Four days ago I was commenting on the power of spending a couple of minutes sending an email to exercise political power over our elected officials here in Florida, and today I get to read about inaction by Gun Owners in Missouri:
COLUMBIA — Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday morning vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have instituted a “stand your ground” law and allowed people, including some criminals, to legally carry a concealed firearm. SB 656 would have eliminated Missouri statutes that require people to go through training and background checks to obtain a permit and carry a concealed firearm…
From May 13 to June 22, the governor’s office received 4,043 emails, faxes, letters and electronic petitions on SB 656, Nixon spokesman Scott Holste wrote in an email.
Of those, 3,704 opposed the bill and 326 favored it. There were 13 general inquiries.
Moms Demand Action chapters in Missouri sent thousands of emails, calls and postcards to Nixon asking him to veto the bill, Columbia chapter coordinator Rose Metro wrote in an email.
Missourians fell asleep at the switch and got screwed by Astroturf, it was that simple.
Seriously people, if you are not signed up to the NRA-ILA notifications, you are screwing the pooch.
Get Thy Shit Together.