02-04-2013, 04:34 PM
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Oregon
My Ride: F150 X5 MR2
| It took about a week for him to respond. I used Ruger's letter sending page to automatically send it to all the right folks: http://ruger.com/micros/advocacy/
Senator Jeff Merkley also responded but his email says "Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about any proposed legislation that would affect gun ownership by signing the Ruger Firearms petition." Along with some other non-committal wishy-washy stuff. I was kind of pissed because I didn't sign any petition, I just borrowed ruger's form of letter. So the next time I would change up the text somewhat.
Here's the ruger letter:
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)
Last edited by brew; 02-04-2013 at 04:34 PM.