Email from the White House...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by David, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I got an email from The White House. It started off with, "Dear Friend". That got me really curious because I know I don't have any friends in The White House. I couldn't believe who signed it!! He actually called me, "friend"!!! What an insult!

    "Dear Friend:

    Thank you for taking the time to write. I have heard from many Americans regarding firearms policy and gun violence in our Nation, and I appreciate your perspective. From Aurora to Newtown to the streets of Chicago, we have seen the devastating effects gun violence has on our American family. I join countless others in grieving for all those whose lives have been taken too soon by gun violence.

    Like the majority of Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. In this country, we have a strong tradition of gun ownership that has been handed down from generation to generation. Hunting and sport shooting are part of our national heritage. Yet, even as we acknowledge that almost all gun owners in America are responsible, when we look at the devastation caused by gun violence—whether in high-profile tragedies or the daily heartbreak that plagues our cities—we must ask ourselves whether we are doing enough.

    While reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm should not be a divisive one. Most gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale. Most also agree that if we took commonsense steps to curtail gun violence, there would be fewer atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown. We will not be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing we can do to reduce gun violence—if even one life can be saved—then we have an obligation to try.

    That is why I asked Vice President Joe Biden to identify concrete steps we can take to keep our children safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. He met with over 200 groups representing a broad cross-section of Americans and heard their best ideas. I have put forward a specific set of proposals based off of his efforts, and in the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality.

    My plan gives law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence. These tools include strengthening the background check system, helping schools hire more resource officers and counselors and develop emergency preparedness plans, and ensuring mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence. And I directed the Centers for Disease Control to study the best ways to reduce gun violence—because it is critical that we understand the science behind this public health crisis.

    As important as these steps are, they are not a substitute for action from Congress. To make a real and lasting difference, members of Congress must also act. As part of my comprehensive plan, I have called on them to pass some specific proposals right away. First, it is time to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. Second, Congress should renew the 10-round limit on magazines and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban. We should get tougher on those who buy guns with the purpose of selling them to criminals, and we should impose serious punishments on anyone who helps them do this.

    These are reasonable, commonsense measures that have the support of the majority of the American people. But change will not come unless the American people demand it from their lawmakers. Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love. We owe the victims of heartbreaking national tragedies and the countless unheralded tragedies each year nothing less than our best effort—to seek consensus in order to save lives and ensure a brighter future for our children.

    Thank you, again, for writing. I encourage you to visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/NowIsTheTime to learn more about my Administration’s approach.

    Sincerely,

    Barack Obama"
     
  2. Stratojaxter

    Stratojaxter Well-Known Member

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    I got the same 'Thanks for writing but screw you" email, except it was addressed "Dear Jack". I guess after addressing my letter to him "To the unfortunate occupier of the White House", he doesn't consider me a friend. :D

    I especially like
    Joe Biden? Joe "fire a shotgun through the door" Biden? The same Joe Biden that believes that a double barreled 12-gauge shotgun is easier for a woman to defend herself with than an AR-15? This is the idiot you want to head up gathering ideas for your gun control plan? :eek: If we want to keep people safe, we should start by removing the shotguns from Biden's home before he hurts someone.
     

  3. RudeDog

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    I got one too, I wrote back that his actions were un-American and impeachable and swore to push my elected officials to pursue him until he and his ilk were locked up.
     
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  5. Shooter

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    Lets get something straight about the second. It wasn't written in in order to promote sportsmanship or hunting, it is a direct response against tyranny. It is to say that I have maintained the right of force, which I will use if neccesary when my freedoms are under attack by those who are supposed to be protecting them. Sure, many of us are hunters, sport shooters, and collectors, but those come secondary to the right to defend my liberty.

    Also, I don't like the term "Gun Violence". We don't call it knife violence or stick violence, we call it violence. Spelling it out as gun violence makes it seem like it's something different than the other forms of violence, which it's not, thereby dismissing the issue.
     
  6. RudeDog

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    The Constitution continues to confound Ovomit from turning the country full-on socialist/commie. He still tries to go around it and our congress and senate have yet to stand up to him. New Rochelle, CT recently has taken down the Gadsen Flag "Don't Tread On ME" because they feel it's too partisan. WTF! It seems that the left is just chumming the waters for a full on frenzy..
     

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  7. Shooter

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    To be real honest I have yet to see a president who is pro constitution. Sure Obama is out to restrict more of our civil liberties, but remember the patriot act? We are in quite the predicament.
     
  8. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    I have yet to hear how the government plans to take guns away from the people who should not have them. ( thugs, criminals, gangbangers, felons, ex-cons ect....The very scum who are ruining it for the responsible gun owner as well as taking young lives as the e-mail states. I believe in responsible gun legislation but I have yet to hear a good plan of action. It's a throw down of regs to appease the victims and families of victims. If they for one minute believe that gun control will change or lower the crime rate than these people are truly brainwashed by words. If this is compensation for the loss of a loved one , I say B.S. I too lost a loved one to a criminal act involving a hand gun and myself and two other family members were scrutinized because we collect guns??? I am not at all happy about the future of this country as a whole.
     
  9. Shooter

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    They've been doing it in California for some time. It's not an easy job, but they go to your door armed and in full armor and ask for you to turn over your firearms.

    I would imagine a national seizure would be along the same lines.
     
  10. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I thought this is illegal? How does one say, "no, fully armed and armored cop... I am NOT turning over my guns!?" Sounds like it would be forceful or intimidating to me.
     
  11. BersaOwner

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    I read your letter & the only thing I can say is, isn't Aurora, Newtown, & streets of Chicago are in areas that have some of the strictest gun laws already???
    So if the gun laws they have now don't take care of the problem, how in the world will more laws solve anything.
    Maybe someone needs to tell the White House that criminals don't care about & don't follow any laws.
    They need to stop violence all violence, but to do that you need to look at the reason for violence. If that guy that just shot his estranged wife had a good job his wife might not have left him for the other guy.
    If the kids in the gang had a good home life maybe they would be at home watching TV instead of planning their next drive by shooting.
    The gun isn't the problem it is the outlet of the problem, if you remove the gun the problem will just find another outlet.
     
  12. Shooter

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    I don't know, but they do it. I can't find the article but I will keep looking.