Gun Owners of America: Call to Action

http://www.gunowners.org

Gun Owners of America call to action. 5 pro-gun amendments up for votes. Contact your 2 State Senators ask them to support them.

Anybody can call the U.S.Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senator’s office or:

 ———– if you live in New York State their contact:———-

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (202) 224-4451

Email:  http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

478 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

and

Schumer, Charles E. (202) 224-6542

Email: http://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck

322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

 All other states click this link and choose your senators for full contact information.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

GOA call to action

Death Toll Will Rise While Law Abiding Americans Are Scapegoated.

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March 15th 2014
Ed. March 15th, 2015

A message to the peoples representatives,

In America we do not punish any one citizen or group of citizens for the crimes committed by others. Yet, that is precisely what is going on across America today with the seemingly endless rules, regulations, and laws being implemented against law abiding Americans who wish to exercise and enjoy their “RIGHT” to keep and bear arms.

If you do not like the 2nd Amendment and you feel it is at fault for the crimes of mass/multiple murders committed by Americans then amend the Constitution of the United States and be done with it. Article V of the U.S. Constitution will explain this procedure to you. Until then you do not circumvent it or, shall we say, INFRINGE upon it with rules, regulations, and/or laws that punish Americans who have COMMITTED NO CRIMES and who own firearms which have ASSAULTED NO PERSONS.

Please do not pretend punishment only exists when doled out by a judge and therefore, law abiding citizens will not be punished. Three, but not all, examples of punishment are as follows.

1. Punishment is leaving Americans without the proper amount of ammunition to protect their families or themselves.
*NOTE: If you cannot limit the number of home invaders or muggers that attack Americans at any one time then you should never contemplate limiting the amount of ammunition decent Americans need/have to protect their families and themselves.

2. Punishment is the creation of financial roadblocks. E.g.- Levying fees/taxes that inhibit Americans from securing either firearms or ammunition due to their financial status. *If you insist on violating Americans constitutional rights by creating these financial roadblocks then you should pay for them for those who cannot afford them. Surely a constitutional right should be subsidized before corporate goods, like cell phones, are subsidized.

3. Punishment is telling Americans that their firearms – they legally own and have never used in a crime- are suddenly illegal because a human being, having no connection to them, using a firearm, having no connection to theirs, committed a crime. *Put your energy into ending the crimes by going after the actual criminals and the actual firearms used in the crimes.

Bottom line is you do not have the right to punish law abiding Americans with your rules, regulations, and laws simply because you are too cowardly, flat out unwilling, or honorably incapable of fixing the real problems by going after the ACTUAL criminal and the root causes.

I will leave you with these two tips. Tip 1- Next time you’re about to vote on some form of legislation ask yourself this: “Did this particular group of people we are punishing with our new rule, regulation, or law actually do anything wrong?” When the answer is “No” Then you know you are punishing law abiding citizens for the actions of others if you vote yes.

Tip 2 – The problem is NOT the 2nd Amendment,  it is the social engineering gone awry. The true problems lie within the endless social programs that are teaching our children they do not need to be responsible for themselves. They are told they are equal to their peers -whether they strive as hard or not-. They are led to believe they deserve whatever their fellow citizens have -whether they earn it or not-. They are taught that there are no winners or losers-when in fact there are. Then one day when the truth sets in and there is something they want, but nobody is there to hand it to them, as they’ve now been conditioned to expect, they explode like spoiled little brats.

Add doctor prescribed drugs (psychotropic medications) to the mix and boom, you’ve ENGINEERED a ticking time bomb.

Selective Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) and Serotonin Noradrenaline-Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s) are two, but not the only, well documented medications known for increasing and even CREATING tendencies toward violence. The well respected and world renowned Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) documents the relationship between thirty-one school shootings, sixteen murder/suicide cases, and prescribed drugs. Twenty-two international warnings have been issued about the deadly side effects of these drugs including nine right here in the U.S.A., yet our representatives refuse to address these ACTUAL causes and implement preventative solutions in lieu of make believe feel good legislation.

If you ladies and gentlemen representing the people of the United States really want to PREVENT unnecessary murders and suicides it is time to stop expending energies and resources trying to blackball law abiding Americans and start addressing this very real and ACTUAL cause of violence.

Yes, there are other variables involved, but until you are willing to admit the fact that law abiding Americans are by far the least of the problem and you are ready to start looking for solutions that solve as opposed to solutions that feel good then what is the sense in continuing.

Thomas Maerling

Sources:

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) http://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/drug_warnings_on_violence/

SSRI Stories http://ssristories.org/ssris/

Psychiatric Meds: Prescription for Murder? Written by  Rebecca Terrell http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/14655-prescription-for-murder

Wash DC- May 25th-26th- 10 Million Gun Owner March – Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Rally

In Ulster County N.Y. GA2A.org, Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County, and Ulster County Friends of the Constitution are in the process of arranging buses for the May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend) 10 Million Gun Owner March on Washington and the May 26th the XXVI annual Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Rally

We think it’s time to take our 2nd Amendment fight to DC and put them on notice that we are no longer sleeping and no longer standing by quietly while they shred our Constitution that too many of our true heroes have sacrificed for.

Please let us know if you are interested in joining us and reserving a seat on the bus(es) ASAP as the amount of interest in the buses will determine if either 1 or both packages are viable options.  Email any questions or to let us know you are interseted DCBusInfo@yahoo.com.

The 1st package is a same day round trip:
The price is $65 round trip. We will leave 3am Saturday, May 25th arrive in D.C. at 9:00am for the 10 Million Gun Owner March and then leave D.C at 5pm and be back home around 11pm.
http://www.gunmarch.com

The 2nd Package is a round trip 1 night sleep-over: (room prices not yet included)
The price for this bus is $75 round trip. We leave Sat 3am., arrive in DC Sat. 9am stay at the rally until 5pm then head to the rooms. The following morning, Sun. 10am, we return to the Mall for the Rolling Thunder POW/MIA rally; stay until 3pm and then board the buses arriving back home around 9pm Sunday night.

Here is information on the 26th annual Rolling Thunder POW/MIA event we will be attending on day 2. We support the 2nd Amendment on day 1 and our Veterans on day 2. We can take America back. We just need to UNITE.
http://www.rollingthunder1.com
http://www.rollingthunder1.com/PDFs/RT%20XXVI%20Documents.pdf

Seats can be reserved by Credit Card, Check, Money Order, or Cash. And as always you do not need to be a member of any of the clubs and you do not have to take our bus(es) to attend.
If we all speak to our respective clubs they may be willing to offset a percentage of the cost per ticket for their attending members.

*PLEASE TAKE NOTE* We do not yet have the room prices figured in for the overnight, but we will not be making making money on them so whatever the price is will be your cost added to the bus price. If you want one room for you and your family then you will pay the full room price. If you want to share a room with someone than you will split the room price.
You are welcome to make your own room arrangements, but we won’t be able to send the bus to different Hotels/Motels for pick-ups and drop-offs, so we just ask that you book your room in the same facility as us or nearby so we can all board the bus at one spot.

RALLY TO REPEAL THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NYS (un)SAFE Act

NRA, NYSRPA, SCOPENY, GUN RIGHTS ACROSS AMERICA, AND MORE.
There are already more than 65 buses from around NY booked full and ready to go.

We will easily surpass 10 thousand people and have predictions as high as 40,000.
FEB. 28th – REPEAL N.Y. unSAFE Act – FEB. 28th

That’s the firearms law where they want to limit you, fine you, restrict you, register you, and confisicate from you, but of course they will not infinge at all.

PRO-2nd AMENDMENT RALLY & LOBBY DAY

ALBANY – INSIDE the CAPITOL BUILDING – 8:30am to 2:00pm

FACE TO FACE MEETINGS WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVES TO TELL THEM WE WANT THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NYS unSAFE Act REPEALED

Speeches by pro-2nd Amendment NYS Assemblypersons & Senators, NRA.
Tables with literture and peolpe to speak with about sporting clubs & organizations throughout NYS.


IN ULSTER COUNTY
BUSES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR 3 PICK-UP LOCATIONS BY THE FEDERATED SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS OF ULSTER COUNTY

You Do Not Have To Belong to a Club & You Do Not Have to Take Our Bus to Attend. Car, Boat, Train, Plane; Doesn’t Matter. Please Just Grab As Many People As You Can & Show Up To Help LITERALLY Fill The Halls Of Congress.

1ST PICK-UP LEAVES ACCORD FIREHOUSE AT 6:45 SHARP

2ND PICK-UP LEAVES STONE RIDGE FIREHOUSE AT 7:05 SHARP

3RD PICK-UP LEAVES HUDSON VALLEY MALL (MACY’S) AT 7:30 SHARP

SEATS ARE $20.00. UNDER 18 RIDE FREE.

For Seat Reservations & Complete Rally Details Visit GA2A.ORG http://www.ga2a.org/?p=432

To Chat About This And Other NY unSAFE Act Matters Visit HUDSONVALLEYSPORTSMAN.COM http://www.hudsonvalleysportsman.com/index.php/board,42.0.html


FOR BUS ROUTES FROM OTHER COUNTIES VISIT:
There Are Buses Available From Buffalo All the Way Down to Long Island

NYSRPA.org
https://www.nysrpa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=881&Itemid=196

SCOPENY.ORG
http://scopeny.org/#BUSINFO


You Can Also Reserve Seats In Person At The Following Ulster CountyBusinesses:
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Check back; More businesses may be added)

Ruger’s Custom Guns, 1050 Morton Blvd. Kingston, N.Y. — 845-336-7106
*
Tom’s Taxidermy (Bait & Tackle), 7109 Route 209 Wawarsing, N.Y. — 845-647-8157
*
Hot Shotz Bar & Grill, 8 42nd St. Kerhonkson, N.Y. — 845-626-7371
*
Catskill Mountains Firearms, LLC, 89 Stiller Berg Strada Kerhonkson, N.Y. — 845-626-7676
*
Wildlife Encounters Taxidermy, 300 Wynkoop Road Hurley, N.Y. — 845-338-1242
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Pro Fitness Gym, 95 Canal St., Ellenville, N.Y. — 845-943-9115
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Jame’s General, 46 Main St., Napanoch, N.Y  — 845-647-5973
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All Catskill Hearing Aid Center, 343 E Broadway, Monticello, NY – (845) 794-7766

N.Y. STATE SENATORS PRO GUN RATINGS

I made this from past grades given by NYSRPA.org, SCOPENY.org, and NY Senate website. I wanted to concentrate my efforts on pro-2A members to encourage them to hold strong and true to the 2nd Amendment.

I think it is important to rally behind the pro-2A members rather than waste time trying to convince the antis to change their mind. The antis know they are violating the Constitution and just don’t care, so no sense in wasting time with them.

You can click on the members names to go directly to their contact pages for faxes and emails and such.

District

Name/(Party)

Grade

Room

Capitol #
District #

1

Kenneth P.   LaValle (R)

A

806

(518) 455-3121
(631) 473-1461

2

John J. Flanagan   (R)

A

805

518-455-2071
631-361-2154

3

Lee M. Zeldin   (R)

A

802

518-455-3570
631-585-0608

5

Carl L. Marcellino (R)

A

811

(518) 455-2390
(516) 922-1811

6

Kemp Hannon   (R)

A

420

518-455-2200
516-739-1700

8

Charles   J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R)

A

609

518-455-3341
516-882-0630

9

Dean G. Skelos   (R)

A

909

(518) 455-3171
(516) 766-8383

22

Martin J.   Golden (R)

A

409

(518) 455-2730
(718) 238-6044

24

Andrew J. Lanza   (R)

A

915

(518) 455-3215
(718) 984-4073

39

William J. Larkin, Jr. (R)

A

502

(518) 455-2770
(845) 567-1270

40

Greg Ball (R)

A

?817

(518) 455-3111
(845) 279-3773

42

John J. Bonacic   (R)

A

509

(518) 455-3181
(845) 344-3311

43

Kathleen A Marchione (R/C)

A*

918

(518) 455-2381
?

45

Elizabeth OC. Little (R)

A

310

(518) 455-2811
(518) 743-0968

46

AMEDORE RACE NOT SETTLED

 

 

47

Joseph A. Griffo   (R)

A

612

(518) 455-3334
(315) 793-9072

48

Patricia A. Ritchie (R)

A

815

518-455-3438
315-782-3418

50

John A. DeFrancisco (R)

A

?416

(518) 455-3511
(315) 428-7632

51

James L. Seward   (R)

A  A*

430

518) 455-3131
(607) 432-5524

52

Thomas W. Libous   (R)

A

?429

(518) 455-2677
(877) 854-2687

53

David J Valesky (D)

A+

311

(518)-455-2838
(315)-478-8745

54

Michael F. Nozzolio (R)

A

412

(518) 455-2366
(315) 568-9816

56

Joseph E. Robach (R)

A

803

(518) 455-2909
(585) 225-3650

57

Catharine M. Young (R)

A

307

(518) 455-3563
(716) 372-4901

58

Thomas F. OMara   (R)

A

812

518-455-2091
607-735-9671

59

Patrick M. Gallivan (R)

A

?947

518-455-3471
716-656-8544

60

Mark J. Grisanti   (R)

A  B*

902

518-455-3240
716-854-8705

61

Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R)

A

848

(518) 455-3161
(716) 631-8695

62

George  Maziarz (R)

A  A*

708

(518) 455-2024
(716) 434-0680

4

Philip M Boyle   (R)

?304

(518) 455-3411
(631) 669-9200

7

Jack M. Martins   (R)

946

518-455-3265
516-746-5924

49

Hugh T Farley (R)

711

(518) 455-2181
(518) 843-2188

10

James Sanders (D)

 

 

11

Tony Avella (D)

 

 

25

Velmanette Montgomery (D

 

 

27

Brad Hoylman (D)

 

 

37

George S Latimer (D)

 

 

38

David S. Carlucci (D)

 

 

41

Terry Gipson (D)

 

 

55

Ted O’Brien (D)

 

 

63

Timothy Kennedy (D)

D  B*

12

Michael N. Gianaris (D)

F

 

 

13

*Jose R. Peralta (D)

F

 

 

14

*Malcolm A. Smith (D)

F

 

 

15

*Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D)

F

 

 

16

*Toby Ann Stavisky (D)

F

 

 

17

Simcha Felder (D)

F*

18

*Martin Malave Dilan (D)

F

 

 

19

*John L. Sampson (D)

F

 

 

20

*Eric Adams (D)

F

 

 

21

*Kevin S. Parker (D)

F

 

 

23

*Diane J. Savino (D)

F

 

 

26

*Daniel L. Squadron (D)

F

 

 

28

*Liz Krueger (D)

F

 

 

29

Jose M Serrano (D)

F*

 

 

30

*Bill Perkins (D)

F

 

 

31

Adriano Espaillat (D)

F

 

 

32

*Ruben Diaz (D)

F

 

 

33

J. Gustavo Rivera (D)

F

 

 

34

*Jeffrey D. Klein (D)

F

 

 

35

*Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D)

F

 

 

36

*Ruth H. Thompson (D)

F

 

 

44

Neil D. Breslin (D)

F*

 

 

This Monday, January 14th 2013 Rally for 2nd Amendment in Albany NY

On Monday the 14th we will be rallying at the Albany Capitol building in support of the 2nd Amendment and against the tyrants trying to circumvent the Constitution.

The NRA-ILA had a warning up that the Albany tyrants (my words) were going to try and push Cuomo’s extremist and unconstitutional proposals through on Monday before we have a chance to react.

If you can, please take off from work for this one and bring letters with you. If anybody in the Ellenville thru Kingston areas cannot make the trip, but wants to write letters, I will pick them up along the way and deliver them.

I will be bringing my letters to hand deliver to the NYS senators and assembly members. It would be nice to put a stack of pro-2nd Amendment/ pro-gun letters on their desks. I am going to pick a bunch of pro-gun members and print as many as I can to them.

I just addressed it; Open Letter to All NYS Elected Officials, so I can just print the same letter. But address yours as you see fit and I will deliver it to the proper office.

In Washington DC they will only except hand delivered letters if they are not in envelopes, so I recommend not putting them in envelopes.

I will be there around 7:45 and protest outside until around 11 or 12 (play it by ear) then go inside to deliver letters.

Tom Maerling

Open letter to all NYS elected officials.

me and Mike LoebbakaThis is the final copy of the letter I hand delivered to our state reps in Albany on Monday the 14th. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

To Members of the New York State Assembly,

I am quite disgusted that Governor Cuomo finds it necessary to spew lies about law abiding citizens, such as when he calls us “extremists”, simply because we ask that our 2nd Amendment rights be FULLY protected, and again when he calls our semi-automatic rifles “assault weapons” as part of his fear mongering propaganda game.

I swear to you these two things: My semi-automatic rifle has never assaulted any human being and I am not an extremist.

What I am, in fact, is one of over four million New York State firearm owners who are law abiding, taxpaying, voting, citizens. We law abiding citizens have committed no crimes and we have murdered no children, yet we are being subjected to punishment, penalty, and public persecution by a malicious governor and his minions as though we have.

I strongly urge you to take to the public airwaves and defend the innocence of me and my fellow law abiding citizens by denouncing the slander, the false terminologies, and the false promise of safety being spewed by the governor and his fellow gun grabbers.

I also strongly urge you not to impose any further restrictions, laws, or regulations on our 2nd Amendment Rights as granted by the Constitution of the United States. If you do agree to any of the governor’s 2nd Amendment restrictions you will not only be legitimizing his blatant lies you will be helping send the seventy-four million American children still alive down a path of tyranny, all the while doing nothing for the stated purpose of public safety.

The following are some things I would like to hear you tell the governor and his anti-gun team:

1. When the necessary number of United States Senators, House Representatives, and States vote to amend the Constitution of the United States then you will abide by the new amendment when proposing or agreeing to new legislation, but until then, you expect them to abide by the 2nd Amendment of the current Constitution and not bring any legislation forward that infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

2. Law abiding citizens registering firearms will do absolutely nothing to aid in deterring the criminals, gang bangers, and psychopaths, but it will absolutely add to the financial burdens of law abiding citizens and our families. Many of us are already struggling to overcome the hardships of this weak economy. So, please tell them you will ask law abiding citizens to register their firearms only AFTER the criminals are done registering theirs.

3. The same holds true for disarming law abiding citizens and or restricting their arms and or ammunition. Restricting law abiding citizen’s access, besides being unconstitutional, only strengthens the societal trash while making us and our families more vulnerable to violent crime. Your focus, and that of the governor, should be on them, not us.

4. If the governor and the president of the U.S. have the right to have their families protected by semi and or fully automatic rifles then surely they must agree we law abiding citizens have the same right to protect our families. Unless of course they think their families are more precious than ours.  I assure you, they are not.

I will repeat my request that you publicly stand up to these gun-grabbing tyrants and put an end to the illusions they are disseminating that we the law abiding citizens and our semi-automatic rifles are evil and or at fault for the acts of deranged individuals. I also ask that you publicly dispel the illusion that the right to “keep and bear arms” is based on the purpose of hunting, sporting, or for any reason other than ‘because we feel like it.’

PS. Kindly tell the governor to stop being so extreme and stop assaulting law abiding citizens.

With great concern,
Thomas Maerling

Bank of America Tells American Gun Manufacturers to Take a Hike. Seizes Funds.

Please close your Bank of America accounts and be sure to tell them it is because they are anti 2nd Amendment. This is the second American firearms manufacturer that they have screwed with. (both links below)

Please Take control. We are one of the most powerful voting and consumer blocs in America, but we get walked all over because of our silence and some bullchit moto “from my cold dead hands.”

Well guess what they are ripping them from our warm live hands one finger at a time. Whether it is by rules and regulations or by artificial price increases or by the all new violence tax on ammo we are losing.

And if you think having your firearms in your possession is winning well that’s just more bullchit. The only thing I see as a win is that our children have the same “right to keep and bear arms” that we do (if not more).

-Saying “I still have my guns,” but knowing you have to hide them or parts of them, magazines for instance, is not a win.

-Having to register all long guns; not a win. Having to register and pay to do so; a double loss.

-Tax per bullet; not a win.

-Recertify every year or 2, or 3; not a win.

This is all just part of the incremental (finger by finger) gun grab. And this is why we are failures to our children. So either you are writing and phoning congress on a DAILY basis or you are starting RWII. If you are not doing 1 of the 2 you are nothing but talk and you are failing your (OUR) children.

So start with a nice simple call to BoA and then start phoning and or writing all (not just your’s) pro 2A congress-people. We will not change the minds of the commie/liberals, but we must let our pro 2A congress-people know we are here for them. They have to know they are fighting for a reason or else they will just fold.

Just like the home team at any sporting event counts on the crowd for inspiration and passion so do our congress-people. Call and support; until they know your voice if possible.

Please, lets give up our independent streaks and work as a team until we get this mess of a country straightened out. Choose your most fearless leader of any group of men, no matter who, be they dead or alive, and they will or would have told you United We Stand Divided We Fall.

With 80 million gun owners in this country there is only one reason we are having a gun-control conversation. It is because we are too damn quiet. This conversation would be over tomorrow if just 10% of us made calls tomorrow, probably even 5% or if 2% marched on Washington.

http://www.facebook.com/McMillanGroupInternational/posts/10150946905673368

http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Spirit-Arms/67153142789?ref=stream#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151384274052790&id=67153142789

Back from Jan 3rd Washington DC (solo) Demonstration

Back from Washington two o’clock this morning. I stood outside the Longworth House yesterday, Jan. 3rd, with my sign until about 12:45pm when the lines started dying down. Longworth is one of the buildings where the House of Representatives have their offices.DSC_3166

Good news was that there were tons of people, and long lines, in Washington for the swearing in of the new members so my signs got plenty of attention.  The bad news and sad news is nobody else showed up to demonstrate so I’m sure I looked pretty weak, number wise. But personally I felt pretty damn good standing up to the tyrants. Anti-gun ban sign

After I left the Longworth House I headed over to the Senate side of the Capitol to hand deliver my letter to the Senators. I only got to print out thirteen before I left for Wasington DC. They were two pages (legal size) long and my printer wasn’t working right, so I had to print on best quality to make it all legible and it took forever. Anyway I delivered them to eleven republicans and two democrats.

The democrats were Joe Manchin and Dianne Feinstein.

The republicans were: Kelly Ayotte,  John Barrasso, Tom Coburn,  Micheal Enzi, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Joe Hoeven, John McCain, Mitch McConnel, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio.

To tell you the truth, I hesitated (yes, from fear of retaliation) for awhile outside of Feinstein’s office because it is pretty obvious the letter was about her and her proposal. But then I started thinking about the Jefferson quote: “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” And I’ve been preaching to people lately about speaking without fear, so there was no way I could back off now. It would’ve been too big a setback and way too hypocritical.

Because none of the Senators were available, (it was swearing in day) when I handed in the letter in I asked each of their staff (except Feinstein) if they knew how the Senator felt about Feinstein’s ban proposal; specifically the part limiting magazine capacity and banning semis.

They all (except Graham) basically said the Senator defends the 2nd Amendment, but as of now has no official statement on the specifics of Feinstein’s proposal. McConnel’s office added that without an actual bill being submitted he doesn’t know what’s in it to respond to. Graham’s office said he already appeared on Piers Morgan and said they have to amend the Constitution if they want change the 2nd Amendment.

So in the end I didn’t save America, and I never will without your help, but I sure as hell am more proud of myself today than yesterday.

*NOTE* I didn’t take notes, so I am only paraphrasing Senate staff members.

Tom Maerling
1/4/2013

Letter To Senator Tom Coburn Asking him to Protect 2nd Amendment

Good day Sir,

First, thank you for your time.

My name is Tom Maerling and I am writing to ask you to please see to it that our 2nd Amendment is not allowed to be circumvented or ignored when congress resumes.

I am truly amazed that any Senator could or would mention confiscation of firearms from the American people. The talk of banning over 120 firearms is no less extraordinary and disgusting.

For the first time in my life I feel like I am lying to my 3 boys when I tell them we live in the greatest country on Earth. It seems to me that we are governed by tyrants. The total lack of respect, and even the overwhelming lack of will to acknowledge our Constitution even exists when making governing proposals, is absolutely surreal.

Please tell me you believe the American people are governed by the United States Constitution and that you know for a fact that our congress-people are restrained from making governing laws which violate our Constitution.

Please tell me also that you will put your job on the line to defend the Constitution from the tyrants in congress that you work side by side with.

And let me ask you to stop being polite and or civil to those representatives of the American people that would even suggest a gun grab in the United States of America. I know it is supposed to be ‘uncivil’ to call your fellow Senators names, but when in fact that name is true and accurate, it is not uncivil. When being civil, for the sake of being civil, creates a greater danger to the citizenry than it does a courtesy to the recipient then it is time to put truth and accuracy above civility.

Civility that allows for the bolder talk of tyranny to spew from a tyrant’s mouth and an increased abuse of office may be civil between you and your colleague, but it is uncivil to the American citizenry. I believe it is your duty to call these people out for what they are.

It is time to put the shame back on the people that want to defile our Constitution and celebrate those that wish to defend it. To be clear Sir, when a United States Senator speaks of confiscating or mandating buy-backs of the American citizenry’s firearms then that U.S. Senator is defiling the U.S. Constitution.  Any Senator of the United States of America that would defile the Constitution in order to strip the American citizenry of their right to keep and bear arms ‘without infringement’ is indeed a tyrant.

If our founding fathers were with you today Sir, I am certain they would tell you that a U.S. Senator speaking about confiscation or mandated buy-backs of the American citizenry’s firearms is exactly why the American citizenry needs not only semi-automatic weapons but fully automatic weapons.

The only deal you should cut with these tyrants when it comes to our 2nd Amendment is this: If they get the votes to amend the Constitution then you will abide by the new amendment when proposing new legislation, but until then, you expect them to abide by the current Constitution and not bring any legislation forward that infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

In the end I hope this is just a ploy by President Obama to stimulate the economy via a run on guns. If it is, give him congratulations from me. If it isn’t, I hope you can do something to convince me I am not lying to my children.

PS. Senator-elect Ted Cruz has a great petition on his website that I would love to see on your site as well as other congress-people.  http://www.tedcruz.org/blog/2012/12/29/stand-together-to-protect-our-second-amendment-rights/

With great concern,
Thomas Maerling


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