President Barack Obama handed down 23 executive actions and several proposals for new gun control legislation yesterday. While many people are likely breathing a sigh of relief after the executive actions were viewed as fairly mild compared to what many thought would happen, it is important to note that the the proposed legislation are far from mild. The proposals, which include universal background checks, a ban on certain assault weapons, magazine capacity limits, would represent a severe restriction on your 2nd Amendment freedoms.
So, while many of you are taking a deep breath, now is not the time to stop working. This is just the beginning of the next phase. The President has made his wishes known and now it is time for you to make yours known. He and his supporters will now be working on gathering votes and compromising but you need to let your Representatives know that you have no interest in new legislation or compromise.
I don’t want to discourage you from calling or sending personal letters to your Representatives, but there is no easier way to contact them than to use Ruger’s website.
Here are some other ways to get involved:
[…] Contact your Representatives today. Let them know that you don’t want new gun control legislation, you don’t want compromise, and you won’t settle for scissors. […]