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…when you can use taxpayer dollars to send the same drivel to voters in your district?

This franked campaign style mail piece from Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) arrived in the 4th Congressional District during the past week:

And, yep, a franked mail piece from a member of Congress is paid for by the taxpayers:

The franking disclaimer on the addressed outside portion of the mailing.

The details:

Detail from the “sunset” side of the mailing.

“Our rights must never be compromised.”

“The Constitution directly expresses each and every American’s right to bear arms. It couldn’t be any clearer – it’s in black and white.

Yet, despite our Second Amendment’s clarity, there are many special interests in Washington that are working to chip away at our rights and liberties at every turn.

That’s why I am working every day to safeguard the rights of law-abiding Missouri gun owners and sportsmen. And I will never back down from this fight.”

Seriously? “Our rights must never be compromised.” Representative Hartzler (r) doesn’t appear to be well versed in the 4th Amendment, does she?

Which “special interests”? Just asking. It couldn’t be President Obama, right?:

Obama’s expansion of guns into national parks raises fears for bears (May 10, 2010)

….But one thing I have found as I have hung out at gun shows and gun shops this year is that nearly 100 percent of the people I talk to there agree on one thing:

“Obama wants to take away our guns!”

Based on this universal attitude, ammunition sales went through the roof from election day until last August said Max Bosworth, who runs Max’s Gun Shop in Idaho Falls. That’s when gun owners finally ran out of money because of the economy.

At the last gun show I attended in April gun sales were slow but ammunition and other accessories were still moving. You never can have too much ammo but it sure has gotten expensive.

What is interesting about all this is that Obama has only done one thing about guns since he has entered office. He signed a new federal law that required national parks to allow gun owners to carry guns into national parks under the same rules the states have for the surrounding areas.

That’s right, Obama expanded gun owner rights. He didn’t restrict them….

Okay. So, if it’s not President Obama, who is it? Or is this mailing just fear mongering to prop up the lunatic fringe base for a politician who won in a republican landslide election year with only 50.4% of the vote? Just asking.

Detail from the interior of the mailing.

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is leading the charge to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights for all law abiding Missourians. Already this year, Vicky has co-sponsored three pro-gun bills in the United States House of Representatives.

And those bills are?:

Carry conceal reciprocity? You think that’ll go over well in a district with two large universities? Just asking?

Because creating jobs is a priority for everyone, right?

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): town hall in Warrensburg, part 1 (August 11, 2011)

….Voice: It’s not uncertainty about the economy, it’s a lack of con [crosstalk], consumer demand. [crosstalk] [voice: “Yeah.”][applause][voice: “Yeah, all right.”]

Voice: Consumer demand is lacking because people do not have jobs. They don’t have the money to [crosstalk]…

Voice: People don’t have money.

Representative Hartzler: Okay, let me [crosstalk]…

Voice: You all were supposed to [inaudible] [crosstalk]on jobs when you came in office. [voice: “Yeah.”]

Representative Hartzler: Wait, wait, wait [crosstalk] just a minute.

Voice: Jobs!

Voice: That’s what you said.

Voice: You said you were jobs, you didn’t [crosstalk] say anything about fighting the President.

Representative Hartzler: All right [crosstalk]. Listen, listen [crosstalk]…

Voice: When, when you ran your campaign [crosstalk] the only thing we heard was jobs, jobs, jobs [crosttalk], jobs, jobs. [crosstalk] You get into office and the only thing we hear out of you now is abortion [inaudible].

Voice: We were gonna fix it, that’s what you said….

“…You get into office and the only thing we hear out of you now is abortion…”

Well, to be fair, not just abortion. Guns, too.


Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): frankly, it looks like a campaign mailing (July 7, 2011)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): franking right wingnut propaganda on Medicare (August 27, 2011)