Corporal Joshua Boston stepped up to the gun control debate plate just as 2012 was coming to a close – and boy did he belt one out of the park. He’s been labeled a crazed lunatic, a gun lover, and (believe it or not) a misogynist by one (that I’ve seen) idiotic Twittersphere user.
Corporal Boston, I am here to say that despite my hating (and fearing guns), I recognize our need for them as a society, and more-so their symbolism of our individuality and rights as a nation.
Have a look at the letter for yourself.
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Cpl, United States Marine Corps