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Old February 1st, 2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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KERRY BENTIVOLIO
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January 31, 2013


Dear TopHeavy:

I appreciate you taking the time to contact me to voice your support for the Second Amendment.

I swore an oath to defend the Constitution. This is a sacred trust. The Constitution includes all amendments the Second Amendment is no exception.

Furthermore, I would like you to know that as an English teacher, I understand the meaning of a subordinate clause, and I do not buy into the argument that the language concerning the necessity of a militia has any bearing on the fact that the 2nd Amendment clearly confers the right to keep and bear arms, without infringement, upon the people, not the government, and I consider criminalizing guns that millions of Americans already own, guns capable of defending one against multiple attackers, to be infringement in the first degree.

Merriam-Webster defines infringement as “an encroachment or trespass on a right or privilege,” and encroachment as “[the entering] by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another.” That definition suits present-day attempts to limit gun rights perfectly.

As a schoolteacher, I was shaken by the events that took place in Connecticut. But depriving people of the right to defend themselves as they see fit is surely no solution.

I, for one, will honor my oath to defend the Constitution, and I will hold firm against any attempt to restrict your right to protect yourself and your family.

I thank you for your activism. It is surely the truth that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and if constituents across America were not speaking up for their rights, our liberty might have been lost long ago.

Sincerely,

Kerry Bentivolio
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Old February 1st, 2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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I tried to email him, but I don't live in his district, I just wanted to let him know I support his stance on the 2nd ammendment.
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Mr. Bentivolio was my high school CAD teacher. Awesome guy. He open talked about his experiences in Vietnam while in the Army, loves his country and what it stands for, and is pretty funny too.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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I have met and talked with Kerry. He is a nice guy and does seem to care about they people. I also painted his new office on Welch Road 2 weeks ago. They want to put up another dividing wall but had to go to Washington for approval(RED TAPE) and still waiting for approval.
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