Joshua Boston, a United States Marine veteran has written a response: “I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve”.
His letter has gone viral. It was his response to the gun control bill proposed by Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator from California. The proposal of the bill was announced in the wake of the Connecticut shootings last year which left twenty children, between the ages of six and seven, dead.
USMC Corp. Joshua Boston puts Senator Dianne Feinstein in her place. Semper Fi! ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-902515— January James (@JanuaryJames) January 6, 2013
In the letter written by Boston, who was deployed in Afghanistan in 2004, he has tried to put emphasis on the fact that he must not be punished for the crime committed by someone else and that he is not a servant of the government, therefore he holds the right to keep what is rightfully his.
Feinstein’s bill proposes a ban on the sale of semi-automatic weapons and seeks to strengthen the 1994 ‘Assault Weapons Ban”. She insisted that an incident like the Sandy Hook shooting is an indicator of the fact that something is wrong with policies pertaining to gun control.