Tuesday, January 08, 2013

One Marine's Response, to Sen. Feinstein's Gun Control Proposal: One U.S. Marine was more than a little displeased with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s draconian gun control proposal, which includes an assault weapons ban and provisions on handguns and even “grandfathered weapons.” The letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston, was titled “No ma’am” and was first posted on CNN iReport on Dec. 27. The letter has since gone viral and has been shared extensively on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, as it seemingly has resonated with a segment of the American population. Read Boston’s entire “No ma’am” letter below and then share it with others: Senator Dianne Feinstein, I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’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 ma’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. Respectfully Submitted, Joshua Boston Cpl, United States Marine Corps 2004-2012 I copied and pasted this from a post on FB. I believe it is relevant to the present danger we face in America. Our country is facing the largest attack it has ever experienced. This is an attack on our founding fathers, our constitution, and the liberty so many have fought and died to preserve. Each of us that loves this land must do what we can to tell others what is happening. Joshua, although not as eloquent as some, has stated his case succinctly and truthfully. He is not alone. He is not the first nor will he be the last. We all have a duty to perform. President Kennedy put it well in words we can all understand, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." I share this and all the above with my whole heart, spirit, mind, and patriotic fervor. In Christ's Love, Preacher.

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