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Re: “A Statement From Mark Kelly

How to get a semi-auto pistol and 75 rounds at age 22??

To Senators Kyl and McCain, and Representatives Flake, Franks, Gosar, Grijalva, Pastor, Quayle and Schweikert:

1. Please get together with Wayne Lapierre, Ted Nugent and all you other Republican-idiot sicko gun-nuts and go explain to Representative Giffords's family and the families of all the others shot the other day why they don't like gun control?

2. Please explain how any 22-year-old, even if it's your son, can get his hands on a semi-automatic pistol and 75 bullets?

3. Please ditch your stupid Wild-West mentality and vote common sense for once!

To everyone else: I've included at the bottom all contact for all Arizona reps, taken directly from senate.gov, house.gov and their own sites. I'm also including Rep. Giffords so you can send her best wishes. But first, a few more paragraphs on gun control:

Charlton "From My Cold Dead Hands" Heston has been exactly that for a few years, yet no one wants to take him at his word. Long overdue is serious effort to curb the spread of guns into the warm, live hands of not only such nuts as shot up Columbine, Virginia Tech and countless post offices, but also Cheney.

Guns nuts always recite "Second Amendment!" but they extract only five words, "the right to bear arms", out of context. It's short enough even for them to memorize wholly: "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Clearly they dislike that "well-regulated" part: I maintain that neither two Columbine students, nor one Va. Tech student, nor a post-office worker constitutes a militia, let alone regulated. OK, the Crips, Bloods, Latin Kings, Westies and Yakuza are militias, but regulated? The Amendment's context is a country's army defending the country – against armed enemies, hence the law's recognizing self-defense against a life threat. I consider this a gun's sole legitimate use.

Gun nuts always chant "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." Two brain cells say both premise and conclusion are wrong: guns should be regulated, not outlawed, and even if outlawed, the authorities too would have guns, like the police and soldiers gun nuts so ardently support. Even they should understand: another Wild West is repeating failed history. Yet they can't wait seven days, they can't do with one gun a month, and they refuse background checks while calling themselves law-abiding – what's to hide? Their "convenience" argument is, quite simply, completely insane regarding instruments of death. They remind us that cars, purchased for convenience, kill too, but I remind them that getting a car involves a certain age, a written test, driving school, a road test, and regular renewal – imagine if that were true of guns! Actually, among well-regulated militias, it is: soldiers and officers continually train, practice and pass tests. Every gun owner should do the same: the right to bear arms necessitates the responsibility – unlike cars, guns kill by design.

We have technology that traces every gun and bullet and senses a gun's proximity to its owner's property. Robert Kennedy might say: too many gun tragedies – why? This technology isn't used – why not? Most gun nuts are also pro-life, right? Jesus would like the Bible in one hand, but not the gun in the other. That these insane, selfish, illogical, hypocritical, anarchy-favoring, Republican-voting, conservative-thinking nuts both own and use instruments of death – frequently and legally! – should scare us all.


General on-line contact form (some reps don't have their own!):

--- SENATORS ---

Kyl, Jon - (R - AZ) Class I
Web Form: kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

730 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4521
Fax: (202) 224-2207

2200 East Camelback, Suite 120
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3455
Phone: (602) 840-1891
Fax: (602) 957-6838

6840 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Phone: (520) 575-8633
Fax: (520) 797-3232


McCain, John - (R - AZ) Class III
Web Form: mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAct…

Washington Office:
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862

Phoenix Office:
5353 North 16th Street
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (602) 952-8702

Prescott Office:
122 North Cortez Street
Suite 108
Prescott, AZ 86301
Main: (928) 445-0833
Fax: (928) 445-8594

Tempe Office:
4703 South Lakeshore Drive
Suite 1
Tempe, AZ 85282
Main: (480) 897-6289
Fax: (480) 897-8389

Tucson Office:
407 West Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637


Giffords, Gabrielle, Arizona, 8th

Washington, DC Office
The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords
U.S. House of Representatives
1030 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2542
Fax: (202) 225-0378

Cochise County District Office
The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords
77 Calle Portal, Suite B-160
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone: (520) 459-3115
Fax: (520) 459-5419

Washington, DC Office
The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords
U.S. House of Representatives
1030 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2542
Fax: (202) 225-0378


Flake, Jeff, Arizona, 6th
(use general web form above)

Washington, D.C. Office
240 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-2635
(202) 226-4386 fax

District Office
1640 South Stapley
Suite 215
Mesa, Arizona 85204
(480) 833-0092
(480) 833-6314 fax


Franks, Trent, Arizona, 2nd
Web form: franks.house.gov/contacts/new

Washington Office
2435 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4576
Fax: 202-225-6328

District Office
7121 West Bell Road
Suite 200
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: 623-776-7911
Fax: 623-776-7832


Gosar, Paul R., Arizona, 1st
Web form: gosar.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Washington, DC
504 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2315
Fax: (202) 226-9739

Casa Grande
211 North Florence St., Suite 3
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Phone: (520) 836-3226
Fax: (520) 836-8417


Grijalva, Raul, Arizona, 7th
Web form: grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=49&…

DC Office:
1511 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph (202) 225-2435
fax (202) 225-1541

TUCSON Office:
738 N 5th Ave. Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85705
ph (520) 622-6788
fax (520) 622-0198

201 Bingham Ave. Suite 2
P.O. Box 4105
Somerton AZ 85350
ph (928) 343-7933
fax (928) 343-7949


Pastor, Ed, Arizona, 4th
Web form: forms.house.gov/pastor/webforms/issue_subs…

Washington Office
2465 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4065

District Office
411 North Central Avenue
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 256-0551


Quayle, Ben, Arizona, 3rd
Web form: quayle.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Washington, DC
1419 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3361
Fax: (202) 225-3462

2400 E Arizona Biltmore Circle, Suite 1290
Phoenix, AZ 85016-2109
Phone: (602) 263-5300
Fax: (602) 248-7733


Schweikert, David, Arizona, 5th
Web form: schweikert.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Washington, DC
1205 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2190

10603 N. Hayden Road, Ste. 108
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 946-2411

Posted by jasmith4 on 01/10/2011 at 2:29 PM

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