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This response from FL senator was different

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gym, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. gym

    gym member

    he last one was far less pro gun, I didn't keep it but will look again, this one seems far more pro gun, you judge.
    Thank you for contacting me about protecting Second Amendment rights.

    I grew up on a ranch and have been a hunter since I was a boy. I have had guns all my life. I support a person's constitutional right to bear arms. I support the Second Amendment.

    In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to possess a firearm, unconnected to military service, and to use that firearm for traditional lawful purposes like self-defense within the home. This is the law of the land.

    I appreciate hearing your views on this subject. Hearing from you helps me to better serve you in the Senate.

    Bill Nelson
    Here is Rubio, he left himself more wiggle room,
    Thank you for writing me regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I understand this is an important issue and I appreciate hearing your thoughts.

    The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." I hold the fundamental belief the Second Amendment should not be altered. At the same time, I have always been open to measures that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

    In light of the recent tragedies, some have suggested restricting gun ownership and have suggested ways to curb gun violence. I am always open to ideas on how to stop violent crimes, however I have concerns when these suggestions are solely directed toward restricting gun ownership. Given the Constitution's clear stance on gun ownership, I will continue to support an individual's right to own firearms.

    It is an honor and a privilege to serve you as your United States Senator. I appreciate you offering your opinion on this issue. If I can ever be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Marco Rubio
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  2. sawdeanz

    sawdeanz Well-Known Member

    Definitely promising considering his previous email was less supportive. Hopefully his views have actually changed. Thankfully Marco Rubio is with us also.

    Thank you for contacting me about policy proposals that seek to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown.

    I am a hunter and have always owned guns, and I support the Second Amendment.

    But assault weapons such as AK 47s are intended for killing, not hunting.

    Solutions for reducing gun violence must address many areas, from protecting law enforcement and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, to school safety, access to mental health services, and confronting a culture that sometimes glorifies violence.

    I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines. And, I support universal background checks so that we can know if person buying a weapon has a criminal record.

    I appreciate hearing your views on this very important issue, and I will keep them in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

    Bill Nelson
  3. gym

    gym member

    Yes that's the one saw. I got that one a few weeks ago.
  4. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member

    bill nelson is a putz... i hunt cardboard, steel and clay targets with my ak all the time. not to mention feral hogs...
  5. gym

    gym member

    They are all turning and running, like the British did.We have the power to get this finished with once and for all, unless we ease up, Time to swing for the fenses. I am writing again, let Joe know, it's not happening, no restrictions on our stuff Period. We have a chance to really send a message now, Like Wayne said yesterday, "you want a fight, you just got one".
  6. threefortyduster

    threefortyduster Well-Known Member

    Bill Nelson is not pro gun. Never has been, never will be, yet we can't get him out of office.
  7. radar1972

    radar1972 Well-Known Member

    I lived in Florida for 30 years and I know what a chameleon Bill Nelson is. He is NOT pro-2A no matter what comes out of his mouth.
  8. sawdeanz

    sawdeanz Well-Known Member

    I didn't really buy it myself, a careful reading of his second letter makes him sound more tolerant but he doesn't exactly deny what he said before, or indicate that he would actually oppose the ban. At least he indicates that he is getting our letters.
  9. Paladin38-40

    Paladin38-40 Well-Known Member

    Florida native

    Bill Nelson is not pro gun, just talks out of both sides of his mouth. He has always supported banning "assault" weapons and requiring universal background checks.

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