Let your state representatives know what you think, quickly and easily

by M.D. Creekmore on January 13, 2013 · 30 comments

Ruger Firearms has put together a neat little program that will allow you to easily contact all of your state representatives with just a few clicks. Even if you’ve already emailed them it can’t hurt to send them another email just for good measure. You can use the tool by clicking here… :yes:

Attention all other bloggers - if you care about the Second Amendment then I suggest that you post a link to the Ruger (or a similar page) page on your blog to allow your readers to easily contact their state representatives. Also urge your readers to Join The NRA today…

Here is another site that allows you to “vote” on on current issues – here is how it works.




Aunt B January 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Thank you, MD. Just what we all needed. You are always there for us.

Alittle2late January 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Wow that was easy. Thanks for the link. That makes 3 Emails to them from me.

Old Hillbilly January 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Make sure to click on the link at the Ruger site to send the link to those in your email address book that might want to help also. Let’s get this to everyone we can.

M.D. Creekmore January 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Old Hillbilly,

Good one I did not see that one on the site…

worrisome January 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Ok, the Ruger letter was much much more respectful than the one I sent to Feinstein and delivered to Mike Thompson in Santa Rosa last week. Very easy to do, they did a great job. I am up to 4 for each of them now. Thanks MD, you did a great job on this one!

M.D. Creekmore January 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm


Thank you – The Wolf Pack has been “on the ball” with this one. And from what I’ve been reading they (the gun haters) are not going to get what they want so we must be having some impact.

Richard Kile January 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Thanks for the link. I dislike mass form letter so I tweaked it just a bit and then sent the following to my elected officials. Thanks for what you do.

For 42 years of my life, either through military service or as a contractor providing direct support to war fighters performing their mission every day, I have upheld the oath I first took as a young man of 17 to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Our US Constitution is a unique document in that it defines the limited powers of a Government delegated by the people, rather than limits imposed by a Government on its citizens. The first ten amendments to our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, were added to provide additional protections for personal freedom and liberty while further limiting the power of the newly established Federal Government and preserving the sovereignty of the States and “we the people”.
While I am sure some may take a different view, I respect the Founding Fathers view that a militia was comprised of all the people of our new nation. The writings of Tench Coxe (1755-1824), an attendee of the Constitutional Convention in Annapolis explain that view:
“The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American …the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will render many troops quite unnecessary. They will form a powerful check upon the regular troops, and will generally be sufficient to over-awe them.

Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” (Pennsylvania Federal Gazette on June 18, 1789)

Taken in that context, the 2nd Amendment guarantees the rights of the people to keep and bear arms and limits the power of Government to abridge those rights, a right which been upheld by the US Supreme Court.
While I am saddened by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, and closer to home in Aurora, Colorado, I believe that efforts to impose new restrictions on me and other lawful and responsible gun owners like me are misguided. Your focus should be on strengthening mental health care and improving the quality of data supporting NICS checks (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) and abolishing “gun free zones” where criminals can operate with impunity. Instead of passing more gun laws, work to enforce the more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books.
As I have grown older I have watched as our personal freedoms and liberties have been slowly diluted, always in the name of some good cause, and always while saying our rights as enshrined in the US Constitution are not being minimized or taken away. Freedom of speech gave way to political correctness where no one can be offended and free an open debate of ideas is endangered, freedom of religion and the prohibition against establishment of a “Church of England” in our new nation has given way to harassment from all sides against people of Christian faith. Our protections against unreasonable search and seizure are routinely abrogated by the need for national security. Please tell me how American citizens can be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” as enabled under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. With the current media driven fever to gut the 2nd Amendment I must take a stand, for without the 2nd Amendment all others are moot.
We face many problems in this country today, many more pressing than adding additional restrictions on law abiding citizens that will do nothing to prevent bad guys from doing bad things. Perhaps a focus instead on the financial disaster created by the Federal Government’s inability to live within its means.
I am your constituent, but I am also your employer and I vote. Please represent me as I ask for your support of the US Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.

JP in MT January 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm


georgeislearning January 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm

This a bit of a read but it well help to remind and educate

Well worth the read

sent md thanks for the link

recoveringidiot January 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Thanks MD, that’s a neat widget Ruger has there, I sent the link to a bunch of folks even some that won’t like it.(:^)
I also sent the NRA-ILA some more bucks, remember that most of the full time politicians only fear money directed at getting them fired at home. I know some of them have a lock on reelection but it don’t hurt making them work a little harder for it.

pj January 14, 2013 at 6:46 am

thanks, ms, for putting the ruger site link up. I knew my post on wdydtw would be buried. And thanks for popvox. Bookmarked it.

Rosarie January 14, 2013 at 7:20 am

Hey MD

I’m new to all of this and enjoy what I can get my hands on. Thank goodness you make it seem so easy….buy a case here, buy a case there. I unfortunately seem to be a step behind. I finally was able to get my hands on the one item I needed the same week of Sand Hook. Now, I can’t afford to feed it. I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions? I am single with no guy friends and for some unknown reason, I believe my family has been brainedwashed by the goberment….oh yeah, over half of them are goberment funded…so, they either don’t have a clue or refuse to believe as to what is going on..ok sorry about the family bashing. Just thought I would let you know what I’m up against.

Old Hillbilly January 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

Rosarie, while I am not MD, I will take the liberty of jumping in here with a couple of points. I think there are times when all of us, even those old coots that have been prepping for a lifetime like me, seem to feel we are a “step behind”…but look at it this way, you are in better shape now than you were before! Just keep working at it…every little amount helps.

Now as far as “feeding” that one item….I assume you are speaking of an item that goes bang? If so, most of the ammo to feed it is pretty much gone off the shelves. My Wal-Mart has basically nothing left but a few shotshells….however there are a few Wal-Mart stores that seem to have a box of this and a box of that left. Maybe you will get lucky…keep looking. One bit of advice I have found to help is to visit all the small mom and pop hardware stores in your area. Many of them stock ammo and it seems the mainstream gun owners sometimes forget about these places. We have one near me that still has a pretty good supply. Granted, they are not as cheap as Wal-Mart, but the way ammo stocks are now, you better take what you can find regardless of the price! Keep working….it will all work out. May God bless you in all you do. Watch your back and keep your powder dry.

riverrider January 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm

hillbilly, walmart agreed not to restock. others may follow.

SW January 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Agreed… and I vow to not support walmart anymore. I’ll spend my money elsewhere. Somewhere thats NOT anti-American.

Alittle2late January 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

yep don’t think i’ll be going to sams club anymore either. membership is up next month, dont think its getting renewed.

Unleashd January 15, 2013 at 12:16 am

Most manufactories are closed until the Nevada SHOT show talks.
We are still FREE!

Mike January 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

Also, it wouldn’t hurt to educate people on the actual truth about these so called assault weapons. Show them this link and ask them to take some time to go through it:


If a congress person still thinks AR-15 is a real issue after that then they are lost forever to extreme left winged idiocy.

I’m a Canadian blogger but most of my readers are American. I’ll post that link and the ruger link on my website when I get home tonight (leaving to do some field work very soon).

Mike January 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Ok, here it is as promised. Hope I did good, and sent a few more people to use the Ruger tool to contact their representatives.


SW January 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Thanks for trying to help us from the great white north :)

Unleashd January 15, 2013 at 12:50 am

The AR-15 is just a little Hot Rod .22 a UN justified humane fighting ‘pop’ gun….BUT it looks like a 1969 Olds 442 with a 455 ….double pumper, or Dodge 440 HEMI. Fun Bad Boy Toys…….lmao!

We’ll the government BROKE them TOO!

riverrider January 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

this is a great tool, however i think that battle is about won. the real battle is to nullify the illegal executive orders, and those to come. tdl knows he can’t pass the bill in congress, its just eyewash. he’ll eo it as soon as the media allow it to look hopeless, bypassing congress, the constitution and you the voter. we must find a way to push our reps to take on tdl on the eo’s. take them to court, or pass a law nullifying the eo’s and watch the devil squirm. registration,confiscation,extermination

georgeislearning January 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

wonder whats going on while we’re all watching the gun control issue. You know look over here folks while I jack ya up over there. diversion in use all over.

NANN! January 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

That’s usually the case, georgeislearning. With all the crap going on all over, it’s difficult to keep an eye on everything. Who knows what kinds of EOs will be signed while we’re busy watching the gun issues.

T.R. January 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm

contacted our governor ( AZ ) , she still serves the people , John McCain only serves himself ……………..but he’s sure more than happy and eager to send your kids to war . Just sayin

Keith January 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Thanks – this is a terrific and super easy way to get the message out. Keep up the great work, Wolfpack!

Unleashd January 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm

This is what I would send…..but Rugar had no ‘insert’ to their opinion. Anyway if anyone prefers, feel free to submit my opinion.

I am a law-abiding citizen and responsible gun owner.
I am saddened by any single tragic event that will take a life, but I believe that a single event does not impose new restrictions on me and other lawful and responsible owners like me are misguided. We all know that violent crime with firearms will decline with the removal of “Gun Free Areas” for the safety of our children.
Your focus should be on educational ‘family values’ with the possibility of strengthening mental health care and improving the quality of data supporting illegal immigration.
Do NOT pass more gun laws; instead, work to enforce and ‘consolidate’ the more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books. We have the laws, MAKE THEM WORK !
I am your constituent and I vote. Please represent me.

Rusty January 16, 2013 at 1:01 am

Unleashd… I just put other way at the bottom. You’d think Ruger would know better….geezz..

oldguy52 January 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Thanks MD, I sent the Ruger letters.

I’ve been a member of NRA for years, but seeing all that’s going on I recently upgraded my membership from “Life” to “Endowment”.

Please folks, there aren’t too many outfits around that keep track of what is going on in the Congress and ALL the state legislatures like the NRA does.

If you can manage 35 bucks a year Please do. I can’t think of a less expensive way to make your voice heard in all 50 states as well as the Congress.

Rusty January 16, 2013 at 12:59 am

Just wrote my Senator…Dean Heller has always been a pro gun politician and I certainly hope he stands by us in Nevada now. Writing Sen. Harry Reid will do no good. He’s an “idiot”. Working on my Bug out Case in hopes that I have time to grab it. It’s big and bulky with wheels but it will make it tons easier to survive out there. I’m also praying.

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