An Open Letter to Gov. Snyder – You need gun owners

Phillip Hofmeister (President of Michigan OPen Carry, Inc.) addresses Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan regarding his stance on guns.

Governor Snyder,

I am a frank man, as many people who know me could echo to you, so I will get straight to the point: you need gun owners this November.  I know you have read the polling numbers, it’s real close — you might lose.  Those few ten-thousand gun owners that won’t vote for you (along with me) may make the difference.  Aside from the people who mindlessly follow the NRA, you don’t have them.  I know many of them are planning to do one of the following regarding their vote for Governor: under-vote, vote third party (Libertarian or Constitutional), or vote for Mark Schauer (just to teach you and the Republicans a lesson).

I’m not sure which I will do yet, but I do know this: I won’t be voting for you. The purpose of this letter is to express what you can do to win my vote (and more importantly my personal support and endorsement).  It’s simple, really.  I only ask you to do 2 things:

  1. Work with the State Legislature as well as Michigan Open Carry, Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, and Michigan Gun Owners in sincerity and earnest to repeal MCL 28.425o and have the repeal signed into law before November’s election.  If you don’t know how to contact those organizations, that’s okay – your chief legislative assistant (Mr. Posthumus) does.  This move will make a huge electoral impact as Michigan has approximately 450,000 CPL holders — most of them active voters.  If you’re looking for legislative Sponsors I would consider approaching Sen. Mike Green or Rep. Joel Johnson.
  2. Send an open, published letter to State Republican Chair Bobby Schostak (and his successor, should he be replaced next cycle) that says the following: if the State Party holds its convention in a venue that bans firearms, you will not attend.

Yes, between now and November the NRA-ILA will sing your praise for passing its FOIA Package.  I will yell just as loudly, that FOIA package accomplished nothing.  Here’s the thing you and the NRA-ILA don’t want people to know: these records were already exempt from FOIA under Mager V. Department of State Police (Michigan Supreme Court, 1999, 460 Mich. 134).  I will make sure as many people know this simple fact as possible — that despite all the NRA’s praise, signing this bill accomplished nothing.

So really, that’s it — those two, small things.  Let’s face it: the anti-gunners are already going to vote for Mark Schauer so you won’t be losing their vote as it has already been lost.  Not to mention, the number of pro-gun voters in Michigan seemingly far surpasses the number of anti-gun voters.  All you have is gain.  Do these two things and I will travel the state with you as well as sing your praise on every social media.


I look forward to working with you to accomplish these goals.  Mr. Posthumus knows how to contact me.

Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder is no friend of Gun Owners, at present.

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  4 comments for “An Open Letter to Gov. Snyder – You need gun owners

  1. Corinthian Scales
    September 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Addressing Snyder? Good luck with that.

    As for Schostak, well, what's there to say about that pile of dung and the lemmings who re-elected it that hasn't already been stated before?

    The real irony is the MI-GOP has had two Jews, Schostak, and Weiser, as its chair - neither worth a shit on 2A matters. Evidently they both operate on short-term memory.


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    • Ronald B.
      September 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      What has their being Jewish got to do with the price of tea in China? I do not think this is the venue to be discussing religious affiliations. Gun owners have enough problems without being labeled anti-Semitic for the misguided rambling of an irresponsible person. You'll also need to be more specific about Mr. Schostak. I'm afraid that his fecal status is not relevant to the discussion.

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      • Jason
        September 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        I had to ask the same question until I followed the links CS provided.

        Agree or not with his point he makes a cogent one.

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      • Corinthian Scales
        September 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        Well, Mr. Macomb Co. Precinct Delegate man, if you haven't familiarized yourself with recent history, which is linked directly above - that is not my problem. Furthermore, you as a Gun Owner™ have bizarre comprehension skills or, are just too damned lazy to pursue the answers you request about Chair B.S., as that too is linked above.

        Calling out the Jewish who are less than interested in our RTKABA is now construed as anti-Semetic? F**k me running. No, you holding up the likes of Dhimmi Bobby, and barbershops & pool halls, King-Dhimmi RINO Weiser, as being unquestionable is an insult to Hebrews everywhere.

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