Citizens Of America
2118 Wilshire Blvd. #447
Santa Monica, CA 90403

December 2, 2002

James S. Reynolds, Chief
Terrorism and Violent Crime Section
U.S. Department of Justice
Criminal Division
Washington, D. C 20530

Mr. Reynolds:

Some time in the past, we sent a copy of our Petition for Enforcement of the Second Amendment (copy enclosed), along with a letter and over 20,000 actual handwritten signatures, to Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Mr. Ashcroft did not respond to the Petition or the accompanying letter. We wrote to him again, asking for a response.

Finally, we received a response, of sorts, from you (copy enclosed). I telephoned your office with a question about this response, but never heard back from you. I then wrote you a letter asking the same question, and again received no response.

We are now formally requesting that you answer two questions: 

1. Are American citizens who petition the government for redress of grievances, an act protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, now automatically considered to be criminals or terrorists?

2. If the answer to the above is “No”, then why did the response to our Petition and letters come from the chief of the “Terrorism and Violent Crime Section” of the U.S. Department of Justice?

Thanks in advance for your response.


Brian Puckett
Pres., Citizens Of America
Angel Shamaya
David Codrea
Co-Founder, Board Member,
Citizens Of America