Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Letter to My Representative

...or, let it never be said anymore that I sit on my tail as a gun owner:

Dear Representative Poe:
Good day, sir. My name is *redacted*, and I am a resident of *town in Texas' 2nd Congressional District*. It has come to my attention that Rep. Dan Lungren of California is running for House Minority Leader against John Boehner of Ohio. I implore you as a freedom-loving Texan and American citizen to cast your vote for John Boehner and against Dan Lungren. As California's attorney general in the late 1990s Dan Lungren oversaw the turning in and/or confiscation of thousands of previously-legal semiautomatic rifles after the state of California outlawed those rifles with the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act. For that effort and others, he has in the past been endorsed by the Brady Campaign, which as you may know was originally known as Handgun Control. Perhaps Lungren's other beliefs may be in line with what the Republicans believe, and he may well have moderated his stance since his election to the U.S. Congress, but personally I'd be inclined to believe said moderation was due to political expediency than an honest change of heart. it's my humble belief that his previous actions in relation to this issue alone render Lungren completely unfit to hold any public office, let alone be a party leader in this nation's Congress. Ask yourself, "What would the Founders say to Lungren's actions in California?" It's bad enough that we have the gun-grabbing Democrats in charge of both houses of Congress and the Presidency to boot. Please don't give the enemies of liberty a bigger foothold in the Republican Party too. We need a bipartisan mandate to leave our guns alone, not a bipartisan mandate to take them away — and the latter is what we will be moving toward if Dan Lungren is rewarded with the post of House Minority Leader. Thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,
*name redacted*
*town redacted*