The Gun Grab, pt. 1
Posted by HM
TEXAS FIGHTS OUTLOUD
Action item for week June 20, 2022:
“Protecting our Children” and “Extreme Risk Protection Orders”
H.R. 7910 and H.R. 2377
“Protecting Our Children”: The House passed H.R.7910 (223-204), which would make various changes to federal firearms laws, including to establish new criminal offenses and to expand the types of weapons and devices that are subject to regulation.
“Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order”: The House passed H.R.2377 (224-202), which allows courts to issue "extreme risk protection orders" that bar particular individuals from possessing firearms based on a showing of imminent danger or a risk of misuse, and it creates a new grant program to assist states and local governments to implement and carry out similar legislation, known as "red flag laws.”
TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THIS VITAL ISSUE, HERE’S WHAT TO DO:
* WRITE, EMAIL, AND CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE
SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT
I’m calling to categorically voice my opposition to Senator Cornyn’s “compromise” on gun control. There is no “compromise” on the Second Amendment, which plainly states that the right to bear arms will not be infringed upon. Several bills have now passed the House which do just that. No one in his constituency, even in Uvalde, asked him for this—a direct threat to our Second Amendment and the right of private citizens to defend themselves. Texas is a solidly pro 2A state and his actions have betrayed us. Shame on him for putting his political ambitions ahead of his constituents.
Dear Senator Cornyn:
Texans are proud supporters of our Constitution’s Second Amendment which states that the right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. What else can we call the steady erosion of gun owners’ rights but infringement? A journalist for The Washington Times stated the matter concisely: “To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless.”
This exact inversion of logic has led to the most damning example of the uselessness of gun control laws in our country, Chicago, where the strictest of gun control laws have done nothing to curtail gun violence.
As law enforcement budgets are cut across our nation, and officers passively stand by witnessing riots and violence, citizens understand that government is no longer accountable for our safety, we are. We get it. And responsible citizens use firearms responsibly; criminals do not and never will, regardless of any legislation you may pass.
The issue lies with lawlessness and the proliferation of mental health issues in this country. But your “collaboration” with Senate Democrats looks less like problem solving and more like political theater, virtue signaling all the way down the slippery hill to gun confiscation and the repeal of the Second Amendment.
We the people of Texas say a resounding “no!” We do not consent, will not consent to further infringement. Shame on you for implicating our great State in this sham.
Senator John Cornyn
United States Senate
120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4305
Dear Senator Cruz:
Your constituents have been handed a disgraceful drubbing at the hands of your colleague, Sen. Cornyn. His “collaboration” with Senate Democrats on the issue of gun control, capitalized on a tragic event in Texas to further political agendas on the other side of the aisle.
I cannot explain this, just as I cannot explain why virtually every mass shooter is found to be on an F.B.I. watch list, but not restrained from criminal action. What I can say is that the problem does not lie with guns and their restrictions. It is systemic and cultural and will not be abated by infringing upon the rights of those who obey laws.
A journalist for The Washington Times stated the matter concisely: “To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless.”
The issue lies with lawlessness and the proliferation of mental health issues in this country, but we in the U.S. have become expert at getting things entirely backwards.
Cornyn’s “collaboration” with Senate Democrats looks less like problem solving and more like political theater, virtue signaling all the way down the slippery hill to outright gun confiscation and the repeal of the Second Amendment.
We the people of Texas say a resounding “no!” We do not consent, will not consent to further infringement. That our great State has been used to further this sham is a disgrace. We would ask that you stand up proudly for your constituents and voice your support for the Second Amendment, uninfringed, as it was meant to be and precisely penned.
Senator Ted Cruz
United States Senate
2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4306