This article is in response to the pending ant-gun legislation currently before congress. I’ve done what I can do; I’ve blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, and contacted every congressperson and senator that represents me. Now it’s your turn. If you don’t try to stop this legislation and don’t make your voice heard, you have no right to complain when they pass this bill and take your rights away.
“He who allows oppression, shares the crime.” -Erasmus Darwin
If you somehow remain unclear about what is going on within our Congress this session, I’d like to refer you to two articles I’ve written previously on the subject.
- Anti-Gun Legislation introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein
- The truth about gun crimes, the second amendment, and what has happened in our country since Columbine.
I spent the morning writing my congressmen, senators, any via this blog – anyone else who can be bothered to listen. Here is the letter I sent.
Dear (Representative’s Name Here)
My name is Tommy Jordan. I am one of your constituents from North Carolina and am writing you to urge you to fully consider the ramifications of the gun control legislation currently pending before congress. Without resorting to pages of rhetoric and repeating clichés we’ve all heard before, I simply would like to state my position with as few words as possible.
The second amendment to the US Constitution was specifically designed, from the mouths of the framers themselves, to prevent tyrannical government by providing a checks-and-balances system with which the American people can defend themselves.
Further, in the 21 massacres involving guns since Columbine, only ONE of them involved a weapon that could even be POTENTIALLY construed as an “assault weapon.” Pundits and media are throwing around the word constantly in an effort to throw more gasoline on an already-blazing inferno of emotional outcry from our country in a time of sadness. However, regardless of the emotional state of the moment, the facts need to be heard and our constitutional rights need to be protected. You have the authority and the responsibility to speak on our behalf where we cannot do so ourselves.
I am neither a scholar, nor an intellectual, but I have done the research myself. The media seems to have left these facts out.
If you would like to see it yourself, you can view the information at:
The blog has been shared across the web and has thousands of Facebook shares and hundreds of comments. I know your time is valuable, but I urge you to take just a few minutes from your day to read it. The views of myself and hundreds of others are there in plain text, as well as ideas for some gun-control solutions that DO make sense, rather than knee-jerk emotional support for congresswoman Feinstein’s anti-constitutional agenda.
The right to keep and bear arms is under fire and the wrong message from the government at this time could incite a response that no one wants, and considering the staunch beliefs of people on both sides, could well result in an internal war within our own country. There has never been a more dangerous piece of legislation as the attempt to remove our citizen’s ability to protect themselves from danger, and indeed from the over-reach of our own government. As an American, and as a Patriot, I urge you to do what is in your power to fight the Feinstein bill and to instead open up a meaningful dialogue in Congress.
I urge you all to write your own congressional representatives. Waiting, even a few days, can in fact hurt. This legislation will pass quickly or not at all. And once it’s done, getting back the rights we’ve had taken away will be MUCH harder.
Have a good day y’all…
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”
“Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of the colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ”
-Robert F. Kennedy
PS: I sent the above letter to Senators Richard Burr, Kay Hagan, and Congressman Richard Hudson. I’ll be sure to share what they send back, if anything.