Texas Senator Ted Cruz Needs Letters Supporting the Second Amendment

Second Amendment Letter Writing
Texas Senator Ted Cruz Needs Letters Supporting the Second Amendment
Texas State Rifle Association
Texas State Rifle Association

Houston, Tx –-(Ammoland.com)- U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, & Human Rights :

The Senate committee listed above will take up the subject of “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment” next Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Senator Cruz is the Ranking Member of this subcommittee.

Senator Cruz is asking for your help.

Please be willing to submit your thoughts on a relevant topic for Sen.Cruz and the committee to consider in the form of a formal letter to the committee which makes either a pro 2nd Amendment argument or a tells a short, compelling, personal story about how you exercised your 2nd Amendment rights in a positive way, such as in defense of yourself, your family, your business, or how you scared off a robber.

Please submit your stories and statements in MS Word, well-written and clear. Then send as an attachment to the email address of Senator Cruz's staff below.

Statements must be received by Monday, 02/11/2013 in order to be helpful. Your statement could be submitted into the Congressional Record.

Senator Dick Durbin is the Chairman of the subcommittee and prides himself on carrying in a large stack of statements from the other side to showcase and submit into the record.

Texas Senator Cruz would like to be ready to respond in kind.

Please share this annoucment with any and all Texans who have a story to tell.

 

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Thank you and welcome to new TSRA members. Thank you for keeping Texas strong. Now get to writing and make it good.

Also, keep in mind that political action committee funds (PAC) need to be replenished before the next election cycle so we can help re-elect those who help us in the Texas Legislature. Go to www.tsra.com

Keep the faith,

Legislative Director

Sincerely,
Alice Tripp
Legislative DirectorTexas State Rifle Association

About:The Mission of the Texas State Rifle Association is to protect and defend the inalienable rights of the individual Texan to acquire, possess, transport, carry, transfer ownership and enjoy the right to lawful use of firearms for self preservation, for the defense of family and property and the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberties of the people. Visit: www.TSRA.com

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CALI
CALI
7 years ago

Behind the 2nd amendment all the way. we have the right so keep fighting. It;s the people behind the gun that we need to focus on. Taking guns makes us sitting ducks for intruders and/or recreation for hunting and sportsmanship.

Artiemontoya
Artiemontoya
7 years ago

I am leaving my comments in fearof the bedrock of our country the constitutionwill be destroyed piece by piece! As disabled citizen I m well aware of the fact that being paralyzed I may look to be an easier target for. A criminal. Having been in a life threatening situation At night unarmed wishing I had a gun I am not willing to be put in that type of situation again !! Luckily the situation was resolved by a close friend with a gun before it became any worse or anyone was injured but let me tell you standing there… Read more »

Cal Campbell
Cal Campbell
7 years ago

In 2010 there were 39000 Gun related deathes in the US, 19000 of these were suicides, if you take out gang related deaths, it puts the total at less than.oo5% Seems to me we have a mental issue instead of a Gun issue

carl c roten
carl c roten
7 years ago

My wife and I are just waiting to see which states support our God given right to own and carry a gun. As soon as the smoke clears that will be the state we move to. I hope and pray that all gun owners feel the same way. Any body can buy a new home and move and thats what we WILL do.

Milton West
Milton West
7 years ago

Please tell me, why does Senator Cruz need a "stack of letters" from people trying to justify what they are already granted under the 2nd Amendment? He took an oath to "….preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States". And, that includes that part of the Constitution that reads, "….. the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Hundreds of thousands of red blooded Americans have given their lives to defend that right and I know that millions of Americans expect Senator Ted Cruz to use EXTREME MEASURES, by a politician's standard,… Read more »

victoria
victoria
7 years ago

sent via email to Sen Cruz this AM Dear Senator Cruz, I am from Austonio, Houston County, Texas we are rural community outside of Crockett-our only law enforcement is County and they are located in Crockett. This area is also the home to multiple prisons-minimum, maximum, work release, etc. My grandpa raised Quarter horse and it was nearly a mile to the highway, nearly 4 to the nearest neighbor. When I was a child we had an escape from one of the area prisons-3 rapists and murderers that somehow through the woods and pastures found the way to our ranch.… Read more »

Tolbert Parnell
Tolbert Parnell
7 years ago

All my adult life I've heard that history repeats itself! It is a fact that it is happening as I type this note! zerobama is doing exactly as Hitler, Stalin & Mussolini did to disarm citizens so they could be imprisoned & executed for no reason!! Folks, we have a fight on our hands & it is coming sooner than later too!I will die defending my rights to bear arms & defend myself,homeland & family!

Ronnie Lamb
Ronnie Lamb
7 years ago

I am tired of people trying to get my guns. Espically those who know nothing about guns. They don't understand that bad people will have guns and good people wont have a prayer.

Jack corrigan
Jack corrigan
7 years ago

I'm a 73 year old veteran never owned a gun until recently fear of my govt prompted me to obtain a lic to carry

DAVID J. SUSI
DAVID J. SUSI
7 years ago

IT'S TIME OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS BE REMINDED, THAT THE OATH THEY TOOK UPON ENTERING OFFICE, WAS TO THE CONSTITUTION. IT WAS NOT TO A SINGLE MAN, WOMAN OR A DISTRICT OF VOTERS! IT WAS NOT TO AN IDEOLOGY,TO BOW TO PUBLIC OPINION, OR TO ENFORCE AN AGENDA. TO ALLOW BY ACTION OR INACTION, THE BREAKING OF THAT OATH,IN MY OPINION, IS A ACT OF TREASON! YOU DON'T AMEND THE "TEN COMMANDMENTS", BECAUSE THEY'VE BECOME AN INCONVENIENCE, NEITHER SHOULD YOU ARBITRARILY,MISINTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION, TO SUIT YOUR POLICIES! THE FOUNDING FATHERS KNEW HOW DANGEROUS LEADERS COULD BE, WHICH IS WHY YOU HAVE… Read more »

James McCravy MSgt U
James McCravy MSgt U
7 years ago

I spent 22 years active duty upholding my oath to "…protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic…" My oath is my bond. It is a damned shame that our president and many members of our Congress do not have the same integrity. Obama does not have to worry about re-election – can we make him sweat impeachment? And Congress – YOU'RE FIRED!!!

Charlie Johnson
Charlie Johnson
7 years ago

I found this the other day on the C&E Gun show website. I find this interesting since what NY has done to the 2nd Amendment. http://www.cegunshows.com/GeneralInfo/2ndAmendmen… Five of the states that ratified the Constitution also sent demands for a Bill of Rights to Congress. All these demands included a right to keep and bear arms. Here, in relevant part, is their text: New Hampshire: Twelfth[:] Congress shall never disarm any Citizen unless such as are or have been in Actual Rebellion. Virginia: . . . Seventeenth, That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well… Read more »

John Gillmore
John Gillmore
7 years ago

The 2nd Amendment is all about defending the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic…the use of any firearms that we have at our disposal should be protected! The 2nd is not about deer hunting or duck hunting, its about protecting the Constitution!

Richard D. Dencausse
7 years ago

Obama is stepping over the line the 2nd amendment gives the people that right this man dose not respect the American CONSITUTION which is the law of this land and he was sworn in to up hold and to preserve and preserve means unchanged. (impeach)

Michael D Peterson
Michael D Peterson
7 years ago

I'm a retired US Army Infantryman who spent 22 years on active duty and who served in Operation Desert Storm,Operation Joint Guard, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Overall, this is a really good video with lots of factual information. With that said, I think there is one thing that needs to be clarified pertaining to the ammo. There are several different types of ammo for the AR-15. Some of these will over-penetrate in a home defense scenario. The current military round, the M855, 62 grain, full metal jacket with steel penetrator is one of them. The round I believe you are… Read more »

Kory Booth
Kory Booth
7 years ago

Sent today: Senator Ted Cruz Via Email: [email protected] Dear Senator Cruz: I am a lawyer in Texas, California and Colorado, and also a member of the bar of several federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. I studied the Constitution during my undergraduate years at UCLA and during law school at the University of Denver College of Law. I also interned in the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations under Senator Sam Nunn, Ret. I grew up in a family that possessed guns used for hunting and self-defense, if necessary. I was raised with an attitude… Read more »

Tony
Tony
7 years ago

I have lived both sides of the Coin, I grew up a preacher’s kid, and then went to a life of crime, and now I am back on the right path. What got me started was low self-esteem and a glorified view of Billy the kid. I saw bill as a kid fighting the corrupt government and companies. I never really thought about the damage being done to the people that were actually dealing with me. Removing the glorification of violence and crime from the media would be a big start, second thing we need a way to reach out… Read more »

John Autry
7 years ago

Leave the right to bear arms. ( 2nd amendment ) RIGHTS. ALONE. If your going to take away the right. Then remove the fence around the White House. No more secret service. No security service for the presidents kids. They can go to a public school. My POINT being. We all have that personal security that we need. That's why our forefathers wrote it into our constitution. And when we elect our leaders we need to check them like they do us in order to purchase our fire arms. CLOSELY. This country has been protected by fire arms. And that's… Read more »

John Estill
John Estill
7 years ago

Do not use the Sandy Hook Elementary as an excuse to impose more restrictions on The People. Enforce the laws already on the books including punishing the criminals who use firearms during crimes. Improve support for those with mental health issues. Millions of gun owners will not comply with anymore infringement on their Second Amendment RIGHT!

Md Wood
Md Wood
7 years ago

Please Sir protect our Constitution and the 2nd amnendent in particular ! Thanks I have great faith in you and appreciate your service and leadership on the preservation our constitutional rights ! A proud fellow Anerican and Texan.

David Reynolds
David Reynolds
7 years ago

Leave the second amendment in tact, do not take my ability to protect my family and loved one's due to the immoral actions of other mentally duranged criminals that would find another source to create violence if oprotunity presented itself.

JAMES MC CORMACK
JAMES MC CORMACK
7 years ago

Support the 2nd amndmnt.Keep the Constitution intact.

Harold
Harold
7 years ago

Bruce the article said 02/11/2013, not 20/11/2013.

Bruce
Bruce
7 years ago

Tell me what month "20" is as in "20/11/2013" which you put in your story. Do you not proofread articles before committing them to print??

Orrin Potter
Orrin Potter
7 years ago

Charlton Heston said it best FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS. I know he wasn't the first to say it but he sure said it well.

LARRY ANERSON
7 years ago

AS A VOTING VETERAN I SAY LEAVE MY 2ND AMENDMENT ALONE AND IN ADDISON I SAY THE DICK ACT OF 1902 ALSO SAY'S THAT TO MAKE LAWS TO CONTROL ARMS IS AGAINST THE LAW SO IF IT IS DONE THEN THE LAW BREAKERS SHOULD BE CHARGED AND IMPRISONED FOR TRYING TO DESTROY THIS WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WE HAVE

Palin Smith
Palin Smith
7 years ago

Here is my video letter.

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