Actually, the letter is popping up on some military (related) sites I go to regularly and consider trustworthy.<quoted text>The site seems legitimate, and Christopher Michel has a solid background (Entrepreneur, Navy Pilot, Harvard entrepreneur in residence, more). The problem I have is that if people want to sign position statements, they should have the courage of their convictions rather than hiding in anonymity.
I read an interesting article on Salon last night that impugns the testimony about our former ban on assault weapons by the NRA head. The data is actually inconclusive about impact. The study didn't run long enough and included a period of time where assault weapons were still in the pipeline. There is also evidence in the study that gun crimes were down during the period of time the ban was in effect. Personally, I would be content to see a ban on high capacity ammo magazines, but I don't have a problem with the other restrictions either. I don't think there's anything there that would prevent me from defending myself and my family. I'm not expecting an insurrection though:-)
It's the letter itself that I find odd.
I just can't make myself believe it's legit unless I see the signatures.
From what I understand it's being distributed to and published by various right leaning sites and media outlets minus the signatures.