Salutations Senator Feinstein,
I am writing this letter to you and to all other politicians that think gnawing away at the rights granted to the citizens of the United States of America, under the second amendment to keep and bear arms is an acceptable action. It is not! Gun Control does nothing to stop criminals from owning guns, Gun Control only serves to make it harder for the law abiding citizen to protect his family, self and home. I would pose one question to you and any of your cohorts that think they know better. Can you promise me that a police officer will arrive at my home armed in time to stop an intruder? Because if you cannot make this promise, you have no right what so ever to attempt to remove the ability or hinder the ability for American citizens to be able to arm and protect themselves, family and property.
Your venture with your anti-gun legislation is one of foolishness as you seek to control our freedoms. You and your cohorts are not where our freedoms come from, please keep in mind yours is to serve the people, not the other way around. You want to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill? Then how about take out the question on the gun application asking if the applicant has ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder and replace it with a waiver allowing the background check into the applicant’s medical records. Until you fix things like that you are just spinning your wheels.
The problem I have with your actions and the actions of others like you, is every time a gun involved tragedy happens your first thought is to put our rights on trial like you honestly think you can prevent these things from happening. You want to control the dangerous gun problems you and your cohorts need to start by first closing our border. This way you make it harder for drugs to find their way into this nation via our most porous border, the Mexican border. Slow the flow of drugs and you begin to choke the life source out of the Gangs in America, without that Drug money you will see a drop in the ability for these gangs to purchase firearms. But the point here is to go after the criminals who possess guns and not the law abiding citizens.
It is my feeling that your priorities are all screwed up because you act on emotion rather than common sense. You want to serve the people, then you make sure to wage your war on “Illegal Gun Ownership”. Criminals that have no place owning a gun, make it a stiff sentence to commit a crime while a member of a gang, while selling narcotics, for any crime where a gun is involved. But stop thinking limiting gun access to law abiding citizens tell the criminals that they are getting a free pass and sends a message to the good guys that they have to pay for the crimes of the criminal. The representatives elected by the people of this country to protect their rights should not have to sit back and wonder why they are being thrown under the bus by a bunch of “Nanny State Politicians”.
Serve the people whom you answer too, not just the cries from your own party. Do your job, have the integrity to stand tall and recognize you cannot take away our rights out of some misguided belief that you can stop another Sandy Hook tragedy from happening. You cannot, I cannot, nobody can. But you can make a few changes as I have mentioned and have a far larger impact by putting guns out of reach of the mentally ill. The choices however are yours, perhaps weigh your options and act less out of emotion and more within the reality of what is right and what is wrong. It is a common sense issue, no matter how emotional the Sandy Hook Shootings were and are, you must act in the best interest of this country and you cannot punish the innocent because you are not seeing the whole picture, or are incapable of seeing the reality beyond your emotions.
It was after all guns in the hands of good citizens that won this country’s freedom…..