Generic email from my liberal senator


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vc1911
February 13, 2013, 06:50 PM
Dear Mr. Cropper:



Thank you for contacting me to express your views on gun control. I appreciate you taking the time to write.



I am horrified by gun violence in our country. The shooting that occurred on December 14th in Newtown, Connecticut - the murder of 20 sweet, innocent children and the six adults who died protecting them - is an unthinkable, terrible tragedy. I join with all Americans during this tragic time in extending my deepest condolences to these victims' families, who are facing an incredible amount of grief and heartache.



Now more than ever, we need to work together to make sure another tragedy like this never happens again. I support the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. I also believe that we can take steps to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those with mental illnesses without infringing on the right of law-abiding citizens to buy firearms.



That is why I believe that we must take a substantive look at various proposals to strengthen background checks and get assault weapons off our streets. This includes reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban and limiting the use of high capacity ammunition. I have also continually supported extending required background checks at gun shows to help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. Your views will be helpful to me as we further consider this issue.



While we need to look at gun control, I believe we must also look at the mental health issues that plague our nation. We need to make sure that people have access to the services they need. As a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, I fought for over ten years to get mental health parity passed so that all Americans suffering from mental illness could have access to the treatments they need. We also need to find better ways to treat, or even cure, mental illnesses. That's why I am such a strong supporter of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). I will continue to fight to improve and expand mental health services.



Again, thanks for getting in touch with me about this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can assist you with in the future.


Sincerely,
Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator

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Yo Mama
February 13, 2013, 08:16 PM
No big suprise. She's been anti forever, and very vocal about it. She's 76 and trying to hold onto the spotlight a little bit longer.

Her response is nonsense.

Captains1911
February 13, 2013, 10:44 PM
High capacity ammunition....good one

1911austin
February 13, 2013, 11:13 PM
Move to Texas. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are on our side.

blakecarrington
February 14, 2013, 09:52 AM
You'd better take a second look at Cornyn's voting record........just as an example: he voted for the war in Iraq, but voted AGAINST funding for vehicle & weapon upgrades for the brothers on the ground. Just because he's got an R after his name doesn't put him on "our" side. Not trying to be argumentative, just not a Cornyn supporter. He is, after all.......a politician.

vamo
February 14, 2013, 10:06 AM
You'd better take a second look at Cornyn's voting record........just as an example: he voted for the war in Iraq, but voted AGAINST funding for vehicle & weapon upgrades for the brothers on the ground. Just because he's got an R after his name doesn't put him on "our" side. Not trying to be argumentative, just not a Cornyn supporter. He is, after all.......a politician.

What does voting against a military spending bill have to do with whether or not he supports gun rights? This isn't a discussion about who's the most hardcore republican, its about who will support citizen's gun rights.

mbogo
February 14, 2013, 12:32 PM
Somewhere, a bridge is missing its troll.

http://www.therightsphere.com/wp-content/uploads/mikulski-e1346610834872.jpeg

mbogo

vc1911
February 15, 2013, 03:51 AM
high cap ammo-- I liked that one too!

2bfree
February 15, 2013, 10:49 PM
I think they all have the same basic template. Yours sound like the one I got .

Thank you for contacting me to express your views on gun ownership and violence prevention. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.



As you know, on January 16, 2013, President Obama announced a series of legislative proposals and executive actions intended to reduce gun violence. I applaud the President's efforts to close gun purchase loopholes and to create new tools for further background checks.



Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill to regulate assault weapons (S. 150) on January 24, 2013. The proposed legislation bans certain military-style, semi-automatic weapons, and makes it illegal to produce, import, or sell magazines with capacity over ten rounds. The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it is currently awaiting further debate and review.



In the past, I supported the original Assault Weapons Ban and the Brady Bill, as well as the Youth Handgun Safety Act of 1993, which prohibits juveniles from possessing or receiving handguns. I look forward to work with my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen responsible legislation to rein in gun violence. We need to work to close the loopholes in existing laws that allow criminals and children to gain access to firearms contrary to the law's intention. One example is the well-known "gun-show loophole" which allows people to purchase firearms at gun-shows without undergoing the background check required when guns are bought from licensed dealers. Lastly, I believe we must support increased gun-safety and gun-use education.



I support the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding Washingtonians who own guns. I also remain focused on addressing the deeply troubling violence in this country and making our state and our country as safe as possible for all people, including our most vulnerable citizens, our children. I believe both of these goals are important and can be simultaneously accomplished through common-sense gun laws and stricter enforcement of existing laws.

Along with addressing gun violence, making services for the mentally ill and their families more accessible will encourage those suffering from mental illness to seek needed care and support. Mental health care is a critical component of our healthcare system and an individual's overall health status. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in 17 Americans suffers from a seriously debilitating mental illness. I care deeply about mental health care and understand the important role behavioral health services play in the lives of both those who suffer from mental illness and their family and loved ones.




Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator


For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/

undeRGRound
February 16, 2013, 04:36 PM
Move to Texas. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are on our side.
Very Appealing...

Also, saw my first BOND ARMS Derringer in person today :D

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