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Posted: 5/11/2003 1:27:30 PM EDT
I was searching the congress.org files regarding guns and weapons, and I came across this letter writen to Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL 7th). Given most gun owners frustration over pathetic politicians, I think this letter was toned quite right.
Subject: Gun ban To: Rep. Danny Davis February 20, 2003 The following letter expresses my opinion exactly. Charles W. Jones trotter7@earthlink.net THE BIRTH OF A NEW GUN BAN The gun bigots want to ban the new S&W 500 Magnum By Nicki Fellenzer Letter to Rep. Danny Davis (D - IL) Dear Congressman Davis: Well, once again, just when I thought politicians couldn't get any more cowardly, any more irrational, and any more tyrannical, you have proven me wrong. Your unreasonable hand wringing at the sight of a mere handgun would be amusing if it weren't so dangerous to the freedoms of every law-abiding citizen in this country. Yes, I'm talking about your frothing, over zealous race to ban the 500 Magnum revolver days after Smith & Wesson introduced it at a trade show in Florida. Within days you and those who wield your leash at the Brady Center and the VPC have initiated feeble, wretched bleatings about these new revolvers being a "threat to law enforcement" and the "weapon of choice" for inner city gangs. Within days of the gun's unveiling you began demanding justification for its role in society and its "need" to those who choose to purchase it. And within days, you've initiated a smear campaign about the dangers of this firearm to human beings, even though no human being has ever been harmed by one of these weapons. What I can't figure out is: are you weak, stupid or a pathetic and dangerous combination of both? Let me explain something to you, SIR (and I use that term loosely) - no one owes you an explanation or a justification for a purchase they choose to make. NO ONE! Much like we don't need to justify our purchase of a sports car, a 4 carat diamond or a luxurious new mink coat to you or to any of your tyrannical pals in Congress, law-abiding citizens don't need an excuse or written permission from your beloved nanny government to purchase a weapon with which to target shoot, hunt or simply defend ourselves. Simply put - it's none of your business! Your gutless bellyaching about this gun's "purpose in society" is little more than the whine of a petulant, would-be tyrant, who doesn't understand the meaning of "freedom," doesn't appreciate the responsibility that comes with his power and holds the needs of the many sacred over the needs of the individual. You were recently quoted in an online article as saying, "It's hard for me to rationalize any particular need or purpose" for the 500 Magnum. "I think guns are made to kill people. That's my opinion." Well, allow me to let you in on a little secret, Mr. Davis - we, the law abiding citizens of the United States don't give a rat's ass about your opinion. You weren't elected to legislate your opinions. You weren't elected to pass laws to alleviate your irrational fears. You were elected to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same." Did you forget your oath, Mr. Davis? Did you forget your solemn pledge to uphold the Law of the Land - all of it, and not just the parts you agree with? Do you understand the gravity of the oath you took? It means your unreasonable phobia about guns, your irrational terror of an armed populace and your misguided misconceptions about a certain firearm take a back seat to the law. The Constitution doesn't care how scared, unsure or misinformed you are about firearms, and neither do the people you represent. You seem to have forgotten, Mr. Davis - you were elected by the people. You work for them. You represent them. They are not your subjects, and you are not their ruler. If the law-abiding citizens you represent in Congress see it fit to make a purchase, be it a 500 Magnum or a AK-47, you have no moral, ethical or legal obligation to limit their freedom to do so simply because you're scared or uncomfortable. But just to put your little worried mind at ease. This gun is large - no, I mean LARGE. Its barrel alone is over eight inches long. It's like a .44 on Viagra. It weighs over four pounds. It's hardly concealable, has a powerful recoil, and, ergo, would hardly be the choice of criminals from whom you shrink in terror. The idea that such a cumbersome weapon would be a threat to law enforcement is as idiotic as it is false. Criminals prefer a weapon they can easily conceal, not one that would make them look as if they're hiding a cricket bat in their pants. This gun is expensive. Do you really think gang-bangers will blow $1,000 on a handgun they can't effectively hide and whose recoil will likely knock their 17 year old butts to the ground, when they can just as effectively victimize you with a .38? Of course, you don't have to worry about that, do you, Mr. Davis? You have guards to protect you - guards who wield weapons of power, some with more power than you fear from the 500 Magnum. So you don't really have to worry about defending your life, since you have taxpayer-funded bodyguards who do it for you. These same taxpayers who provide protection for your cowardly rear end are the ones you're trying to disarm. Do you recognize the obscenity of this arrangement? I'll tell you the truth, Mr. Davis. Some people who purchase this weapon will use it for hunting. And yes, they do hunt with handguns, and your denial of this fact does not negate the reality of its existence. Some people who purchase this firearm will do it to have a neat new weapon with which to shoot targets. And some will buy it to protect their homes and their families from assailants. But whatever the reason they make this purchase, government maggots like you need to keep their interfering noses out of their business. The gun is not the threat to you, but the criminal is. Concentrate on those who break the law, and leave the rest of us alone. Sincerely, XXXXX XXXXXXXXX Elizabethtown , KY
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[red]It's like a .44 on viagra[/red]
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That was one of the best letters I have ever read![rofl2] Wipeout P.S. From this persons name...It was a female that wrote this!
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 1:41:38 PM EDT
Great post! Thanks for finding it.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 1:49:10 PM EDT
Outfrigginstanding [LOL]
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 1:59:22 PM EDT
Hear,hear, very well said.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 2:00:59 PM EDT
Nicki writes for [url]armedfemalesofamerica.com/[/url] and goes by Tempest over at [url]thehighroad.org[/url] She's written several other letters in the same style. You need asbestos gloves to handle most of them. Needless to say she has a lot of fans, myself included.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 2:07:37 PM EDT
great letter
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 2:29:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 3:15:13 PM EDT
Damn ! Wish I can write like that. I lIKE IT .
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