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Old February 24th, 2009, 07:18 PM #51
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i am saving my 35 bucks for NRA membership and i email my reps every now and then but there is not much a 16 y/o with no money can do
you've got your head on straighter that most 16 year olds, bud. that's a hell of a start. i'll be 30 in another year and all of this stuff is new to me.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:23 AM #52
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Well, I admit I have been riding the coattales of others on these issues. I always liked guns and enjoyed them. I purchased another handgun in Dec. and picked up a new AR for the inauguration. Until I joined this site however I never asked myself why I was able to buy those firearms. I just new I could. I joined a hunting club and we talk about gun control but who is listening to that?

So, last night I joined the NRA. I am learning as much as I can from this site and how I can make a difference. I plan to take what I learn and share it with the members of my local club and hopefully some of them are already involved and we can work together. Thanks to those making this site possible, sharing and educating people like me.

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So, last night I joined the NRA. I am learning as much as I can from this site and how I can make a difference. I plan to take what I learn and share it with the members of my local club and hopefully some of them are already involved and we can work together. Thanks to those making this site possible, sharing and educating people like me.

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Hot damn and welcome aboard! I was just like you, unaware of the fight until I turned up here. If you're local club members can take the time to write some letters, concerted pressure is a beautiful thing.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 11:09 AM #54
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My Letter to Senator Frosh

Here is the letter I sent to Senator Frosh via his website. I have not received a response via email.

Senator Frosh,
> >
> > I saw the WBAL video clip of your response regarding the
> > issue of concealed firearm permits and assault weapons. I
> > have to take offense to your position and it makes me
> > question whether you are in touch with what is going on in
> > this State as well as statistics that do not lie. It is a
> > fact that violent crime has dropped dramatically in states
> > with a Shall Issue Concealed Carry law. Maryland, on the
> > other hand, continues to be one of the most violent crime
> > ridden states in the Union. The politicians of this State
> > continue to pass legislation that infringes upon the rights
> > of law abiding citizens while making it ever easier for
> > criminals to operate.
> >
> > As a retired U.S. Army officer, I also take offense to your
> > stance on assault weapons, particularly your comment that
> > "they are crazy." So I am crazy? I am a
> > decorated combat veteran of OEF and OIF. I hold an advanced
> > degree and work for the Federal Gov't. Would you call a
> > WWII veteran from the Greatest Generation crazy for wanting
> > to own a M-1 Garand rifle, the service rifle he carried in
> > combat? Perhaps you can't understand what that means to
> > a veteran? Perhaps you don't understand what the
> > Founding Fathers intended with the 2nd Amendment to
> > "our" Constitution? Or maybe you do and that is
> > why you don't want law abiding citizens to be able to
> > own a rifle of this type. In the time our Founding Fathers
> > wrote the Constitution, the arm referred to in "keep
> > and bear arms" was the flintlock musket. Today it is
> > the AR-type rifle. I continue to be offended and disgusted
> > with the politicans of this State. I look forward to
> > hearing from you, not one of your staffers if you have the
> > guts.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 11:11 AM #55
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Great letter and Thank You for your Service to this Country.
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Update to things I'm doing to further the cause: Finally joined the NRA.

Here's the straw that broke the camel's back: http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=15742
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:47 PM #57
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Here is the letter I sent to Senator Frosh via his website. I have not received a response via email.

Senator Frosh,
> >
> > I saw the WBAL video clip of your response regarding the
> > issue of concealed firearm permits and assault weapons. I
> > have to take offense to your position and it makes me
> > question whether you are in touch with what is going on in
> > this State as well as statistics that do not lie. It is a
> > fact that violent crime has dropped dramatically in states
> > with a Shall Issue Concealed Carry law. Maryland, on the
> > other hand, continues to be one of the most violent crime
> > ridden states in the Union. The politicians of this State
> > continue to pass legislation that infringes upon the rights
> > of law abiding citizens while making it ever easier for
> > criminals to operate.
> >
> > As a retired U.S. Army officer, I also take offense to your
> > stance on assault weapons, particularly your comment that
> > "they are crazy." So I am crazy? I am a
> > decorated combat veteran of OEF and OIF. I hold an advanced
> > degree and work for the Federal Gov't. Would you call a
> > WWII veteran from the Greatest Generation crazy for wanting
> > to own a M-1 Garand rifle, the service rifle he carried in
> > combat? Perhaps you can't understand what that means to
> > a veteran? Perhaps you don't understand what the
> > Founding Fathers intended with the 2nd Amendment to
> > "our" Constitution? Or maybe you do and that is
> > why you don't want law abiding citizens to be able to
> > own a rifle of this type. In the time our Founding Fathers
> > wrote the Constitution, the arm referred to in "keep
> > and bear arms" was the flintlock musket. Today it is
> > the AR-type rifle. I continue to be offended and disgusted
> > with the politicans of this State. I look forward to
> > hearing from you, not one of your staffers if you have the
> > guts.

That is a great letter! Thank you for your service to this Country. I doubt you will even hear from Frosh's staffers with that fine letter.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:50 PM #58
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Thanks fellas. I appreciate the kind words.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 10:33 PM #59
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Kev, you really gotta stop havin your mom write those letters for ya.
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Kev, you really gotta stop havin your mom write those letters for ya.
No, no, no! Get her to write some for the rest of us!
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