious debates start.
     
  22. Doc Savage

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    I guess I'll start copying him on what I've been sending. Every couple of days I hit the NRA letter generator and send a short note on a different aspect of protecting the 2A to all my federal elected officials, need to find a way to copy Biden also, have a couple I'd love for him to see ;)

    Robert
     
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    I sent a written letter, e-mail and called to: Obama, Biden, Reed, McConnell, Boehner, Cantor and then my people from FL. Waiting for responses.
     
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    Hopefully better than we did over the result of the fiscal cliff...
     
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    Done. I basically told him not to cave on this one, there is nothing in it for him to compromise.
     
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