An Open Letter to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, Victim Disarmament Advocate:
Dear Senator Claire McCaskill,
This is a response to an email I received from you (below) in response to my appeal to you to keep your oath of office by supporting our Constitution and our Second Amendment:
First, I want to point out some false information you reported in that email:
1. First of all you said that you supported the Second Amendment, and then you proceeded with how you want to infringe on it. Well what part of “shall not be infringed” is unclear to you Senator? You are NOT a supporter of the Second Amendment, and the fact that you are bold enough to make that assertion while declaring that you want to infringe on it in the same email, is a testimony to how dumb you think your constituents are! Well we are NOT that dumb Senator! We know who the enemy is, and the enemy is the government “officials” (formerly public servants) who openly violate their oath to support and defend our Constitution!
2. You stated that somehow the recent school shooting justifies banning certain types of rifles. Well there was no rifle involved in the school shooting. The shooter used hand guns. There was a rifle found in the trunk of his car, but I’m not clear on exactly how it got there!
3. You keep talking about protecting the gun rights of hunters, as if the Second Amendment had something to do with hunting. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. The Founding Fathers made it absolutely clear that its purpose is to provide the people with a means to protect themselves from a tyrannical federal government. Logic would hence dictate that American civilians should own the same guns as the government! That was the case in 1775, when Americans first had to throw off the tyranny of their government. Those Americans, who gave their lives so that we might be able to live free of tyranny today, had the same guns as their enemy the British. The people even had cannons!
4. You implied that someone guns are to blame for the school shooting, and other similar shootings that have occurred. The facts show that the problem is the lack of guns on the part of the school personnel as a result of government imposed “gun free” zones. Nearly all of the recent shootings have taken place in gun free zones. Gun free zones never disarm evildoers, they only disarm the people thus preventing them from defending themselves.
You also ignore the other real cause of these atrocities, and that is the psychotropic drugs that all of these crazed shooters are on. The manufacturers of such drugs admit, in the inserts, that the side effects of these drugs include suicidal tendencies and loss of inhibitions.
These drugs are the real cause of these shootings, along with the gun free zones that make their victims helpless to defend themselves. That you would ignore both of these facts, and instead blame the shootings on the guns, reveals your true motivation – to disarm the American people, while you claim to support the second amendment! Just how dumb do you think we are?
Shame on you Senator for using this unfortunate shooting incident and the deaths of those innocent victims to openly violate your oath by attacking the Constitution and the God-given rights of the people!
The bottom line is this: Neither you nor any of your fellow would-be tyrants in Washington have the authority to ban any kinds of guns Senator. That is not a power that rests with the Congress, nor with the President with his unconstitutional executive orders. If you want to change the Constitution, then you have to ratify a new amendment to the Constitution with a 2/3 vote of the states. So the fact that you tyrants in Washington even assume that you have such power is an indication of a federal government that is full of liars, criminals, traitors and power grabbers.
Americans have the right to buy, sell and trade guns privately without government interference, registration or control. This is called freedom! And we are not going to give it up! If you are afraid of this freedom then you need to move to North Korea, where I am sure there is a government position for a tyrant like you!
Americans have the right to standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, and we are not going to give them up!
Americans have the right to own “military-style” rifles! Personally, I hunt deer with a military-style rifle. That is my personal choice because I live in a free country. And I am not going to give up that right.
But most importantly, you do not have the right to infringe on any of these rights. The Constitution does not give you, nor the president, that power. If you continue to insist on overstepping that power, then you must step down from your office.
Your stance against the Constitution is clearly against your oath of office, which is that you will support and defend the Constitution. Since you openly admit that you intend to work to undermine the Constitution, I am calling you out right now, Senator, as a violator of your oath and am calling for your resignation, along with the resignations of every other gun grabbing anti-constitution tyrant in Washington, including Obama, Feinstein, and others.
Dr. Stirling Silverman
Below is the original email received from Claire McCaskill:
Dear Dr. ,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the recent shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as gun control policy and gun safety. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.
On Friday, December 14, 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and began shooting teachers and students before taking his own life. This horrific tragedy took the lives of 27 people, including 20 children seven years of age and younger. As a mother, I’m horrified and stunned by the senseless violence against innocent children and teachers.
This tragedy has led to renewed and important discussions about gun control, which is often a divisive topic in our nation. The loss of so many beautiful children in a mass shooting that involved an assault rifle with ammunition clips that held large numbers of bullets makes clear that we need to revisit the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and review permissible magazine ammunition sizes. I am also supportive of closing the gun show loophole and making sure that those with court-determined, dangerous mental health diagnoses do not get access to guns. Finally, it is equally clear that we must reconsider the mental health services available to our citizens, knowing that each mass shooting our nation has experienced involved individuals with substantial mental health problems. “Obamacare” will expand important mental health coverage when it is implemented in 2014. Protecting our children and our citizens will require us to come together to find real solutions that cover a broad range of factors that have contributed to these horrific incidents.
I firmly believe that an attempt to promote appropriate gun safety measures can be done without infringing upon law-abiding citizens’ right to own firearms or unduly burdening the hunting and sportsmanship culture of Missouri. Weapons designed primarily for the use of soldiers to kill people in war are not used in hunting and can be reasonably limited without jeopardizing any rights under the Second Amendment. I believe the horror of the Newtown shootings makes clear that we must get to work protecting our communities and our children from mass slaughter, while also protecting our Second Amendment rights. I am hopeful that the National Rifle Association, a significant voice in this discussion, will be a constructive part of this dialogue.
Even as I welcome this renewed debate, please know that I will continue to protect the Second Amendment Rights of law-abiding citizens to safely own and use appropriate firearms. In the past, I have voted to permit residents of the District of Columbia to own and purchase firearms. I also supported an amendment to a spending bill that would prevent funding for any international organization, including the United Nations, that places a tax on any firearm owned by a United States citizen. I have opposed other inappropriate measures, such as forcing Missouri to accept other states’ firearms laws.
As your United States Senator, I will keep your thoughts in mind anytime Congress considers gun-related legislation. In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, my prayers are with the students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, and with their families. All Americans are outraged at senseless and criminal gun violence no matter where they may fall in the debate on guns in American society. A renewed national conversation has begun and we must all be a constructive and open-minded part of it. There is middle ground here, where this nation can come together with sensible laws that prevent the mass murder of innocent citizens, while we continue to respect our Constitution and its Second Amendment rights.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance to you on this or any other issue.
United States Senator