Gary Thompson

signed Protect 2nd Amendment 2016-06-23 13:35:14 -0400
Since the most recent incident of gun violence primarily sparking these efforts at gun restrictions was perpetrated by someone authorized to carry not as part of a well-regulated militia (i.e.—the people playing their proper role as fellow citizens), but as part of the civil authorities as a contractor for Homeland Security, one would expect that incident would have called for some remorse of the part of those civil rulers, repudiating the action and offering amends to the victims. Instead, the behavior of many in Washington, in essence targeting the people rather than the enemy, essentially makes them partakers of the guilt of the Omar Mateen and all of his accessories, in effect declaring “We will stand by them and would have acted the same part if we had been present.” Therefore, if there be any urgent need to disarm anyone, it should be these folks, who are not acting like part of the people safeguarded by the Second Amendment, but like a foreign rulership attempting to tyrannize and threaten the security of the free states, as the framers of the Second Amendment sought to guard against.

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To: All members of the 114th United States Congress

I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and defender of the right to bear arms, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to protect our Second Amendment rights and stop efforts aimed at "universal background checks."

Recent incidents of heartbreaking gun violence have brought the issue of gun safety into the spotlight.  Putting further restrictions on law abiding citizen-gun owners is not the answer.

We have gun laws in place, we need to work hard to enforce existing laws, not create new laws that do nothing to deter criminals and madmen.

The Second Amendment was drafted to protect our First Amendment rights, and according to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect review of this request, and will hold you accountable for your response to it.

Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Patriot Voices and conservative patriots nationwide in support of the Second Amendment and against efforts to implement "universal background checks."


Gary Thompson
Lifelong resident of the Detroit metro area.