Friday, February 8, 2008

Ellison signs Heller brief in support of reversal.

Hardly a surprise. My Socialist representative wants to ban guns. He'll be getting an email from me, today.

Third, Congress has, for decades, exercised the power assigned to it by the Constitution to regulate,and in some cases ban, the use or possession of certain weapons.2 In so doing, Congress has regularly considered, interpreted and applied the
Second Amendment in light of its obligation “to support th[e] Constitution.”

Representative Robert A. Brady (PA-01)
Representative John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14)
Representative Danny K. Davis (IL-07)
Representative Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Representative Sam Farr (CA-17)
Representative Chaka Fattah (PA-02)*
Representative Al Green (TX-09)
Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Representative Michael Honda (CA-15)
Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-16)
Representative Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04)
Representative Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Representative James P. Moran (VA-08)
Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01)
Representative Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Representative Lynn C. Woolsey (CA-06)
Representative Albert R. Wynn (MD-04)
* Congressman Fattah served as the lead Member on this


My email to Representative Ellison:
Dear Representative:

I couldn't help but notice that you signed an amicus curiae brief in support of the reversal of District of Columbia v. Heller.

By signing this brief, you are explicitly supporting the ridiculous notion that banning the possession of an effective means of self-defense is the proper function of Congress and somehow constitutional. Banning handguns and functional long guns is "infringement", which is specifically not allowed by the Constitution, which you are sworn to uphold, not step on.

Washington DC has one of the highest murder rates in the country, year after year, due to its strict and unconstitutional bans. States and cities with less infringing laws, or even no infringement, have much lower crime rates, in almost every instance. The gun ban is unreasonable, illogical, unconstitutional, and unworkable.

Any law outlawing guns will only affect the law-abiding citizens. By their very nature, criminals are willing to break the law. By signing this brief, you are stating to the world that you do not care for the well-being of the citizens of Washington DC, and, by extension, anybody else outside of the government.

Your job is to represent your constituents, not to trample the Constitution in your zeal to run the lives of an independent citizenry. We are citizens, not subjects of our government. You must remember that you work for us, not the other way around.

Sincerely, but with little hope of actual representation,

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