Guest Commentary- Republican Senator Richard Burr and the 2nd Amendment

Today’s guest remarks come from Raleigh,North Carolina …… posted without comment. Correspondent Raleigh Constituent shares his experience with the Staff of Senator Richard Burr. Enjoy.

Republican Senator Richard Burr and the 2nd Amendment

A Call To Action

Opinion Commentary From Raleigh Constituent.

Dear John Jacob;

As you may know over the years I occasionally undertake to contact my elected officials in a feeble attempt to influence the outcome of some political issue or other.

Notified over the weekend of the Presidential Order to shred expended brass small arm cartridge casings rather than recycle them to commercial civilian reloaders as had been the practice of the Department of Defense for many years I called the office of my Republican Senator Richard Burr to learn what he may know of this situation and how he will proceed to defeat this attempt to curtail freely available supplies of ammunition to gun owners of America.

As I bounced from the desk of the constituent service staffer to the Department of Defense Liaison and then to the 2nd Amendment Legislative Coordinator it occurred to me to ask a simple question of these people: Are you a gun owner or shooter or hunter or in any way actively engaged in 2nd Amendment Activities outside the bubble of Washington politics?

You may be surprised to learn I was unable to find anyone who was a proactive, gung-ho,out-of-the-closet gun owner anywhere inside the office of Senator Richard Burr.

In short, gun owners literally do not have a place at the table inside the office of Republican Senator Richard Burr.

There is no go-to guy or gal who walks the walk or talks the talk of ordinary routine commonplace 2nd Amendment Activities – IDPA,Trap,Skeet,Sporting Clays,Camp Perry,Plinking,Duck Hunting, Deer Hunting, Predator Hunting,Bullseye,CCW,Open Carry,Cowboy Action, Thunder Ranch, Front Sight, you name it, it does not exist inside the Senators Staff on a daily basis in Washington or in the North Carolina Office.

No one who attends seminars or meetings, sits in conferences, writes memos, makes phone calls actually owns or understands the daily possession and use of rifles, pistols and shotguns let alone crew served weapons or other accoutrements of a well regulated Militia.

There is simply no one available to refute the dozens of daily myths or misunderstandings that may be held by members of the staff or answer questions from the public about the Right To Keep And Bear Arms.

So it would appear Task One for all Three Percenters and 2nd Amendment Activists would be to catalog all the offices of all elected officials who cannot find room in their staffing budget to include an actual real live gun owner as part of the routine personnel selection process.

Do it today. Call your various elected representatives and ask to speak to an actual real live gun owner on staff.

Be sure not to settle for some lame answer or half hearted response- I used to shoot when I was a kid or I have a shotgun in the closet.

Ask specific questions: In what kind of shooting or hunting do you engage? How often? With what rifle, pistol or shotgun? Where?

You will easily separate sheep from goats with the quality of replies you receive.

All other issues are moot if the staff is devoid of anyone with true knowledge of and passion about the 2nd Amendment.

So call out the Militia with instructions for recon patrols of their elected representatives staff personnel.

If The People do not have a place at the table of our elected representative’s counsels, for all practical purposes we are invisible and do not really exist in a practical sense.

17 responses to “Guest Commentary- Republican Senator Richard Burr and the 2nd Amendment

  1. I just sent a similar request to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R) Texas. I received a form letter yesterday and responded today with a request for an actual response as to how the senate plans to approch this end run around the 2nd ammendment. I also asked if she had on staff a member that is actually involved int he shooting sports and understands what is taking place in this environment.

  2. I know first hand that Senator Burr is a gun owner, hunter, and big time supporter of the 2nd Amendment. His rating by the NRA is among the highest in the US Senate and you can be sure that he will work in opposition to any administration attempt to violate the Constitution.

    I also know that while he relies on staffers for their research and information, they don’t make his decisions. I suspect this is true with most members of the US Senate.

  3. >>>I know first hand that Senator Burr is a gun owner, hunter, and big time supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

    Good news to hear. The guest commentary is, of course, one anecdotal account. We can all hope it is an isolated incident and the staff is faithful to their mission to present all information to the Senator so he may make his own decision.

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  5. Richard Burr is a disgrace to the American Consitution and a coward who hides behind his fellow right wing extremists. You would think Mr Burr would step up and let a President who was elected by an overwhelming majority of the American people (unlike the court decision victory of George Bush) and allow him to put his team in Place.

    No. Mr Burr prefers to hide behind procedural mechanics to obstruct the Presidents appointment of an eminently qualified candidates as embassador to Iraq and as secretary of military affairs.

    Like Arron Burr, Richard you seem to have no dignity. This is why your party is in shambles and this is why the American People will make sure the Republicans continue to be an insignificant aberration in Amercan politics for the foseable future.

    • Richard Burr is a disgrace to the American Consitution and a coward who hides behind his fellow right wing extremists.

      Why such angry ad hominem? Bolsheviks control the White House, both houses of Congress, the legacy press- print and electronic- and somehow you feel the need to come here and display your need for anger management therapy.

      It is a puzzlement.

      I wish you a quick cure and speedy recovery from your ailment.

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