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Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    That's too bad, concealed carry license age is 18 in my state (private sale/gift from parents I guess).

    It's ridiculous that you can be drafted and vote at 18 but not be able to drink a beer or buy a revolver.
  2. Gaiudo

    Gaiudo Well-Known Member

    Response from CO Rep. Mike Coffman

    Dear Dr. Ellis:

    Thank you for contacting me about Senator Diane Feinstein's assault weapons ban proposal. This issue is of great importance to me as well, so I appreciate hearing your thoughts and the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

    As you are aware, Senator Diane Feinstein has proposed legislation to prohibit the sale, importation, transfer, and manufacturing of all assault weapons and high capacity ammunition-feeding devices. This federal mandate would outlaw the purchase, ownership, and use of hundreds of firearms and would limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds for semiautomatic rifles and handguns. As a member of the House of the Representatives, I will not vote on this legislation unless it is passed by the Senate and scheduled for a vote in the House.

    Representative Diana DeGette has introduced House Resolution 138, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. As a companion bill to Senator Feinstein's legislation, H.R. 138 would likewise ban the transfer and possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices. I believe that states should continue to implement these standards. It would not be wise for Congress to establish an arbitrary national standard, provided that each state is composed of different demographics, crime rates, and local culture. The Colorado General Assembly will be having this debate during this session of the legislature. I do not doubt Senator Feinstein's and Rep. DeGette's sincerity, but I believe these standards are best left to state and local governments. However, I am in favor of improving the federal gun background check system through legislation that would strengthen the screening process for people who have a record of past criminal activities or mental illness.

    Thank you again, Nicholas, for taking the time to contact me. For more information on my work in Congress on your behalf, please sign up for my newsletter at https://forms.house.gov/coffman/webforms/enews.html.


    Mike Coffman
    Member of Congress
  3. Jaybird78

    Jaybird78 Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised they even mentioned hunting. But it is a divide gun owners tactic to be sure.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    Remember that to those people the Second Amendment means that a goverenment-controlled militia has the right to have guns in order to keep the lower classes in check. So they can say, with a straight face, that they support the Second Amendment.


    LUCKYDAWG13 Well-Known Member

    yep i got the same B/S too :cuss:
  6. narcoden

    narcoden Member

    I got over a dozen of that same email. Doesn't matter what I write, the same form letter comes back. Really makes you feel like your voice is heard...

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
  7. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    She was polling pretty badly before a major public gaffe by her opponent this past election. Maybe she realizes shes going to have to be more moderate to stand a chance of ever winning again in this state. Then again she doesn't have to face voters for another 6 years so we'll see. I did find the language difference in the letters encouraging though.
  8. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

    reply from congressman G.K. Butterfield NC

    this is the response from congressman G.K. Butterfield to my letter to all my representatives through the ruger website.

    i responded by telling him politely that this issue is near and dear to my heart and central to my ideas about this country. then i finished by saying that he would never receive another one of my votes and i am waiting for the day he is challenged by another individual worthy of my vote and respect.
  9. avs11054

    avs11054 Well-Known Member

    Did you let him know that there is no proliferation of "assault rifles" and he should refrain from voting for something that he apparently knows nothing about?
  10. OldMac

    OldMac Well-Known Member

    He is one of the good ones that understands the constitution and his role to represent you rather than rule you. If his daddy had been elected, we wouldn't have this current crises of some believing they can take away God given rights.
  11. beeenbag

    beeenbag Well-Known Member

    Rand Paul for President 2016!!!
  12. CZ-75BD

    CZ-75BD Well-Known Member

    Replay from Brad Schneider - Anti

    Dear correspondent,

    Thank you for contacting me in support of American's Second Amendment rights and gun safety. I truly appreciate your input as I work to represent your interests in Washington.

    Gun violence is unfortunately not a rare occurrence in our country. The massacres such as the ones we have witnessed in Newtown, Oak Creek, Aurora and Tucson each shook the nation, and every couple of months there seems to be another tragedy. We all want to see senseless violence end. Regrettably, little action is taken to prevent the next tragedy, even in the aftermath of horrific events.

    I do believe in, and am committed to defending our Second Amendment rights, including the right to bear arms. The vast majority of gun owners who live in the Tenth Congressional District and across the country are law abiding citizens and important and valued members of our community.

    I also believe we can, and should, take sensible steps to improve the safety of our communities. President Obama has called on Congress to pass sensible legislation that would ban military style assault weapons, put limits on high capacity magazines, create a universal background check for gun purchases and increase penalties to combat gun trafficking. I believe that these are all proposals that would help to decrease gun violence while respecting American's Second Amendment Rights.

    I have called on my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to unite behind these proposals and pledge to do all that I can to ensure that they become law. I believe it is time for Congress and the country to engage in a national conversation about measures that can be taken to enact safe, sensible policy that will help to reduce gun violence while respecting American's Second Amendment rights.

    I would like to thank you again for reaching out to me on this important matter. Hearing from constituents like you allows me to bea more informed and effective Member of Congress. If I can be of further assistance to you on this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or my office.


    Brad Schneider
    United States Representative
    Tenth Congressional District of Illinois
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  13. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    I would write him back and say bluntly that if you vote for further gun control that infringes on our Constitutional Rights than I and many others will work passionately to unseat you at your next election. And then I would do it.
  14. Mosbyranger

    Mosbyranger Well-Known Member

    Congressman Tipton responds

    Dear Mr. Mosbyranger:

    Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding Second Amendment rights and the national imperative to keep our children safe. I appreciate you taking the time to inform me of your thoughts on this issue. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those that were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    This horrific tragedy as well as that which occurred in Aurora has reignited the debate regarding public safety and how best to prevent atrocities such as this from occurring again. Keeping our children safe must remain a top priority for lawmakers of all political stripes, and we must be prudent in implementing a comprehensive plan for school safety moving forward. I am a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and I am committed to protecting the right of the American people to bear arms in future legislative efforts. In addressing this pressing safety problem, all options should remain on the table, but I will not support rash legislation that fails to appropriately analyze and address the real issues we face.

    As we examine the factors that led to these mass shootings, it will be critical to emphasize the role that parents and community leaders can play in prevention efforts. It is also important to increase our efforts to reform policy with respect to mental illness to ensure that those who are mentally ill are never in a position to commit violent atrocities on our children and others. It is also critical that firearm sales are monitored to ensure proper examination of the purchaser's background prior to purchase. I look forward to working with my colleagues towards comprehensive policy to help make our schools safe havens for children and to prevent tragedies like those at Sandy Hook and Aurora in the future. Should legislation concerning this matter come to the House floor I will be sure to keep your views in mind.

    As always, I welcome the opportunity to communicate with you regarding issues impacting Colorado. For your convenience, you may sign up to receive regular email updates from me on matters important to the 3rdCongressional District at http://tipton.house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if I can ever be of any assistance.


    Pretty much boilerplate, sounds like he will support universal background checks, but at least he recognizes the mental health angle of mass shootings. I do have to wonder what his definition of "rash legislation" is.
  15. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Need to tell him you don't support what is a gun registration and additional cost (most places will charge you if you are required to go through a background check to transfer a firearm, see MA). And that you will work passionately to unseat him if he votes for it.
  16. M-Ful

    M-Ful Active Member

    What state would that be Ryanxia?
  17. snuzzo29

    snuzzo29 Member

    Reply from Sen. Dick Durbin

    Can't say I didn't expect this. Still have yet to hear back from Sen. Mark Kirk but he seems to be a strong anti as well.
  18. Mayvik

    Mayvik Well-Known Member

    "Response" From CO Gov Hickenlooper

    tl;dr "Issues are important to me. I will think about issues. Thank you for writing, XOXO A Robot"

    Dear (Mayvik):

    Thank you for writing regarding gun control in Colorado. This is an important subject, and we appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts and concerns.

    Throughout the past six months in Colorado and across the nation, we have experienced an unprecedented level of tragedy due to gun violence. The shooting that occurred in Aurora on the night of July 20th is an event that will remain in our hearts and minds forever. And while our lives will never be the same again, these experiences showed the strength and resilience of individuals to come together as a community. Now, as a community, we must come together to discuss ways we can prevent similar tragedies in the future.

    Your letter is one of thousands we have received expressing sympathy and sharing your opinions on everything from banning assault weapons, to increasing mental health availability, to the rights of citizens to carry concealed weapons. The diversity of opinions on how best to address this issue is proof positive that we should not shy away from this discussion. We are confident that through thoughtful and mindful debate we can find reasonable solutions that respect the rights of law-abiding Coloradans to own firearms while maintaining the health and safety of our communities.

    This is a multifaceted issue and part of this dialogue should focus on mental health access. So, we have asked the Colorado General Assembly to support a comprehensive overhaul of our state’s mental health system so we can better identify and help people who are a threat to themselves and others.

    This is a conversation that will continue throughout the course of this legislative session, so we also encourage you to share your thoughts with your legislators. To contact the House of Representatives, please call 303-866-2904. To contact the Senate, please call 303-866-2316. These contacts will direct your call to the appropriate office. Or, you can find your legislators online at http://www.colorado.gov/esri/webmaps/my-hood.html?webmap-id=a4838d49acca478e82f453d209bc81d9

    Once again, thank you for your input, and for taking the time to contact our office. We will keep your thoughts in mind as we move forward.


    Office of Governor John W. Hickenlooper
  19. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Ok, that's scripted by a functionary that doesn't have an opinion on the issue themselves.
  20. creitzel

    creitzel Well-Known Member

    Reply from Senator Carl Levin

    This is pretty much what I expected. He's been anti-gun his whole career. Sure wish we could get this guy voted out of office.


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