77 House Members: Remember the Legislative Branch, Mr. President

 

You wouldn’t think it would be necessary to point out to a sentient adult that “simply having access to a firearm does not cause murderous intent or criminal nature.” Or to remind the President that the legislative branch is co-equal to the Executive Branch. But seventy-seven House members evidently felt strongly enough that President Obama is hell-bent on running roughshod over the legislative process to enact as many civilian disarmament measures as possible that they drafted a letter to him to let their feelings (and convictions) be known. One of their observations: “Significantly absent from your proposals were the voices of the many Americans who protect themselves and their families, who prevent crime.” Well duh. That would contradict the narrative, wouldn’t it? Click here to read the letter and see if your representative put his or her John Hancock underneath.

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  1. avatar JimD says:

    Any chance we’ll get to see the letter?

    1. avatar Brock says:

      Jim, follow the link near the end of the post.

  2. avatar SDFreeman says:

    Stand by the constitution and Bill of Rights

  3. avatar SDFreeman says:

    It’s about time our representatives started standing up to tyranny

  4. avatar Jamie in ND says:

    I’m a little pissed Kevin Cramer isn’t on there. He was at our Friends of NRA banquet a few weeks ago & talked a good 2A game…Hmmm

  5. avatar SubZ says:

    My rep signed it 🙂

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      So did mine! Thank you Lou Barletta!

  6. avatar In Memphis says:

    Wow, just wow. I think my blood pressure lowered a little.

    Not only does Tennessee have 3 signatures but my district is representing! Thank you congresswoman Blackburn!

    1. avatar In Memphis says:

      Haha my bad, I’m in district 8 not 7.

      I’m a dumb@$$

    2. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Two from Ohio, one is our new first term Rep.

  7. avatar Silver says:

    This will make good laugh-worthy toilet paper for the big O. After all, what use does a self-fancied king have for the opinions of those who would limit his power? Why should he fear those who are unwilling to limit his power anyway?

    What happens to a child whose parents, upon witnessing him disobeying the rules, does nothing more than say “Stop or I’ll tell you to stop again”?

  8. avatar In Dayton says:

    And yet they passed the NDAA that allows for indefinite detention of American citizens on US soil.

    1. avatar crndl says:

      why do you suppose they want “civilian disarmament?”

  9. avatar LSUTigersFan says:

    It’s such a relief to see your Rep’s signature on letters like this…

  10. avatar Accur81 says:

    The letter is available after hitting the hyperlink. This is good stuff, folks. It is apparent that an “honest” and “common sense” approach to gun violence has not yet been undertaken, and this letter serves as a reminder of that fact.

  11. avatar Swobard says:

    Well written expression of “common sense” governance. With a 100% chance of being ignored by our imperial president.

  12. avatar Taurus609 says:

    Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) that’s right, that my congressman!

    JimD, the letter is there to read, just scroll down!

  13. avatar Michael F. says:

    I felt like clapping when reading it. It also felt too good to be true. Is this verified?

    1. avatar BugsInMyTeeth says:

      I’m with ya there Michael. I watch my fair share of the news including the oppositions network, and this seems like something I would have heard about elsewhere before today. After all this letter is dated 1/23. That’s nearly a week ago.

      This letter is both inspiring and at the same time scares me right down to my socks. Kinda like a prologue to a Declaration of Independence from the Executive Branch.

      Maybe I’m just reading too much into it.

      Bugs

  14. avatar eugene says:

    any of them democrats?

  15. avatar Cliff says:

    No surpise, not a single signature from the State of Washington.

  16. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Mine is not there, sadly. But then, I have batshit-crazy Rep. Corrine Brown, so… yeah.

  17. avatar Robet says:

    oh yeah. Kentucky with three representatives!

  18. avatar Lance says:

    Good men tell them that.

  19. avatar Jim R says:

    Sure enough. My Representative is on there all right. Bravo to you, Mike Kelly!

  20. avatar BlindKyle says:

    It’s a good feeling to look at the bottom of this letter and go “Hey, I called that guy!” A good feeling indeed.

  21. avatar Dale says:

    So… 17% of the house respects at least part of the Constitution.

    1. avatar Tex74 says:

      That was my thought as well. Mine certainly doesn’t but that was no surprise.

  22. avatar MisSki says:

    Pleased to see my congressman signed on…

  23. avatar MIKE B says:

    ahhh The Great State Texas….dont mess with it!

  24. avatar BLAMMO says:

    Only two signers from Noo Yawk.

  25. avatar Sakiri says:

    So yeah… why is my rep the only one in CA to sign that? Also, keep note that three of the sheriffs in that district also signed the petition to not uphold a federal ban…

  26. avatar CCW Guy says:

    My rep is there

  27. avatar Foster says:

    Mine isn’t on the list. I just email her. Judy Chu, 27th District, California. Another disappointment.

  28. avatar Greg Camp says:

    Steve Womack signed, representing northwest Arkansas. I wrote to him a week or so ago, just in case, but I didn’t have any doubt which side he’d come down on. Mark Pryor needs more work.

    On a broader matter, I generally find Bill Maher to be an obnoxious twit, but he made a good point recently. A lot of Americans from both major parties have tolerated all manner of infringements on many of their rights for too long. I’d like to see the same movement against illegal acts on the part of the Federal government across the board.

  29. avatar Carrymagnum says:

    New Hampshire had better get on board. Jean shaheen’s response to my email was garbage. What happened to live free or die.

  30. avatar SGC says:

    Only three out of FOURTEEN Georgia Congressmen/women signed this…I’m appaled! The odd thing is…two republicans, one DEMOCRAT! And TWO out of the THREE here are somewhat liberal leaning…

    Hmmmm…interesting…

  31. avatar Aharon says:

    No names from Oregon on the list. I will remember.

  32. avatar Ralph says:

    I’m shocked — shocked! — that there were no signers from the Commonwealth of Massivetwosh!ts.

  33. avatar FenceJumper says:

    My representative is there 😀

  34. avatar Ivan w/ an AR says:

    Don Young, a PROPER representative of the people!

  35. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    My representative did not sign and I just sent another email, kind of funny urban reps from MI signed but not my rural rep, wonder if he thinks 2A is all about hunting???

  36. Remember the same outrage when Ronald Reagan signed the AWB? Remember the gun community begging for impeachment when Reagan signed the Brady Bill?

    Of course you don’t. Because it didn’t happen.

    1. avatar Taurus609 says:

      No, but Reagan backed the Brady Bill, and Bush (41) signed the first AWB!

    2. avatar 16V says:

      Because we didn’t have teh internetz. I know I was enraged when Bonzo signed away my rights to continue to buy new auto-guns.

      But back then, by the time it hit Congressional Record and WSJ, it was too late.

  37. avatar m.ia says:

    It’s official, Steve King is the only rep from Iowa that’s wants my vote. Hes the only one that signed this and the only Iowa rep who has replied about gun rights and it was very pro gun.

    All other Iowa Representatives:
    You are officially put on NOTICE ….

  38. avatar Leo Atrox says:

    Randy Hultgren (IL-14). That’s MY guy. I’m sorry that he’s the only representative from Illinois to feel so strongly about the administration’s actions as to put his name to paper in opposition of the proposals and the administration’s handling of the tragedy; but there it is. Proof that all the residents of Illinois aren’t in agreement with the admininstration’s disarmament plans.

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