Friday, January 04, 2013

"Gun" Control

We're experiencing a new run at "gun" control.  After a "mass" shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater where concealed carry was prohibited by the management, attempted at a Clackamas, Oregon mall where concealed carry was also prohibited by the management but ignored by ONE person who was seen by the shooter to merely draw his weapon (after which the shooter shot himself), and at the Sandy Hook Elementary School where, again, firearms were prohibited we are faced with a panicky run at gun control by certain illogical elements of society.  How this plays out is yet to be seen.  Many of us have already written and/or called our representatives no matter how little we think they will pay attention to us.  After all, they just voted to tax us even more while throwing away even more of our money.  Anyway, this new attempt at gun control is apparently has Senator Diane Fienstein as point and she recently laid out her perennial gun control bill as a starting point.  That elicited this letter.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, 
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joshua Boston

Cpl, United States Marine Corps
I don't know if this is "real" but it certainly expresses the sentiments of hundreds of thousands of military veterans. I've had several people mention it to me in conversation. It is all over the internet in those places frequented by shooters.

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