Open Letter on Mayor Suttle’s Assault Weapons Ban from Nebraska Firearm Owners

Nebraska Firearms Owners Association Responds to Omaha Mayor Suttle's Threat to Ban “Assault Weapons”.

Nebraska Mayor Suttle Wants to Ban Assault Weapons
Nebraska Mayor Suttle Wants to Ban Assault Weapons
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

Lincoln, NE –-(Ammoland.com)- OMAHA, NE –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA), responded to Mayor Jim Suttle's recent campaign ad threatening an “assault weapons” ban in Omaha.

Why is Mayor Suttle focused on an “assault weapons” ban?

In the past, Mayor Suttle has said, “In Nebraska we strongly support the Second Amendment right to bear arms, but the overwhelming majority of law-abiding gun owners know that with rights come responsibilities.”

Yes, Mayor Suttle, we, the law-abiding gun owners of Nebraska, understand that we have responsibilities. What comes as a surprise to us is that you're focused on further infringing upon the rights of law-abiding citizens rather than on catching criminals.

Mayor Suttle has also said, “Legislation that keeps illegal guns off our streets and out of dangerous hands is the responsible thing to do.”

We, the law-abiding gun owners of Nebraska, couldn't agree more. The great news is … those laws already exist. Unfortunately, you, as mayor, have done a rather poor job of enforcing those laws.

We, the law-abiding gun owners of Nebraska, would like Mayor Suttle to know that these so-called “assault weapons” (a purposely confusing and inflammatory term invented by politicians and gun-control advocates) are used in fewer than 2.5% of murders nationally (2011 FBI statistics).

Why not focus on something that would have a bigger impact on reducing violent crime in our city? Why try to ban rifles when hammers and clubs were used in more murders in 2011? (Approximately 4% of murders in 2011 were committed with hammers, clubs and other blunt objects.)

Even better, Mayor Suttle … perhaps you could expend as much effort (or more) on an innovative plan to eradicate drugs and gangs from our city. Hint: More officers on the street is not an innovative plan.

Mayor Suttle, we realize that not only do rights come with responsibilities, but so do positions of authority. Unfortunately, you're using your position of authority to push a nonsensical, anti-Second Amendment agenda rather than focusing on real-world plans to reduce crime and improve our community.

Law-abiding gun owners are happy to accept the responsibility of handing you your pink slip in May.

NFOA Mission
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association is organized for the purpose of voicing the opinion of its membership to the Nebraska Legislature and other law making bodies within the state as well as Federal level, as it pertains to firearms. NFOA members will also make it a priority to educate residents on firearms related issues.

On the web: www.NebraskaFirearms.org or email: [email protected] for more information.

Contact
Andreas (Andy) Allen
Media Contact and Chief Lobbyist NFOA
P.O. BOX 419
Syracuse, Nebraska 68446
(402) 321-5520

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    vincent

    mr gun grabber,it not up to you to make your own laws.our 2nd amendment protect us from people like you.you were not put into office as a dictator.

    D.A. Moran
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    You people need wake up and realize the government is the criminal organization and they have no interest in fighting crime. Their only interest is making us vulnerable to slavery!

    vincent marquette
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    vincent marquette

    mayor suttle is just another gun grabber trying to take good citizens rights to defend themselves with the gun of there choice.

    Becker
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    Becker

    Dan, lots of us see the problem but the government won’t act on it. Blaming us for the cops not being able to do their jobs is not going to get it done any better. They are only putting more work on cops but inventing millions of more “criminals,” us. Costing taxpayers trillions of more dollars for what could be fixed with out costing us one cent. All they have to do is not allow cops to release the names or pictures of these killers, just as they don’t release the names or pictures of rape victims. The fame that… Read more »

    Dan
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    Dan

    Why does it seem that so many politicians have forgotten who they work for or that they took oaths to support the US Constitution? Is this just another malady of Elite Control Syndrome? The NWO’s attempted take over of every facet of American lives? What is the difference between a Semi Automatic grandpaw’s) Revolver and an Assault weapon? They both shoot multiple rounds, the revolver is 14% effective in a fire fight, the assault weapon is even less effective. 7 to 10% effective, more testing needs to be done.(that is why the DHS needs 1.6 billion rounds) The main difference… Read more »

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    Any politician who seeks to disarm us is a communist sympathizer whom we need desperately to remove from office. We all know the drill, for it has been repeated over and over for centuries. 1) Find out who is armed. 2) Disarm them. 3) Genocide. 4) Utopia? Except the Utopia ends up being a dystopia, without exception.

    FX
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    FX

    Unfortunately, not their last – there’s always another batch of socialists brewing in the bowels…

    D. Murphy
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    D. Murphy

    The democrats are coming full bore after the 2nd Amendment, they see this as their last best chance to triumph in repealing the amendment.