We know what the POTUS’s is. He has vowed to make sure that gun control is strengthened during “the first year” of his term. Feinstein stated that new legislation will “strengthen the 1994 ban.” Please contact your Congressmen and tell them that the 2nd Amendment is a priority for you and your vote.
You can find out how to contact your Congressmen HERE:
Here is a sample letter to send:
n the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy and prior recent events, I have taken notice to the new legislation Senator Diane Feinstein will introduce to Congress on January 3rd 2013. Senator Feinstein is not going in the right direction by introducing a bill that pertains to ban “Assault Weapons” and other semi-automatics. This would infringe on our right given by the Constitution to bear arms and maintain as the People’s militia. The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 did not satisfy it’s intent with banning “Assault Weapons”. This was proven ineffectively to curb gun violence and was irrelevant. In fact, fatal shootings actually increased through this time period. Columbine High School massacre was an unfortunate example for this. Through much thought and reasoning I have these points:
-Real “Assault Weapons” are already banned in the United States under the National Firearms Act of 1934. As a Military member, I have used both my own AR-15 and the M4 Carbine on duty/training and I am aware of the differences. The military features are covered under the National Firearms Act and are outlawed for civilian use.
-The media claims the .223 cartridge is too powerful but many are not educated on the difference between cartridges used in shoulder fire rifles. Such an example and comparison would place the .223 cartridge well below common rounds used for everyday in all hunting rifles such as the .308 Winchester or a .300 Weatherby. The .223 Remington/5.56mm is more effective in stopping a varmint animal than what hunters use to kill deer for sport such as a .30 caliber round.
-The Armalite style weapons used in the civilian markets are just look-alikes. My question is: how do features such as a collapsible stock, detachable magazine, and a threaded barrel determine if the weapon is a “Deadly Weapon”? The modern AR-15 is configured no different than any other hunting rifle and giving it a collapsible stock, detached magazine doesn’t make it more “deadlier” than any other weapon that fires a bullet. It’s not the weapon that delivers effectiveness, but the employer of that weapon. We must be reasonable here and not use our bias to determine this.
I urge you along with many other law-abiding citizens to vote against any bill that would ban these “Assault Weapons” Senator Feinstein presents. We must not forget the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in part of “the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed”. Thomas Jefferson intended the militia to be the People as we consent to the governed. The problem with these violent acts is not guns, but the problem lies with morality, the treatment of mentally ill people, and the lack of protection for our children in schools. I remember growing up in the Jacksonville, NC area and having the school resource officer on campus. I believe it was very successful to curb violence in schools. The measure Senator Feinstein is taking will only remove guns from Law-abiding citizens, our rights, and our protection for our freedoms. Enacting this bill to law will infringe people’s rights to traditions and customs such as hunting. The Armalite style firearms a.k.a AR-15 is a very popular rifle among Americans and taking it away would be removing a true American icon very much alike but differ to the icon that protected our freedoms the last 60 years.