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Write your reps today, we might win!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Ryanxia, Mar 6, 2013.

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  1. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Member

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    It looks like the main republican backer for the ‘universal background check’ is going to back out and we have a real chance of winning. Please write your Senators and ask them NOT to support any ‘universal background check’ Bills.

    Article (they are expected to submit the Bill this evening so may be voted on tomorrow)
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/background-check-bill_n_2814310.html

    My letter to Senator Collins;

    I have sent her e-mails on the subject several times before so I didn't feel the need to give a lot of supporting data/facts again.
     
  2. theautobahn

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    I've e-mailed her before with more emphasis on some of the other points that I didn't touch on as strongly this time (AWB, etc.), but figured I'd send another:

     
  3. JayBird

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    Oh, it is even better. It sounds like Schumer is going to submit his same ole same ole 'background check' bill.

    And that not even Manchin will support it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...fc7b0c-8682-11e2-999e-5f8e0410cb9d_story.html

    It is unclear if even Kirk will co-sponsor it now too. lol.

    Schumer and Manchin and Kirk are still going to try to shop around for some other republican(as Kirk doesnt count) to support their version with Schumer's record keeping criteria in place, but they have been unsuccessful finding anyone up until now.

    Schumer's same ole same ole bill probably is not going to get any of the red state democrats without Manchin backing it. So this maybe going the same route as Feinsteins 'AWB'. ie, nowhere quickly.
     
  4. snakeman

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    i've wriiten mine
     
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    I keep pestering my Senators. I keep getting the Chain letter response of "Thanks for your opinion, but we have to do something".... basically "Kiss off, I'm doing it anyway".
     
  6. Ryanxia

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    Make sure they know you will work passionately to unseat them at their next reelection and then don't forget to follow through when the time comes. Regardless of what happens we have to at least try to get the right representatives in place.
     
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    Senator Schumer went it alone.

    The Senate bill number is in the Popvox thread.

    Be Safe!

    Nosam!

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk HD
     
  8. theautobahn

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    Nobody responds well to threats (and some, like perhaps myself, will cut off my nose to spite you if you threaten me with something). Someone suggested in another thread, and I've followed this advice, to throw in that you will support their reelection as strongly as you will work to unseat anybody who votes "incorrectly". This way the threat is in plain site, but is made in a non-threatening manner, plus you offer the herringbone of support if they vote the "correct" way.
     
  9. Ryanxia

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    That's a better way of phrasing it, and in fact that's pretty much how I phrased my first 5-10 e-mails to my reps. :)
     
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    I'm constantly pestering my senators and reprsentitive with phone calls. Will continue to do so.
     
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    Just sent a note to my Senators.
     
  12. Ryanxia

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    Great guys, apparently it HAS made it out of committee but that doesn't mean much. All of the GOP members of committee voted no so I still have hope.
     
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    I received a canned response from Senator King a while ago and it's been irking me, so I finally wrote back. I probably could have been more mature / well-written, but I went TLR instead...

    Dear Senator King,

    The analogy in your post-script is misapplied. It's completely legal and ethically correct to yell "fire" and/or shoot guns at a shooting range. It is not legal (or ethical) to shoot guns or yell "fire" in a crowded theater. There are already laws that place restrictions on how one exercises their Second Amendment rights (e.g: homicide with a gun). But as long as one does not have an intent to hurt someone, there is no issue with exercising either your First or Second Amendment rights.

    Here's a more apt analogy: arguing in support of any of the proposed firearms legislation (magazine capacity limits, assault weapons ban, universal background checks) because a gun "might" be used to hurt someone would be like cutting out people's tongues because they "might" yell "fire" in a theater.

    As far as Class III items (the "Tommy Gun" in your example) being "heavily regulated", people in Maine who can purchase a handgun can purchase a fully automatic or "sawed off" gun as long as they're willing to wait 8-10 months, pay a $200 tax stamp, and can actually afford the item to begin with. Besides a higher cost and longer wait, there is nothing that would keep you (I assume) or me from owning a full-auto machine gun or a "sawn off" shotgun.

    I maintain my position that you should VOTE AGAINST ANY ADDITIONAL GUN CONTROL MEASURES! We need to enforce the laws that are on the books now. All that these new laws would accomplish is to make people who don't know better feel good. Don't pass laws just for the sake of making people feel good. I would support you in pushing to enforce the laws that are on the books.

    Sincerely,

    __________
     
  14. Ryanxia

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    Well said autobahn.
     
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