I ve been struggling with what i can do to slow or stop this pendulum swinging the direction away from freedom. I wrote this letter yesterday to send to my elected represenitives. if you like it and agree, copy it, make it your own, amd send it to your elected members this isthe ammunition that the foundingfathers gave us I am writing you today so YOU may hear the voice ofa father of two,a husband, a patriot an a lover of Christ. In response to the latest horrible incidents that have happened I am hearing growing comments on social media, mainstream media, and most concerning members of our representative government. These comments are all attacks on our second amendment. Their intent is to sell our liberty for safety and the end result is written in numerous pages of history books. They will use the excuse of taking away “Rate increasing devices” and broaden it away from the gimmick of a bump fire stocks to things such as a device that cocks the gun with only one pull manipulation of the trigger, also known as semi-automatic firearms. If you give into the fear now you will start down a slippery slope that cannot be ascended again! What Natural Born rights are granted to me by my creator will be stripped away, all for NOTHING. The evil horrid people that are committing these crimes against humanity will continue to do such acts even when I am no longer allowed to have an AR-15. The model of the weapon is a non-issue. It is a tool that has been used in the hands of an evil being at the softest easiest target possible. These events they are all happening where a good law abiding citizen is not allowed to possess any weapons. The wolf will attack the frail, but the strong are forbidden teeth. You only have to look at our neighbors around the world and you will see examples of what is to come. Those society’s, big and small, are not the kumbaya utopia that you think will prosper if you give an inch now on my Constitutional Rights. More people are shot every month in Chicago where legal possession and carry is almost impossible. What did the guns laws do for the good citizens there? Made them ever increasing victims and emboldened the criminal class. Look to Mexico. The horrid, orchestrated crime that industrially happens in that gorgeous country is done with guns that are illegal by make, mode and caliber. All the gun laws of their country have done is created a ruling class of evil wolves (the cartels control many local and regional governments). Look to any country in the Middle East and Europe, you will see what our progression will be. They will start using other weapons to inflict their carnage. Trucks in crowds, improvised explosive devices. They are coming after our soft spots and a law that impedes me will not prevent them from carrying out their evil will. Look to China and Japan, Mass casualty events are happening with knives and poison gas. If you inhibit the natural born rights of the citizens of this great country, you will solve no problems. I do not pretend to know the solution, and the answers are numerous. What I know to be true is that I am responsible for my own wellbeing. Passing additional laws and NOT enforcing the CURRENT laws will only make honest citizens future victims. As far as I know, cocaine cannot be grown in North America. If something exists in this world and there is a demand for it, ruthless criminals WILL get illegal commodities from wherever in the world to whomever in the world. The wolves will still have access to the leverage of weapons, I will be left defenseless. If someone uses an example of Australia, Challenge them to look at the recent five years of crime statistics. Gangs are using guns, illegally smuggled into the country at ever increasing alarming rate, to murder, rob, and rape. I am telling you to stand FIRM in the coming legislative actions of infringements of our Citizen’s Rights. Your plan of action is to say NO, do not compromise. Any inch of ground given will validate their campaign against our freedoms. IF someone asks you “why do you need an AR-15?” if you try to answer them you will undermine that right. Instead turn the question around and ask them why don’t they know why millions of good people feel the need to own an AR-15. If that person is truly a freethinking liberal, and believes their cause is just. They should already know the answer. If they do not, you will know that they see themselves as a person whose life is more valuable than another’s, they are selfish to the soul. You will never reach a compromise with someone like this, you will give and they will continue to take. They will never be satisfied with any democratic middle ground solution, They will keep pressing their agenda. If you have any questions, you can email me at ??????or would like to speak to me in person. My number is ??????????? If there is anything I can help you do please reach out to me.