Firearms Restrictions: A Marine’s Open Letter to Diane Feinstein

| January 1 2013
David Leeper

US Marine Corporal (Ret) Joshua Boston has penned an open letter to Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) regarding her attempt to pass new federal laws to infringe, still further, upon the right of US citizens to keep and bear arms.

Corporal Boston’s style is incisive and unequivocal — a welcome change from that of Washington’s usual gas-bag politicians.

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 [as being criminal]. 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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joshua Boston

Cpl, United States Marine Corps

2004-2012

19 comments
Jay
Jay

thank you for your service to our country. SaddenedOne has a problem in that he assumes he is free because of his wish to be free. He is free because of the GIs for the last 200 + years and their use of guns to preserve that freedom. SaddenedOne needs to look around at the guns that protect him and his every day, Police, etc. He made a statment that did not have any back up as "We, the people, deserve better soldiers, as well as more honorable citizens, than you" He wants the comfort level the GIs give him but does not want to acknowledge the need for them and the equipment used. He is a very sad person.

SaddenedOne
SaddenedOne

I find soldiers like you, who respect the war machine, but not the civilian process meant to keep people like you at bay, are part of the reason why we have terror and fear expressed on our shores. A marine was the first school shooter, and I know more marines who have disgraced their oaths, than I do who have faithfully and diligently served. It is letters like this, that continue to lead our country to disunity, and disruption. We, the people, deserve better soldiers, as well as more honorable citizens, than you. You are not solution based, or problem solving.. You claim to have learned, through your fighting. You claim to be no serf, but looking at our foreign policy, and illegal wars that your claimed tenure would have fallen under, I would at the very least consider you a mercenary. A serf would be bound to their oaths and pledge of service. I just hope that more innocent blood does not spill on US shores, because of people like you, who would rather put their head in the sand, with a finger on the trigger. I am pro-2nd amendment, I am anti-sedition. 

proud american 999
proud american 999

thank you for your service to our country and i wish every service man or woman through out our country would do this same thing!!! The whole purpose of the second amendment was to make sure we the american people could defend ourselves from the tierney of our own government!!!

 

thanks again

 

proud american

Steve860
Steve860

Cpl Boston,

Very well said, as others have said, there should be more of us like you and stand up for what is right. Thank you for your service, thank you for protecting my/our freedoms.

KayMerkelBoruff
KayMerkelBoruff

Cpl Joshua Boston: AMEN. Thanks for your service & thanks for your letter. I lived in VIet-Nam 68-70 & was married to an AIr America pilot KIA Laos 18 Feb 70. My brother was 101st Airborne w/ 2 tours VN & Special Ops Rhodesia. After 43 yrs teaching at a girls' school, I volunteer at the VA Hosp teaching creative writing in their Vet Recovery Center. As my brother reminded me: Watch your 6:00.

theodore
theodore

hey i love you Corporal boston. you got my vote buddy! my ancestors were in consentrationcamps, cause of "gun control" they couldnt defend themselves against Musselini, and Hitler, im Italian and german, so wake up epople! were in the end times!  keep up teh good work, Corporal, i respect you, and thank you for defending our Constitution.They dont care about us! its all about them controlling our lives! God bless you.Sincerely, Rita.

AJLeibengeist
AJLeibengeist

USN Disabled Vet 1986-1991.   I agree.  I've used my weapons in the defense of neighbors from armed robbers.  I was injured but would do it again if needed.   It helped catch one of the intruders who was on his third escape from juvi committing more and more serious crimes each time.   Remember the old saying, that when guns are criminal, then only criminals will have guns.