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Forum Post: Write or call your congressman & senators ( much more powerful than a petition )

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 21, 2012, 6:44 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

http://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_contact_senators.htm

VP Joe Biden, Gun Panel, 1600 Pennsylvania Av, Washington DC 20006


write your own letter or customize mine

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[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Better yet occupy the pavement in front of their office.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

copy the letter below & paste it into WORD or NOTEPAD or WORDPAD
edit it - customize it - send it



Dear ............................:

{ _ Y.O.U.R...I.N.T.R.O...H.E.R.E_ }

While we may want to confiscate guns, here is a much more feasable approach. It will not solve all gun problems, but it will reduce the number of guns and will reduce the number of dangerous people who have access to guns - and isn't THAT our real goal?

Please consider advocating these four steps below to help America with our gun disasters:

My proposal - for a NATIONAL gun law for all guns & owners:
My four points are SIMPLY based on seeing a logical parallel between cars & guns.


1
all gun owners must be licensed & tested with all guns they own and pass a written test.

if you own a motor cycle, a dump truck, and a car - you are tested in each
a written gun test - to guarantee the owner's understanding of gun laws
being forced to know the law - via the test - means the police know who you are -
and you may be less likely to commit a crime

2
every year, you must prove that you have gun liability insurance &
be background checked and prove that your gun is properly locked when not used.

insurance should be at least as high as car insurance [ I would like at least $1,000,000 ]
you must prove your car insurance
annual back ground check to verify your suitability to own guns
every gun must be locked in a gun case or have a trigger lock

3
as the owner of a gun, you are legally responsible for what is done with it.

you are required to report if your gun is missing within 48 hours
the owner will be much less likely to leave a gun accessible to a family member or thief

4
every gun must be registered and tested & a sample fired bullet stored by the police

knowing that your gun & its bullets are so easily traced will make you think before using it


peripherally-

Gun fees should be high enough to create a very substantial gun buy-back program

Penalties must be very high in money & jail time - especially after the first offense

No citizens ( except dealers & real collectors ) need more than a small number of guns

Gun fees should be higher for more guns.

The nra fighting against this - will be balanced by the insurance companies fighting for it

But the nra may be in favor of this when the gun companies understand that a gun owner can get paid to turn in their old gun and will be able to buy a new gun - with an INTEGRATED lock .

If we legalize drugs, we will clear out jail cells to fill with gun law breakers and free up police "time" for real crime investigation

I am fundamentally NOT opposed to confiscation, but we WILL get higher compliance and lower opposition if we use high fees & buyback. Take a position of reducing guns, like assault weapons such as semi-automatic rifles - rather than punishing a gun nut who spent $10,000 on an armory.


Test + Register + Insure + License + Lock = TRILL

I look forward to voting for you again !


[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

be sure that you mention that you are a voter in thier district

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

True dat.

[-] -1 points by RJHobbs (-58) 1 year ago

I contacted mine and sent him this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV20bDL8G1Y

Are your sure we're sane enough to even have this discussion?

[-] 2 points by Buttercup (1067) 1 year ago

Just to clarify - I meant 'like', as in - it's an amusing thought. To scare the old Republican white guys.

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[-] 2 points by Buttercup (1067) 1 year ago

Wait. So you're saying the solution to break the back of the NRA is to arm more non-white males? To scare the old Republican white guy NRA members? Strangely, I kinda like it. It's no worse an idea than putting armed guards in schools. And turning the whole of society into a military police state.

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