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The Essential "Stop the Tide of Gun Control" Contact List & Sample Letter Thread!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by NY Patriot, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. NY Patriot

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    No more time for niceties or for dancing around the issue... the politicians need to hear the crux of the issue loud & clear!!!

    ... And they need to hear it NOW!!!







    Feel free to mix & match & cut & paste these letters in any way you see fit. Also, please add your own unique sample letters for others to draw ideas & inspiration from.

    ...And in case you don't know who your Reps. & Senators are, or how to contact them, here you go:

    www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/


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  2. NY Patriot

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    How about an example letter that focuses on the threat of mental illness rather than the threat of the guns themselves?
     
  4. ozwyn

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    nice work on those letters.
     
  5. NY Patriot

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    C'mon folks... stop wasting your time with all those meaningless online polls & surveys!

    Do something that has a REAL impact on the protection & preservation of your 2nd. Amendment freedoms... Write, call, fax, and E-mail your elected Reps.!!!

    I wrote the letters. What else do you want.... that I lick the envelope for you as well? :D
     
  6. SWModel19

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    Something to keep in mind when writing your congress critters:

    Although writing a real letter gets the most attention, after the great Anthrax scare, USPS letters to your congress critter take weeks instead of days to reach your member. WRITE LETTERS and MAIL THEM, but be sure to FAX them to your congress critter before mailing. Personal E-Mail does not get as much attention, and web based email just clutters their inbox. At best, they just count the number coming from that web based system. VOTE.COM will automatically generate email for you. Do you think your congress critter will ever read that? And I recently saw a thread where folks were going to bradybunch.org and using their server to send pro-gun email. Is that really a good idea? I suspect all your congress critter knows is that he or she got X number of letters from BB.C. NOT a good idea if you think about it in those terms.

    WRITE REAL LETTERS and FAX them before mailing them. That is the best approach, short of calling or even VISITING your congress critter's office.
     
  7. Correia

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    You could buy them stamps. :)

    Seriously. Excellent work.

    Another suggestion for all of our members. Don't be afraid to print off many extra letters, unsigned, and take them to your lazy gun owning friends. If all they have to do is sign a letter, and give you money for a stamp, you will be able to send a lot more letters that way.
     
  8. NY Patriot

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    What are you waiting for?
     
  9. Chad

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    I have already sent an initial email to all my reps:
    And have received some responses...
    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=270331

    I am currently working on more specific letters to my reps, as well as to businesses that have anti policies(posted in this forum).

    It's a start, but it's not enough.
    I have just begun.
     
  10. Matt King

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    I have heard that snail mail is more effective than e-mail. Why is this the case?
     
  11. Chad

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    It could just be that mailing a letter takes more effort than sending an email, and so is seen as showing more concern.

    I follow up many emails with letters and in some cases I'm only mailing letters.
     
  12. SWModel19

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    Yep. Writing letters is a lost art form. Those who are willing to write a letter are also willing to take the time to vote. Sending email is easier than voting, and congress critters know that. Sending bulk email from a political web site server is too easy. They just ignore them.


    WRITE REAL LETTERS and FAX them before mailing them, because of the delays in getting snail mail to congress because of modern biohazard screenings.
     
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    It's not just a crime...

    In the spirit of using the Brady Bunch's on-line email form as a source of useful text, I modified their provided web form text for a more appropriate snail-mail response...
    Get at it!
     
  14. Lobotomy Boy

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    BTT--I need to see this at work so I can print out the letters for snail mail.

    Thanks.
     
  15. NY Patriot

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    Bump for freedom.
     
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    Keep in mind that there's a Fine Line between "letter" and "rant." Keep them short and simple - this has two benefits:

    1) The critter's minion has to spend less time reading it;

    and

    2) It gives you fewer opportunities to look like a dumbass.

    (aka, after you hit the amazing trick shot on your first try, smile, and put the boomstick away, and don't let your buds try you for double or nothing)
     
  17. NY Patriot

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    Back from the abyss...

    If not you, who?

    If not now, when?
     
  18. Ben Shepherd

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    N Y patriot(and anyone else interested):

    The last time you did a bunch of letters(back when we stopped the 1994 AWB reauthorization) I cut and pasted them into my e-mail, changed the wording slightly, and went to kinkos.

    All I asked folks to do was sign the darn things, I used self stick printed address labels, and had them give me 50 cents each for the stamp, paper, and envelope.

    I got HUNDREDS of letters sent out weekly this way. I plan on doing it again.
     
  19. NY Patriot

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    Use a FREE 30 Day Trial of EFAX to Tell Your Elected Reps. NO to Gun Control!

    http://home.efax.com/s/r/ny_search_2?VID=33675

    Sign up... it's a free one month trial that you can cancel at any time, & it allows you to send up to 30 faxes during the trial period (from your E-mail).

    C'mon folks... add easy to send faxes to your manual of arms!
     
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    That letter is hysterical! I love it!
     
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    i snail mailed all of mine. I still think a letter in the hand has more impact. will email as well, i don't have a fax.
     
  22. NY Patriot

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    If you use EFAX, you don't need a fax machine. That is the whole point... they allow you send faxes using your E-mail account!

    Good stuff, and free. Try it out!
     
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    Not always true. I paged for the Alabama House of Representatives. They throw form letters away by the stacks. The only thing my Rep paid less attention to were form emails. In order of effectiveness I would say Hand Written Letters > Unique Emails > Form Letters > Form Emails. This might not be the case with the Feds, just my experience here.
     
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  24. helpless

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    This is a great thread guys, Thanks for starting it.
     
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    NYP:

    Thanks for your letters. I took your ideas and made my own.

    Honorable Senator/Congressman XXX

    As a registered voter & concerned American, I am writing because I am appalled by politicians that want to use the Virginia Tech. tragedy as an opportunity to push for more Federal gun control. I want you to understand, in no uncertain terms, that I will not vote for a politician that approves of further infringements on my right to keep & bear arms.

    Using the actions of a certifiable madman as justification to deprive law abiding American citizens of their Second Amendment rights is morally repugnant. Rather than passing new laws that infringe on the rights of honest, responsible, and law-abiding citizens; I encourage you to focus your energies on enforcing current Federal laws and further increasing the penalties for those who illegally posses firearms or use them in the commission of a crime.

    Americans are waking up to the realization that they are ultimately responsible for their own safety & security, and they are arming themselves in record numbers. Thus, I implore you to do everything within your power to ensure that any efforts to enact new Federal gun control measures in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech. shootings will be rebuffed.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply.

    Respectfully,
     
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