(Republished to the top of the blog 04/06/2019)
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.