A scathing letter written by a Marine veteran blasting a proposed ban on assault weapons has gone viral online.
Cpl. Joshua Boston wrote the letter to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, who proposed the bill banning certain firearms and requiring gun owners to register their weapons.
‘I am a Marine Corps veteran of eight 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,’ he writes in the letter.
‘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.’
Anger: U.S. Marine Corporal Joshua Boston’s letter to Senator Diane Feinstein telling her that he will not comply with her proposed legislation to ban assault weapons has gone viral
Boston was first deployed to Afghanistan from 2004 to 2005 and spent a total of eight years oversees serving as a Marine. He admits he owns guns – ‘a hobby if you will’, he writes on one blog.
In his letter, which has been shared across social media sites since it was posted on CNN iReport, he argues the bill would lead to the government confiscating weapons – a move he deems a threat.