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Many elected officials have been looking for an opportunity to curtail our gun rights and think they can win now if they move quickly while emotions are high.

Not doing anything or thinking someone else will do it so you don't have to will result in the greatest loss of freedom our country has seen.

Now for the easy part: Go here, and let your representatives know how you feel. Your info is NOT retained, and they do all the contacting for you.

It's Ruger's website. Ruger started as an American business since 1949.

http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/

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This is Senator McCain

This is Senator McCain response
Looks like he is on the other side

Thank you for contacting my office regarding the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and its impact on federal gun legislation. I appreciate your taking the time to share your views with me.

As you know, on December 14, 2012, a mentally unstable gunman committed a senseless atrocity by murdering twenty students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. While many Americans continue to try to rationalize this tragedy it remains clear that the inhumane and depraved actions of this individual gunman appear to be motivated solely by his extremely disturbed mental state.

On January 16, 2013, President Obama and his administration introduced a twenty-three point plan which lays out both executive and legislative proposals that would attempt to prevent future violence. As the details of the President’s proposals become more clear, I look forward to reviewing them, and working with my colleagues to find sensible solutions that respect the Second Amendment but also help us prevent these type of horrific events from ever happening again.

While I am an unwavering supporter of the Second Amendment, please know that I will seriously consider all reasonable public safety legislation that comes before the Senate.
Thank you once again for contacting my office. Please do not hesitate to do so on this or any other issue of concern.

Sincerely,
John McCain
United States Senator

JM/JT

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I got the same response. I

I got the same response. I hope who ever is responding from his email messed up and that this is not McCain's opinion. This email response is probably meant for those that are pro-gun control and not us who oppose any new gun control measures.

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It is a cookie cutter

It is a cookie cutter response so i send them my cookie cutter email everday. this is something we need to do. not just once but every single day

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Yes. I agree, and I am

Yes. I agree, and I am sending it once a day, and also from the NRA-ILA website.

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1,100 Green Beret's signed

1,100 Green Beret's signed this. Thought the Ruger form template would be a perfect way to notify all your reps. Feel free to copy and paste

Protecting the Second Amendment – Why all Americans Should Be Concerned

We are current or former Army Reserve, National Guard, and active duty US Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets). We have all taken an oath to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.…” The Constitution of the United States is without a doubt the single greatest document in the history of mankind, codifying the fundamental principle of governmental power and authority being derived from and granted through the consent of the governed. Our Constitution established a system of governance that preserves, protects, and holds sacrosanct the individual rights and primacy of the governed as well as providing for the explicit protection of the governed from governmental tyranny and/or oppression. We have witnessed the insidious and iniquitous effects of tyranny and oppression on people all over the world. We and our forebears have embodied and personified our organizational motto, De Oppresso Liber [To Free the Oppressed], for more than a half century as we have fought, shed blood, and died in the pursuit of freedom for the oppressed.

Like you, we are also loving and caring fathers and grandfathers. Like you, we have been stunned, horrified, and angered by the tragedies of Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Fort Hood, and Sandy Hook; and like you, we are searching for solutions to the problem of gun-related crimes in our society. Many of us are educators in our second careers and have a special interest to find a solution to this problem. However, unlike much of the current vox populi reactions to this tragedy, we offer a different perspective.

First, we need to set the record straight on a few things. The current debate is over so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. The terms “assault weapon” and “assault rifle” are often confused. According to Bruce H. Kobayashi and Joseph E. Olson, writing in the Stanford Law and Policy Review, “Prior to 1989, the term ‘assault weapon’ did not exist in the lexicon of firearms. It is a political term [underline added for emphasis], developed by anti-gun publicists to expand the category of assault rifles.”

The M4A1 carbine is a U.S. military service rifle – it is an assault rifle. The AR-15 is not an assault rifle. The “AR” in its name does not stand for “Assault Rifle” – it is the designation from the first two letters of the manufacturer’s name – ArmaLite Corporation. The AR-15 is designed so that it cosmetically looks like the M4A1 carbine assault rifle, but it is impossible to configure the AR-15 to be a fully automatic assault rifle. It is a single shot semi-automatic rifle that can fire between 45 and 60 rounds per minute depending on the skill of the operator. The M4A1 can fire up to 950 rounds per minute. In 1986, the federal government banned the import or manufacture of new fully automatic firearms for sale to civilians. Therefore, the sale of assault rifles are already banned or heavily restricted!

The second part of the current debate is over “high capacity magazines” capable of holding more than 10 rounds in the magazine. As experts in military weapons of all types, it is our considered opinion that reducing magazine capacity from 30 rounds to 10 rounds will only require an additional 6 -8 seconds to change two empty 10 round magazines with full magazines. Would an increase of 6 –8 seconds make any real difference to the outcome in a mass shooting incident? In our opinion it would not. Outlawing such “high capacity magazines” would, however, outlaw a class of firearms that are “in common use”. As such this would be in contravention to the opinion expressed by the U.S. Supreme Court recent decisions.

Moreover, when the Federal Assault Weapons Ban became law in 1994, manufacturers began retooling to produce firearms and magazines that were compliant. One of those ban-compliant firearms was the Hi-Point 995, which was sold with ten-round magazines. In 1999, five years into the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, the Columbine High School massacre occurred. One of the perpetrators, Eric Harris, was armed with a Hi-Point 995. Undeterred by the ten-round capacity of his magazines, Harris simply brought more of them: thirteen magazines would be found in the massacre’s aftermath. Harris fired 96 rounds before killing himself.

Now that we have those facts straight, in our opinion, it is too easy to conclude that the problem is guns and that the solution to the problem is more and stricter gun control laws. For politicians, it is politically expedient to take that position and pass more gun control laws and then claim to constituents that they have done the right thing in the interest of protecting our children. Who can argue with that? Of course we all want to find a solution. But, is the problem really guns? Would increasing gun regulation solve the problem? Did we outlaw cars to combat drunk driving?

What can we learn from experiences with this issue elsewhere? We cite the experience in Great Britain. Despite the absence of a “gun culture”, Great Britain, with one-fifth the population of the U.S., has experienced mass shootings that are eerily similar to those we have experienced in recent years. In 1987 a lone gunman killed 18 people in Hungerford. What followed was the Firearms Act of 1988 making registration mandatory and banning semi-automatic guns and pump-action shotguns. Despite this ban, on March 13, 1996 a disturbed 43-year old former scout leader, Thomas Hamilton, murdered 16 school children aged five and six and a teacher at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Within a year and a half the Firearms Act was amended to ban all private ownership of hand guns. After both shootings there were amnesty periods resulting in the surrender of thousands of firearms and ammunition. Despite having the toughest gun control laws in the world, gun related crimes increased in 2003 by 35% over the previous year with firearms used in 9,974 recorded crimes in the preceding 12 months. Gun related homicides were up 32% over the same period. Overall, gun related crime had increased 65% since the Dunblane massacre and implementation of the toughest gun control laws in the developed world.

In contrast, in 2009 (5 years after the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired) total firearm related homicides in the U.S. declined by 9% from the 2005 high (Source: “FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Master File, Table 310, Murder Victims – Circumstances and Weapons Used or Cause of Death: 2000-2009”).

Are there unintended consequences to stricter gun control laws and the politically expedient path that we have started down?

In a recent op-ed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Joshpe stated that “Gun advocates will be hard-pressed to explain why the average American citizen needs an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine other than for recreational purposes.”We agree with Kevin D. Williamson (National Review Online, December 28, 2012): “The problem with this argument is that there is no legitimate exception to the Second Amendment right that excludes military-style weapons, because military-style weapons are precisely what the Second Amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear.”

“The purpose of the Second Amendment is to secure our ability to oppose enemies foreign and domestic, a guarantee against disorder and tyranny. Consider the words of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story”: ‘The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have duly reflected upon the subject. The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses, with which they are attended, and the facile means, which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers, to subvert the government, or trample upon the rights of the people. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.’

The Second Amendment has been ruled to specifically extend to firearms “in common use” by the military by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v Miller (1939). In Printz v U.S. (1997) Justice Thomas wrote: “In Miller we determined that the Second Amendment did not guarantee a citizen’s right to possess a sawed-off shot gun because that weapon had not been shown to be “ordinary military equipment” that could “could contribute to the common defense”.

A citizen’s right to keep and bear arms for personal defense unconnected with service in a militia has been reaffirmed in the U.S. Supreme Court decision (District of Columbia, et al. v Heller, 2008). The Court Justice Scalia wrote in the majority opinion: “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.“. Justice Scalia went on to define a militia as “… comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense ….” “The Anti-Federalists feared that the Federal Government would disarm the people in order to disable this citizens’ militia, enabling a politicized standing army or a select militia to rule. The response was to deny Congress power to abridge the ancient right of individuals to keep and bear arms, so that the ideal of a citizens’ militia would be preserved.” he explained.

On September 13, 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban went into effect. A Washington Post editorial published two days later was candid about the ban’s real purpose:“[N]o one should have any illusions about what was accomplished [by the ban]. Assault weapons play a part in only a small percentage of crime. The provision is mainly symbolic; its virtue will be if it turns out to be, as hoped, a stepping stone to broader gun control.”

In a challenge to the authority of the Federal government to require State and Local Law Enforcement to enforce Federal Law (Printz v United States) the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in 1997. For the majority opinion Justice Scalia wrote: “…. this Court never has sanctioned explicitly a federal command to the States to promulgate and enforce laws and regulations When we were at last confronted squarely with a federal statute that unambiguously required the States to enact or administer a federal regulatory program, our decision should have come as no surprise….. It is an essential attribute of the States’ retained sovereignty that they remain independent and autonomous within their proper sphere of authority.”

So why should non-gun owners, a majority of Americans, care about maintaining the 2nd Amendment right for citizens to bear arms of any kind? The answer is “The Battle of Athens, TN”. The Cantrell family

had controlled the economy and politics of McMinn County, Tennessee since the 1930s. Paul Cantrell had been Sheriff from 1936 -1940 and in 1942 was elected to the State Senate. His chief deputy, Paul Mansfield, was subsequently elected to two terms as Sheriff. In 1946 returning WWII veterans put up a popular candidate for Sheriff. On August 1 Sheriff Mansfield and 200 “deputies” stormed the post office polling place to take control of the ballot boxes wounding an objecting observer in the process. The veterans bearing military style weapons, laid siege to the Sheriff’s office demanding return of the ballot boxes for public counting of the votes as prescribed in Tennessee law. After exchange of gun fire and blowing open the locked doors, the veterans secured the ballot boxes thereby protecting the integrity of the election. And this is precisely why all Americans should be concerned about protecting all of our right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment!

Throughout history, disarming the populace has always preceded tyrants’ accession of power. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao all disarmed their citizens prior to installing their murderous regimes. At the beginning of our own nation’s revolution, one of the first moves made by the British government was an attempt to disarm our citizens. When our Founding Fathers ensured that the 2nd Amendment was made a part of our Constitution, they were not just wasting ink. They were acting to ensure our present security was never forcibly endangered by tyrants, foreign or domestic.

If there is a staggering legal precedent to protect our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms and if stricter gun control laws are not likely to reduce gun related crime, why are we having this debate? Other than making us and our elected representatives feel better because we think that we are doing something to protect our children, these actions will have no effect and will only provide us with a false sense of security.

So, what do we believe will be effective? First, it is important that we recognize that this is not a gun control problem; it is a complex sociological problem. No single course of action will solve the problem. Therefore, it is our recommendation that a series of diverse steps be undertaken, the implementation of which will require patience and diligence to realize an effect. These are as follows:

1. First and foremost we support our Second Amendment right in that “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.

2. We support State and Local School Boards in their efforts to establish security protocols in whatever manner and form that they deem necessary and adequate. One of the great strengths of our Republic is that State and Local governments can be creative in solving problems. Things that work can be shared. Our point is that no one knows what will work and there is no one single solution, so let’s allow the State and Local governments with the input of the citizens to make the decisions. Most recently the Cleburne Independent School District will become the first district in North Texas to consider allowing some teachers to carry concealed guns. We do not opine as to the appropriateness of this decision, but we do support their right to make this decision for themselves.

3. We recommend that Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) laws be passed in every State. AOT is formerly known as Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) and allows the courts to order certain individuals with mental disorders to comply with treatment while living in the community. In each of the mass shooting incidents the perpetrator was mentally unstable. We also believe that people who have been adjudicated as incompetent should be simultaneously examined to determine whether they should be allowed the right to retain/purchase firearms.

4. We support the return of firearm safety programs to schools along the lines of the successful “Eddie the Eagle” program, which can be taught in schools by Peace Officers or other trained professionals.

5. Recent social psychology research clearly indicates that there is a direct relationship between gratuitously violent movies/video games and desensitization to real violence and increased aggressive behavior particularly in children and young adults (See Nicholas L. Carnagey, et al. 2007. “The effect of video game violence on physiological desensitization to real-life violence” and the references therein. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 43:489-496). Therefore, we strongly recommend that gratuitous violence in movies and video games be discouraged. War and war-like behavior should not be glorified. Hollywood and video game producers are exploiting something they know nothing about. General Sherman famously said “War is Hell!” Leave war to the Professionals. War is not a game and should not be “sold” as entertainment to our children.

6. We support repeal of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. This may sound counter-intuitive, but it obviously isn’t working. It is our opinion that “Gun-Free Zones” anywhere are too tempting of an environment for the mentally disturbed individual to inflict their brand of horror with little fear of interference. While governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses, and individuals should be free to implement a Gun-Free Zone if they so choose, they should also assume Tort liability for that decision.

7. We believe that border states should take responsibility for implementation of border control laws to prevent illegal shipments of firearms and drugs. Drugs have been illegal in this country for a long, long time yet the Federal Government manages to seize only an estimated 10% of this contraband at our borders. Given this dismal performance record that is misguided and inept (“Fast and Furious”), we believe that border States will be far more competent at this mission.

8. This is our country, these are our rights. We believe that it is time that we take personal responsibility for our choices and actions rather than abdicate that responsibility to someone else under the illusion that we have done something that will make us all safer. We have a responsibility to stand by our principles and act in accordance with them. Our children are watching and they will follow the example we set.

The undersigned Quiet Professionals hereby humbly stand ever present, ever ready, and ever vigilant.

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Meanwhile Homeland Security

Meanwhile Homeland Security puts out a request for bids for 7,000 full auto "personal defense weapons" for the gov't. Why is it a semiauto rifle is called an "assault rifle" if in the hands of a civilian yet a machine gun in the hands of the govt is a "personal defense weapon"?

http://m.bing.com/news/search?q=personal+defense+weapons+homeland+7%2C00...

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Why has our government

Why has our government decided that law abiding gun owners are an enemy of the state? Why has the government on at least two occasions now compiled lists that claim that people who are gun owners or who believe in limited government or love the Constitution or go to church or disagree with the current direction of the government etc etc are enemies of the state? It is really sad that it seems as if our government is taking their cues from the likes of China and Russia. We cannot even post stuff like this on here without this government monitoring our every move.

"The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
James Madison

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
James Madison

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Here is what Anne McLane

Here is what Anne McLane Kuster in NH copied and pasted in her reply... little consideration to the points in the letter. Instead the same hyperbole and narrative from he democrats national broken record..... nice to see she didnt pay any peice of mind to THIS constituent

Dear XXXX,

Thank you for reaching out to me with your views about proposed changes to our nation's gun laws. Listening to my constituents is a fundamental part of my job as it helps me to best represent you and New Hampshire's priorities in Congress.

I am a firm believer in the right to keep and bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment. In the wake of the tragedies in Newtown,CT, Aurora,CO,and other communities,I also believe a healthy debate is needed over what more can be done to keep our schools and communities safe. There is room for certain common sense measures to accompany and complement our constitutional freedoms,such as existing limits on gun ownership for individuals with dangerous criminal histories. And while no law or policy can eliminate violence in our country, that cannot be an excuse for inaction. We need a balanced, comprehensive approach that strengthens enforcement of existing laws,improves access to mental health services,and rids our streets of military-style assault weapons.

As our nation continues to debate potential changes to our gun laws,I look forward to meeting with New Hampshire law enforcement officials, hunters and sportsmen,school administrators,first responders, mental health counselors,gun owners,and all other stakeholders to discuss the best way to protect the rights of responsible gun owners and ensure the safety of our children and communities. Reducing gun violence should not be a partisan issue,and I strongly believe that both parties can and must come together to get serious about preventing future tragedies.

Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with me. I strive to maintain an open dialogue with the people of New Hampshire about issues important to our district. If you have any further questions or concerns,please feel free to contact my Concord office at (603) 226-1002 or my Washington,DC office at (202) 225-5206 or visit my website at http://Kuster.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Ann McLane Kuster Member of Congress

Would you like to signup for my e-Newsletter?

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That is almost word for word

That is almost word for word the responce i got from my reps in Pa and my reps in Ca (since i live in both states during the year). They must have got it from the presidents people on how to respond.

When i responded that by righting this they made themselve sound dumb, because if you support something you dont look to change it or rid us of it. They then sent the same responce letter. So it its clear they dont even read these emails or really care about what we think or say as the voters.

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More than likely they got it

More than likely they got it straight from one of their anti-gun lobbying groups.

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I have submitted several

I have submitted several forms online through the NRA links, the Ruger site, and popvox.com. I received 3 identical letters from one state representative. On the local level, the legislative director for Rep. Steve Toth contacted me directly to meet in person and discuss my concerns. Rep. Toth is the author of the legislation in Texas to nullify federal gun bans. He has been very willing to interact on a personal level with anyone who approaches him.

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done for me and my wife.

done for me and my wife.

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While you may receive a

While you may receive a cookie cutter response, don't be dissuaded. Each call, each letter, each email and each fax are counted to gauge the elected official's constituency. It is so rare that the voters contact their officials, due to malaise and defeatism, that when we actually do it gets noticed. And when we do it every day for an issue that is important to us, it really starts to tip the tally sheets in our favor.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the anti-gunners are out there clicking away at every action alert email message with an easy "contact your representative" button embedded within. Just imagine what their tally sheet will look like compared to ours if we don't all start making the effort and making it EVERY DAY.

No excuses. Stop enjoying your freedoms on the backs of others who are doing the heavy lifting for you. CALL, CLICK AND WRITE

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Amen to that.

Amen to that.

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this will not make a

this will not make a difference. someone prove me wrong. the officials have already made up their mind. they will reply back with a cookie-cutter response - most likely handled by the staff. i'm even skeptical as to whether the staff reports any such letters received. they may only be told to respond.

anyway, i've already contacted my reps.

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Once is not enough. Make a

Once is not enough.

Make a nuisance of yourself. Each call, each email, each letter, each fax gets us a check mark in the column against gun control. Their Achilles heel is that politicians are moved by a mobilized voter base. If there's one thing that motivates them, it is re-election. When they finally get it through their thick skulls that we're fed up and hopping mad, they'll take notice. It has already begun. I have already begun receiving personalized responses from my state officials. They know my voice on the phone and higher ups in the office have even grabbed the phone from the swtichboard operators to speak with me. If you are well spoken, to the point and polite, you may be surprised at the response.

Don't lose heart, my friend.
E

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It will make a difference.

It will make a difference. And even if it didn't, would you shy away from standing up for your beliefs? What would have been the outcome at the battle of Thermopylae if Leonidas and his 300 had simply shrugged and said, "Meh... We don't stand a chance. Why bother?"

Take heart, my friend. No cause worth standing up for is a guaranteed victory. But it is a guaranteed defeat if you do not.

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Contact them again and again

Contact them again and again and again. Politicians only do what they want to do when they think they can get away with it. It is negative, defeatist attitudes that lead to loss. It is the "I can't make a difference" loser attitude that has put us in the position we are in. If people with that attitude would have gotten off of their dead butts and went down and voted the last time we could have easily won.

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that's not proof. that's

that's not proof. that's hope, name calling, finger pointing and diversion; basic politics. we all would like the same thing to happen. i was asking for proof that our actions are making a difference. e.lektronics mentioned "I have already begun receiving personalized responses from my state officials." that is similar to what i was looking for. thanks for that!

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Oh and by the way KiA, I did

Oh and by the way KiA, I did receive a letter from one of the Senator's in my state that was very encouraging. He informed me that he is a NO COMPROMISE unapologetic 2nd Amendment supporter. The wishy-washy RINO's like McCain are the people we have to worry about and the people who have politicians like that are the people who must be the most active.

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Direct quote KiA: "this will

Direct quote KiA: "this will not make a difference. someone prove me wrong. the officials have already made up their mind"

Call that what you want but to me that is a loser defeatist attitude. That is not name calling that is calling it by name. It is not personal and I would hope that we do all want the same thing. The thing is that we have to work for it because the Leftist will NEVER quit working to steal our liberty.

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Negative responses of any

Negative responses of any kind are not helping. I hope we can steer away from them and keep this positive.

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I am positive. I am positive

I am positive. I am positive that everyone who loves freedom, liberty and their guns had better be emailing, mailing and/or calling their poliiticians and letting them know that we will not accept compromise or restrictions of our right to a Free State as enforced by the 2nd Amendment. I am positive that I will never accept any further infringement upon the 2nd Amendment. I am positive that if I hear someone saying their vote will not count that I will call them on it even if it hurts their feelings.

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I received a personal

I received a personal response. So did my boss, and my co-worker.

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Everyone with a platform who

Everyone with a platform who has a dog in this fight needs to do what Ruger has done. I have been active in grassroots for a long time and I have never seen anything that worked this simply. Ruger needs to get on the horn and tell the NRA and GOA how they did this.

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Word spread. As a Democrat,

Word spread.

As a Democrat, my gun rights are under attack like everyone else and I will do as much as possible to protect myself. I have posted this info on Facebook, Reddit and using word-of-mouth to my friends, family and co-workers. Thank you Onedee Tentee for posting this via Slickguns.

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Same here. I am a democrat

Same here. I am a democrat too, but I am strongly against this attack on the second ammendment, and lessen my ability to protect my home and my family as a law abiding citizen, and safely using a range to shoot for sport and practice. Very upset that this man I voted for is a hippocrate and a liar, telling us that this is NOT part of his agenda, yet here we are. Thanks to everyone helping to spread the truth vs the propoganda being spread by the political machine.

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Thank you, Mirathi.

Thank you, Mirathi.

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Done! I will continue to

Done! I will continue to send every letter via form, hand written letters, and call every time I am in traffic!

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Like other's have mentioned,

Like other's have mentioned, this is very quick and easy to do.......took only a couple of minutes so please take the time to let your voice be heard

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The irony here is that Ruger

The irony here is that Ruger lobbied for the 1994 AWB and Bush's executive ban on the importation of military style weapons. Then ruger made revolvers, hunting rifles and the mini14.

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That was the old Ruger under

That was the old Ruger under the old rules and old ideas. The younger generation took over and changed the rules and you can see it in their current lineup.

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I am aware of that and I

I am aware of that and I can't change any of that.

Will you try the form, at the least? Please?

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I already did. My love for

I already did. My love for the 2nd amendment is bigger than any grudges.

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I have plans to write my reps

I have plans to write my reps and senators. However, it takes some time to focus and address each one. This is a great, short & sweet letter that goes to all of your representatives - fast. I filled out the information and sent it in in less than 5 min. I am still writing other letters - but this is a great start. Please do it as a start to a long battle.

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I used the form too, quick

I used the form too, quick and easy, and then I followed up with a personal email to my state and federal reps, the VP, the Speaker of the house and the P.

Here is what I wrote:

I am a law-abiding citizen and responsible gun owner. I have 3 young children and I care a great deal about their wellbeing.

My family and I are saddened by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut and all unnecessary gun deaths, but I believe that efforts to impose new restrictions on me and other lawful and responsible owners like me are misguided. Did you know that violent crime with firearms has declined since the Federal "assault weapons ban" expired in 2004?
Personally I do not own an “assault weapon”. All of my AR-15’s and my SKS with 30 round mags are used only for target practice and for the protection from criminals that may attempt to do harm to my family. In the hands of any and every responsible gun owner, these are not “assault weapons”. No assault can occur, only sport and defense!
Your focus should be on strengthening mental health care and improving the quality of data supporting NICS checks (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Do NOT pass any more gun laws; instead, work to enforce the more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books.

I am your constituent and I vote. Please represent me.

I would very much like to hear back from you on your position going forward in this matter.

Best Regards,

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Ditto. From Omaha Ne

Ditto.
From Omaha Ne

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:-D

:-D

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Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!

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