Senator Flake to Support Expanded Background Checks?

The Washington Post published an article yesterday (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senators-near-a-deal-on-background-checks-for-most-private-gun-sales/2013/02/23/d55e5f4a-7d0c-11e2-82e8-61a46c2cde3d_story.html)  which specifically mentions both Arizona Senators as likely supporters of a "bipartisan" Senate bill expanding federal background checks to cover most private firearm sales.  This does not surprise me from Senator McCain, whom I suppose most if not all of us have long since written off as a lost cause when it comes to supporting or even understanding the Constitution.

Senator Flake, on the other hand, has shown great promise in most ways, but I suspect requires some constituent guidance on this issue.  He may also, as a brand new Senator, be under considerable pressure to "go along" with measures such as this in exchange for future committee appointments.

Granted, I'm giving the Senator the benefit of the doubt here; for the time being I will continue to do so, but if it becomes clear he no longer stands on conservative principle, then I believe his anticipated ascension to the position of "Senior Senator from Arizona" in 2016 should be vigorously challenged.

Here is an email I have sent him on the subject of the currently negotiated Senate bill; I urge my fellow Arizona Tea Party Patriots to send similar messages.  Please feel free to plagiarize it in any part or in its entirety!

 

Senator Flake,

A February 23 article in the Washington Post specifically lists you and Senator McCain as likely supporters of a “bipartisan” Senate bill to expand the federal background check database for firearm purchases to include private sales.  You have previously stated your strong support for the Second Amendment, Senator, and for the Constitution, but these positions are absolutely incompatible with support for the currently debated bill.

The Second Amendment contains no qualifiers.  It states simply that the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.  Any and all gun control measures are the prerogative of the individual states, not the federal government.  This bill would infringe deeply on our rights by providing the federal government with the means to know exactly what every American citizen possesses and to attempt to CONFISCATE those arms should it choose to do so.

Furthermore, it is very well known to most of your colleagues in both houses of Congress—as it is to a majority of American citizens--that no bill you could pass will have the slightest impact on preventing gun violence, because criminals and psychopaths do not care about or obey laws.  The only thing this bill will accomplish will be to cast an additional looming threat over the heads of law-abiding citizens, at a time and in an environment where the burden of such threats from Washington have reached unprecedented mass.

Senator, this bill is the golden key that opens the door to tyranny.  It is exactly what progressives and statists in Washington want.  I am sure you know from your experience in the House that to compromise with the left (or with statists in our own party) is to compromise our liberty.  I urge you to reject any further attempts by Washington to erode our Constitutional rights, and to reject the notion that more restrictions are necessary because “something has to be done”.  I urge you instead to join the emerging leaders of your party in focusing attention where it needs to be—on the culture of violence in America, the devaluation of life, and the creation of easy targets for criminals by existing, poorly-conceived gun laws.

Respectfully,

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  • I heard from a reliable source that McCain's approval rating has fallen to 27% nationwide. I believe that the citizens of Arizona hold an equal animosity toward him.

    Some time back a person put a rant on the Internet indicating that he was going to mount a recall on both McCain and Flake.  When he realized it would take a lot of work and he must follow a lot of laws he refused to respond to e-mail inquiries. I am aware of this because I tried to contact him to offer support.

    Now with McCain and Flake supporting the increase in the debt ceiling, supporting obamacare and for his participation in the " gang of eights traitors"  amnesty bill, it looks like McCain and Flake have no intentions of following the Constitution of the United States, nor will they protect the sovereignty of the state of Arizona.  And now we hear flake is thinking about signing on to the UN gun grabbing treaty.   These two traitors to the Constitution, Arizona, and Americas' sovereignty must be removed from office.

    McCain and Flake have decided they are the elite and the laws of the United States do not apply to them, they only apply to us.  

    If anyone is interested in a recall please contact me at frjmiddleton@yahoo.com so we can organize for success.  

    All operational plans need to be completed before we actually file for the recall.  Upon filing for recall we only have 120 days to get the necessary signatures. Basically, it would take 4670 signatures per day--- per senator.  To make it happen we would need around 200 hard working, I mean HARD working volunteers throughout Arizona to achieve the target. The more volunteers the better.    

     

  • Senator John McCain TOOK an OATH to UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION! And now he's BREAKING THAT OATH! How long are we going to put up with this GUN GRABBING CLAN? Call or FAX John and Jeff,and tell them to UPHOLD THE OATHS THEY TOOK!!!!!

  • Senator John McCain is NO GOOD for AZ. He does not uphold the Constitution! John once said that when he looked at PUTIN he saw the KGB! Well he must have been LOOKING IN A MIRROR! His wife and Daughter support GAY MARRIAGE! and I think it's rubbing off on Him! I think he has eye's for schummer or Obama?

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