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‘By All Means, Leave’: The Amazingly Blunt Response One State Rep. [To lib who opposes guns]
The Blaze ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 12:12pm | Madeleine Morgenstern

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 representative’s 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.

Hunt’s response? “By all means, leave.”

“I’ll be blunt,” he wrote back. “If you don’t 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 Hunt’s 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 didn’t 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:

Fulbright’s email:

Dear Representative,

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.

sincerely,

Rev. Audette Fulbright

Hunt’s response:

Rev. Fulbright,

I’ll be blunt. If you don’t 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 don’t expect a “mass exodus” from our state just because we’re standing up for our rights. As to your comments on fracking, I would point out that you’re 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 you’re so worried about what our legislature is working on, then go back home.

Sincerely,

Hans Hunt

Representative Hans Hunt

House District 02


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Wyoming
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1 posted on 02/25/2013 12:53:33 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

It has a website: http://revaudettefulbright.com/


2 posted on 02/25/2013 12:57:51 PM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: Red Steel

Perfectly reasonable response IMHO.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 12:57:51 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red Steel

We need 300 Reps like this in the U.S. House (the remainder can be libs just for entertainment value.)


4 posted on 02/25/2013 12:58:22 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red Steel

Gotta love Wyoming.

Gorgeous scenery and the people are great.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 12:58:35 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Red Steel

“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.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 12:59:55 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Red Steel
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.

Left a liberal hellhole to go somewhere 'nice' only to ruin the new place with her idiocy.

I'd tell her to leave, too.

/johnny

7 posted on 02/25/2013 1:01:12 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

He should have offered to help her pack.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 1:03:54 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Red Steel

out ‘EFFIN’ standing!!


9 posted on 02/25/2013 1:07:24 PM PST by lesko
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To: Red Steel

>> “Apparently I have to live here a certain amount of time before I have an opinion,” she told the newspaper.

Typical exaggeration.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 1:08:38 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Red Steel
He said later: “If I had to do it again, would I sit and think about how to phrase my words more carefully? Probably.”

Nest time he should say: either don't californicate this state or else leave.

11 posted on 02/25/2013 1:08:38 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: MeganC

We need far fewer UU Rev. Fulbrights and far more just like Rep. Hunt.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 1:12:20 PM PST by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 1:12:52 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Red Steel

Love it!!


14 posted on 02/25/2013 1:17:26 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 1:17:37 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mjp

>> “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.)


16 posted on 02/25/2013 1:18:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Red Steel

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’...


17 posted on 02/25/2013 1:18:42 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: WKUHilltopper
“If I had to do it again, would I sit and think about how to phrase my words more carefully? Probably.”

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.

Sincerely,

......

18 posted on 02/25/2013 1:19:35 PM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: 3Fingas

Which is why it so flummoxed the bitch with the gripe. She can have any opinion she likes and bog off elsewhere with it.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 1:19:58 PM PST by relictele
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To: SpaceBar

I give you North Carolina.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 1:20:58 PM PST by relictele
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To: Red Steel

I thought in Wyoming Unitarian Pastrices had to be confined to zoos.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 1:21:56 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Jackass liberal didn’t realize that Wyoming was going to be filled with tough frontier types with lots of guns and pickup trucks? How stupid do you have to be to traipse into a state like Wyoming - Wyoming! - and think you’re going to be coddled in the bosom of the Nanny State?


22 posted on 02/25/2013 1:22:16 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Red Steel

I find that kind of honesty refreshing in this age of nuance and double-talk.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 1:22:31 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Red Steel

Did anyone else note the irony in an aggressively abortion-promoting Unitarian warning about the danger of repelling people of “child-bearing” age?


24 posted on 02/25/2013 1:23:36 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: SpaceBar

>> sending their virii elsewhere

Yup.

>> Fulbright: “It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking. “

What an arrogant bitch.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 1:26:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

liberals don’t “rear” children - they ship the ones they don’t abort off to the state to “rear”


26 posted on 02/25/2013 1:29:33 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Hopefully he means he’d have been MORE blunt. “Don’t try to sissy-fy my state!” Sounds good


27 posted on 02/25/2013 1:30:50 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Gene Eric
>> “Apparently I have to live here a certain amount of time before I have an opinion,” she told the newspaper.

Typical exaggeration.

You got that right. Typical reaction from a liberal when somebody merely disagrees with their opinion.

Nobody told her she couldn't have an opinion.

28 posted on 02/25/2013 1:34:14 PM PST by Mopp4
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To: Gene Eric

Sounds like he has the mentality of “newcomers” that the whole country should have-
This is our country. We have our laws, traditions, opinions, language and culture. DO NOT come here and try to change us. You came here because you like what we are, conform or go home.


29 posted on 02/25/2013 1:35:19 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Red Steel

The right Reverend no doubt teaches the greasy grace of many paths to heaven. In the end times many will be deceived.


30 posted on 02/25/2013 1:37:16 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, I had a Cuban neighbor and a Chinese co-worker who were the same way. They left their respective native countries but now wanted to turn America into Cuba and China, only wealthier. They don’t get it: it isn’t a trade off between freedom and propserity, one feeds the other. Freer contries are wealthier countries.


31 posted on 02/25/2013 1:43:16 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Red Steel
“Apparently I have to live here a certain amount of time before I have an opinion,” she told the newspaper.

The last time I checked, anyone can have any opinion that they want. This woman announced hers which is her right to do.

What she does not have a 'right' to is for anyone to agree with her opinion.

Or argue with her opinion.

Or expect anyone to act on her opinion.

Or anyone to acknowledge her opinion at all.

This is one of the biggest problems with this country right now. Just because you have expressed an opinion, the expressor expects it to be acted upon and given a highest order, just because it came out of their mouth.That's not the case.

It's far past time for individuals (such as this rep) answer back these people who think their opinion are to be acted upon as if it holds some high moral order.

If this woman wants to have her opinion heard, she can file the papers needed, and run for office. She will find out real quick if anyone else is interested in her opinion at the ballot box.

32 posted on 02/25/2013 1:45:51 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: MeganC

We can only hope it doesn’t reproduce...


33 posted on 02/25/2013 1:54:11 PM PST by RightResponse (It depends on what the defamation of Islam is .....)
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To: Red Steel

Makes me want to move to Wyoming.


34 posted on 02/25/2013 1:54:42 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Red Steel

“in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous, especially in any highly-charged situation,” Fulbright wrote. “

yeah like the LAPD and Torrance officers shooting up random pickup trucks in the hunt for Chris Dorner


35 posted on 02/25/2013 1:58:09 PM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: Red Steel

The Constitution of the United States, in the Bill of Rights, guarantees her right to have her own opinion, and the Freedom of Speech right to express it.
However, the same Constitution, does NOT mandate that any other American either listen to her drivel or adopt her opinion.
Her Freedom of Speech ENDS 1/2 inch from my ear.


36 posted on 02/25/2013 2:07:46 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Red Steel

He’d get my vote.


37 posted on 02/25/2013 2:07:56 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Red Steel

He’d get my vote.


38 posted on 02/25/2013 2:07:56 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: crusadersoldier

People like this woman pretend to be “average folks” just moving away from the frenetic big city, but she’s really a communist infiltrator operating openly, and as such, her identity, and presence in Wyoming needs to be well known.


39 posted on 02/25/2013 2:08:14 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Red Steel

She and those like her are ignorant. To be that ignorant of Wyoming as to MOVE there in order to raise children in a beautiful and healthy environment only to discover that Wyoming is more than gorgeous country and to freak out about it, just boggles the mind.

I wouldn’t attack her and name call etc. I would just sadly shake my head and say, appalling ignorance, simply appalling.


40 posted on 02/25/2013 2:10:09 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Kozak

I must be thinking I’m a rat...


41 posted on 02/25/2013 2:10:25 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: absolootezer0
This is our country. We have our laws, traditions, opinions, language and culture. DO NOT come here and try to change us. You came here because you like what we are, conform or go home.

Bump that. Amazing how marxist trash can't seem to understand that...I oppose abortion and the sodomite agenda, so I would never think of moving to a blue state. See how easy that works? Don't like guns, 'Reverend'? Wyoming isn't a good fit for you. If she had any brains, she would have known that...

42 posted on 02/25/2013 2:15:43 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Red Steel

Is it possible to clone this guy?


43 posted on 02/25/2013 2:16:11 PM PST by Gritty (The 2nd Amendment protects the right to shoot tyrants effectively, not deer-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: txrangerette
She and those like her are ignorant....

You have made the cardinal mistake of underestimating the enemy. No, she's smart. You bought her "just movin' here for the schools" story hook, line and sinker. The left are brilliant tacticians, stealthy, brazen, and on the move. The right is stuck in amber and couldn't mount a PR offensive if their live's depended on it.
44 posted on 02/25/2013 2:20:07 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Red Steel

Dear Rev. Audette Fulbright

Florida doesn’t need any more of your type either. Please consider Chicago or Detroit. Both cities have been run by liberals for many years ... and both have strong gun control laws. You’ll feel right at home... Thanks - and again, please don’t come to Florida...


45 posted on 02/25/2013 2:20:15 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: SpaceBar

Truth is, we don’t know that she is a Communist infiltrator. In my post right after yours, I opine that she is appallingly ignorant. Here’s what I know. There are millions of people who are average and not intended Communist infiltrators who are JUST THIS IGNORANT.

Millions upon millions average Joes and Janes who haven’t a clue how things really are, how they really work, much less how they SHOULD BE, in America.

I think she’s one of those, in part because she walked right into a brick wall and smashed her face, then acted all hurt and shocked. A true Commie organizer would not operate in this fashion in my opinion.

Not to worry about her being known and exposed for her actions - she’s famous for them now.

And if I’m wrong that she’s nothing more than terminally ignorant, and you’re right that she’s a Marxist plant, just remember this...If not HER in particular, then in general there ARE millions of ignorant of this sort.

It’s called being clueless in America.


46 posted on 02/25/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Jack Hammer
Gotta love Wyoming.

Gorgeous scenery and the people are great.

Just do your best to avoid those State Patrolmen who feed traffic citations to the "Justice Court of Niobrara County."

47 posted on 02/25/2013 2:20:44 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Red Steel

bkmk


48 posted on 02/25/2013 2:23:42 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SpaceBar

You might need to get control of yourself.

There are millions just like this woman. Only a small number are deliberate Communist infiltrators. I’m done and will no longer utter a word in your direction. You attack me for falling for her, when you have zero, zero zilch nada proof that she is anything other than an ignoramus. She COULD be something else. But you know nothing about what she in particular is.

Again, there are millions upon millions of ignoramuses just like this.

I like my odds, I like my commen sense.

I don’t need you or your mindless attacks.


49 posted on 02/25/2013 2:26:03 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette

And there are millions like yourself as well, who think she’s just some random busy ditch. They’re going to bury us.


50 posted on 02/25/2013 2:30:43 PM PST by SpaceBar
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