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Old February 6th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Mr. Levin,

In response to the form letter that was sent to me regarding my support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, I would like to provide an unscripted rebuttal in the hopes that you would actually read and comprehend the passion of myself and many others about this issue.

You reference the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and how it has a positive impact on gun related deaths. I can agree with the fact that an easily concealed weapon should have greater regulation than a long gun which is harder to conceal. You forget to mention in your statistics that handguns accounted for approximately 90% of all gun related homicides in 2010. The CDC statistics you reference also includes suicide deaths by firearms correct? Suicide accounts for approximately two-thirds of all gun related deaths in the United States, do you think that anything short of an all-out ban and confiscation of weapons will have an impact on this number? I think not, the individuals that are pushed to the point of suicide are dealing with mental illness which causes them to seek a means of ending their life. Many of these individuals are on prescription medications to treat their mental illness. Almost all, if not all, of the individuals involved in recent mass murders in the United States have been shown to be treated for some sort of mental illness…correct? Maybe you should take a harder look at the numbers you toss around and see what they really mean. Addressing mental illness and its treatment in this country would be a great place to start in your efforts to address gun safety. Another would be looking at cities that have the strictest gun laws in the country (i.e. Chicago) and try to figure out why they have some of the greatest number of gun related deaths. It may be because these laws put in place are only followed by law abiding citizens, not those involved in gangs, drugs, and other urban crimes. This may be another good starting point in your attempt to improve gun safety, but this, like mental illness does not follow your agenda.
Your agenda, and the agenda of a majority of those in Washington, is to bring more government control into an area that is protected by the Constitution of the United States of America. This right was written for a specific reason, to put in place a control of government, in order to avoid the tyranny that the founders of this country escaped when they founded America, not for hunting. Your agenda is to use the media and its power over some people to exploit the tragedies of Sandy Hook, Aurora, Colorado, and Columbine. Your agenda is to use this exploitation to put in place bans on weapons that protect us from tyranny. Your proposed acts that you so proudly claim in your letter are just that. Nothing you propose addresses the root of gun violence in America.
In closing let me remind you what your responsibility is as an elected representative of your constituents. Your responsibility is to uphold the rights of the Constitution that are granted to the legal citizens of this country. In your 30 plus years of having the government provide for you, I can see where it might be possible to lose sight of the main objective of elected officials, which is to provide representation for his/her constituents and their rights. Your path on this subject, and many others that face this Great Nation, is an attempt to “bite the hand that feeds you”, please remember these actions may cause that hand to be less gracious in the future.

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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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You can quote facts all you want to people like Levin, til you are blue in the face, but it will do no good. Facts mean nothing to them. The Left runs mostly on emotion, not logic. The biggest problem, plain and simple, is that they just don't want any of us to own firearms at all...period. If they had their way, only government and police would have guns. But they don't have the balls to just come out and admit it, because they know it would be political suicide. So they have to lie, and call for more regulations and bans, quoting bogus facts and misinforming to get their point across, all in the name of "protecting the children" and "reducing gun crime".
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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Great letter wonder if he will ever read it?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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Great letter wonder if he will ever read it?
I would be very suprised if the original response isn't sent in reply again.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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Good letter I hope he actually reads it . I finally got a response to Mr. Levin in the other thread but have not had any response from him or his office. I can only hope if enough letters get sent in that it might just make him consider the consequences of just ignoring the facts and following the leftist nutjobs on this path of self destruction.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:23 AM   #10
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Highly doubt it will get read and yes if there is a response I'm sure it will be the same garbage response that I got the first time.
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