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Old December 23, 2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Have you contacted your elected officials today?

Please don't assume they are going to vote one way or another. Remind them they have your support in defending the 2nd Amendment and will have your active opposition if they don't defend it. I was thinking that it would be a waste of time contacting Chuck Schumer (Dem Senator NY) but then figured that I had nothing to loose.

Also, if you are not a member of the NRA you would be advised to join. I do not always agree with what they do but right now it is what we have. Also see about joining your State organization.

Sorry if it's been said many times before, it needs to be said again.

There are various Open Letters and templates out there if you don't know what you want to say. I'll try to post some links later. Hickok45 has a link to one on his Youtube Channel. (now copied below)

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Old December 23, 2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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My current elected official is out on vacation, or with his secret lover, or busy stealing my money or wasting it for that matter.
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Old December 23, 2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Contact him anyway.

Don't forget your State Legislature.
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Old December 24, 2012, 04:27 AM   #4
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This has been a problem in Australia on many issues. To few people bother
to take the time to WRITE to their local member.
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Old December 24, 2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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White House, 2 senators, representative, secretary of state. I get on another list and only one senator will pay attention to what I wrote in a positive manner.
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Old December 24, 2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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I guess I could contact him and tell him to keep up the good work?
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Old December 25, 2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Absolutely. Pro gun legislators will be under a lot of pressure. Make sure they know we are behind them. I've also let my State Senator know I am at his service if he needs my active participation.
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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The senator I'd be contacting has never had an original thought of his own. He just tows the party line no matter what.
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Old December 25, 2012, 12:53 PM   #9
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I have

My letter to my congressman

In light of recent events and talk of possible new laws, I feel it necessary to address a serious flaw I see on both sides of most of the arguments I see when it comes to our rights and the Constitution.

This does not apply only to the 2nd amendment but all 10 of the original amendments known as the Bill of Rights.

These are NOT a list of rights for the people but rather a list of rules for what the government CAN and CANNOT do.

I have heard no one state this more clearly than a man I have a great deal of respect for, I frequently read his posts on an internet forum. He goes by the name 44 AMP and the following is a direct quote from one of his posts.

“Virtually every other discussion I have heard in many years about the 2nd Amendment misses one fundamental point.
And that is, that the Amendment is NOT about our right to arms, but about what the government may DO about our right to arms. And that is the key point "shall not be infringed".
The Constitution & Bill of Rights does NOT give us any rights. Our rights, ALL OF THEM come from our Creator, and are God given or if you prefer, Natural Rights. We have them simply because we draw breath in this nation. They do not come from the govt. They are an inalienable part of us, simply because we exist.
The Bill of Rights is just a list of things the government CANNOT DO with, and about our rights.
It’s not about hunting, and not about personal protection. The 2nd Amendment isn't even directly about us having that "equal force" to the military, it’s about the government not being legally able to prevent us from having that "equal force" while remaining within the boundaries of the Constitution.
Look also at the wording of the First Amendment. It doesn't say we have the right to free speech, religion, & assembly (those were understood). It says "Congress shall make no law...."
It is a check on the power of the government, not a gift of rights to the people. Our founders believed our rights did not come from a government, neither a king, nor a democracy.
Is it important to the current gun control discussion? I don't know. What I do know is that our Constitution is a list of rules for the Government, NOT us, the citizenry. The Founders set it up to control the government, NOT the people. They felt the government should be restricted, and the people should be free.
Seems to me, that hasn't been the case, for far too long. Perhaps, that is part of the reason we are where we are today?”

Please remember this fact when you debate on either side of any discussion relating to our Constitution. Any other twist one would choose to put on this is a perversion of our founding fathers’ intent.

Whether we agree with the Constitution or not is irrelevant it is the foundation of this great nation. It is not to be changed or tampered with to suit our current beliefs or political interests. The Constitution was written to protect these United States of America and her people.

Thank you for your time.

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