Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


ARGH! Form letters

I wrote to my U.S. senators - John Cronyn and Hay Bailing Butcherson (oops, I mean vascillating RINO Kay Bailey Hutchinson) - about the CIFTA nonsense our esteemed *please note the sarcasm* president is supporting. Well, I immediately got back a response from Sen. Cronyn that he got the email and would respond. That was a nice touch. I know he got it, so I don't have to worry. Nada from Butcherson.

Until today. I almost would have rather gotten nothing than this form letter that shows me that her aides didn't even bother reading the text of my message to know what I was addressing other than it had something to do with gun control.

here is what I sent (succinct and to the point):
Please do not support Obama and CIFTA. I'm astonished that President Obama would even propose such a horrible thing as to make law-abiding American gun owners register their personal firearms. Then, to consider sharing that information with other countries is absolutely appalling.

What is he thinking? Is he planning to invite foreign invaders into our land and give them the addresses of anyone who may fight for our freedom so the enemy can just wipe us out before things get started?

I refuse to accept this. Please do everything you can to fight this action.
Here is good information:

Thank you,
Army of Mom (of course, they got all my contact information)

Here is the response:
Dear Friend: (not even personalized, nice touch *again note the sarcasm*)
Thank you for contacting me regarding gun control legislation and the protection of law-abiding citizens' right to own firearms. I welcome your thoughts and comments on this issue.

While we all support the strongest measures to ensure that guns do not end up in the wrong hands, I believe that one of the most powerful deterrents we have is the consistent, full enforcement of the numerous laws that already address many aspects of the problem. For instance, there are more than a dozen laws at the state and federal level that deal with the use, carrying, ownership, or trafficking of guns, and we must prosecute without qualification those who violate these laws.

Rather than usurping the rights of law-abiding citizens, I believe we should vigorously prosecute those who use guns to commit crimes. I have worked to enact federal anti-crime legislation that imposes tough minimum sentences on those convicted of using firearms to commit crimes, prevents early parole for violent criminals, and provides federal funds to build new prisons and fund local law enforcement. I will continue to support legislation that fights crime and upholds our Second Amendment rights.

On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court upheld the individual right to keep and bear arms in District of Columbia v. Heller. I submitted an amicusbrief to the Court in support of affirming the District of Columbia's gun ban as unconstitutional, and was joined by 55 Senators, 250 House members, and the Vice President of the United States. This historic decision will affect gun laws throughout the country that try to unjustly undermine our rights under the Second Amendment.

I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to keep in touch on any issue of concern to you.

Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator
284 Russell
Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5922 (tel)
202-224-0776 (fax)

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY to this message as it is not a valid e-mail address. Due to the tremendous volume of mail Senator Hutchison receives, she requests that all email messages be sent through the contact form found on her website at .

If you would like more information about issues pending before the Senate, please visit the Senator's website at . You will find articles, floor statements, and press releases, along with her weekly column and monthly television show on current events. You can also sign up to receive Senator Hutchison's weekly e-newsletter.
Thank you.

Gee, thanks, Sen. Hutchinson. Now, I feel so much better that you are on board ... yeah, you say you support Second Amendment rights, but I've seen you vote to support legislation that we disagree with in the AoM household. *sigh*


  • At 8:07 PM, June 03, 2009, Blogger Army of Dad said…

    And she would really like your vote when she runs against Perry for the big chair in Austin.

    Nice to know just how responsive she is to your concerns, isn't it?

  • At 12:02 PM, June 04, 2009, Blogger El Capitan said…

    That ditzy cheerleader will sell us down the river for a shot at the Big Chair. I don't trust Kay Bailey, never have, never will.


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