Marine Vet Says ‘No Ma'am’ to Weapons Ban in Crazy Awesome Letter to Senator

United States Marine Corps Corporal Joshua Boston has written an open letter to California Senator Diane Feinstein explaining why he will not be registering his firearms should her bill be passed. “I do not believe it is the government's right to know what I own,” he writes, “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.”

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, Senator Feinstein introduced legislation that would reinstate and strengthen the expired 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. The bill bans the sale, transfer, importation, and possession of ‘weapons of war’, as well as big clips, drums, or strips of more than 10 bullets.

The law, if passed, would not be retroactive, but grandfathered in to “protect” current gun-owners. However ... the only way people will be allowed to legally keep their firearms would be to register them with the government, as well as be photographed and finger-printed. Does that sound an awful lot like getting arrested to anyone else? Then what would happen to those records? Would they go into a database? Would they be available for criminal investigations? Because that’s not cool.

Corporal Boston is one of the many Americans not happy about the possibility of such legislation becoming law, so he penned a letter to Senator Feinstein to remind her that it is she who serves him, not the other way around.

“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.”

The corporal was also not shy in calling out Senator Feinstein’s hypocrisy in enjoying the protection of armed guards while decrying the public’s right to the same as a crime. He writes, “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 want to give this guy a hug and buy him a beer. He hits the nail on the head about the ‘good enough for thee, but not for me’ attitude prevalent in Washington. If guns really are evil, why do these politicians have armed guards? They should be more careful -- they might shoot their eyes out.

Do you think legislators should give up their armed guards before demanding that we give up our own weapons?


Image via Official U.S. Navy Imagery/Flickr

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tbruc... tbrucemom

Riss-your reason is exactly why we should not have guns regulated. If a "Hitler" comes to my house and try to kill/take me because I'm Jewish (I'm not, but this the example I'm using) I need to have equal power as him to make sure he isn't able to (or go down fighting). I'm sure the German army was originally sworn to protect the people they turned on.

lulou lulou

Now I get it, Luke should have instead used his own Death Star to destroy the real Death Star with.  Myabe I should get my son that $399 Lego Set so we can be prepared.

nonmember avatar Riss

tbrucemom- The law (which had existed and expired) is not about taking your guns. It's about registering them. It won't hurt you, it won't put you in any more danger. It just means someone can go and find out you own one. I learned through that NY paper link some of my neighbors have a license for a gun. Their property backs up to the elementary school. No one stormed their home. The 2nd Amendment protects your right to OWN a gun, not to OWN it without any regulation. It reminds me of the people who complain about TSA- to all I say fly El-Al into Israel sometime, or take a damn train. You do not have the RIGHT to fly, you have the privilege.

jagam... jagamama0710

Yeah...I still don't see a problem with being required to register your guns....


I'm fairly certain military members have to register their personal guns if they live on base/post.


As pointed out, you have to register your car, etc. etc. etc. No different. I think fingerprints may be excessive but just registering? That's fine by me. 


And again, I am not "anti-gun".

belon... belongs2Jesus

look here's the facts


 


watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obog6eoYd_c


 


this woman at one time said for the government to take our guns by force. 


 


Adolf Hitler took the guns from his people does anyone know history of what happened next?

nonmember avatar stella

You gun nuts are ridiculous. No one is trying to take your guns away. Everyone above has already said it, but I wonder... do you have a problem with registering your car? You're just plain looney-tunes.

Doomy234 Doomy234

Those comparing registering cars to guns are off base. A car is not a RIGHT it is a privilege. With a right you have all means to have something (speech, press, guns) and nobody can challenge it you having it. There are already enough laws in place for gun control, to make everybody line up and put their name on a list so that the government can watch what you do is not only an infringement of privacy, it infringes our right to protect ourselves by any means necessary. Why does the government get to say that 10 bullets is enough to protect your family? They cannot predict all circumstances.

Craft... CraftyJenna

Let's just ask all the victoms of huricane Katrina who had their legally registered guns ILLIGALLY confisacted by the national gaurd on Bush's order's how well having the government know about their guns worked out for them. Or the folks in New York who had their names and addresses printed in the paper for nothing more than legally owning a gun. There is NO REASON to treat law abiding citizens to be treated like criminals, I commend this man, he said it perfectly. 

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

CraftyJenna - fantastic comment

Doomy234 Doomy234

Thank you, CraftyJenna. I fear that also, that the government well use this saying its to "take responsibility". But then now they have everyones name on a list to round up their weapons. The ONLY reason they want to know is because they fear us, and that is the way it is supposed to be. Our government is afraid of its people because they know we can defend ourselves. But unfortunately there's a lot of naive people who think this is nothing more than a "safety regulation". Its not. It is a way for the government to control the citizens to become complacent and follow orders.

Think about if our founding fathers had followed govt orders. There would be no America. They gave us these rights to ensure something like that would never happen again.

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