Long winded and convoluted reply from "Dick" Durbin.


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BCCL
January 29, 2013, 09:43 PM
Thank you for your message about the federal assault weapons ban. I appreciate knowing your thoughts about this issue.

I am not opposed to the possession of guns. Americans are entitled to own and use guns in a responsible fashion.

I stand with the Illinois law enforcement community in supporting the assault weapons ban. The 1994 federal assault weapons ban expired on September 13, 2004. For 10 years, the ban was an effective law enforcement tool that dramatically reduced the number of crimes committed with assault weapons. In 1993, assault weapons accounted for more than eight percent of all guns used in crimes. In 1995, the first year of the ban, assault weapons accounted for just under four percent of guns used criminally and by 2002, this percentage had dropped even further, to slightly over one percent. Given these facts, it is not surprising that many national law enforcement organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Fraternal Order of Police, support renewing the expired ban.

In our home state of Illinois, more than 110 police and sheriff’s departments support renewing the assault weapons ban. While the ban will not totally eliminate the illegal use of assault weapons, it is an important measure that increases public safety without infringing on the rights of average gun owners.

I will continue to respect gun owner’s Second Amendment rights while standing with law enforcement officers in the effort to help protect our communities from crimes committed with assault weapons.

Thank you again for your message.

Sincerely,
Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator

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Captain*kirk
January 30, 2013, 12:43 AM
I did not receive that response, but the one I got was as two-faced and easy to read between the lines.
Interestingly enough, no response yet from Mark Kirk........

Irtys
January 30, 2013, 12:50 AM
Thank you for your message about the federal assault weapons ban. I appreciate knowing your thoughts about this issue.

I am not opposed to the possession of guns. Americans are entitled to own and use guns in a responsible fashion.

I stand with the Illinois law enforcement community in supporting the assault weapons ban. The 1994 federal assault weapons ban expired on September 13, 2004. For 10 years, the ban was an effective law enforcement tool that dramatically reduced the number of crimes committed with assault weapons. In 1993, assault weapons accounted for more than eight percent of all guns used in crimes. In 1995, the first year of the ban, assault weapons accounted for just under four percent of guns used criminally and by 2002, this percentage had dropped even further, to slightly over one percent. Given these facts, it is not surprising that many national law enforcement organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Fraternal Order of Police, support renewing the expired ban.

In our home state of Illinois, more than 110 police and sheriff’s departments support renewing the assault weapons ban. While the ban will not totally eliminate the illegal use of assault weapons, it is an important measure that increases public safety without infringing on the rights of average gun owners.

I will continue to respect gun owner’s Second Amendment rights while standing with law enforcement officers in the effort to help protect our communities from crimes committed with assault weapons.

Thank you again for your message.

Sincerely,
Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator
What do you expect from dicky dumand? After all he does what chicago wants.

b7tac
January 30, 2013, 02:08 PM
Yet in the 2012 murder capital of the U.S. the vast majority of the killing was done with non "assault weapons." This doesn't have a whole lot to do with lowering gun violence rates - well all know what is driving this new AWB push.


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