Have You Done This Yet?

Have you made use of the tool that Ruger is making available to send a message to elected representatives? If not, why not? It is quick, easy, and a way to build the numbers of pro-gun messages that our elected representatives are receiving. So far, over 688,000 messages have been sent in about a week. This needs to be more.

The link to their tool is here. Use it and then share it with friends, family, co-workers, and everyone else you know who is a gun owner or who believes in gun rights.

The message being sent is short, sweet, and to the point:

Dear (Recipient),

I am a law-abiding citizen and responsible gun owner.

I am saddened by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, but I believe that efforts to impose new restrictions on me and other lawful and responsible owners like me are misguided. Did you know that violent crime with firearms has declined since the Federal “assault weapons ban” expired in 2004?

Your focus should be on strengthening mental health care and improving the quality of data supporting NICs checks (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Do NOT pass more gun laws; instead, work to enforce the more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books.

I am your constituent and I vote. Please represent me.

Sincerely,
(Your Contact Information)


10 thoughts on “Have You Done This Yet?”

  1. Great tool, I've used it, but I have been told that the emails from the Ruger tool are being filtered out as spam, making this a waste of time and effort.

    1. Well, they aren't spam, but they count a whole lot less than a simple letter most anyone can draft that says "No gun control, no magazine restrictions, etc. And I vote in every national election…."

      If you go to the trouble of individually sending an email (letters are now very delayed due to the anthrax attack), they know you're a lot more serious and a lot more likely to donate money, vote, etc.

    2. @hga: I agree that an individual letter gets more attention. I say do both. Don't forget that a fax can be used as well. I find it just as effective as a letter and it gets there just as quick as an email.

  2. The facts are you are neither silent or in the majority. The extreme gun owners have been very active in voicing their desires to have all the guns/assault weapons they want. They, through the NRA (lobbyists for Gun Manufacturing) have been promoting fear by screaming about having your guns being taken away for years.

    The other side should be called as the silent majority. They have been quiet, fearful of the power of the NRA, and definitely a majority of Americans. When one of the law abiding citizen stole his Mother's gun in Newtown, and killed 26 people, the silent one gained their voice. Check the polls.

    There has been not one word either in the New York State law or the Federal proposals, including the much-feared and over blown Executive Orders, of taking away any gun. Not a word.

  3. I'm sad to see that the gun prohibitionists commenting at 1:48pm and 2:51pm have such courage of their convictions that they choose to remain anonymous. Pity that.

  4. I see it is ok for the pro-gun at 12:11 or 5:12 to be Anonymous? It looks like that you are sad and pitying the other ones because they are not falling for the propaganda this site, and the silly letter to the representatives. You have your own opinions, but can't have your own facts.

    1. @Rich Stewart: This is a pro-gun blog. It is and will always be that. I have no use or patience for those who would say "I'm a gun owner but…" or "I'm a hunter but…".

      Yes I'm an absolutist and have been called both an insurrectionist and gun extremist by the likes of CSGV. I wear both labels proudly.

      Feel free to troll elsewhere.

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