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Yes, Sir! A Response To Mr. Joshua Boston,

January 6, 2013

I’m a veteran too. I served in the Air Force. I know, I know, I can feel you rolling your eyes. We members of different military branches do like to talk a little smack about each other. You Marines, call us “The Chair Force,” and we call you “The guys who didn’t get a high enough ASVAB score,” all in good fun, of course.

I would like to start with some questions, if you don’t mind.

You call yourself “the man who learned,” and I can’t help but wonder what, exactly it was that you learned. It clearly wasn’t how laws work.

 “I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own.”

Ignoring laws they don’t like is what criminals do. If this law should be passed and deemed constitutional, and that is by no means certain as there is a 4th Amendment concern which will have to be addressed, your refusal to follow it makes you a criminal; the same kind of thug against whom other people claim they need guns for defense.

You may be perfectly fine with that as we both know that there are any number of great leaders who are also technically criminals. But you don’t seem all that interested in leading anything or advocating for beneficial change so I’m sure you can see the source of my confusion. Basically what you appear to be saying is “I want my guns.”

Remember when you took your oath of enlistment? Do you recall the words? If, for some reason you do not, I will remind you.

I, XXXXXXXXXX, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the UnitedStates and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

In creating yourself a thug and flouting the law, you could very well also be creating yourself a domestic enemy, you know, depending on how far you decide to take this little thought exercise. I hope you’ve kept in shape. I’m fairly sure the members of the ATF and FBI have. Good luck with that.

Do you think that thugs and terrorists are honorable?

Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime.

Why? What do you think you are protecting yourself from? Since you are a veteran and I presume served in a capacity wherein you were at least able to observe military equipment, you must be aware that no personal firearm on earth is going to effectively defend against your former comrades and their ground combat abilities nor my former comrades and our jets and incredibly precise bombs.

You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain.

It is also clear that you have not learned the basic functions of the Legislative Branch because the person to whom you are writing is a US Senator. Writing laws is every part of her domain. It’s all up in there.

Do you think that your puerile declaration and obvious disregard for the office and duties of Senator Feinstein is courageous?

I have to say that I’m also confused as to why you keep mentioning your gender. OK no, I’m really not. You mention gender for the same reason any other male in an imaginary conversation with a woman does so, because you think your genitals give your assertions weight. Hate to break it to you, Corporal, it doesn’t.

As a fellow veteran, I would like to help you, so I’ll explain a few things. You’re not the man who keeps her or anyone free. You used to be one of the many people who helped do so, just like I used to be one of the women who kept you and her free. Guess what? She’s on Team Keeps Us Free too. In fact, she’s the only person who’s still playing on that team.  She’s the woman who is fighting for our lives. She is the woman who has actually learned, through earnest study, and long experience; guns cannot be rationally classified as “evil,” but the things people do when they have functionally unfettered access to them can. Guess what makes those “evil acts harder to commit? Narrowed access to guns.

Let me put this in terms you can easily understand. If this law passes and is deemed constitutional, you will suck it up and do what you are told. That’s how a Marine would act. Failing that, you will stop trading on your veteran status because you will have proved to the entire world that the core values you claimed; honor, courage and commitment, have no meaning to you.

In conclusion, BINGO.


Isobel DeBrujah

(formerly) USAF, 2A634

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2013 7:08 PM

    Well, you sure told him off. Pretty much covered the gambit of shame. However, not once did you address the result of gun registration leading to confiscation. England did this in 1997. They are bitterly sorry. I need not mention Hitlers Germany. Or maybe you missed that in boot camp. For those of you that care to hear about our neighbor across the pond. Here is the link. England Warns America: Don’t Let Them Take Your Guns.

    • January 8, 2013 7:49 PM

      However, not once did you address the result of gun registration leading to confiscation.

      Yes, I know, You’re right, I didn’t, because it’s crazy. Further, no one is trying to make it happen. What the Senator is proposing is minor legislation. We have to register our persons with the government, there is no rational reason that a firearm should have greater individual rights than any of us.

      I need not mention Hitlers Germany.

      Except you did, so Godwin on you. Further, the Nazi regime did not put forward a registration requirement. That was implemented by the Weimar Republic nearly a decade earlier. Finally, aside from those people who were deemed “undesirables” and thus had everything confiscated, Nazis did not take guns from their citizens.

      They are bitterly sorry.

      No they aren’t. Seriously, go look at the crime statistics from 2002 – now. Why 2002 and not 1997? Because the 1997 Firearms Act didn’t go into full implementation until then.

      Fact check, make it happen.

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