No sooner had I gotten a letter from Senator Saxby Chambliss, than I read in The Marietta Daily Journal about a speech that my Congressman, Dr. Phil Gingrey (R, GA 11) gave on Thursday. In part, here is what the paper said.
Gingrey said he was open to considering certain gun control measures in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre.
“There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines even for someone who says, ‘look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even quicker with that kind of weapon? For what purpose?” Gingrey asked. “I would be willing to listen to the possibility of the capacity of a magazine.”
Mr. Gingrey, I will say this.
We will not be made scapegoats. We will not be treated like criminals or lunatics because of the actions of criminals and lunatics.
No new gun laws.
No magazine limits.
Work with us, Mr. Gingrey, or we will work to retire you.