When U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she would introduce legislation to place a ban on assault weapons, former U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston did not sit idly by. Instead he penned an open letter to the Senator that has gone viral gaining mass attention.
In response to Boston’s letter, Feinstein released this statement:
“Senator Feinstein respects Cpl. Boston’s service. She has heard from thousands of people — including many gun owners — who support her plan to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of assault weapons and large capacity magazines, strips and drums that hold more than 10 rounds. As Senator Feinstein has said, the legislation will be carefully focused to protect the rights of existing gun owners by exempting hundreds of weapons used for hunting and sporting purposes.”
On Monday, Cpl. Boston spoke out on Fox News about why he wrote the letter. While he said he has received generally positive support, he finds it disturbing that some are “calling for my death because I am member of the NRA.”