Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Support the 2nd Amendment, a email to our local reps

I just finished a email to all my local in State representatives after reading a news article about how the State of VT is trying to restrict gun at a State level.

"I am writing you all today as a resident of Addison County, and Bristol VT. I would like to urge all of you to not support any legislation that is unconstitutional, and unpatriotic. What I am talking about is the gun restrictions that are not only being made at a Federal but at the State level also.
What the 2nd amendment is in many peoples hearts is the only thing keeping us between a tyrannical Government from taking over and having total control.

"To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them."
- George Mason
There are a lot of miss conceptions on what the types of guns are going to be banned. The guns they are trying to ban are not Assault Weapons, they are far from it. Assault weapons as defined by the US military are Fully Automatic or Burst Fire. The weapons that are trying to be banned are far from assault weapons, they are in fact Semi Automatic sporting rifles.

Some people think that the guns look evil, so they must be bad. That a 30 round magazine, makes the gun a more efficient killer. That the cosmetics of a gun make it a Assault rifle. All of these are incorrect, its not the gun, its magazine size, or how it looks that makes it evil. In fact guns are not evil at all, even when there used to kill innocent people. The person using the weapon is evil, and that is a simple fact.
It is a proven fact that Countries, and Cities with the strictest gun laws have a sharp and steady increase in Violence. Case in point Australia banned guns, and saw a over a %49 increase in assault. While in the US every year we see a decrease in the overall violence according to the FBI.
Less than 4% of Murders are committed each year with rifles, and a very small fraction of that is with the types of rifles that are trying to be banned. More people each year are killed by hammers, than with rifles according to the FBI. More people, are killed with cars, baseball bats, and many other things than are killed with guns in general, especially Semi Automatic Sporting rifles.
I could go on and on about how unconstitutional, and how it makes no logical sense to ban these weapons. I am hoping that VT would fall in with Texas and Wyoming and introduce a law that would block any Federal Ban. I am going to leave you with a few inspirational quotes, by some very important people, by real Patriots.

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe."
- Noah Webster

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country."
- James Madison

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams

"If guns cause crime, all mine are defective." ~ Ted Nugent

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
- George Washington
Thank You"

It may not be perfect, with 100% proper grammar or even spelling but I think I get the point across. I hope that it really makes them think hard before acting on any legislation. Below I have linked to the article that I read.

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