Corporal Joshua Boston is making headlines this week because of a straightforward letter he penned to California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Marine Corporal Boston thinks Feinstein is out of line demanding that Americans relinquish their automatic rifles. Boston is the owner of an AR-15, and has been trained to use it. The AR-15 has also become the weapon of choice of many mass murderers. Corporal Boston’s letter has gone viral, and many Kitchen Cabinet readers will no doubt have pondered it. This sincere concern of one man who has served his country, reveals the real dilemma we have as a country and as citizens about the right to bear arms. In this age, no one is carrying a musket any more.
Automatic weapons are the RULE, not the exception. Such rifles pose dangerous threats to our children and our communities and many today are obtained illegally.
Do we go door to door? As Dianne Feinstein suggests, do we make automatic rifles illegal and create an even more intrusive government database
of “armed” citizens? Or, after Sandy Hook Elementary’s tragedy, has lawlessness reached such a point that parents must put everything else aside and simply keep their families safe?
U.S. Marine Joshua Boston, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has made up HIS mind and written this letter titled, “No Ma’am.”
He speaks for many, many Americans.
What is your view? The Kitchen Cabinet would like to hear from you. Comment following this article featuring Corporal Boston’s thoughts:
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