Branson talk show host Eric Farris issued the following open letter to President Barack Obama today:
Your Vice President Joe Biden said today that you are considering bypassing Congress to implement gun control by Executive Order. Does the declaration sworn by Charlton Heston that "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands" not mean anything to you?
We are fed up with you treating us like subjects in some sort of a banana republic. This is the United States of America and the Founding Fathers didn't codify in the Constitution our God-given inalienable rights for you to decide which ones we get to keep.
You have the audacity, while your home city has the worst murder record while under the toughest gun control laws in the nation, to tell us that law-abiding people are now law-breakers and that you want gun control for our safety? That is the height of arrogance, deceit and ignorance.
The American People are allowed by the Constitution to carry, bear and use our guns to defend ourselves against -- robbers, intruders, people who threaten violence against our families -- AND -- any government, foreign or domestic, that would seek to subject us to tyranny.
Understand that We The People will protect our families, property and the liberties that we enjoy which are memorialized in the Constitution.
That said, you should uphold your oath to abide by the Constitution and govern our Republic accordingly.