Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's not the NRA driving the surge in gun sales

NRA President David Keene rebuffs attempts by CNN's Candy Crowley to paint the organisation as one that pushes sales.

Meanwhile, firearms makers are among those directly urging Americans to resist the current gun control push.

Ruger offers suggestions and links here that includes an online form to let you send this message to your elected representatives.
Dear (Recipient), 
I am a law-abiding citizen and responsible gun owner. 
I am saddened by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, but I believe that efforts to impose new restrictions on me and other lawful and responsible owners like me are misguided. Did you know that violent crime with firearms has declined since the Federal "assault weapons ban" expired in 2004? 
Your focus should be on strengthening mental health care and improving the quality of data supporting NICS checks (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Do NOT pass more gun laws; instead, work to enforce the more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books. 
I am your constituent and I vote. Please represent me. 
(Your contact information)
I personally prefer to write my own letters, I think they're more effective. My next letters to my congressman and senators will make mention of  indigenous claims by their colleagues pushing gun control, including Senator Feinstein's claim that guns are more lethal than they were in 1993.

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