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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Cavalry Doc, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    So, I know that a lot of people say they are contacting their reps, but aren't. And a lot of people just need a little nudge to get there. A lot of people aren't sure what to wright, and I'd like to help all three of those groups get on board.

    Governor Cuomo's outrageous recommendations is a trial balloon. Make no mistake, everyone is watching what the public reaction will be. If it is lukewarm, or they find that people are actually for that, you can bet the farm that Barry and Friends will make very similar federal rules, including all the end runs around congress they can imagine with executive orders.

    So, I thought that this could be a place to share what you are sending to your reps, which will give you motivation to make a daily submission, and maybe serve as templates for others that aren't sure how they want to phrase their correspondence.

    Here is my submission today:
    Please read the sig line, don't let that guy contact congress more often than you do.


    Much thanks,

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  2. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    Here's one:

     

  3. stolenphot0

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    From Sherrod Brown

     
  4. Fred G

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    Sent this to my congressman and both senators yesterday:

    Dear

    The socialist in the White House is making another assault on the constitution of this republic with his initiatives against the 2nd amendment. A step that is not unexpected as all tyrants eventually try to disarm the citizens so their ability to resist tyranny is diminished. All the data that I have seen about the last “Assault Weapon Ban” indicates that the ban accomplished nothing. This latest circus is about control and power over the citizens of this country pure and simple. Thomas Jefferson said it best when he said of the 2nd amendment: “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”. I will not give up my arms!

    I helped elect you and when you took your oath of office you swore to defend and protect the constitution of this republic. I would hope that you will do so when any vote is taken that further infringes on the rights of the citizens of this country. This run away government must be held in check and the rights of the citizens protected. Thomas Jefferson also said: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”. He knew this day would come and he feared for the ability of the Republic to withstand the madness that power brings to some. I also fear for the future of the republic when I watch the insanity in government today--especially the runaway spending and debt, and the continued attacks on the constitution.

    Respectfully,
     
  5. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    I've written both senators and my representative, but this is the only response I have received so far.
    _________________________________________________

    From: <Correspondence_Reply@Alexander.senate.gov>

    Dear *****,

    Thanks very much and letting me know what’s on your mind regarding the right to bear arms.

    I’m a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. Congress should not pass laws that take away these rights from law abiding citizens and leave criminals to terrorize the streets. Good citizens don’t abuse guns – criminals do. I will continue to support legislative efforts to protect the Second Amendment rights of law abiding Americans, and oppose efforts to overturn the Second Amendment.

    In two recent cases, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly held that the Second Amendment protects the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms. In the 2008 case, D.C. v. Heller, the Supreme Court held that D.C.’s restrictive gun laws violated the constitutional rights of Americans. Two years later, in McDonald v. Chicago, the court struck down the city of Chicago’s handgun ban and held that, like the federal government, state and local governments must respect Second Amendment rights. I joined legal briefs in both cases in defense of this constitutional right and was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decisions.

    I am grateful you took the time to let me know where you stand. I’ll be sure to keep your comments in mind as Second Amendment rights are discussed and debated in Washington and in Tennessee.

    Sincerely,
    Lamar
     
  6. frank4570

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    I used the tool in your sig line again, doc. How awesome it that to be able to send one email to all of he reps at the same time.
    I was sitting here every night going down the list of reps. It was very time consuming, and I missed some.

    "*No more restrictions on guns. Gun restrictions are a violation of the second amendment.
    Banning alcohol didn't work. Banning drugs hasn't worked. Banning guns won't work.
    The worst school killing in U.S. history happened before we even had "assault weapons".

    And I will vote against anybody who supports gun control laws."


    I tend to get right to the point, and I'm stingy with my words.
     
  7. Unlocked

    Unlocked 4 8 15 16 23 42 CLM

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    From Rep. Todd Young:


    Dear *** ********:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School shooting. I appreciate hearing from you about this tragic event.

    On December 14, 2012, our nation experienced an unspeakable tragedy in Newtown. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible event, as well as to their families and loved ones. Now is the time to pause and reflect as to how we can prevent such events in the future in a manner consistent with our rights and values. Rest assured, I support law abiding American citizens who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

    In the wake of this tragedy, several pieces of legislation are expected to be introduced in the 113th Congress. Senator Dianne Feinstein announced her plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the 113th Congress which would ban the sale, transfer, importation and possession of assault weapons, as defined in that bill, not retroactively, but prospectively. Her legislation would also ban the sale of clips of more than ten bullets. Additionally, President Obama has announced that Vice President Joe Biden will be heading up an effort to form administration polices to curb gun-related violence. The White House’s emerging gun-control strategy includes support for an assault weapons ban.

    In the coming weeks, I look forward to discussing with my colleagues these and other legislative options as we consider the current and future role of our federal government in preventing these atrocious tragedies. Be assured, I value your input and will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress debates these issues. Again, thank you for contacting me. It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    In Service,
    Todd Young
    Member of Congress
     
  8. Lone Wolf8634

    Lone Wolf8634 :):

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    My reply:


    Mr. Lxxxx xxxxxxxxx

    100 xxxxx xxxxxx

    Casper, WY 82604-5350

    Dear Lxxxx:

    Diana and I are heartbroken for all the people who were affected by the event in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and others who are grieving. This is especially hard because children were murdered. As parents and grandparents, it&#8217;s hard for us to imagine the grief these families must be feeling.

    This is a very emotional time and people want immediate action to prevent such a heinous act from ever happening again. If a crisis causes a reaction, it&#8217;s usually an overreaction and often misses the mark entirely. There are those who will use this to push for more laws, but I urge caution. I&#8217;m afraid there are no easy answers or quick fixes. I&#8217;m convinced gun control laws would not prevent such evil. They instead may serve to restrict law-abiding citizens&#8217; rights and security, and do nothing to actually prevent such crimes from occurring in the future.

    I will continue to pray for the families affected by the tragedy in Connecticut and for all of us as we struggle with this. We pray that through faith and helping each other we can make it through this, and make it through with clear heads in order to find the best solution to protect all of our loved ones.

    Sincerely,
    Michael B. Enzi
    United States Senator
     
  9. uncledoodoo

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    *As the rhetoric against guns steps up by using a horrible tragedy as a pretext for violating the God-given and Constitutionally confirmed rights of every law-abiding citizen to protect themselves and their country from evil, I'm appalled that leadership who must have studied historical accounts of governments who disarm their citizens would even consider going down a road that by their own words leads to registration and even confiscation. You as our elected representative must stand up and defend the Constitution of the United States from those who would use fear as a means to coerce the people into giving up the arms that protect their family and country from both the wolf in the field, and the wolf at the door. As you well know, the second amendment has never been about hunting. The founding fathers were not even considering hunting which was at the time a major means of feeding ones family and to consider banning or limiting it would have been considered a sign of insanity to even mention limiting hunting (somewhat like guaranteeing the right to eat). It is abundantly clear that they considered the freedom they enjoyed to pen a new Constitution a direct result of the people who kept arms to prevent a tyrant from taking those liberties. Neither I, nor anyone I know (most of whom own the very firearms that are being demonized), have ever committed a crime with one, nor would we be friendly to anyone who ever had. It is a historical fact, that the ONLY deterrence to an evil man with a gun, is a good man with a gun. It is also a matter of common sense that the police can seldom arrive on a scene in time to prevent a tragedy like this. What happened in Newtown and Aurora was tragic (a tragedy that I believe could have been lessened dramatically were there no such thing as the failed "gun-free-zone"), but a worse tragedy would be to end freedom for the sake of false-security. Don't sacrifice freedom on the alter of false-security.

    God bless you, God bless Texas, and God bless the United States of America.
     
  10. HauntedAlabama

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    Thank you for contacting my office regarding 2nd Amendment Rights. Your thoughts and opinions about this issue are very important to me, and I very much appreciate your input. I am a supporter of both common sense gun laws and the strict enforcement of existing gun laws. We need to develop a comprehensive and balanced approach, one that keeps our communities safe, protects our 2nd Amendment rights, and ensures that Americans continue to enjoy the right to bear arms. As the representative for Alabama&#8217;s 7th Congressional District, I will continue to work with diligence and persistence to protect the legitimate rights of law-abiding American gun owners. Moving forward, I will continue to keep your thoughts and opinions in mind on this and other related issues. Once again, thank you for contacting my office regarding the right to bear arms. I look forward to hearing from you in the future on this and other issues of importance to our community, the state of Alabama, and our nation.

    Sincerely,

    Terri Sewell Member of Congress

    TS/JB
     
  11. HauntedAlabama

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    I have written several officials and Terri is the only response so far. She is a Democrat so she is my main focus, I plan on writing another round of letters tonight.
     
  12. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    FWIW, Maryland's Senators and Representatives do NOT listen. (Barbara Mikulski, Ben Cardin, Steny Hoyer.)

    Maryland's legislature is considering MORE restrictions on magazines and firearms. (I HATE that term. . . . "Assault Weapons"!)

    Here is what I wrote to Maryland's State Senate President, Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Jr., last night.
    (Mike Miller was a friend of my Dad's, and was my lawyer, many years ago.)

    I gave him my contact info, including mailing address, e-mail address, home and cellphone numbers.

    Let's see if he replies. :dunno:
     
  13. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    :wow::wow: That doesn't sound too good.
     
  14. phil evans

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    WRITE your congress person.
    keep it simple.
    with no outlandish comments.
    keep it within english common text.

    example:
    the less affluent are the ones who will be most impacted if feel good pretty firearm laws are passed.
    Remember, that Australia now has more home invasions than before due to their gun restrictions.
    We in America, do not want home invasions to increase due to imposed silly feel good gun restrictions.
     
  15. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Sent to Joe Barton and Sen. Cornyn:

    "After his hysterical tirade against guns, I would most certainly have worked tirelessly to get Gov. Cuomo tossed out. In Texas we would ride guys like him out of town on a rail.

    In NY the 'gib-me-dats' rule politics, so I moved to Texas. They put people like him in based on his 'Santa Claus factor'.

    Please vote to insure that people like him don't impose their will on the rest of us."

    Anybody know if Ted Cruz has a working Senate email yet ?

    .
     
  16. LSUAdman

    LSUAdman Pew Pew

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    Thanks Doc for posting this. I've sent letters using the Congress.com site every week (minus the week of Christmas) since Sandy Hook. I've also been mailing my old High School to get them to consider hiring armed or volunteer security.

    So far, not a single letter back. Sometimes I use form letters, sometimes I write something. Keep it up!
     
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    I have written all three of mine.
     
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  18. Jitterbug

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    I used the handy contact your state and federal representatives on the NRA ILA website and wrote all of my representatives. From President to my state representative and governor.

    Subject: Support the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution

    I am an active voter in ____________ and donate to causes and candidates I support. I write today to voice my strong opposition to any sort of gun control legislation in any form or fashion and would urge you to support my viewpoint.

    If you choose to support any form of gun control legislation I will use my vote as well as my financial resources to support your next opponent and will encourage everyone I know to do the same.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter,

    We are in for the 2nd Amendment fight of our lifetimes, we need another 1 million NRA members yesterday!
     
  19. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    Not yet.

    http://www.senate.gov/senators/113th_Congress/Cruz_Ted.htm

    This is his senate home page, no way to contact him. hairy reed is probably slow walking his IT work order.
     
  20. uncledoodoo

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    No, let us know if you find it. Ted Cruz is the man right now! Cruz 2016!