Unfortunately, President Obama and liberals alike are trying to take advantage of the tragic shooting in Newtown Connecticut by using it to ban so-called assault weapons. And Senator Dianne Feinstein from California is using the tragedy to push her proposed version of gun control that is quite draconian in scope.
The Feinstein bill would ban many kinds of weapons including some handguns that accept detachable magazines and have one or more military characteristics. That would mean just about any handgun that uses a clip. The bill also requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act and their owners be fingerprinted and photographed.
One US Marine Veteran of 8 years however, is having none of that and has said in a letter to the Senator, he will not comply with the proposed bill and register his AR-15 or any other assault weapon should it pass. Joshua Boston's letter to Dianne Feinstein was first posted on December 27th on CNN and has since gone viral and you can read the full text of his letter below.
Our Senators and Representatives have way overstepped their authority according to Joshuah's and many other people would agree with him. I have heard several people say that they will not register their weapons that some Senator suddenly decides is illegal or dangerous. We sill have the Second Amendment despite what our liberal President and members of Congress may think. They are treading on dangerous ground here by messing with one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed to us by our Constitution and no telling how far people may go to oppose such a gun ban.
Read Joshua Boston's letter below:
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the governmentâ€™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 maâ€™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.
Joshua Boston â€¨Cpl,
United States Marine Corps