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Posted: 7/2/2003 11:21:57 AM EDT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Letters to Congress David Wayne Case Letter DAVID W. CASE Captain USMC, det. 1716 Clark Hills Circle Johns Island, SC 29455 Tel: 843-559-5919 FX: 425-963-2010 E-mail case6445@bellsouth.net DATE: 14 May 1999 TO: Rep. Henry Waxman FROM: David Wayne Case SUBJECT: .50 Caliber Rifles CC: Rep. Mark Sanford, Rep. Robert Barr, Sen. Strom Thurmond, Sen. Ernest HollingsNUMBER OF PAGES: I (Including cover page) I have become aware of your furtive attempt to infringe upon my ownership of my Barrett rifle. I am a former Captain USMC, state marksmanship champion, NRA member, member of the Fifty Caliber Shooter's Association and an avid hunter of deer and hogs. To my knowledge, no .50 caliber rifle has ever been used in the commission of a crime. My rifle cost $6,750. The telescope on the rifle cost $4,500. The ammunition I most often shoot costs @ $4.00 per round. While I tell you this, understand that what I'm trying to tell you is that I would be an idiot to spend $11,000 on a rifle to risk losing it in the legal aftermath of its illegal use. Get the hell out of my personal life and go play kissy face with Diane Feinstein, Barney Frank, Charles Schumer and those other leftists. I am now an investment banker and make $400,000 per year. I also have a Harley Davidson motorcycle and several cars with V-8 engines. Are you next going to tell me I don't NEED a V-8 engine ... don't NEED such a heavy, powerful motorcycle ... don't NEED a house with five bedrooms ... don't NEED a wife with such large breasts...don't NEED a dog with such sharp teeth and so on? This kind of "Chicken Little" reactionary noise is entirely useless. I am going to notify every legislator in my food chain that they need to take you behind the Capital and beat the crap out of you. CC: Sen. Trent Lott Sen. Orrin Hatch Sen. Susan Collins David W. Case Citadel 1976 Captain USMC, Ret. [url]http://www.barrettrifles.com/news.html[/url]
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 11:42:56 AM EDT
That letter freakin rocks!
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 12:37:01 PM EDT
While it's amusing, it's counter-productive as it just paints gun owners as violent and insulting, no matter what their pay scale is. Very high school IMO, not what you'd expect from someone making 400k a year. MHO Alex
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 12:40:36 PM EDT
Barrett's letter is absolutely amazing!
If California were to ban the sale of the Barrett .50 cal rifle we will stop the sale and service of all Barrett products to all State Law Enforcement agencies of the state of California immediately...
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If other firearms companies had half the size sack as Barrett did we'd be so better off.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 12:44:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alex_F: While it's amusing, it's counter-productive as it just paints gun owners as violent and insulting, no matter what their pay scale is. Very high school IMO, not what you'd expect from someone making 400k a year. MHO Alex
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Alex, I know where you're coming from, but you can't deny that, as a letter of opposition, it probably went into the trash anyway, and certainly won't make gun owners look any worse in the eyes of those who WANT to think of us as freaks. I thought it treated them with the contempt they so richly deserve...
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 12:47:42 PM EDT
I agree with you in principle, Zaphod. Unfortunately, we're in a fight that includes public perception. If gun owners are shown to be crude by their own hands, we're shooting in ourselves in the foot (figuratively). I respect his right to make his opinion known as low brow as he wants to. I even agree with him in what he said in his letter. I just don't think it was the right thing at the right time. JMHO [:)] Alex
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 12:50:13 PM EDT
Mr. Diaz’ comments have been detrimental to the reputation of Barrett Firearms. Many of our customers, vendors, families, and friends have read these headlines and now have a negative opinion of our company. Some of our subcontractors have now refused to supply us. This is bad for Barrett and bad for our country.
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I'm surprised he hasn't sued the scumbag for libel! Or has he?
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 12:58:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2003 1:33:06 PM EDT by raven]
I especially like the way he equates having a wife with big breasts to owning guns, cars, house, and motorcycles.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 1:30:16 PM EDT
I wrote a letter to Barret praising Ronnie Barrett and the Barrett company. They put me on the mailing list with any new political information over the Kali .50 ban.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 1:32:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alex_F: I agree with you in principle, Zaphod. Unfortunately, we're in a fight that includes public perception. If gun owners are shown to be crude by their own hands, we're shooting in ourselves in the foot (figuratively). I respect his right to make his opinion known as low brow as he wants to. I even agree with him in what he said in his letter. I just don't think it was the right thing at the right time. JMHO [:)] Alex
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Yeah, I think you're probably right. I figure it MIGHT have had a chance if it had been done differently. I gotta agree, however, with your assertion that someone making $400K per annum should write better! [;)]
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