The Second Amendment

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February 4, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has introduced legislation to ban “assault” weapons and limit higher magazine clips following the atrocity at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT

Your stance on the 2nd Amendment may not agree with mine but maybe you will take the time to review my letter to Senator Feinstein.  You may or may not know she is pressing very hard for all kinds of restrictions and bans on arms like she did in 1994.  I use the term ARMS because that is how it is stated in the 2nd Amendment.  It is not weapons, assault or any other kind.  The arms of the 2nd Amendment were not for hunting, target shooting, collecting, etc.; they are for our protection (yours & mine) from a tyrannical government, a government bent on taking away our basic God given rights.  They are for personal protection from those, man or beast, that would harm us or those we care about when there is no other.

Should Senator Feinstein and her myrmidons (followers, ants fr. Greek) be able to change and restrict (unconstitutionally) the 2nd Amendment, do you not know that the 1st Amendment is sure to follow?  We the people are already unable to address the Government for redress of grievances as denied by the courts with the elimination of the “Citizen’s Grand Jury.”  The changes I have seen in my lifetime, at first seemed to be small but with the past three administrations seem to have found the fast track. (Yes, I include Bush in that)

The following is for those who want to use it as a template to write Senator Feinstein, their Senator and Congress Representative or to  just pass it along for the edification of your family & and friends who may be interested.

Semper Fi

February 2, 2013

CA Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Feinstein:

As your constituent I believe you should consider my comments concerning your latest attempt to destroy the second amendment to the Constitution with the introduction of your recent “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013″ proposed Bill to the Senate.  It now appears fashionable to those in Congress to state “I support the 2nd Amendment” but when it comes to action we are seeing something entirely different.  Using your logic, wouldn’t it be appropriate to ban cars as they cause many more deaths, including children, than guns in America?

California’s citizens have paid your salary for many years and what do we get, a hypocrite.  You apparently had fear for your own safety when you carried a concealed weapon while you tried this same action back in 1994.  Don’t you think it would be better to eliminate the real causes of these horrific incidents that you and your myrmidons want to blame on guns?  I recently saw on TV part of a movie where a very young girl with neon pink hair (a supposed SUPERHERO) just blasted away with a pistol (handgun)at point blank range.  Is it possible this could give the impression to our children’s minds that at that age you can just shoot people?  Great training for young minds still in development don’t you think?  Hollywood is a big contributor to you and the Democrat Party.  There is nothing in your latest attempt to skewer the second amendment that would eliminate the display of mayhem and violence they use guns to produce, or in the video games that many children have access to today.  Don’t you think it is time you looked at Hollywood where most of them cannot distinguish fact from fiction since they’ve been acting for most of their adult life?

You probably have forgotten that you and the rest of your “friends” (an oft used description of the enemies across the aisle) in Congress work for us as neither you or “Madame” Boxer responded to my letter concerning the over $4 million dollars per year you have spent for your offices (the highest of any persons in Congress).  Instead of listening to all of us and following your oath to uphold the Constitution you blindly go about trying to eliminate our freedom to protect ourselves from criminals and the ever increasing threat from an overbearing and out of control government. You and many like you created the “GUN FREE ZONES” where these perpetrators take so many lives.  Have you asked yourself or anyone why these mentally deficient individuals do not go to a place where people have the ability/capability to defend themselves?

It is terrible when one person is murdered by another but I believe you and many who think like you are responsible for the mass killings as you have created legislation that allows criminals and the unhinged to do their worst where people have NO capability to defend themselves.  As my son, a former police officer has said, the police are only a reactionary force that can act only after the fact. Maybe you and others in the Congress will next want to create a “pre-crime bureau” as in one of Hollywood’s psychotic creations.

No matter how you look at it, as much as you try, you cannot create legislation for morality.  Moral choices are personal choices based on a belief system that is taught or learned at a very early age.  The more you and those in your position eliminate or hide morality from public discourse the greater these issues become.  Thou shall not murder is a great commandment, one of ten incidentally, that liberals and progressives want to ban because of the misinterpretation of the “separation of church and state”.  I have a sign (decal) that states “No Guns On Premise” that I have not found anyone willing to put in their window.  Do you wonder why and yet you want to make us all have the equivalent so any criminal will feel free to bust in without challenge.

Let me echo this from another letter I know you have received, I doubt that few citizens wish to see continued mass killings of those in “gun-free zones” such as have been occurring. Do you genuinely think that creating even more such zones (in fact, the entire country) are a rational solution since it offers criminals/mentally unstable people an even greater freedom in selecting killing zones??? If you really think that, you are no longer merely ignorant, needing to be apprised of the facts, but (as a friend used to say) you are stupid – and stupid is forever!

Is it possible that countries like Switzerland where all citizens are required to own and be trained in firearms, where the crime rate is low may have the answer?  Maybe the facts get in the way of your thinking where you discount the high crime rate of places like D.C. and Chicago (murder capitols each) that have strict or no guns allowed laws. Your allies in the MSM choose to publicize the recent mass shootings without a word of those that didn’t occur because of a legally armed citizen who had the capability to stop the perpetrator. I would be in support of a Bill that would allow all law abiding citizens in all fifty States to openly carry firearms with the only requirement being proper training.

Can you tell me why your Bill says: … any weapons having a “pistol grip” not limited to pistols “The term ‘pistol grip’ means a grip, a thumb hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.”? Let me focus on ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC THAT FUNCTIONS AS A GRIP.  Every rifle, the stock is shaped to provide a grip.  Are you just planning on your future restrictions that will allow you and others to ask for the confiscation of all weapons?  That is what it looks like to me and I’m sure it does to others who take the time to read your Bill.

Can you tell me you have considered the offer of Front Sight a Nevada business?  One that has made the following offer or is that off the table because it is NO cost to taxpayers and it makes more sense than trying to eliminate or change the 2nd Amendment?

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, arguably the world leader in providing intensified courses in the defensive use of firearms for private citizens, has the answer to stopping further attacks on school children. Front Sight will once again offer free firearms training to any school administrator, teachers, or full time staff members designated as school Safety Monitors.

Front Sight will accept for training up to three staff members from each school, college or university.

Applicants must submit a letter requesting training on school letterhead signed by the top school district official and designating the applicant as the school’s Safety Monitor.

Please do us all a favor by not just rewriting your Bill but replace it with one that uses common sense and addresses the real causes of the mass murders that are occurring with regularity. (Drugs, Gangs, Mental Illness, Violent Individuals)

Guns do not kill people; people kill people with or without a gun.


Lloyd Carter

(Address Redacted)


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