Case in point: New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, voted against the recent bill that would have strengthen Background Checks in order to purchase weapons at Gun Shows.
Ayotte's rationale for her Nay Vote: 'This will lead to a National Gun Registry.'
One of Ayotte's Constituents has taken the time to say 'Hold on there Senator -- Not so fast!'
For the Concord Monitor
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I’m sorry, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, but I call b.s. on your supposedly setting the record straight about your vote on strengthening background checks (“I voted to expand background check system,” Monitor Forum, May 7).
Please, your constituents are not stupid! You gave a bogus reason for voting against the Manchin-Toomey amendment (fear of a national registry) even though that was specifically excluded in the wording.
The bill you did vote for was a National Rifle Association-backed one that experts said would actually weaken the background check system and allow more severely mentally ill access to guns.
Please, you are supposed to work for us -- the vast majority of your constituents who want to strengthen background checks -- not the gun industry fronted by the NRA.
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
What this proves is that Citizens know how to investigate an Issue and even read a fact-based summary of a proposed bill,
-- and apparently Senators like Ayotte DO NOT.
Apparently they only know how to read NRA talking points, and hope those they in-fact mis-represent, are too stupid to notice.
In this small-scale case in Democracy, I think the Citizen got the better of the exchange.
Because afterall the vast majority of Citizens aren't as dumb as Republicans think they are.
They can bet on it.