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Show Low, AZ

#1 Jan 4, 2013
The following letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston and headlined “No ma’am.,” was posted in the CNN iReport on Dec. 27 with the included note from the producer and photo. It has struck a nerve with many and is being circulated around social media venues like Twitter and Facebook.

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
as if

Texarkana, AR

#2 Jan 4, 2013
he is a man who is accountable to follow rules. he is obligated to obey lawful requirements. he went through boot camp he knows how that works. he is not above the law that he very much serves. thats a lot of agressive authoritative presumption from a Cpl. if he was a brigadier general in the armed forces i could see his swager but he is far from that high up on the food chain.
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#3 Jan 4, 2013
as if wrote:
he is a man who is accountable to follow rules. he is obligated to obey lawful requirements. he went through boot camp he knows how that works. he is not above the law that he very much serves. thats a lot of agressive authoritative presumption from a Cpl. if he was a brigadier general in the armed forces i could see his swager but he is far from that high up on the food chain.
Our president is suppose to be accountable to the constitution.
guest

United States

#5 Jan 4, 2013
as if wrote:
he is a man who is accountable to follow rules. he is obligated to obey lawful requirements.
Fine. Here is a transcript of the "rules" that Marine is sworn to protect and defend :

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bil...

Now remind Congress and the Usurper-n-Chief about these same rules they too are accountable to follow, and ask them why they don't.
as if

Hughes Springs, TX

#6 Jan 4, 2013
you cant have an organized military and police force with each individual Cpl grade person questioning authority to the point of actual disobediance. Cpl sure didnt display that attitude in boot camp. Cpl slept, ate, ran a mile, made a bunk, cleaned a latrine when he was ordered to do so. any military person knows the value of following orders.
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Show Low, AZ

#7 Jan 4, 2013
So if the good Cpl was told to go jump off a cliff, he should not hesitate?
guest

United States

#8 Jan 4, 2013
as if wrote:
any military person knows the value of following orders.
That defense didn't work for Hermann Goering and it ain't gonna fly now.

Since: Nov 10

Whitney, TX

#9 Jan 5, 2013
as if wrote:
he is a man who is accountable to follow rules. he is obligated to obey lawful requirements. he went through boot camp he knows how that works. he is not above the law that he very much serves. thats a lot of agressive authoritative presumption from a Cpl. if he was a brigadier general in the armed forces i could see his swager but he is far from that high up on the food chain.
Any order that interferes with constitutional law is by definition an unlawful order that must be refused. Using the US military to seize Americans or their property (i.e., firearms) is such an obvious breach of the US Constitution that it evokes the legal term, ab initio: void and without legal effect from the beginning.

Since: Nov 10

Whitney, TX

#10 Jan 5, 2013
Here's a couple quotes that ought to put an end to this talk of registration of firearms...

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"
Adolph Hitler

"Our main agenda is to have all guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort the facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
Sara Brady
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Goldsmith, TX

#11 Jan 5, 2013
Tom Horn wrote:
It doesn't matter if you have to distort the facts or even lie.
Which tells us all we need to know about the moral character of the opposition.
as if

Mifflinburg, PA

#12 Jan 5, 2013
how could you have any type of organization in banking, sales, loans, purchases or the business world if you did not have registration, paperwork and filing.

keeping good records is natural to any sense of paperwork order.

besides, what the world are you planning to do with those semi autmatic weapons that you want to covertly own them without anyone knowing. that would be more of a concern to the general public that you want to hide the ownership of a repeat weapon.

when a felony crime is committed, how do you expect law enforcement to trace the shell casing back to the criminal if there are no records to go on. thats a daft concept to just allow free unregistered sales of weapons.

btw, quoting adolf, come on man thats going so far to the extreme its just desperately searching for something to post on your part.

dont you have an all new episode of doomsday preppers to watch or something?
Pedro

Seymour, TX

#13 Jan 5, 2013
So I see where a Connecticut police chief refuses to allow a gun show event. I'm no lawyer, but it seems the chief is overstepping his authority. The police enforce laws; they don't make them.

Since: Nov 10

Whitney, TX

#14 Jan 5, 2013
as if wrote:
how could you have any type of organization in banking, sales, loans, purchases or the business world if you did not have registration, paperwork and filing.
keeping good records is natural to any sense of paperwork order.
besides, what the world are you planning to do with those semi autmatic weapons that you want to covertly own them without anyone knowing. that would be more of a concern to the general public that you want to hide the ownership of a repeat weapon.
when a felony crime is committed, how do you expect law enforcement to trace the shell casing back to the criminal if there are no records to go on. thats a daft concept to just allow free unregistered sales of weapons.
btw, quoting adolf, come on man thats going so far to the extreme its just desperately searching for something to post on your part.
dont you have an all new episode of doomsday preppers to watch or something?
You conveniently ignore Mrs. Brady's comment. THAT is extreme.

I'll give you a few more quotes by "extremists":

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
George Mason-1788

"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."
Thomas Jefferson

"The ruling class doesn't care about public safety. Having made it very difficult for States and localities to police themselves, having left ordinary citizens with no choice but to protect themselves as best they can, they now try to take our guns away. In fact they blame us and our guns for crime. This is so wrong that it cannot be an honest mistake."
Malcolm Wallop Fmr. US Senator WY

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
Thomas Jefferson

With all your talk about registration, paperwork, filing etc. you sound a tad like Adolf's boys. They were sticklers for record keeping.
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Texarkana, TX

#15 Jan 5, 2013
thomas jefferson isnt god almighty.
there are any number of issues today that he didnt deal with. we are not obligated to worship him in all things. dont forget he owned people which didnt exactly put him in too high and mighty a position to be preaching about justice.
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Texarkana, TX

#16 Jan 5, 2013
Tom Horn wrote:
<quoted text>
With all your talk about registration, paperwork, filing etc. you sound a tad like Adolf's boys. They were sticklers for record keeping.
so is the local Department of Motor Vehicles, and the bowie county land tax assessor office, or the fish and wildlife hunting permit form. i bet you sure dont mind the detailed paperwork that banks use to keep your deposit and investments accurate.

Since: Nov 10

Whitney, TX

#18 Jan 5, 2013
as if wrote:
<quoted text>
so is the local Department of Motor Vehicles, and the bowie county land tax assessor office, or the fish and wildlife hunting permit form. i bet you sure dont mind the detailed paperwork that banks use to keep your deposit and investments accurate.
See post # 17 above.
Rick Sparr

Jupiter, FL

#19 Jan 5, 2013
8 years in the Marines and all he ended up is a Cpl ?? That sure tells me something. He's just another loser who has an ax to grind, questions his own manhood so he takes it out by buying trucks he can't afford and buys weapons even the Marines thought he couldn't handle. Ahh, but he was a Marine. So what. That D bag can go f himself.
as if

Texarkana, TX

#20 Jan 5, 2013
my computer shows post 16 skips to 18
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Show Low, AZ

#21 Jan 5, 2013
We have a ‘gun problem’ because we have a leadership problem – or rather, a lack of leadership problem.
The National Institute of Mental Health alone has over 3,000 individual studies that prove television and movie violence promotes criminally violent behavior in many children.
LOG ON TO www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed (WHICH IS THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE) AND TYPE IN KEY WORDS “effects of television viewing” AND YOU WILL SEE FIRST HAND THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF RESEARCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE....... SO, DON’T LET ANY SPOKESMAN FOR THE TELEVISION AND MOVIE INDUSTRY TRY TO TELL YOU OTHER COUNTRIES DON’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM.... IT IS WORLDWIDE.
Violence is central to the media's attention. Unless things get smashed, nobody pays attention.
Somehow TV & Hollywood movie executives are exempt from having the finger pointed at them and they hide behind the first amendment. They say if you don't like what children watches, just turn it off. Well, you can say the same thing about guns. Just put them down.
Same with tobacco. Alcohol kills more than 10 times the amount of people that tobacco does, yet guess who gets the big guns pointed at them???
Want some more facts?
By the time children reach the age of 16, they will have witnessed 33,000 murders and over 200,000 acts of violence on network TV. You think that accurately "just reflects real life?"
Then you are an idiot.
A 10-year study at the University of Illinois found that television is more crucial to a child’s behavior than even their family or their social class.
GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981; 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979; 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
After ONLY 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australian taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:
* Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.
* Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent.
* Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!
* While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
* There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

Since: Nov 10

Whitney, TX

#22 Jan 6, 2013
Your News - Your Way wrote:
We have a ‘gun problem’ because we have a leadership problem – or rather, a lack of leadership problem.
The National Institute of Mental Health alone has over 3,000 individual studies that prove television and movie violence promotes criminally violent behavior in many children.
LOG ON TO www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed (WHICH IS THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE) AND TYPE IN KEY WORDS “effects of television viewing” AND YOU WILL SEE FIRST HAND THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF RESEARCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE....... SO, DON’T LET ANY SPOKESMAN FOR THE TELEVISION AND MOVIE INDUSTRY TRY TO TELL YOU OTHER COUNTRIES DON’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM.... IT IS WORLDWIDE.
Violence is central to the media's attention. Unless things get smashed, nobody pays attention.
Somehow TV & Hollywood movie executives are exempt from having the finger pointed at them and they hide behind the first amendment. They say if you don't like what children watches, just turn it off. Well, you can say the same thing about guns. Just put them down.
Same with tobacco. Alcohol kills more than 10 times the amount of people that tobacco does, yet guess who gets the big guns pointed at them???
Want some more facts?
By the time children reach the age of 16, they will have witnessed 33,000 murders and over 200,000 acts of violence on network TV. You think that accurately "just reflects real life?"
Then you are an idiot.
A 10-year study at the University of Illinois found that television is more crucial to a child’s behavior than even their family or their social class.
GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981; 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979; 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
After ONLY 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australian taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:
* Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.
* Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent.
* Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!
* While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
* There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.
They want our guns? MOLON LABE !!

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