|January 24th, 2013, 12:01 PM||#65|
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I got a email from debbie stabacow, (the flaming liberal) telling me she's pushing for stricter gun laws. Inspite of the pro second amendment letter she got via ruger. Kind of a "yeah i hear you, but tough shit".
|January 24th, 2013, 05:50 PM||#68|
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I got this today
Thank you for contacting me regarding President Barack Obama's recent proposals to restrict gun ownership. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
My heart goes out to all the parents, family, and community members that were affected by the horrific incident in Newtown on December 14th. As a father, I cannot fathom the grief and pain the parents impacted are experiencing.
The tragedies of Newtown are a clear reminder that children need parents or other loving adults in their lives, not only to set them on the proper path to being a responsible adult, but also to recognize when someone might need additional help, including help addressing mental illness. Adults must also do their part to make sure children are safe at home, including knowing what movies and television programs are being viewed and what video games they are playing. The level of violence in entertainment is astonishing, and it is not appropriate for every viewer.
In addition to parental and adult responsibility, we must also continue to adequately fund mental health care to make sure that those that need assistance or treatment have proper access. We need to make sure that desperately ill individuals get help, and don't hurt themselves or other people.
Criminals that abuse firearms should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. We must be careful not to sacrifice the Constitutional freedoms of honest, law abiding citizens moving forward on this debate. I am a supporter of responsible gun ownership. The right to bear arms, like all rights our Constitution reserves to the people, will be abused from time to time. The best response is to prosecute the individual responsible instead of the fundamental right itself.
I appreciate you contacting me on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future. It is an honor to serve you in Congress.
Bill Huizenga Member of Congress
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|January 24th, 2013, 06:13 PM||#69|
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Thank you for contacting me about the tragic and senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and concerns with me.
If there is anything that deeply unites Americans across the country it is our love for our children and grandchildren and our desire to keep them safe. In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary,all of us must come together to determine what steps can be taken to protect our children. That means discussing how we can strengthen our gun laws to help stop attacks like this from happening again,while protecting responsible gun ownership and preserving our hunting heritage. It also means strengthening mental health services,and focusing on the broader culture of violence in the media and our society. These solutions may not be easy,but one thing should be clear –complacency and inaction until the next attack must not be an option.
Thank you again for contacting me. Please continue to keep me informed about issues of concern to you and your family.
Debbie Stabenow United States Senator
|January 24th, 2013, 07:22 PM||#71|
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Same one I got back
|January 28th, 2013, 05:16 PM||#72|
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I got the same one.
I also got a email from Justin Amash stating he received the letter and would be reviewing it and issuing me a response.
Its at least nice to get confirmation that the letters actually reached our reps.
|January 29th, 2013, 02:20 PM||#80|
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My answer back from Carl Levin. I'll be writing him a response.
Thank you for contacting me about gun safety issues. I appreciate you sharing your views with me.
I support sensible gun safety laws and strict enforcement of those laws to help prevent crimes, suicides and violence committed with firearms. I support the steps President Obama outlined recently to curb the gun violence that plagues our nation, and I believe Congress can and should work to enact legislation to prevent gun violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.
I was an original cosponsor of the Brady Law (P.L.103-159). This law requires prospective handgun purchasers to undergo criminal background checks before purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. The background check system is able to make 92 percent of background check determinations on the spot, and since 1994, has prevented more than 1.5 million firearm purchases. Additionally, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics, since the Brady Law went into effect, the number of gun deaths in the United States dropped 22 percent, from 39,595 in 1993 to 30,769 in 2007. The number of gun homicides dropped by more than 29 percent, from 17,024 in 1993 to 12,129 in 2007.
While the Brady Law has been successful in reducing gun violence, I believe more has to be done. For example, only 60 percent of all gun sales in the United States take place at licensed federal dealers, where background checks are mandatory. The remaining 40 percent of gun sales are conducted by unlicensed individual sellers, often at gun shows, and a background check is not required. This means that across our nation, any dangerous individual can go to a gun show and purchase a deadly weapon without any form of background check. To close this ‘gun show loophole,’ I am a cosponsor of the Gun Show Background Check Act. This bill would enact the common sense principle that anyone who wants to purchase a firearm at a gun show should be able to pass a simple background check. Ten national police organizations support closing this loophole.
Additionally, I am a cosponsor of the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, a bill that seeks to reduce gun violence by keeping firearms out of the hands of terrorists and criminals. Although hard to believe, nothing in current law prohibits individuals on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms, unless they fall into another disqualifying category. This “terror gap” in federal law must be closed, and this bill would do just that. This legislation would deny the transfer of a firearm when a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check reveals that the prospective purchaser is a known or suspected terrorist and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the purchaser may use the firearm in connection with terrorism. Keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is just common sense.
I also have always supported the rights of sportsmen and hunters. Hunting is a way of life for millions of Americans and plays an integral role in modern wildlife management. But military style assault weapons have no sporting purpose. Because of these weapons, our nation’s citizens are in greater danger and police officers across the country are encountering criminals armed with highly lethal military style weapons.
To support our law enforcement community and to save lives, I am a cosponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This legislation would prevent the future possession, manufacture, sale and importation of assault-type weapons while grandfathering weapons lawfully possessed at the date of the bill’s enactment. It would ban firearms with detachable magazines and military style features, such as grenade launchers, protruding pistol grips, and barrel shrouds. It would support law enforcement officers across our nation, who should not be forced to confront lawbreakers toting military arms. And it would protect the rights of hunters by specifically naming thousands of firearms with legitimate sporting, sentimental or other value that would remain legal to possess.
This bill also would ban high capacity ammunition magazines. Studies have shown that high capacity ammunition magazines are used in 31 to 41 percent of fatal police shootings in cities across our nation. They also have been used by the perpetrators of numerous mass shootings, including at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, the Tucson shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others, the attack on a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The Newtown shooting alone left twenty six people dead, twenty of them children.
We must not wait until more places are added to this heartbreaking list. We can and should act swiftly to protect our families and loved ones from mass shootings. These measures have the overwhelming support of law enforcement communities around our nation, who have implored us to make changes to stop the flood of these types of weapons into the hands of those who would use them for harm. I will continue to work for common-sense gun safety measures.
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