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#1 GarandFan


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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:51 AM

Go to Burris' website here: http://burris.senate.gov/ and click "Contact Roland" in the upper right of the page.

Then ... click "Subject" to open the scrolling menu.

Then ... notice that one category is Drugs/Crime/Guns.

What a f***ing asshole (pardon my French).

Think about the significance of lumping those three issues together like that. Think of how that reflects his views of our fundamental and inalienable right to own and carry guns for all lawful purposes.

Profoundly offensive, and he's profoundly misinformed (twisted).
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:18 PM

Here's what I sent.

With all due respect guns don't belong under this heading. Guns are perfectly legal to own and use so if you want to start a subject that carries guns why don't you add Second Amendment rights and guns together. That way the members of this state know that beyond you being a liar you're atleast trying to do something to help maintain their rights.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

I have often thought about doing this at Durbins web site, selecting a totally unrelated category and then writing the letter about guns. I bet the letter he sends in response will be based on the category selection rather than the actual content of the letter. The responses I have received in the past seem very canned answers.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:56 PM

The category should be Drugs/Crime /Politicians
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:28 PM


I am sending a letter NOW!


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Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

Offensive, Yes. Unexpected, No. I sincerely doubt he is misinformed, I'd wager he's just EVIL, like Daley. But maybe that's just the hate talking.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:38 PM

I have often thought about doing this at Durbins web site, selecting a totally unrelated category and then writing the letter about guns. I bet the letter he sends in response will be based on the category selection rather than the actual content of the letter. The responses I have received in the past seem very canned answers.

Whenever I write Eddie Haskell a letter I always choose "Other" as a subject so they have to at least read the first sentence.

My reply to Sen. Burris under the topic of civil rights:

I find it highly offensive that you lump drugs/crime in with guns.

Firearms are a constitutionally protected civil right. Drugs and crime are not.

If you do not know the difference you need to resign.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:17 PM

Drugs/Crime/Guns as a catagory? Why not Crime/Politicians?
It is time you realize that you were chosen (ok- even if it was by Blagojevich) to represent ALL Illinoisans- not just your liberal Chicago democrat collegues. (Come to think of it, not a lot of them standing by you now is there?)
The hardworking, honest and law-abiding, rural residents of Illinois are sick and tired of being blamed for urban gun violence and our second amendment rights are just as important as the rest of the Bill of Rights.


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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

Senator Burris,
What in the world is wrong with you?
Lumping a Constitutionally protected civil right together in a category with "crime and drugs".
A little 'biased aren't you?
I find this more than offensive. Please reply so I'll know you read my comments and I'll send you a "pocket Constitution". It's apparant that document is foreign to not only your thought process but your library as well.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:58 PM

I guess they changed their oath to ".....support and defend some parts of the constitution...."

then again what do you expect.....how much is a liar's word worth???
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:49 PM

I'm as disgusted with this pos as a Senator as you guys are but it looks like we better get used to him until 2010. 3 Chicago Democrats just effectively killed the measure for a special election to replace him :frantics:

But the special election measure failed 3-2 in a Democratic-controlled subcommittee.

Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) acknowledged that Burris' inconsistent statements have led to investigations by a Downstate prosecutor and the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee, but said, "The man has really done nothing wrong at this point."

Silverstein, who joined Hendon and Sen. Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) in opposing the bill, said the election's $62 million cost is "unconscionable."


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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:54 PM

Would it not have been an issue if it said: Drugs/Crime/Illegal Guns?

Could the inference here be illegal guns?

/just playing devil's advocate... :frantics:
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