Dear Violence Policy Center,
RE: Commendations and Kudos
In your latest release entitled, "Ashcroft Decision Cloaked in Secrecy—VPC
Files Freedom of Information Act Request on Ashcroft Second Amendment
you make mention of requesting information:
"...all documents related to the Department's 180-degree shift in its
position on the Second Amendment. The FOIA request seeks to shed light on how
this extreme shift-in which DOJ now states that the Second Amendment
guarantees an individual right to bear arms-came about."
I commend you for having the foresight to press upon U.S. Attorney General
John Ashcroft to clearly explain the reason he has determined that the second
amendment provides for an individual right of the people to keep and bear arms.
Though gun owners have been trying to get it through your thick skulls for a
long, long time, here is what you can expect from General Ashcroft:
1) The Federalist Papers
2) The Anti-Federalist Papers
3) A Discourse of Government with Relation to Militias by Andrew Fletcher,
4) The Militia Act of 1792
5) Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Tench Coxe, George Washington,
James Madison, Patrick Henry and two dozen others commonly known as The
all of which support the fact that General Ashcroft's position has always
been the position of America; the DOJ was just wrong for a long time, and he's
helping fix that.
When the Truth arrives at your doorstep, you can show us if there is anyone
in your organization who has even a single scholarly bone in his body -- by
challenging the assertions in the historical information you've so long denied.
In closing, thank you kindly for insisting that General Ashcroft make it
plain as day for you socialist government worshippers what the second amendment
is all about. We appreciate the support very much. And believe me when I tell
you that the correction of the long-standing error on the part of the federal
government is going to happen, then hear this: you'd much rather have it
corrected by guys in suits than by patriots with guns who deem it necessary to
take up arms in defense of liberty. And so would we.
Think about it, or find someone there who CAN think and have them explain it
Thanks for the great laugh this afternoon. :-) I needed it.
Have a wonderful day.
At least 83,000,000 gun owners behaved peacefully today.