‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine Veteran to Dianne Feinstein

Written by Kevin Webb

The following letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston and titled “No ma’am.,” was posted in CNN’s iReport on December 27 and included a note from the producer and a photo. Since then, it has gained notoriety within the social sphere, and is likely on it’s way to becoming viral.


No ma’am.

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps


Dianne Feinstein is the senior United States Senator from California, and is one of the most involved advocates for gun control in the United States.

Fortunately, this Marine is no longer serving in the Marine Corps, otherwise it is likely that he would have been reprimanded for publishing this.

Semper Fi, Cpl Joshua Boston!

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