Recently, a checkout-lane magazine popular with the American Idol crowd posted – amidst the latest dish on which famous couples are splitting up or which male celebrities are getting Botox treatment – an online article urging people to contact their representatives to “do something” about madmen killing people. Of course, echoing the president’s recent knee-jerk emotion-based plea, the implication is that the firearms are to blame and that more regulation is the cure. This despite the fact that the unconstitutional regulations for which they are calling would not (or, in some cases, did not) do anything to prevent such violence from being visited upon the lunatics’ disarmed victims.
They did, however, make one good point: that we should contact our representatives to make our opinions heard. Facts, real common sense, and – despite what some doctored propaganda pieces may say – public opinion is on the side of 2A rights. A few loudly complaining anti-gun zealots are hoping to be the “squeaky wheel” that warrants legislative grease while the silent majority of gun owners sit idly by. To make things easier for their readers to contact their reps, they list the contact information for all 435 US House and 100 US Senate members.
Great idea. Below is the list of those 535 voting members of the United States Congress. Scroll down to (or search the page for) your state and find your representatives and contact them to let them know what you think about the proven-ineffective (and often detrimental) gun control schemes that are being pushed. Continue reading
You have to hand it to them – if the gun control crowd is anything, they’re consistent. Or maybe predictable is a better word. No matter which adjective you use for them, their unceasing efforts to trample Second Amendment rights are undeniable. They are a motivated and largely organized group and if we want to preserve our rights we must also be motivated and organized. We cannot sit idly by while a vocal minority peppers our representatives with calls to incrementally (or not-so-incrementally) degrade our rights.
There are a number of online tools, provided by organizations like GOA and NRA, which allow you to find out who your representatives are and contact them. There is a relatively new resource called POPVOX (from the latin vox populi – the voice of the people) that users can take advantage of to express their opinions to their legislators. While POPVOX has been around for a couple years, it has recently been gaining in popularity and is a perfect opportunity for supporters of the Second Amendment to voice their feelings on pending gun control measures. To find current gun control issues and weigh in on them using POPVOX, visit The Official GunLink POPVOX Thread To Oppose Gun Control Legislation on the GunLink Forums or visit speakup.GunLink.info.
Comments and opinions left via POPVOX are delivered to your Representative and/or Senators in Congress electronically (or by hand when Continue reading