There've been a lot of upset folks lately about new proposed restrictions on imported shotguns. Here is a typical example, entitled "The ATF Wants Your Shotgun."
Now I have a slightly different take on this, so I filed my own comment to the Gunwalker agency and I provide it for your edification and amusement below.
Cc: (To various Second Amendment activists.)
Sent: Fri, Apr 22, 2011 5:28 pm
Subject: "Sporting purpose" shotgun comment.
Personally, I think your attempt to expand the concept of "sporting purposes" (a concept that Senator Thomas Dodd borrowed from the Nazi gun control laws for the GCA1968) to imported shotguns is a GREAT IDEA. Heck, why stop there with your grasping, anti-2nd Amendment moves? Go for the gold and make it for domestic shotguns as well. See, the deal is, there are all these folks out there who over the years have been willing to compromise other firearm owners' rights away because we owned an "evil black rifle." We hard-core Second Amendment activists referred to them disdainfully as "Elmer Fudds." As long as you didn't mess with their deer rifles and shotguns, they were cool with any restrictions you wanted to lay down for us. An Elmer Fudd, in case your cultural education is deficient, looks like this:
Of course, we told them that sooner or later the same folks who sought to rob us of our property and liberty were going to be coming for theirs, but most of them ignored us.
Now, you want to do our recruiting for us and go after their beloved shotguns. That is the best recruiting campaign I can think of. You are going to take millions of nice, inoffensive Elmers and turn them into this:
Elmer Zombies! And the "bwaiiiins" they want are going to be yours, Gunwalkers, and the politicians who enable you.
So I think it is a great idea, your going after Elmer's shotgun. The timing is great, too. That plus the Gunwalker Scandal ought to completely destroy your agency. Thus, I believe it is an outstanding idea in every respect. Let me know how I can help you self destruct your agency with any other hare-brained ideas you may get.
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.
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Pinson, AL 35126
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