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Moved: Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not..

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Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not Your Servant'

The Huffington Post | By Cavan Sieczkowski Posted: 01/04/2013 12:59 pm EST | Updated: 01/04/2013 7:57 pm EST

A United States Marine veteran has penned a response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's gun control proposal, saying the government has no right to take away his weapon: "I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve."

Former U.S. Marines Cpl. Joshua Boston wrote a letter to Feinstein regarding her assault weapons ban, a proposal announced in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children, aged 6 and 7, dead.

The letter written by Boston, who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2004, was first posted on CNN's iReport on Dec. 27.

Via CNN iReport:
"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 a crime. 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."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/joshua-boston-marine-gun-control-senator-dianne-feinstein-letter_n_2410076.html?icid=maing-grid7|maing6|dl1|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D253228
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This is unserviceman-like. I recall when a marine called Sen. Boxer a Ma'am, she felt it was offensive and told him to call her Senator. He apologized and did just that. They are taught to respect government officials, this is a prime example of disrespect!

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Reply Moved: Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not.. (Original post)
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 OP
JI7 Jan 2013 #1
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #12
JI7 Jan 2013 #19
Kingofalldems Jan 2013 #2
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #3
Coyote_Tan Jan 2013 #4
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #6
Coyote_Tan Jan 2013 #18
Robb Jan 2013 #35
Coyote_Tan Jan 2013 #36
Robb Jan 2013 #37
Coyote_Tan Jan 2013 #38
Agschmid Jan 2013 #44
Logical Jan 2013 #39
Coyote_Tan Jan 2013 #40
Logical Jan 2013 #47
Obama2016 Jan 2013 #22
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #26
Recursion Jan 2013 #33
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #42
PavePusher Jan 2013 #34
sylvi Jan 2013 #45
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #51
jpak Jan 2013 #5
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2013 #8
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #14
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #32
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #7
Obama2016 Jan 2013 #25
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #30
Purveyor Jan 2013 #9
NashvilleLefty Jan 2013 #10
Obama2016 Jan 2013 #27
Archae Jan 2013 #11
lynne Jan 2013 #13
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #15
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #16
valerief Jan 2013 #17
Trajan Jan 2013 #20
we can do it Jan 2013 #28
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #21
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #23
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #24
Obama2016 Jan 2013 #29
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #41
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #43
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #49
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #31
mokawanis Jan 2013 #46
rppper Jan 2013 #48
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #50

Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:06 PM

1. this him ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:17 PM

12. Lot of inbreeding there.

And impotence.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:47 AM

19. his solution to impotence ?

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:06 PM

2. Again: Another whining gun freeper

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:07 PM

3. Sorry about that, they locked the original so I moved it here.

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:08 PM

4. He's a civilian now...

 

... And if he wants to call her out on her hypocrisy or call her every dirty name in the book that is his choice.

Personally I think he could get away with most of his letter while in the service except possibly for the bit about refusing to register if it were to become law.

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:11 PM

6. Nope, Marines are under a code of honor. Active and discharged.

 

The government is his boss. He may not be under the payroll, but he still wears the uniform.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:53 PM

18. Even as an active duty Soldier...

 

I can make my feelings about policy known.

As long as I am respectful to govt types I can tell my Senator that I am pro whatever or anti whatever.

This guy isn't outside any bounds.

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:14 PM

35. So you're an active duty soldier now?

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Response to Robb (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:13 PM

36. Problem ?

 

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:29 PM

37. We're just so lucky to get an active duty Democratic soldier to join DU days after Newtown

...to make sure we're all properly educated on gun issues.

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Response to Robb (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:30 PM

38. Glad I can help...

 

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Response to Robb (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:09 AM

44. I really love your butterfly!

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:03 PM

39. So saying he will not obey US law is ok? LOL!

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Response to Logical (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:42 PM

40. If you'll check the thread...

 

You'll see that I said that is the only point he might get in trouble for.

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Response to Coyote_Tan (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:13 AM

47. You also said "this guy isn't outside any bounds"

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:34 PM

22. Caesars Ghost, your replies make all us Democrats look bad.....really.

 

I can see both sides here.

You don't need to share the personal views of an employer. Just saying.

But I don't see the point in your anger towards him. Just a kid who likes his guns. That doesn't mean he's not a good person.

As a Democrat and supporter of most of the gun reforms coming to vote, we still need to consider that the Constitution was a great framework for a great nation and remember that a lot of incredibly intelligent people helped create it.

And as far as Diane Feinstein.
She's not my favorite. She really has been in politics too long.
Wha'ts she got now, like $800,000,000 dollars or something like that. Wow.

I'm sure she is with "We The People".

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Response to Obama2016 (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:46 PM

26. Huh?

 

Oh well, sorry. I don't feed trolls.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:30 PM

33. What bullshit. I bitched about Bush in uniform all the time

I made very clear to anyone who asked me that I think Iraq was a strategic catastrophe. **** you for implying I dishonored the Corps by doing that.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #33)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:05 AM

42. Difference is, you aren't breaking the law.

 

Boston stated he is, and made derogatory and disrespectful remarks at Sen. Feinstein.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:13 PM

34. Bullshit. n/t

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:59 AM

45. That would be news

 

That would be news to the thousands of former Marines I have treated in 28 years at our local V.A. hospital. Many of them have had colorful things to say about their elected representatives, both Democrat and Republican.

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Response to sylvi (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:35 AM

51. Apples and oranges

 

That was behind close doors. This is different.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:09 PM

5. Ummm - being a Marine doesn't excuse you from being a douchebag

nope

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Response to jpak (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:14 PM

8. +1 n/t

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Response to jpak (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:18 PM

14. +1, n/t

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Response to jpak (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:18 PM

32. You don't have to be a Marine to be a douche bag either.

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:13 PM

7. He's also sexist!

" 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."

She's a Senator...not some woman! Would he have said, "Some man" if a male Senator had introduced that bill and would he have been so snotty about it? I doubt it!

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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:01 PM

30. :/

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:15 PM

9. Needs to be on a 'house watch', indeed. eom

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:15 PM

10. Sorry, Mr. Boston, but she doesn't serve JUST you,

she serves ALL of us.

It is the REST of us who demand that something be done. She is only reflecting the will of the People.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:47 PM

27. She's too rich to be in touch with the people.....sorry

 

Unfortunately, you are grossly mistaken.

Ms. Feinstein is FAR too wealthy to have any idea what most people's lives are like.

She has every modern luxury money can buy, never has to worry about the things "common" folk have to worry about and never will.

A modern day Marie Antoinette in the flesh.


To me, this is NOT the type of representation that We The People need.

tyvm

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:16 PM

11. Just checked Snopes, it's real.

I wonder if this guy has the same attitude towards registering his car(s)?

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:18 PM

13. He's a former marine -

- so doubt the military can do anything about it or that he would experience any repercussions.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:31 PM

15. Not to worry

I can't find any instance of his addressing her as "ma'am".

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:40 PM

16. Duly noted, Josh. Carry on.

Not that I give a flying *#$^ about what he thinks.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:47 PM

17. Freeper gun post. Propagating more gun wingnut shit and soiling DU. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:11 AM

20. +1

Tired of it

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Response to Trajan (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:47 PM

28. Me too sick and tired of pathetic, paranoid gun kooks.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:39 AM

21. I am going to make a prediction here.....I think we will soon be hearing he had "issues" in the

military. I can't really explain my position except to say that having been around military all my life, he just doesn't fit the mold. Not because of what he said, just something about the way he said it. Incredibly undisciplined and vitriolic. Can't confirm, but getting out after 8 yrs. at the rank of Corporal is a red flag. I think this will come back to haunt the NRA and all his supporters.

As to his letter
Boston's Claim: his "right" to bear arms is guaranteed by constitution, and is not Feinstein's domain.
What rational people know: the "right" to bear arms is granted by the 2nd AMENDMENT to the const., not the original document. And how do amendments become law, that's right, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states. I'm certain that is the exact definition of domain.

So Joshua Boston Cpl. USMC

grow up, man up, shut up

signed. some (other) woman

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:37 PM

23. You know those nut jobs who shouldn't be allowed to own guns?

One of them is named Joshua Boston. If Boston thought was doing the cause of gun ownership some sort of favor, it's just more proof of how dangerously unstable he is.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:43 PM

24. nut job? Yet to be proven. Disrespectful lil twit, YES HE IS!

 

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:55 PM

29. We who value Democratic principles must think more

 

Many of my fellow Democrats are showing very little tolerance for other views.

In fact, a lot of you sound like spoiled brats with ego problems.

To nurture a civil society, we must listen to the concerns of ALL constituents.

Posting all these rude comments really makes us look bad.

A Democracy is comprised of a plethora of viewpoints.
When we begin to feel that ours and ours alone is the only one of value, we begin to migrate AWAY from a Democracy.

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Response to Obama2016 (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:33 PM

41. He has announced his intention to commit a felony

That's not a viewpoint.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:06 AM

43. Again......

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:12 AM

49. But they're so CUTE

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 07:14 PM

31. He was a "Former Marine".

 

He did his time. He owes Boxer nothing, if anything she owes him. If anything we all owe him.

More people should spend time in the military so they learn the concept of respect.

This "former Marine" swore to defend the constitution while he was enlisted, now he's just a civilian exercising his First Amendment right. I think we should "respect" his rights.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:25 AM

46. Join the military to learn the concept of respect?

Where did that come from? Respect can't be learned in other ways? He has a right to free speech but any public comments he makes are open to scrutiny and criticism. I don't like the guy, I don't owe him anything.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:42 AM

48. Need help here folks....

Is this link really him? Is this verifiable and a link to it please....Ive got a group of folks calling the source and his scrubbed page bullshit....

This is the link I need help on

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1358287__ARCHIVED_THREAD____The_one_day_I_don_t_bring_her_with_me_.html&page=1

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:21 AM

50. Joshua Boston doesn't need to register any weapons now...

because of his (now) well-known statement. Attention everyone: Joshua Boston is a gun hoarding disaster-in-waiting. Joshua Boston has lots of guns. Joshua Boston is a gun fanatic. Got it?

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