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Use This: Pro-gun Letter Writing Cheat Sheet

Here’s a quick list of points you may want to consider using when you write your representatives urging them to oppose gun control.  Please do not copy verbatim; please do personalize with your own words.  I would not recommend using them all at once; letters tend to be more effective when shorter and succinct.  Instead, write multiple letters!  Actual mailed letters garner more attention than phone calls or emails (although you should call and email too).

Update: Tom Gresham points out [via his podcast] that snail mail may take as long as 3 weeks to reach the intended congressman or senator due to added security added after the anthrax scares.  The meetings and decisions of this issue are being made now.  Post cards may get through quickly but to be sure, call and email too.  Mr Gresham is also requesting we all pledge to write, call and email each of our three reps once a week for the next 8 weeks.  By then we should have a better idea of how this will shake out.

  • Law passed during high emotion is bad law.  Do not pass a law for the sole appearance of ‘doing something’.  The facts are on the side of individual liberty.
  • Existing laws do not stop killers and none of the proposed laws in the wake of the Newtown shooting would have stopped the shooter.  He killed his mother [illegal] and stole her guns [illegal and bypassed access restrictions] took them within the 1000 ft ‘no gun’ zone of a school [illegal], forced his way into the school [illegal] and committed multiple acts of murder [illegal].  Will you make it ‘more illegal’ to do so?
  • The term “Assault Weapon” is a propaganda tool to demonize the most common semi-auto firearms in use today.  Apparently some think that ‘looking scary’ is reason enough to eliminate the rights of the people.  Dianne Feinstein even admits to using a picture book to determine what features should be banned
  • We tried an ‘Assault Weapon’ ban before.  When it was passed, crime didn’t decrease; when it expired, crime didn’t increase.
  • During the previous AWB, the (anti-gun) CDC released a report that gun laws do not reduce crime, stating “The Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws or combinations of laws reviewed on violent outcomes.”
  • If restrictive gun laws worked, why do Chicago and Washington DC have the highest violent crime rates?
  • Blame the murderer not the tool.  Millions of law abiding citizens are not responsible.  Laws restricting citizens’ access to efficient defense tools are absurd and offensive.
  • Semi-auto firearms are by far the most common firearms.  They have been around for over a century.  They are commonly used for hunting; Teddy Roosevelt hunted with one.  [P.S. – the 2nd Amendment is not about hunting.]
  • Predators often operate in packs. Standard capacity (a.k.a high capacity) magazines protect an individual from multiple assailants.  Not all shots fired under stress hit; single hits rarely incapacitate. [police defensive use stats show they only connect about half the time].   If a home invasion involves 3 attackers and each attacker takes 3 hits to stop, assuming a 50% hit ratio, that’s 18 shots fired in order to successfully defend oneself.
  • If you allow the opposition to define a ‘bad’ number of rounds a firearm may hold (i.e. 30 rounds is ‘bad’), you also grant them the power to change that number at any time afterward (‘anything more than zero’) because you have validated their ability to define the term.  Furthermore, what other Rights would they require a demonstrated need for before you could exercise them?
  • The push for licensed concealed carry in Texas began in part to a mass shooting (Killeen Luby’s).  Our response was to arm ourselves against predators not create more victims.  And violent crime went down.
  • “Gun Free Zones” only create “Victim Disarmament Zones”.  The Aurora movie theater murderer drove past several other theaters showing the same movie, choosing to go to the only theater with ‘No guns’ signs.  If the legal punishment for committing (multiple) homicide isn’t enough to deter a criminal, why would a sign that says “Gun Free Zone”.
  • If ‘Gun Free Zones’ work why don’t President Obama, Michael Moore, Michael Bloomberg, and others disband their armed security details?
  • President Obama and David Gregory both say they don’t recommend guns in schools yet send their children to a school with armed security.  About a third of schools in the US already have armed security.  A Sheriff’s Deputy was present at Columbine and he engaged and hindered the killers, preventing more death from occurring.  Having trained personnel (whether police, security guards school administrators and teachers, or regular citizens) on site with access to secured firearms serves to prevent mass murder attempts and greatly reduces response time needed to end them.
  • When mass shootings are stopped Armed Citizens save lives and reduce casualties by 84% compared to waiting for 911 responders.

Your assignment is to have a letter to each of your Senators and Representative in the mail tomorrow.  Obama is pressing to pass something by the end of the month.  Furthermore there may be a ‘stealth scheme‘ to undermine our rights more quickly.   Don’t waste time; get to work!

Find your Senator

Find your Representative

And JOIN the NRA (warts and all) and the SAF.  Sign up your family members and friends.  If you’re not a member you are dead weight in the wagon the rest of us are having to drag uphill.

Nov 8, 2011 Election: Texas (& Harris Co) Voter Resources

The King Street Patriots have a handy list of resources, including a rundown and explanation of the Texas Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

Go vote, people.


Texas Legislative Update: 5/12/11

Aaron brings it:

Legislative Update

Action Alert for Open Carry (Act today!)

Chris Matthews Makes Sense! (elsewhere Hell Freezes)

When Obama loses favor with Chris “Tingle-up-my-leg” Matthews, the bloom is truly off the rose.

Chris Matthews corrects Obama saying:

I have one small tweak to make to what the president said today — he should stop saying that giving people tax cuts is giving people money. It’s their money! A tax cut is when the government doesn’t take our money. It`s an important distinction.

He talked today, for example, about people getting a check from the government in the form of a tax cut. That`s not the way it works. If tax rates are kept lower, it`s a matter of the check going to the government being smaller. Again, it’s an important distinction.

Go here to watch the video

Holy smokes!  Chris Matthews and I agree on something?


Is It Free Yet?

It’s starting already.

A friend of mine who works for a personal injury clinic told me yesterday (March 22, 2010 – the same day BHO signed the Health Care Deform bill into socialist law) that some patients were already asking if their clinic visits were now ‘free’.

I suggested she reply with, “Why do you ask?  Do you work for free at your job?”

Of course, I might have suggested other verbiage but I don’t want her to lose her job any earlier.

Is Scott Brown a Friend to Gun Owners?

He is.  A lot more so than Kennedy was, but he’s no TEA Party candidate.

I spent the day rejoicing that Brown won and the Dems got served a heaping pile of rebuke.  Heh.

Hugh Hewitt remarked that it was The Most Significant Non-Presidential Election of my Lifetime, and the Most Surprising Result Period (and that’s not an understatement).

Then I saw a Drudge headline asking if Scott Brown will seek the Presidency next.

Whoa. Let’s just wait a moment….

First off let me say that I am tickled pink that Scott Brown won.  I even donated to his campaign in the hopes of breaking the Senate’s 60 seat super-majority (Alliteration: Yea!).  But, even as shock and fear grind through the Democrat party like tectonic tremors as the ramifications of Brown’s win sink into the minds of the non-celebrity Dems and their coming elections, let’s pause for a moment to reflect on whether Brown is ‘our guy’.

Brown is the guy that took Ted Kennedy’s seat* away from the Dems (in Massachusetts, no less!).   However, Massachusetts already has a ‘universal health care’ system and it seems their opposition to a national single-payer plan is largely based on the idea that they don’t want to pay for anybody else’s health care but their own.

Also if you missed Scott Brown’s victory speech (like I did), apparently he thanked his new friend and colleague for helping nurture and guide his campaign.  That friend is Sen. John “Reach Across the Aisle” McCain.

But to the meat of the matter: David Codrea has a piece today that reveals some of Sen. Brown’s views on our 2nd Amendment rights, which for someone from Massachusetts, is actually not too bad (supports concealed carry).  His view however are not so much in line for what the Founding Fathers believed (Brown supports ending private sales between individuals and some other things I don’t care for.)

So, we’ll have to keep looking for the next Reagan-to-follow-Carter for the time being.


The Dems lost Kennedy’s seat*!    Nah Na Na Na Nah!
The Dems lost Kennedy’s seat*!    Nah Na Na Na Nah!

(A little schadenfreude every now and then is OK ).

Now let’s all throw a few bucks to Tark and see what happens.

[*Yes, I know it’s the People’s Seat]

The Real Problem with Obama Jokes…

…is that his followers don’t think they’re funny and no one else thinks they’re jokes.

(via uncredited email)

Why Obama won’t call Ft. Hood Killer a Terrorist

Because if he (or the Lapdog Media) does, it’s an admission that the first terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11/01 happened on his watch.