We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Today, he asks me to contact my senators about gun violence. For one second, I thought I might ask my senators to do something about urban handgun violence committed by crims with already-illegally-owned weapons, but I quickly decided it wasn't worth the effort because they don't care about that.
They only care about my legal firearms. I don't think the crims bother with background checks. My senators are hopeless and it's not worth the trouble to write to them.
Save your effort, Ray. We're in a new (r)age where the law only matters if it's one you want to enforce. We've gotten so used to ignoring that old faded piece of paper and what means that ignoring the Second Amendment is no big deal. After all we pretty much ignore all the other amendments of the Bill of Rights (such a quaint name) so what's the big deal?