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Californians Opposing Gun Restrictions Open Letter to Dianne Feinstein

Californians Opposing Gun Restrictions

Californians Opposing Gun Restrictions

California - -(Ammoland.com)- Sen. Feinstein,

While we, the people, have limited (severely) respect for your opinion, we feel at this time it is best to tell you the true nature of our opinion. You say it is in the best interest of the people to implement an “assault weapons” ban. Well we, the people, disagree. You have been re-elected time and time again because California is a primarily democratic state, this we understand. Your job is to serve the interests of the people but you, madam, are serving the interests of your party and your agenda. You are one of a few chosen to represent the people of the state of California. We do not feel as though you have any interest representing us. You have a personal vendetta. While you make it sound reasonable by exploiting the deaths of innocent victims, it is nothing more than an action against the rights of law abiding citizens.

Your blanket solution is to ban “assault weapons”, but your bill includes a list of over 150 different types of guns and their variants. Anything with a pistol grip is, under your bill, considered highly dangerous. A pistol grip does not change the functionality of the weapon. It simply makes it easier to hold. You focus on the weapon instead of looking at the cause and your apparent lack of understanding that guns do not commit crimes by themselves is disturbing. We have a severe lack of mental health care in this country, especially here in your home state of California. Mental health care is almost non-existent. You want to solve this problem? Then may we suggest you start there. There is also a deplorable lack of attention to our penal system. We let violent offenders out early and don’t have enough parole agents to keep proper tabs on them. This is a big problem.

Let’s not kid ourselves here, the vast majority of criminals get their guns illegally. The vast majority of gun violence is committed with hand guns. Chicago and New York have the highest violent crime rates in the nation concurrent with some of the strictest gun control. We fail to see how any of what you have done recently has worked to solve any of these problems. May we remind you of the last “assault weapons” ban, during which the following school shootings and mass shooting incidents happened:

  • Feb. 2, 1996 Moses Lake, Washington. Two students and one teacher killed. (3)
  • Feb. 19, 1997 Bethel, Arkansas. Principal and one student killed. (2)
  • Oct. 1, 1997 Pearl, Mississippi. Two students killed. (2)
  • Dec. 1, 1997 West Paducah, Kentucky. Three students killed. (3)
  • Mar. 24, 1998 Jonesboro, Arkansas. Four students and one teacher killed. (5)
  • Apr. 24, 1998 Edinboro, Pennsylvania. One teacher, John Gillette, killed. (1)
  • May 19, 1998 Fayetteville, Tennessee. One student killed. (1)
  • May 21, 1998 Springfield, Oregon. Two students killed. (2)
  • Apr. 20, 1999 Littleton, Colorado. Twelve students and one teacher killed. (13)
  • Nov. 19, 1999 Deming, New Mexico. One student killed. (1)
  • Feb. 29, 2000 Mount Morris Township, Mississippi. One student killed. (1)
  • Mar. 10, 2000 Savannah, Georgia. Two students killed. (2)
  • May 26, 2000 Lake Worth, Florida. One teacher killed. (1)
  • Jan. 17, 2001 Baltimore, Maryland. One student killed. (1)
  • Mar. 5, 2001 Santee, California. Two students killed. (2)
  • Mar. 30, 2001 Gary, Indiana. One student killed. (1)
  • Oct. 28, 2002 Tucson, Arizona. Three professors killed. (3)
  • Apr. 14, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana. One student killed. (1)
  • Apr. 24, 2003 Red Lion, Pennsylvania. One principal killed. (1)
  • Sept. 24, 2003 Cold Spring, Minnesota. Two students killed. (2)

And Finally:

Feb. 27, 1997 North Hollywood, California. Eleven police officers and seven civilians injured (18, injured). While no one was killed but the two suspects, this shooting incident serves as a fantastic example that gun control laws are ineffective.

That’s a total of 48 people- men, women and mostly children, WHOSE DEATHS WERE NOT PREVENTED by the existence of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. A duplicate of the Federal 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, currently in place on the Connecticut law books, also DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO PREVENT THE SLAUGHTER OF 26 INNOCENTS- meaning that the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban has failed to prevent a total of 74 deaths during its tenure. Now, we have heard arguments that the Newtown shooting only happened because the weapons were carried across state lines. May we remind you and your party that it is illegal to transport firearms across state lines as defined in The Gun Control Act of 1968. That law also did nothing to prevent the tragedy in Newtown.

Furthermore, we would also like to provide you with some information on gun owners stopping these incidents from happening or preventing the shooters from inflicting further damage and death.

  • Oct. 7, 1997 Pearl High School, Pearl, Mississippi. Stopped by Principle Joel Myrick with a Colt .45.
  • Aug. 23, 1995 Muskegon, Minnesota. A jewelry store owner shot four times in the back managed to retrieve a shotgun and fire back causing the suspect to flee the scene.
  • Dec. 9, 2007 New Life Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Stopped by former police officer and CCW holder, Jeanne Assam. She had to shoot the assailant 10 times before he stopped shooting.
  • Jul. 7, 1999 National Shooting Club, Santa Clara, California. A gunman was brought down and held at gun point until police arrived by gun store employee carrying a concealed .45 caliber handgun. No one was injured but the gunman.
  • Jul. 13, 2009 Golden Foods Market, Richmond, Virginia. A gunman entered the store, shot and wounded the clerk, and fired at several of the store patrons before being wounded and subdued by a gunshot from a CCW permit holder who was in the store.

The list goes on and on. It is sad that these incidents are not covered the way other shootings are. Concealed carry and well trained gun owners save lives everyday. But this is not hyped the way the it should be.

You also have mislead your own party members and the people who support you by allowing the media to falsely present the Bushmaster AR-15 as being the same type of weapon as an M-16. In fact, many of the people who support you and strict gun control believe that an M-16 IS an AR-15. As a self proclaimed expert on guns we’re sure you must know the difference. The M-16 is capable of going full auto and is a Class III weapon that requires an extremely thorough ATF background check, extensive training and a Class III license. Machineguns like the M-16 are banned as defined in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and its subsequent amendment in 1968. An AR-15 is not capable of going full auto. It fires one bullet per trigger pull. It is mechanically and functionally no different than your run of the mill semi-automatic hunting rifle. The differences are entirely cosmetic. It looks scary. I understand your choice in choosing this particular gun to parade around in the public eye. It does look scary and to those less educated in the world of guns it looks like an M-16 so it must do the same thing. You know differently and so do we. A blanket ban of these personal defense weapons you have demonized and lied about will not serve to combat the problem of mass shootings in America. It is the peoples opinion that gun free zones, such as Sandy Hook Elementary and the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, are a detriment to public safety. The children of politicians have the luxury of attending schools with armed guards. Why are our children not afforded the same protection?

There are already several schools in Texas and Utah that have implemented policy and require some staff members to go through training, have a CCW and carry while on campus. All of this has been working without incident. Why is this not being considered as a option? We can tell you why. It is because you, Mrs. Feinstein, along with others, are trying to keep the focus on the gun rather than the solution. Our nation and your state are in a budget crisis. Gun control laws serve only to further the problem. The money being spent on gun control could easily be put into a much more effective plan.

We, the people, are appalled by your actions and very apparent lack of respect for the opinions of the people you serve. Your blanket letter is proof of that. We understand that you are a very busy women and with all the opposition amongst we , the people, that it is not possible for you to sit down and read and answer all of the millions of letters you receive personally. We agree that that is quite impossible. However, your general response letter has an argumentative tone. To us it sounds like you are very set in your opinion and are not interested in what we have to say. It’s kind of like when a child asks their mother “Why?”, and the response is “Because I’m your mother that’s why.” Well Sen. Feinstein you are not our mother. You are an elected public servant. You are a representative of the people. In your letter you use the phrase “It is my opinion.” Well, madam, we do not pay you for your opinion. We pay you to represent our opinions. There is a difference.

Your forty years in politics is irrelevant. During your time in Washington you have done nothing to represent the people as a whole. You have furthered your party, your own personal vendettas and yourself. Let’s not forget that nasty mess with your investments a few years ago. You know, the crimes you’ve committed that have since been legalized. How you have remained in office in all these years in a mystery to many of us. But to some you must be very personable. So, Sen. Feinstein, it is our duty to inform you that we have had enough of you and your agenda. We, the people, will not let you continue to dissect our bill of rights, a document that represents the whole, to appease and emotions and desires of a few. If you push through any more oppressive gun control laws, either federal or in California, you will not be re-elected or allowed to keep your current position.

Regards,
We, The People
Names are as follows:

If you would like to add your name to the letter visit the Californians Opposing Gun Restrictions Facebook page found here: http://www.facebook.com/CaliforniansOpposingGunRestrictions

  • 16 User comments to “Californians Opposing Gun Restrictions Open Letter to Dianne Feinstein”

    1. Lentenlands on February 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM said:

      Given the hour and the desperate situation this Nation now faces, why are the traitorous politicians violating their oaths of fidelity to the Constitution not being arrested, impeached and punished? Politicians who introduce legislation to disarm the People should be. In Missouri a bill was introduced along these lines, but we already have a process called impeachment.

      In NY, Gov. Cuomo and Senator Skelos should be arrested, impeached and imprisoned for their crime against the People and their infidelity to the Constitution that they swore fidelity to. If this were to happen across the Nation, the forces of disarmament could not so easily influence politicians to violate their oaths. The reason that politicians and judges spend their careers plotting against and outright betraying the People and the Constitution is that no one ever moves to arrest and stop them. If we continue to do business in America the way that we have, can we ever expect different results?

      Why not demand the arrest and impeachment of politicians working to destroy that which they have sworn allegiance and fidelity to? If this became a popular movement, it might be a game changer and put these rats on their best behavior. Tens of thousands of People clamoring for someone’s arrest and prosecution can be very motivational.

    2. Puleeeease! Don’t post that picture again. There’s a reason I refer to “her” as the Wicked Witch of the West.

      Otherwise I love this article.

    3. Jeffrey Hatwig on February 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM said:

      My letter to Feinstein.

      Sen. Feinstein

      I am a gun owner and want to express my views about the proposed legislation attempting to make it harder for law abiding people to enjoy the sports of shooting and owning a firearm.

      I am a Transportation Manager and I am genuinely concerned that the government plans to eclipse my usage of sport shooting.

      Gun ownership is one of the most ardent rights that I believe in. We need to enforce the laws we already have and get rid of the ones that are not enforceable.

      I realize as a legislator you have to show that you are receptive to our needs. I am not one that wants you to reinstall the ban on so-called assault weapons or regular capacity magazines nor do I give you my consent to do so.

      While I deeply respect an individual’s privacy and civil liberties, the American people need basic awareness of what indicators to look for regarding potentially violent, psychotic people. Our collective safety begins with being collectively vigilant.

      We need to promote gun safety through public education so that younger generations will grow up with a well-rounded understanding of firearm safety.

      In closing, I would like to emphasize that you work for me, not the other way around. I will not cower to you or anyones else’s gun grabbing mentality. I have an inalienable right to own the gun of my choice for any and all legal means up to and including my own personal defense of self and property.

      I will defend that right through every legal means afforded me by law and by the Constitution and fight you, through those legal means, every step of the way.

      Please reconsider the harm you will cause to legal and legitimate law abiding citizens by your, and others, overzealous attempt to implement a gun ban of any kind. Your attempt to limit or ban guns in America will only empower the criminals that have no respect for the law.

    4. D. Murphy on February 21, 2013 at 1:32 PM said:

      “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is Wholly inadequate to the government of any other” President John Adams. “A free peopleought to be armed” President George Washington. “Where the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction” George Tucker Supreme Court Justice under James Madison, twice wounded in the Revolution. “No clause in the Constitution could, by any rule of construction, be conceived to give Congress a power to disarm the people” Attorney General WIlliam Rawle 1825.

    5. hipshotpercusion on February 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM said:

      FineSwine is the classic example of someone who has their head firmly planted up her backside. It is time for her to retire, and spend her ill gotten filthy millions, or maybe go to prison.

    6. You mean wicked Bitch of the West! You can’t be polite to these people or show them any respect. They don’t show us any so they should not receive any. There is not need to explain ourselves because they don’t care. What I want to know is how she stays in government in CA and has been for decades. Sounds like the majority of people there must want her in. If not, vote the bitch out.

    7. AmericaBeautiful on February 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM said:

      I would very much like to add my name to this letter to corruptocrat Feinstein, but I refuse to sign up for BigBrotherIsWatchingYou Facebook. Can’t there be another alternative???
      Feinstein needs to be absolutely FLOODED with letters like this.

    8. DaveGinOly on February 22, 2013 at 1:12 AM said:

      EthanP – same sentiments here. I opened this page while I was eating! Jeez!

    9. DaveGinOly on February 22, 2013 at 1:27 AM said:

      The letter is great, but mostly irrelevant.

      First principle – the right of the people to keep and bear arms for the protection of themselves, their families, and their communities, is a right that existed before the establishment of ANY government. It is a natural right (granted by God, or part and parcel of humanity, whichever you prefer) that no system of government (particularly one of “self-government,” i.e. a society in which people are free to govern their own affairs/lives) that styles itself as one that promotes liberty and freedom, has any authority to abridge, diminish, or infringe upon. No person, and no group of persons, have a right to band together to diminish the natural rights of any other person. It doesn’t matter if you call that group of persons a mob, a gang, or a government; when they infringe upon the rights of others, they insult natural law. In our system of government, in which the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, those, in or out of government office, who act against it, are in rebellion against the law. THEY are the criminals.

      The right to arms does not exist because of the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment exists because of the existence of the right to arms.

    10. We at Californians Opposing gun restrictions invite you to our web page that will be open in a week or so, Californians4the2nd.org

    11. Neither NFA ’34 nor GCA ’68 banned machine guns. It was the Hughes Amendment to the misnamed Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 that banned the sale of newly manufactured fully automatic weapons. You should correct that before sending this. Also it is not illegal to transport firearms across state lines. It is illegal to sell them across state lines without the transfer being conducted by a licensed FFL.

      Correct this and I’d be happy to sign my name to that.

    12. We should be like Texas!!!!

    13. I’m glad to be a Texan and not have this Frankenstein woman representing me.

    14. Debby Lambert on July 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM said:

      2nd Amendment and the rest of the Constitution trumps you Mrs Feinstein and the rest of the Federal Government! We The People demand you abide by the oath you took to defend the Constitution! No matter what your personal feelings are! You’re one woman; we’re millions!

    15. I am a Christain, I am a very successful RN working at a local hospital and also on staff at our local College. I love our country and our family has been here since John Winthrop landed in Massachusetts. I believe you stand for everything I do not. You my friend should be in a country who does not stand for liberty and justice for all. I care about and take care peoole, representing and caring for them and have been for over 25 years. If I did my job the way you do my patient’s would die. You do not represent the reason my family came to this country and you, Palosi, Obama, Boxer do not represent us, the people but are the tyrants my children’s ancestor Sir William WAllace fought against in the 1500’s. Jesus teaches us to love one another and that those who are first will be last and those who last will be first. You have time to repent and begin to love those you serve. I will pray for you to humble yourself and serve your country the way our forefathers did.

    16. I have tried to get rid of these three Calif. C.U.N.T.’s Can’t Understand Normal Thinking Bitches for the past 30 years. Calif. has to many hippie liberals, and highly educated morons than any place else . That’s why we are forced to put up with Palosi, Boxer , & Frankenstein the three Ass Wipes.

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