Time to fire one off to your representatives

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  1. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Member

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    Already on Monday night on the House floor there are demands and discussions for further gun control. Our representatives need to hear from us to remind them that this is not the solution. Consider writing your representatives. You can do it through the NRA which will find your reps and send your letter to each of them. http://nraila-letter.org/

    Below is my letter I just sent.


     
  2. gamboolman

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    Thank you for providing your go by. I used it and changed it a little bit and have sent it off.
    I am a life member of NRA and Tx State Rifle Association but I did not know that the NRA had the letter(s) site to make it easy to send a letter to all of your representatives.
    Thanks, gsmboolman...
     
  3. H&R Glock

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    Thank you very much. I also just wrote to my reps! Good show.
     
  4. Ryanxia

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    I use the NRA's feature all the time rather than having to write the letter multiple times. They have another one that also has your State/local reps and you can uncheck the ones you don't want to send it to but this one worked fine for my purposes this time.
     
  5. old lady new shooter

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    One point that I think we could add to our letters is to rebut the new willingness on the part of erstwhile conservatives (like two Fox commentators) to ban AR-15's while continuing to allow handguns, on the theory that handguns are sufficient for self-defense, is to remind them that in the L.A. riots the Koreatown neighborhood came through much better than other riot-affected areas because the Korean business owners were up on their roofs defending themselves and the property with, guess what, long guns.
     
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    Well, at least this time it's so repetitive we're prepared;
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=794046
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=793335
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=793607
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=792270

    A whole litany of idiotic mistakes and abuses of The List;
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=10084400&postcount=19

    Lots of good material for letters in there, as well as actual letters. Probably good to remind your reps that this hairbrained scheme was birthed by Senator Feinstein in response to the Paris Terror Attacks --see if they really want their Republican names on her bill.
     
  7. pezo

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    I sent one of. Maybe more later on. I'd start communicationing. Many Im congress are crying over this. They are at a loss for how to handle the real issues so They are doing all they know which is Rights destruction.
     
  8. Spats McGee

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    Just in case anybody has trouble coming up with the right words, feel free to borrow some of mine:
     
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    Thanks guys yes I've sent mine off
     
  10. Ryanxia

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    That's a good one Spats.
     
  11. RX-178

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    First off, let me just say that like I HOPE most members here, I oppose the Democrat-headed proposal to outright add the terror watchlist to the prohibited persons category, and I also oppose the Republican-headed proposal to apply the terror watchlist to the existing 3-day delay standard written into NICS.

    I will however say, that I feel that this proposal from the Republican side is mostly posturing. They're most likely putting forward a proposal at all to boost Trump, and also swing a few Senators that are inclined to vote for a proposal (any proposal), as opposed to voting against one.

    Their proposal itself seems remarkably status-quo to me, it's just that the FBI has understaffed and undersupported NICS to the point that prohibited people are not even entered into the database, let alone being able to use the EXISTING 72 hour delay that NICS was designed to accommodate. As is, a NICS process is allowed to take 72 hours, at which point the FFL can legally perform the transfer without approval. The Republican proposal (which I must repeat that I am AGAINST) would simply enable the FBI to apply people to that existing standard, at which point they must file charges, or let it go.
     
  12. LeonCarr

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    Letters sent to all state and federal elected officials.

    Everybody on THR and every gun owner should be doing this.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    I've been on the phone with my representatives as well as Senator Manchin's office. They've all been flooded with calls. Keep the pressure on them.
     
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    I've made phone calls via the NRA, and further sent prepared letters via Gun Owners of America.
     
  16. SKILCZ

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    Also engage people in rational discussions on the subject. There is so much active misinformation that gets parroted by politicians and the media that people who are otherwise ignorant with respect to firearms and the second amendment might be inclined to believe.
     
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