To the Members Letters to Our Elected Representatives section
of the IRC GOP website.
This forum is for the Exchange of ideas and concerns among our members who now write and who have written to their elected Representatives in government. It is especially for those members and visitors to the website who have not written but would like to do so and how to say what’s on their minds.
There are many guides available on “How To” write to your elected officials so I won’t go into details.
I addressed this first posted letter to my US Congressional Representative Bill Posey as ‘Dear Bill’ since I have written to him since he first took office. He responds to me frequently as ‘Dear Jeff’. Otherwise I would use their Title “Dear Representative…, “ Dear Senator…”.
Let them know what the issue or matter of concern is and where you stand. For me, it’s Protecting and Restoring the Second Amendment, our God-given Right to Keep and Bear Arms to defend and preserve our Freedoms as Americans.
“I Support” or “I Oppose” is a good way to express your position on a matter up front, then fill in the details of the matter in the body of your letter. Reference the bill number being considered or being voted on when known.
Urge their “Yes” or “No” vote on the matter. This is very important as they are Representing You in Your government. Remember, you will frequently be writing to Inform them of the blatant lies, deceptions, falsehoods and propaganda they are receiving non-stop from the biased news media and others with a less-than-truthful political agenda.
Request a Response to your concerns as this also is very important to close the communication loop.
Always be Respectful. We have good elected officials from our District working for us in a difficult environment. They need our inputs and our support.
I always end by Thanking them for fighting for my Rights wherever they are serving.
Consider this ability to correspond a Blessing and a Duty of being a Citizen in our American Republic. It’s Citizenship 101! There will Always be something to write to your elected Officials about so keep tuned into the website.
Thanks to All who write their Representatives and post their letters for others to read and do likewise!
REC Committeeman, Precinct 32
Member, IRC Second Amendment Defense Coalition
Veteran, US Navy Submarine Service
Letter to Bill Posey regarding ATF gun registry concerns.
Gun Owners of America, and I am a Life Member, has informed me recently that Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas investigation into the ATF forced them to ADMIT that they have compiled 920,664,765 records on gun owners.
And, Senator Chuck Schumer, first-rate Idiot from New York, wants to Double their budget to $2.9 Billion. Is this a payoff? Sure seems like one.
Please tell me - Why would ATF or any federal bureaucracy maintain a database of records on firearms owners? Is it because:
it makes it easier to send manufacturer’s safety recall notices for their make and model firearm?
it makes it easier for product vendors to sell them related items?
it makes it easier to Confiscate them when an unconstitutional Executive Order is issued to do so?
I fully agree with Representative Cloud who stated "A federal firearm registry is explicitly banned by law. The Biden Administration continues to empower criminals while diminishing the rights of law-abiding Americans. The ATF is shamelessly circumventing existing law to accumulate these records. They must be held accountable."
I believe you would agree that the Biden administration is well on its way to creating a National Gun Registry and the ATF is making it happen. The federal government is prevented by law from establishing or maintaining a database of gun owners, For A Damned Good Reason! So why is this being allowed to happen?
I think it is well past time to call this rogue agency to the floor of the US House and instruct them to DELETE All Records from this database. You will have the opportunity to do so starting January, 2023 when we take back the House and Senate. And we are Counting on our Republican-majority House and Senate to ACT Accordingly to Preserve and Restore our Right To Keep And Bear Arms and Without Government Surveillance and Interference. This is the Only Way to Preserve Our Republic.
Oh, and please inform ATF that their services Will No Longer Be Needed at that hearing.
What say Ye, Sir?
Thank you for all of your past and future efforts to protect my Rights. Very much appreciated here in the district.
Member, Indian River County Second Amendment Defense Coalition representing the 45th 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County in Florida
Second letter to Bill Posey regarding ATF gun registry concerns.
Dear Representative Posey,
I wrote to you earlier regarding ATF building a national Firearm Registry and my strong opposition to it.
Once again I find that you are on top of this most recent assault on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Your response of February 8, 2022 reported that you and 52 Republican members first raised this issue and are now holding them responsible.
Recently I was informed that Representative Michael Cloud (R-TX) has introduced legislation to combat the freedom-abusing tendencies of this politicized organization, especially when they are under Democrat (now the Socialist) Party direction. He stated the issue very clearly for all: “The Second Amendment is clear, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” “There is no reason for law-abiding American gun owners to be subjected to excessive scrutiny on the firearms they own by the federal government. My bill would dismantle ATF’s record-keeping, restore privacy for American gun owners, and reverse the groundwork laid in the creation of a federal firearms registry.”
Since ATF has consistently demonstrated over decades they Cannot be trusted with power, and still retains the power to act against my fellow Citizens today, allow me to proffer the Founder’s wisdom exercised during their deliberations while creating the new government for America for our US House of Representatives today regarding ATF: "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson
Bill, please Count Me in Full Support of Congressman Michael Cloud and the No Retaining Every Gun In a System That Restricts Your (REGISTRY) Rights Act which would require ATF to DELETE all existing firearm transaction records accumulated and dismantle their current database. The bill would also require Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) to DESTROY their firearm transaction records once they go out of business, ensuring the ATF doesn’t continue to accumulate these records.
Nothing less will ensure that our Rights will be preserved. I urge your YES vote for Cloud’s proper and effective legislation. And in that bill, please ensure Tough Enforcement Actions be specified for Violations of that Act as we continue to reign in the slipperiest eel in the federal government.
Thank you for your long-demonstrated commitment to defending my RKBA from the abuses of those in the federal government who would degrade and remove it given the chance again to do so.
Vero Beach, FL