Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston recently wrote a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) slamming her for proposing a bill that would ban assault weapons and large capacity-magazines, as well as require gun owners to register guns.
The veteran's letter has gone viral since it was posted on CNN iReport, reports the Daily Mail.
Cpl. Boston wrote: "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. 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."
However, Sen. Feinstein has not proclaimed any inanimate object to be "evil," including guns.
He also wrote: "I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public."
Cpl. Boston doesn't cite any specific misinformation from Sen. Feinstein or the "media."
He also tells Feinstein: "You ma'am have overstepped a line that is not your domain."
Cpl. Boston told CNN: "I own the guns I own because I acknowledge mankind's shortcomings instead of pretending like they don't exist. There are evil men in this world and there just may be a time when I need to do the unthinkable to protect me or my family."
However, Sen. Feinstein has never suggested banning all guns or not allowing citizens to protect their families.
A University of Pennsylvania study from 2009 found that people who carried guns were 4.5 times more likely to be shot and 4.2 times more likely to get killed than unarmed citizens. When the researchers looked at shootings in which victims had a chance to defend themselves, their odds of getting shot were even higher, reports NewScientist.com.