Representative Diane Black (R-TN 6th)
4th-term Republican from Tennessee.
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The 2nd

Sen. Lamar Alexander
Rep. Diane Black
Sen. Bob Corker

March 17, 2013

 In the ongoing Gun Control debate I hope by now you have seen that those Americans who believe in the right to self defense and the 2nd Amendment are a force to be reckoned with in this country.

But unlike other groups we do not seek to take from anyone and do not want something for nothing. We do not want more government in our lives we want less.

And we simply want to be able to realize the most basic promise of this, the greatest country (for the time being) on earth and that is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

It is not about hunting, it is not about shooting "skeet", it is about nothing less than the right to protect our families and feel as safe as we can in this ever deteriorating society.

We know that those who would seek to infringe on our rights will take what they can today and then come back for more tomorrow and the next day, and the next day and so on. And while they speak of "common sense" and "reasonable" restrictions I would submit to you that common sense and reason were exercised 237 years ago when our Constitution was adopted. This document is timeless and is in no need of adjustment or updating.

I urge you to stand fast and reject any legislation that would threaten our most basic rights in any way.

WE THE PEOPLE voted you into office.
WE THE PEOPLE will vote you out of office.
Do as we want!

Mt Juliet , TN