Political Bullying or Just gathering Information about the Gun Ban issue?

I received a very long email from the Obama Office, now it isn’t an “Official” type of letter. It was sent to me because I signed up to receive info on Obama’s campaign the first go around (I am smarter now) and they send me random emails pertaining to current issues. I was waiting for the Gun Ban email to come.

If you don’t want to read the entire letter scroll down I have the cliff notes version below ~*

Housewife —

I hope you saw Vice President Joe Biden’s email this morning.
In order to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence, he and President Obama need your help. The most important steps we can take will require congressional action. And Congress will only act if we all raise our voices to demand it.

Housewife, your voice in this couldn’t be more important. Tell your members of Congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue.

Give them a call, let them know you support the President’s plan, ask if your members of Congress are on board, then make sure you report back on the conversation.
It doesn’t take long. According to our records, here’s who you should call:
Blah Blah

555-555-5555

Let us know how it went and who’s on board right here:
Thanks,
Messina

—–Original Message—–
From: Joe Biden
Subject: President Obama is counting on you

Friend —

The President did something big last week.
He proposed a set of major reforms to help protect our children and our communities by curbing gun violence, and he’s already announced 23 executive actions that will go a long way in helping keep our kids safe.
This is an important start — but I have no illusions about what needs to be done and how difficult it will be.
Every step we intend to take will preserve the tradition of responsible gun ownership in our country and uphold the Second Amendment. And while we’ll never end gun violence entirely, if we can save the life of even one child, then we have a responsibility to act.

This action includes not only what we can do, but what Congress can do. To make a real and lasting difference, they must act soon.

The President has called on Congress to act on four specific legislative measures: closing background check loopholes, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines, making our schools safer, and increasing access to mental health services.
Read more about the President’s plan to reduce gun violence, and make sure you forward this to friends and family.

The President asked me to work with law enforcement, teachers, parents, sportsmen, Democrats, Republicans, faith leaders, mental health experts, and other organizations and individuals to come up with a set of concrete policy proposals. The plan he put forth is the product of those conversations and recommendations.

Right now, President Obama is counting on you.
Each one of us needs to speak up and demand action. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a big city or a small town like Newtown, Connecticut. When our fellow Americans are victims of senseless violence, we all pull together as one American family.

Let’s get this done, folks.
Whether the action we take saves one life or 1,000, it matters.
Thank you,

Joe

Basically JOE wants me to support the gun ban… if you haven’t been to my site before you now know that isn’t going to happen. It also goes on to ask me to call representatives in my area and ask if they support Obama’s/Biden’s Gun Ban. Then I am to go back to a Link within the email and fill out a survey.

barack obama gun ban survey

This survey would provide them with My email (again) and the names of any politician who did or did not Support this ban. So I wonder are they interested in my thoughts… NO! It felt to me that they are more interested in seeing how hard they will have to work to get the NO’s to say Yes when it comes down to a vote. Great way to make the citizens do the work.

The Email and tactic felt fishy, slimy, made me resent even more that I was ever apart of the original Obama madness and well in an odd way bullied into feeling like I had to call. Oh and that I need to go take a shower and wash it all away. Dramatic maybe, but after a year of having my eyes opened, see things crumble, this might be my breaking point. As I have tried not to voice too many political views on this blog  (I am not very educated on politics in general) but as more and more affects me, as it always has, I am more inclined to get educated, have a voice and get loud.

Have you been  approached or felt put on to give up information for a cause you are against?

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