I'm double posting this so that gun owners will see this and respond.
Below is a link to a YouTube video from a very well respected member of the firearm community. I suggest you take 9 minutes to watch.
I took his suggestion and used the link and text in the video details to send a message to my representatives. I request that you do the same.
Below is the link and excerpt from his video that he mentions.
Assault Weapons Ban 2013
Dianne Feinstein has released details for her proposed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban. This new Assault Weapons Ban is far more restrictive than the 1994 law she helped to pass. This new law will ban many popular handguns, rifles and shotguns and will require registration for most gun owners. Please get involved to stop this legislation now.
JOIN THE NRA: http://home.nra.org/#/nraorg
JOIN THE GOA: http://gunowners.org
This link will take you to a Congressional website where you can quickly and easily email your Senators, Congressmen and the President: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/mai ... 26&type=ML
You may use this message to send to your Senators, Congressmen and the President:
Due to the recent events at Sandy Hook elementary school we now face renewed threats to our Constitutional rights. While I understand how painful the loss must be for those touched by this tragedy, blaming firearms or their owners and punishing them is not the answer to the challenges we face as a nation.
We already have laws that were violated by a man who was likely psychotic and heavily medicated. This man was stopped by the mandatory background check from purchasing firearms. He then decided to murder his mother and take her legally owned firearms to commit this tragedy.
If your true goal is to protect our children, then enact legislation that will do that. Banning firearms that are rarely used in crime (less than 1% of the time) is not going to stop such tragedies, that was proven in 1999 when the Columbine shooting took place under the 1994 ban. Do something meaningful, please. Make committing the insane easier. Put armed security guards in our schools. But do not strip us of our rights and property by passing additional anti-gun laws that have historically had no positive effect on crime in our nation or others.
The original video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDglpt8hpyg