I keep trying to post a new thread here, but for some reason they are not going through. I just wrote a letter to president Obummer at the White House. This is the contents of that letter, being as Sidecar wrote about constituents writing in:
Are you incapable of being ashamed for your actions and words? Is there no limit to your hypocrisy? Earlier, the NRA released an ad that I believe had a very simple message; if armed guards are the answer for your children and their school, why are you not allowing us the same option for our own children? You in turn had press secretary Jay Carney fire back at the NRA, ‘”to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly." But then today, in front of the nation, you were hypocritical enough to use children to bring your executive orders in front of the nation and to express your desires for an assault rifle ban. Shame on you Mr. President! How hypocritical can you be to use children as pawns in a political scheme. You have done the same thing that you had Jay Carney call “repugnant and cowardly”.
I, as an American citizen, am deeply offended that you used today’s conference to try to vilify me, and others like myself, for opposing your proposed gun legislation. You made it sound as though my efforts to protect my 2nd Amendment rights were in fact an effort to make sure that school shootings continue. Mr. President, I will not stand for this. I am a lawful American citizen who has done absolutely nothing wrong with a firearm, nor have I broken any laws. I have always used firearms safely and with respect, and it is my constitutional right to continue to do so. I refuse to give up my rights and privileges in this great nation because some very evil men have committed some very horrific acts, and I will not allow you to demonize me because I am standing in your way.
I ask you to stop lying and being hypocritical. During the second presidential debate you said, and I quote, “We are a nation that believes in the 2nd Amendment, and I believe in the 2nd Amendment”. It is time for you to live up to those words and it is time for you to stop lying to the people of this nation. It is time for you to stop hiding behind children on both ends of the fight. It is time for you to stop making lawful citizens who are protecting their freedoms out to be those who are standing in the way of peace and progress. Mr. President, it is time for you to become the leader that this nation deserves!
With Utmost Sincerity,
It's not going to happen because he don't want to be a leader of a democracy, he wants to be a Chancellor of a Soicialst state. Thats what all this is about. One needs only to look past the 'smoke and mirrors' of a professional politician (one thats never held a paying, meaningful job btw) and into what's really going on in Washington, especially in the White House and with his staff.
I was shocked to discover that his own children attend a school with armed guards but he denounces armed personnel for the schools of his constitutients children. To use children as pawns to advance his agenda against the Constitution, I consider to be the lowest possible level of incompetence, but, the media proclaims his every move.
That tells you where they are as well. In his back pocket.
I want to see him get his plumage clipped. He needs a wake up call. It remains to be seen if there is enough cohesiveness in the Congress and Senate to do the job. I doubt it. We have a bunch of dysfuntional, lilly livered politicians in Washington that care only about pet projects, gratituties from lobbyists and advancing personal agendas, to have a meaningful, productive discourse concerning impeachment...and Obama fully well knows that....
He's not stupid by any means. He's arrogant. Arrogance IMO, is not a becoming trait of the President of the United States. This whole attack on the Constitution, especially, the Second Amendment should never have gone this far in the first place. This is a democracy, based entirely on the Constitution and the Bill of rights, the very foundations of this country. IMO, it's treasonous to pllay with either to advance a personal agenda, which is exactly what this is.
You can tell, I'm not overly fond of Obama........
'It's not about me, it's about we'..........
Amen to all of that. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I have thought that the crap that he has done from the beginning are impeachable and treasonous events. What the heck has happened with all of the Ben Ghazi happenings? Where did all of that go? I hope in the end they can find a way to make things stick, but doubt they will because, as you pointed out, there are a lot of sissy ninny's in Washington at this time and the media is COMPLETELY in his pocket.
Just showing my attempt to reason on a professional level with the unreasonable. I'm sure it is wasted time, but I am trying everything I can with all that I have.
I'm writing a pile of letters. It's about the the very existence of our sport and my favorite pastime, next to riidng motorcycles and working...lol.
The NRA-ILA has a nice sub website up where you can send multiple letters of your own composition to all your Washington representation, somethng I just did btw, I also accessed the Ruger website and did a writing stint there plus I've mailed a ton of letters out and posted on Linkden to my professional cohorts, what I feel abiut the current chain of events.
I own multiple Rugers, all handguns except a No.1 in 300 Weby. Not my favorite by a long shot but I appreciate Ruger's proactive stance, but then this is about their very existence as well. You can't stay in business, when there is no business to sell to can you???
This has a lot of implications, not just Constitututionally, but as an industry, employment and livelyhoods.
'It's not about me, it's about we'..........
The Federal Government continues to make its facilities harder targets. Schools will continue to be soft targets. I support a police officer, or more, depending on school size on duty. I do not believe this will happen as it would turn topsy turvy the gang ridden school systems power structures. The war for turf going public would be way more than the NEA will allow. Imagine thugs going to jail for assault, and kids actually being able to use bathrooms, and spend their own lunch money. Pedophiles, vandals, and drug dealers transferred to facilities set up specifically for another kind of education. Grown ups actually in charge again! Hmmm, maybe 10 years later they won't be so frightened and pissed off, and feel less inclined to destroy the place. It ain't about logic, its all about power, never forget that.
My suggestion is to support the NRA, not because I'm a member but because the NRA is still the largest lobbying body, has the most members and has the means at it's disposal to advance our wishes, that is, for this administration to pursue the obvious choices, choices that don't dilute the very tenants of the Constitution, that is deal with people through the judicial system and mental health and pursue ways of reducing violence perpetrated against children and against all citizens instead of using this incident as a 'gun grab' to advance an agenda..
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I agree 100%. Whether you always agree with all the NRA's tactics, they are our only chance of protecting us from the left's primary goal of eliminating the 2nd Amendment. I'm not a lobbyist. I have used them in my unrelated business very successfully. There are 60 million gun owners in our country blowing a lot of useless hot air about their gun rights to no effect. Only 7% belong to the NRA!!!!!!!!! The NRA is the MOST powerful lobby(not just guns) in Washington. The left as well as all politicians are petrified of them. This is why the exert all the energy to destroy their credibility. Only 4.3 Million members in the NRA, many family. If only 20-30% of gun owners were members, there would be NO discussion. What we need to do is channel any energy. We have to be fanatical about getting anyone who isn't a member to Join the NRA. If they already are, send them anything, even if it's $1. Think about how much energy we waste on bitching, or worse yet, lying low. This will eventually effect all of us. We need to focus our energy where it will make a real difference. We need to do everything possible to get everyone supporting the NRA. Sorry for the soap box, but in my view, this is our best shot at keeping our rights.
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready"-T. Roosevelt
Speaking of the Ben ghazi stuff it strikes me as tragic that we allowed the trials to be held after the election. Also Clinton getting a concussion the day before she has to testify?? That is a new form of BS in my opinion
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.