USMC Cpl Joshua Boston has written to Senator Dianne Feinstein and in few but concise words expressed what we should all be telling this California Liberal Senator, our Senators, and our Representatives. If this doesn’t inspire you to keep fighting for your rights, nothing will. Beyond all the passionate rhetoric from Hollywood and Liberal legislators is the hard truth boldly stated by Cpl Boston: an “inanimate object” does not wreak havoc on the public, oh and by the way, we’re not your “subjects.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the governmentâ€™s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You maâ€™am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
Robert Johnson, writing at BusinessInsider shares his past military service in a “soft” non-infantry unit and compares Boston’s service with his:
From someone who never developed relationships with the tools of the battlefield; who never slaved to keep a weapon performing endlessly and without question. The maintenance and care required to achieve that security in the harsh gritty environments of Iraq and Afghanistan is profound.
While the argument of no need for a weapon clip with 30 bullets may sound about right, these weapons are available, and they will never disappear. The bad guys will always have access to them. The resolution is to make the punishment so swift and terrible that fewer will consider committing these atrocities, and leave law-abiding citizens to ability to protect themselves with the same inanimate object used by the criminal. The second argument is, once this begins and is sanctioned by law, there will be no stopping it and more and more weapons will be banned – you know it’s true.
Whatâ€™s the functional difference between an assault weapon and a semiautomatic rifle? You do understand that the answer is â€œnothingâ€? An assault weapon is not an automatic weapon. It is semiautomatic like most guns now sold in the United States, i.e., it fires every time the trigger is pulled. What sets it apart is its scary-looking features.
Whatâ€™s more powerful, the Bushmaster .223 used by Adam Lanza in his slaughter or the average deer-hunting rifle? If the answer is the average deer-hunting rifle â€” indeed, many states ban the Bushmaster .223 for deer hunting because it is too weak â€” will you attempt to ban them, too? Rich Lowry – read the story here
BusinessInsider provided the photo and notes that it was provided by Cpl Boston.