The following is a letter I emailed to my township’s elected officials (100% republican) and which they completely ignored. This is the type of apathy our cause is facing.
“Mayor and council members of the township of Wayne,
I have recently reached out to several of you via telephone but upon reconsideration I determined that expressing my ideas via email would be the most efficient means of relating them to you all in the most timely and intelligible manner. With that in mind I would ask that you please take a few moments and read the following:
On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops set off from Boston toward Concord, Massachusetts, in order to SEIZE WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION stockpiled there by American colonists. Early the next morning, the British reached Lexington, where approximately 70 minutemen had gathered on the village green to stop them from carrying out their mission of forced disarmament of we, the people. Someone suddenly FIRED A SHOT —it’s uncertain whether it was a colonist or a soldier — and a brief but hugely historically significant battle ensued.
With that, the American Revolution had begun.
We therefore can rightly claim to be a nation conceived in opposition to tyranny, gestated under the threat of disarmament and literally BORN in that hail of gunfire on Lexington green.
The archetype of the gun-owning rugged individual is ingrained in our national mythos from the minutemen to the mountain men to the western frontiersman and right up to the present day patriot. It pervades our culture’s literature, its art, its imagery and, most profoundly, its collective psyche. Gunpowder permeates the DNA of EVERY true American whether he likes it or not. Is it any wonder then that we are so averse to surrendering ANY of our gun rights? It’s akin to asking us to deny the legitimacy of our parentage by condemning the legacy of our fathers and striking a physical blow against our own mothers!
Yet now, in an eerie analog to the very circumstances that culminated in the events at Lexington green, we find our own government continually assailing our American birthright to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Here in New Jersey, we are feeling the sting of this affront upon our personal liberties particularly sharply as our elected state officials are continually infringing upon our right to keep and bear arms by enacting a seemingly non-stop barrage of some of the most restrictive firearm legislation in the country, this in direct opposition to the rights of its citizens and in open defiance of the 2nd Amendment.
It is therefore that I ask you, the mayor and councilmembers of the township of Wayne, NJ, to consider passing a resolution similar to those already passed in the West Milford township and Sussex borough as well as in 100 counties across the commonwealth of Virginia (see attached links below) declaring our township’s support for the 2nd Amendment and lawful gun ownership.
We should never forget that the very township in which we live is named after Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, a man who fought boldly and heroically in the revolution that was triggered by the attempted confiscation of our lawfully owned firearms and waged so as to firmly establish our nation as one founded upon and dedicated to that right along with ALL the rights and liberties intrinsic to free men.
Further, I have taken the liberty of including below a sample of such a resolution for your perusal.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or even apprehensions you might have regarding moving this matter forward so we can discuss and work on them together.
Thank you for your time.”
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