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Old January 6, 2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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What I just wrote to my U.S. legislators

I am a political independent, who supports candidates, not political parties. There are many issues that I am concerned with, but none more than the preservation of American liberty.

Despite the tragedy of what happened in Newtown, CN recently, we do not need new gun control laws. The types of laws being discussed would do nothing to stop madmen from committing mayhem, and as a voter I will never support any legislator who seeks to restrict or take away my 2nd Amendment rights.

Should the Biden commission propose, and the Congress seek to pass laws that would stop me from owning the guns of my choice, or would establish a national registry of guns or gun owners, or which uselessly would try to dictate things like the capacity of magazines for semi automatic guns, I will support with my vote and money whoever opposes such laws. Sadly what the NRA Executive Director said is true, it takes a good man with a gun to stop a bad man with a gun. I will not ever support, and will vigorously oppose, any legislator or politician who seeks to make it harder or impossible for me to be ready as that good man with a gun should I ever need to be.

Protect freedom. Enforce current federal firearms laws. We do not need nor will we accept new restrictions on the 2nd Amendment.
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Old January 6, 2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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I like it . In fact I like it so much I'll copy and paste it to my next e-mail to my reps as if I thought of it my self .
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist , Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a socialist , Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist , Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew , Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for me.
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Old January 7, 2013, 12:35 AM   #3
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Thank you. I too have written numerous emails and letters. I just feel like I owe each and every person who takes the time a personal thank you... It is important. I have too many around me that says" nothing will happen" or "they can't do anything" and my favorite "I am not going to worry about it until they pass something".... Needless to say these people made my crap list Seriously though, thanks for taking the time.
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in Government.
..." - Thomas Jefferson
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Old January 7, 2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Well written. E-mails sent to legislators. Thanks.
The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. -James Burgh
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