Skip to comments.‘By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. [To lib who opposes guns]
Posted on 02/25/2013 12:53:28 PM PST by Red Steel
[Full title] By All Means, Leave: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. Gave a Citizen Who Wrote Him Opposing Concealed Carry in Schools
Get out of here.
That was one Wyoming state representatives message to a resident who contacted him recently stating her opposition to a bill that would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to carry guns in public schools, colleges and sporting events.
Rev. Audette Fulbright had emailed all state legislators, including Republican Rep. Hans Hunt, earlier this month to say she and her husband had just moved to Wyoming and were seriously reconsidering their decision amid the proposed expansion of gun laws.
Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous, especially in any highly-charged situation, Fulbright wrote. To expose our children to greater risk in their schools by encouraging more guns on campuses is something that we cannot allow.
Fulbright also said she was concerned about the profoundly serious dangers of fracking and said the question of whether to leave was wrenching to all of us.
I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking, she wrote.
Hunts response? By all means, leave.
Ill be blunt, he wrote back. If you dont like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage.
Fulbright is not one of Hunts constituents, but he was one of just two lawmakers who responded to her letter. The other, state Rep. Mary Throne (D), said the bill had moved to committee and to contact committee members. It has since been shot down by legislators.
Fulbright told the Casper Star-Tribune her family moved from Virginia in July to have access to better schools and a beautiful environment.
Apparently I have to live here a certain amount of time before I have an opinion, she told the newspaper.
Hunt, who was the youngest member of the Wyoming legislature when he was elected in 2010 didnt back down from his response.
Was it blunt? Yes. Would I apologize? No, Hunt told the Star-Tribune. He said later: If I had to do it again, would I sit and think about how to phrase my words more carefully? Probably.
Read the full correspondence below:
I hope you are taking care of yourself during this busy session. I know it is a challenging, compressed time.
I am writing to express my grave concern about House Bill 105. Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous, especially in any highly-charged situation. to expose our children to greater risk in their schools by encouraging more guns on campuses is something that we cannot allow.
My husband and I moved to Wyoming not too long ago. We believed it was a good place to raise children. With the recent and reactive expansion of gun laws and the profoundly serious dangers of fracking, we find we are seriously reconsidering our decision, which is wrenching to all of us. However, the safety of our family must come first. We are waiting to see what the legislature does this session. I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking.
Rev. Audette Fulbright
Ill be blunt. If you dont like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage. I dont expect a mass exodus from our state just because were standing up for our rights. As to your comments on fracking, I would point out that youre basing your statement on dangers that have not been scientifically founded or proved as of yet.
It offends me to no end when liberal out-of-staters such as yourself move into Wyoming, trying to get away from where they came from, and then pompously demand that Wyoming conform to their way of thinking. We are, and will continue to be, a state which stands a head above the rest in terms of economic security. Our ability to do that is, in large part, to our live and let live mentality when it comes to allowing economic development, and limiting government oversight. So, to conclude, if youre so worried about what our legislature is working on, then go back home.
Representative Hans Hunt
House District 02
It has a website: http://revaudettefulbright.com/
Perfectly reasonable response IMHO.
We need 300 Reps like this in the U.S. House (the remainder can be libs just for entertainment value.)
Gotta love Wyoming.
Gorgeous scenery and the people are great.
If I had to do it again, would I sit and think about how to phrase my words more carefully? Probably.
Why? I think you cut right to the point. These people don’t need or deserve some flowery response. They need to move to North Korea—where they’ll be safe.
Left a liberal hellhole to go somewhere 'nice' only to ruin the new place with her idiocy.
I'd tell her to leave, too.
He should have offered to help her pack.
out ‘EFFIN’ standing!!
>> Apparently I have to live here a certain amount of time before I have an opinion, she told the newspaper.
Nest time he should say: either don't californicate this state or else leave.
We need far fewer UU Rev. Fulbrights and far more just like Rep. Hunt.
We are going to see more stuff like this as the commie pinko states implode like infected cells, sending their virii elsewhere to establish beachheads of infection.
Yep, I was glad to see him mention that liberals flee the hell holes THAT THEY CREATED, then try to change the place they escaped to to match what they flew from.
>> “If I had to do it again...”
Sometimes the inappropriate thing to say is the necessary thing to say.
His error, however, was not confronting the liberal complaint, but giving the impression the state is not interested in newcomers (despite what one might think of the californicating factor.)
You need to go to a state that best reflects YOUR marxist values, twit...may I suggest Oregon or any New England state? Nothing about you or your family says ‘Wyoming’...
Maybe a bit of nice wording is what he meant...
"Thank you for your letter, my dearest new constituent. I have thought long and hard about the liberal opinion letter you recently sent to me. I have taken some time here to respond to your concerns and hopefully help with the wrenching decision about which you are wrestling. Afterall, I am here to serve you.
You should leave. I recommend you go back to whatever liberal haven you came from in search of prosperity here in our great state.
Which is why it so flummoxed the bitch with the gripe. She can have any opinion she likes and bog off elsewhere with it.
I give you North Carolina.