Here's the email I just sent to the President, both my Senators, and my Representative:
I am seriously concerned that certain members of Congress plan to introduce new gun control legislation in January 2013, which would - if enacted - irrevocably harm our great Nation and its citizenry. I am unequivocally opposed to ANY further restrict
ions on my ability to purchase, possess and use firearms of my choice to use for any lawful purpose whatsoever, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This includes any and all firearms on Sen. Feinstein's ridiculous list of so-called "assault weapons". BATFE records show that sales of AR-15s
(to name one) increased dramatically following the expiration of the 1994 assault weapons ban, while gun murders during the same post-assault weapons ban fell dramatically.
Gun control has never been shown to reduce violent crime, and the presence of legally owned guns is a great deterrance to criminals. If laws already on the books were strictly enforced, much of the current gun crime would be reduced. And eliminating gun-free zones such as schools, shopping malls, and government buildings would put an end to the defenseless concentrations of victims that publicity-seeking nutcases prefer.
Finally, the school attended by the children of President & Mrs. Obama has armed security guards in addition to Secret Service agents. Do the children of the rest of America's families deserve any less protection?
"Well, we're all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." - Walter Bishop, from Fringe.
"Then tell me this: Why would you want to hang around people that get uncomfortable, or even scared, about that kind of thing?" "Maybe to feel normal," I said. He laughed. "Normal's not all it's cracked up to be." "You think?" "Hell, I know." - from Spirits In The Wires, by Charles de Lint.