I learned today that the NRA has a letter writing campaign and tool that everyone can use to write their representatives regarding the proposed new regulations for gun ownership.
I was amused to find that their very easy and convenient tool can be used to write and submit your own specific viewpoint, and in the process send it back to those addle brained neo-nihilists at the same time. Talk about your social media tools!
Anyway here’s a little look at the confirmation email I received from the NRA that they forwarded to my representatives this just this morning…
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:23 AM
From: “National Rifle Association”
To: “National Rifle Association”
Subject: Regarding the ownership of firearms.
Thank you for using National Rifle Association Mail System.
Message sent to the following recipients:
Representative Murray Message text follows:
January 17, 2013
I am a veteran of the US Navy and the US Army and a resident of Colorado. I own a pistol and originally joined the NRA as a young man way back in 1964. I have not been a member of that organization for many decades.
It is my firm conviction that the recommendations made by our national executives are reasonable and should be supported by my elected representatives.
Notwithstanding the fact that I have a child in a local elementary school and I’ve had been threatened with a semi-automatic firearm for no reason other than the self-indulgent joy it gave my unknown assailant, I am amazed that we’ve not only allowed extremist special interests to castrate many of the laws, regulations and organizations that were enacted to manage weapons, but also our public representatives.
I assure you that if you “toe their line” and do not enact reasonable, rational and more restrictive ownership requirements it will be my great pleasure to contribute my time, treasure and will to see that more appropriate representation is secured as soon as possible.
The second amendment is a flawed and derivative right. It is no more appropriate today then the rights recognized in 1791 that restricted voting and permitted the ownership of slaves. This is not a GOD given right. It may have had political and philosophical merit 220 years ago, but it needs to be addressed to reflect modern needs, concerns and risks.
I am sick of the political rhetoric, the circuitous and specious logic that is emblematic of many of your peers and special interest. You must support a national standard of registration, more stringent ownership requirements and more appropriate and effective oversight of sales.
What I really wanted to say to the NRA was a short Latin phrase…
Pedicabo ego te!