A feisty Iraq War veteran promises to sue Deval Patrick – and minces no words in his letter.
I enjoyed EVERY WORD of this one; – I think you will too!
P.O. Box 1149
Sterling, MA 01564-1149
January 18, 2013
Governor Deval Patrick
Boston, MA 02108
RE: Violate my HIPAA, 2nd Amendment, and/or 5th Amendment Rights and I’ll Sue Your Ass Off in Federal Court
Dear Governor Patrick:
Reading your newly proposed draconian Massachusetts firearms legislation only served to reinforce the validity of my nickname for you: “Devoid.” Almost without fail your proposals are devoid of common sense, devoid of rationality, and devoid of any relation to objective reality.
As researcher and firearms expert John R. Lott, Jr. pointed out in “The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime,” Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2013: “If we finally want to deal seriously with multiple-victim public shootings, it’s time to acknowledge a common feature of these attacks: With just a single exception, the attack in Tucson last year, every public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has occurred in a place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. Had some citizens [present] been armed, they might have been able to stop the killings before the police got to the scene. In the Newtown attack, it took police 20 minutes to arrive at the school after the first calls for help.”
So you see, Pinhead, the most effective way to curb mass public shootings by mentally deranged cowards is to eliminate utopian, counter-productive, so-called “gun-free zones.”
Law-abiding Massachusetts citizens are already burdened by some of the most draconian anti-2nd Amendment statutes in the United States. Of course, criminals, by definition, don’t care about firearms legislation. They obtain their firearms by theft or on the black market. Even you, Corner-Office Cretin, should understand that. If ever, God forbid, a mass public shooting occurs in Massachusetts, it won’t be perpetrated by a licensed firearms owner. Most likely it will committed by a mentally deranged coward who violates a whole series of existing state and federal criminal statutes—and you, lying, grand-standing demagogue, – know it.
So tell me, what makes 7 rounds in a magazine OK, but 8 excessively dangerous? What makes a 10-round magazine OK, but one that holds 11 a dangerous felony? How is a semi-automatic rifle with a pistol grip, flash suppressor, or folding stock more lethal than one without them? How many criminals and mentally deranged folks will purchase liability insurance for their illegally-possessed firearms? How does one commit “assault with a firearm” by not taking any physical action? How is ‘high-power’ ammunition distinguishable from ‘low-power’ ammunition? How is storing firearms at clubs, most of which do not have caretakers and can be broken into, safer than locking them in a home? The answers are “I don’t know” because you are just an arbitrary and capricious demagogic moron like your buddy in the White House, the Kenyan Commie.
I organized the first federal lawsuit challenging the draconian firearms statutes collectively grouped as Ch. 180 of the Massachusetts Acts of 1998, almost fifteen years ago. That was years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment guaranteed individual, not ‘militia,’ rights. So here’s the deal – in language even you can understand: sign any new legislation that violates my HIPAA, 2nd Amendment, and/or 5th Amendment rights, – and I’ll sue your ass off in Federal Court.
Go ahead, make my day!
James F. Gettens
Former Army Reserve Officer
Iraq War Veteran
Senator Jennifer Flanagan
Senator Therese Murray
Speaker Robert DeLeo
Commandant, Massachusetts State Police
Gun Owners’ Action League