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Just finished contacting both my Senators and my Representative to express my wishes regarding the rights of legitimate, law abiding gun owners. Make sure you do more than scramble around trying to stock up on ammo and hi-cap magazines. I know a lot of guys here have probably already done the same.
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Ok, I got this link off the Hide, and it was working then. Hopefully it will be back up soon.
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I can't help but feel sick about what's happening out there to our ability to purchase firearms, parts or even handloading components for a reasonable price and within a decent time-frame. You can blame it on threatened legislation...and right now it's a serious threat, but only a threat, not a reality. There's also some blame to go around for those who are more interested in hoarding these items at any price than in pushing hard on their elected representatives to resist anything too drastic.
I have to wonder at the people who are on the buying side of the market. We are better off with more firearms owners with fewer guns each than with a relatively few owners with far more guns, etc. than they can use. I know of two guys who have given up on new builds because it's impossible to get the parts. Maybe next they will just find it too much of a pain to reload or to even bother hunting anymore. I just wish that those who are so busy just buying (and probably endangering themselves financially) would put a little effort into putting pressure on their elected representatives. And, for good measure, send a letter or two to other representatives who are vulnerable in the 2014 elections. Let them know you'll be donating to their opponents.
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I can't help but feel sick about what's happening out there to our ability to purchase firearms, parts or even handloading components for a reasonable price and within a decent time-frame. You can blame it on threatened legislation...and right now it's a serious threat, but only a threat, not a reality. There's also some blame to go around for those who are more interested in hoarding these items at any price than in pushing hard on their elected representatives to resist anything too drastic.
I have to wonder at the people who are on the buying side of the market. We are better off with more firearms owners with fewer guns each than with a relatively few owners with far more guns, etc. than they can use. I know of two guys who have given up on new builds because it's impossible to get the parts. Maybe next they will just find it too much of a pain to reload or to even bother hunting anymore.
If those who are so busy just buying (and probably endangering themselves financially) would put a little effort into putting pressure on their elected representatives it would help. And, for good measure, send a letter or two to other representatives who are vulnerable in the 2014 elections. Let them know you'll be donating to their opponents.
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How do you know a lot of those people who are buying are not writing letters?

It is human nature to try are prepare at the last minute.  When a person feels threatened they react.  People are scared so they are reacting right now, it is survival at the basic level.  Sure it is rough for some because they cannot get what they want right now.  But other people have a right to buy as much as they want when they want.  It sucks for someone who is on the losing end of this, but you just gotta embrace the suck.  Wink
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I don't know if they are writing or not. But it does have the air of a panic when everything is flying off the shelves. A potential ban on hi-cap mags shouldn't translate into a run on reloading components, for instance.
 
As far as people having a right to buy as much as they want, no doubt. But which is better: Joe Blow owning 10 AR lowers, half of which sit in a box because he can't afford to build off them anyway and his neighbor Ralph who was thinking of getting into shooting more but won't now because he's not invested in it. He doesn't want to pay twice as much as he would have a month ago or spend all his time scrounging for parts or components. Ultimately, current semi-auto enthusiasts are going to shoot themselves in the foot by pricing out potential allies.
 
Personally, why should I care? I've been buying handloading components steadily for years whenever they've been on sale. I can't even safely store any more primers now. I've got the firearms and parts I want and could turn around and sell some stuff on gunbroker for 2-4X profit. So I'm not complaining on my own behalf - other than to say that the more of us there are the better. And that's only going to happen if people calm down and act deliberately.
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I get what you mean, and honestly agree with you.  But people are going to do what people do when they are scared.  I am just glad I had the foresight to get what I needed prior to all this. 

I have been trying for two weeks to find AR parts for a buddy and my father in-law.  We have found and bought everything at normal prices except for lowers, still working on those. 

And by the way I have written my reps. Big Grin  Not that it matters since mine are all progun anyway. 
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Same here. Now I have it mind to write people like Nancy Pelosi and say "Through your statements and promises to ban so-called assault rifles and related items you have done more to flood the market with semi-auto firearms, high capacity magazines, and ammo than anyone alive. Every gun store owner in America is debating whether you or Barack Obama will be named Sales Rep of the Century."
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While the panic buying is a shame, and I can't predict the future, a friend of mine thinks that in 6 months to a year people will start selling the stuff they bought because they will need the money more than the stuff.
All but one of my Rep.s and both Senators are pro-gun, but I will still write them, because they need to hear they have our support. 
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Wrote my Rep's and BO about a week ago.  I've been checking my inbox every 5 minutes waiting for a response.  Whacko



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Feinstein's a great example of why we need term limits.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Feinstein's a great example of why we need term limits.

no politics in general is why we need term limits..... they all are the same.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Feinstein's a great example of why we need term limits.
She makes Hilary Clinton look like a saint in comparison. Add her to the list of California vulture species.
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This needs to be bumped to the top.
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Will the U.S. Follow Germany's Example?
The country that invented Nazism sets up national gun registry
 
Something very instructive just happened in Germany.
 
Germany just implemented "a vast registry that details every legal gun owner in the country, along with information about all of their firearms."
 
They did this, based on records that, in some cases, "were kept on index cards across what used to be 551 separate local registries."  
 
Thus, with everyone's name already on an index card (read:  4473 forms) in what was effectively a "universal background check," it was a small step to a national gun registry. 
 
Not surprisingly, "gun rights groups" in Germany raised no real opposition.  "We are used to it," said one.
 
Now, in the words of The Washington Post:
 
     If they are preparing a raid on a house, they can scout the address in the database to be better prepared for what weapons might lie within.  Before the database, they could only guess at overall numbers, and finding the weapons registered to a certain address had been laborious.
 
Do we need any better indication of why "universal background checks" are the most insidious aspect of Barack Obama’s gun control? 
 
We know that gun confiscation is the ultimate endgame for many of the gun grabbers on the Left.  Consider just a few, recent well-known cases:
 
* "Confiscation could be an option," declared New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview (December 27, 2012).
 
* "We cannot have big guns out here," said Iowa Rep. Dan Muhlbauer. "Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them." (Interview with the Iowa Daily Times Herald, December 19, 2012.)
 
* "No one is allowed to be armed. We're going to take all the guns," said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of the New Orleans police, right before several law-enforcement agencies began confiscating the firearms of lawful gun owners in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2005).
 
The task of confiscating guns is much easier when the government has a registration list.  And that is the number one reason gun owners should oppose background checks, because they give federal bureaucrats the framework for a national registration system.
 
If Obama gets his way, we will be much further down road to giving the Andrew Cuomos of the world the registration lists they need. 
 
Some liberal gun-grabbers are trying to paint it as "non-controversial."  But this hideous provision requiring every American to get the permission of the government before exercising their Second Amendment rights must be stopped.   
 
ACTIONClick here to contact your Senators and Representative.  Insist that they oppose the national background check, which would set the framework for a national gun registry and confiscation.

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I did contact them and they feel that all the crimes are commited by "assualt weapons" and should be banned.
 
Gland I didnt vote for them
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I just received back a responce from 1/2 the bureaucrats I sent they are on our side[supposedly]This form I sent was on the Ruger gun site!
 
 
 


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Dear Mr. bigdaddy0381

 

Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts regarding our Second Amendment rights. It is good to hear from you.

 

First, let me say that the loss of innocent lives in the recent Connecticut shooting is a great tragedy and the actions of the shooter are reprehensible.  As a father of three school-aged children, it is particularly painful to think about what the parents of the victims are going through. 

 

Like you, I have concerns with any legislation that seeks to address crime not through punishing criminals, but through taking away the Second Amendment rights of law abiding gun owners in North Georgia and elsewhere.  While I am a strong advocate for gun owners and upholding the Constitution, I agree with many of my colleagues and Americans that this awful event has spurred a healthy debate on what positive solutions can be enacted to prevent such horrific events in the future. Please know, I am committed to participating in the conversation about increasing penalties on violent criminals and to evaluating the availability and quality of mental health treatment in America.  Rest assured, I will remain a strong advocate for gun owners and as long as I have the privilege of serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will continue to protect Americans' Second Amendment rights. 

 

As an advocate for gun rights, you may be pleased to know that I am a co-sponsor of the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. H.R. 58 was introduced by Representative Steve Scalise on January 5, 2011 and would allow firearms dealers to sell or deliver any firearms to a resident in another state and would allow licensed dealers to conduct business at gun shows in other states. 

 

Additionally, I am a co-sponsor of H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. Introduced by Representative Cliff Stearns on February 18, 2011, this bill would provide a national standard for concealed carry permits in order to allow non-residents of a state to carry a concealed handgun, as long as they possess a valid concealed carry permit in another state. This bill is not to impede upon the states' right for determining their own concealed carry laws, nor does it apply to states that do not permit concealed firearms. This bill has been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, of which I am not a Member, and a hearing was held on September 13, 2011.

 

During this hearing, David Kopel, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, testified that "H.R. 822 is consistent with the letter and the spirit of the 10th Amendment, and of principles of federalism." If you would like to read additional testimony or watch a video of this hearing, you can do so on the Committee's website www.judiciary.house.gov. As well, this bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, with my support, on November 16, 2011 by a vote of 272 – 154 and was sent to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

 

Unfortunately, these bills did not pass both chambers of Congress in the 112th Congress.  Please rest assured, I will always support legislation that upholds each American's right to keep and bear arms, and should any legislation come before me regarding gun ownership in the 113th Congress, I will be certain to keep your thoughts in mind.

 

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this important matter. Your input helps me to better serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives. If I can be of any further service, please let me know.

 

 


Sincerely,

Tom Graves
Member of Congress 
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Thank you for contacting the office of Senator Johnny Isakson. We have received your question or concern. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Washington office at (202) 224-3643 or the Atlanta office at (770) 661-0999.



Thank you for taking the time to contact me. Your concerns are important and help me to better serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please keep in mind, I receive hundreds of emails and letters daily, so I appreciate your patience and please be assured, as your Representative, I will keep your thoughts in mind.
Tom Graves


Thank you very much for making your views known.  Your message will be shared with Governor Deal.



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the congressman at least took time to respond, the senator on the other hand....
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My senator did the same thing to me.  Just some auto response that did not even mention what I emailed him about.  I can't stand Orin Hatch, he is one crooked dude in my book.
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Originally posted by Trigger slap Trigger slap wrote:

http://www.nationalgunrights.org/republican-negotiating-with-harry-reid/ This is urgent get on board!
     Message on McConnell's phones is that they are experiencing unusually high call volume. I think we are getting our message across. I did get a message to him via email. Please do likewise.
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