Missouri Firearms Coalition’s Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Missouri Firearms Coalition's Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Contact: Alexandra Salsman
Contact: (573) 338-4206
Email: [email protected]

February 22, 2018

 

Nine State Gun Rights Organizations Oppose Obama-Style Gun Control Proposals!

On election night in 2016, gun owners saw their dreams come true as Hillary Clinton was defeated and President Trump was elected, thanks in no small measure to the tireless efforts of grassroots gun owners.

After eight years of fighting with President Obama’s Administration to defend our gun rights, many gun owners assumed that 2017-2020 would be our chance to go on the offense in Washington D.C.

That is why the membership and leadership of the undersigned organizations are outraged about the recent talk coming out of the White House indicating support for Barack Obama-Style Gun Control!

We are opposed to ALL forms of gun control including those being proposed by the left-wing national media, Soros / Bloomberg-funded organizations and politicians, AND President Trump himself.

The following proposals being floated are tops on the “wish list” of the gun control lobby.

We are opposed to the following:

*** Banning Bump Stocks

*** Raising the age from 18 to 21 to buy so-called “assault weapons” or other rifles and firearms

*** New “mental health” mandates that would entrap and disarm countless numbers of innocent Americans

*** Feinstein’s “NICS FIX” legislation

*** Expanded federal background checks

*** Banning so-called “assault weapons”

The horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida once again highlighted the fact that more government databases, lists, and controls will NEVER stop a mad man intent on harming innocent people.

Government is to blame in Florida, not Second Amendment supporters and gun owners whose rights are in danger from the above proposals.

At minimum, five main government failures were exposed last week:

  1. The shooting occurred in a federally-created “gun free zone.”
  2. Guns were “banned” at the school.
  3. The FBI was alerted to the shooter and his desires on at least TWO occasions, and have admitted they failed in following up properly.
  4. Local government authorities visited the shooter’s home 39 times responding to domestic issues since 2010.
  5. The shooter passed a FBI government background check when purchasing the firearm used.

It’s plain to see that government is not the solution to stopping mass shooters.

Arming teachers and administrators, hardening and protecting our schools, educating students, teachers and administrators in ways to protect themselves if a shooting occurs in their school, etc. are the solutions.

As President Trump mentioned yesterday in his listening session, police officers generally take 5 to 8 minutes to arrive in response to a shooting.

If anything is to be done, the focus should be on school safety, not expanding gun control, which we know will never work.

Even more importantly, with the 2018 midterm election fast approaching and the 2020 election not far on the horizon, Second Amendment supporters, most of whom make up the base of the President’s grassroots support, will abandon this President if he pushes Obama-style gun control through the Congress or through executive action.

Giving the left what they want is a recipe to depress your base and have voters sit at home.

The nine undersigned organizations will oppose and mobilize our members and supporters against ALL gun control legislation coming out of the White House and in Congress.

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Signatories:

Alexandra Salsman, Political Director, Missouri Firearms Coalition
Christopher Dorr, Executive Director, Ohio Gun Owners
Aaron Dorr, Executive Director, Iowa Gun Owners
Patrick Parsons, Executive Director, Georgia Gun Owners
Benjamin Dorr, Political Director, Minnesota Gun Rights
David Ball, President, Wyoming Gun Owners
Jason Storms, Chairman, Wisconsin Firearms Coalition
Thomas Walker, Chairman, North Carolina Firearms Coalition
Greg Pruett, President, Idaho Second Amendment Alliance

1 Comment


  1. These “reactive” measures that are being proposed in the midst of such emotionally charged moments need to be calmed by “proactive” common sense solutions. We guard our govt institutions, banks, and high level govt officials, but not our schools and children, the most vulnerable of all citizens. Gun free zones, especially in our public schools do not keep bad people from acting on their plans to kill our children. Regardless if they are terrorist, or an evil person with depraved motivations or someone who is mentally ill.. Gun free zones do not work and will not stop anyone who is determined to carry out their deranged plan. Gun bans and gun control laws do not and have never worked either. Every city or state with the strictest of these laws has had no effect, case in point, Chicago Illinois. Their laws are very gun restrictive to law abiding citizens who are being slaughtered daily by criminals who illegally obtain their guns however they can. We must have more armed resource officers and/or adeptly trained staff and teachers at all school prroperties, campuses and Universities. Those in legislative positions, loud mouthed celebrities etc., are the first to stand on their ill informed soap boxes to espouse to law abiding citizens how we should live, think and feel. Yet they all work and live in homes and buildings with armed security detail and metal detectors and walls to protect them, their families and possessions. They will NOT TREAD ON THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS and defend ourselves, our loved ones, neighbors or property. Your liberal progressive BS will not stop the crazy and/or evil people who want to harm others. I stand up to your ridiculous stupidity and passive aggressive ideology. If you think you are soo brave to espouse your intent to take my right to bear arms away from me, go for it. You better come armed to do so, because I will not go down without a fight, and I will be armed to the teeth. That’s a promise, and not just some empty ridiculousness that you espouse. Get ready Libitarians, Patriots and law abiding Constitutional loving citizens..we are at the precipice of a Revolution. If we stand by, allowing our grief and emotions of those lives lost, taken by pure evil, to win the debate on so called gun control, then we deserve to lose the Constutional Rights derived by the blood of our forefathers and every person in law enforcement and the military, or citizen who have willingly laid down their lives to afford those Rights to all of us. Stand firm on the 2nd Amendment !! There are other solutions that can and will work to deter and end these senseless acts of violence. Disarming in any way, shape or form, of law abiding citizens is NOT a solution to violent gun crime, it is only a farce to promote the end of our free nation and it’s citizens. WAKE THE HELL UP PEOPLE !!

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