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Canned response from CO Senator Bennet (D)

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Dr.Rob, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Centennial, CO
    Is LOCK Step with Finestein.

    For your enjoyment.... (my empahasis in bold)

    Dear Robert:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding Senator Feinstein's assault weapons ban proposal. I appreciate hearing from you.

    The numerous tragedies that our nation has had to face over the past year have been staggering. My own family, like all Americans, has been repeatedly shocked and deeply saddened by the violence we have witnessed, and my heart continues to be with the victims and their families. As Coloradans, we know how this type of tragedy can shake a community to its core and in the aftermath of these abhorrent acts our priority should be on supporting the survivors and families, and healing our communities.

    We must have a real discussion in this country about finding ways to stop these senseless shootings. I believe a combination of improved access to mental health services, restrictions on certain weapons intended for the battlefield, and elimination of the gun show loophole are sensible steps that can protect our communities and particularly, our children. In Colorado, we support the right to bear arms and the ability of people to recreate, hunt, and protect their homes, and we want to keep the wrong weapons out the hands of the wrong people. I believe our state can come together to have a civil discussion that addresses these issues and as the President's taskforce releases its recommendations to prevent and reduce gun violence, we will ensure that Colorado's voices are heard.

    Senator Dianne Feinstein of California plans to introduce a bill in the 113th Congress that will prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. The ban will include 120 specifically-named firearms and will apply to large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. The bill will also require grandfathered weapons to be registered under the National Firearms Act and will include a background check of the owner and any future transferees. Although Senator Feinstein has not introduced the bill, she has indicated that she will do so at the start of the legislative session.

    I look forward to reviewing Senator Feinstein's proposal,
    along with others brought before Senate. Let us all continue to keep the communities affected by these tragic acts in our thoughts and prayers.

    I value the input of fellow Coloradans in considering the wide variety of important issues and legislative initiatives that come before the Senate. I hope you will continue to inform me of your thoughts and concerns.

    For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator, I invite you to visit my website at http://bennet.senate.gov/. Again, thank you for contacting me.


    Michael F. Bennet
    United States Senator
  2. Bentley4700

    Bentley4700 Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Got the same email. It's obvious where he stands. :what: :fire:

    I wonder if he knows virtually every firearm produced was from a design that was "for the battlefield".
  3. Dr_B

    Dr_B member

    Nov 18, 2010
    Pacific Northwest, east of Washington but west of
    If you live in Colorado, you need to start a movement right now with the intention of making sure he isn't elected next time.
  4. mokin

    mokin Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Western Colorado
    Just like the one I got. I wasn't really suprised. For me that makes it even more imperative to keep contacting him. I don't believe gun control is as big of an issue for many liberals/progressives as it is for many of us. While they may not listen to our letters they will note the amount of mail. I am hoping that they have bigger fish to fry and will only be willing to expend so much political capital on an issue that may come back to haunt them.
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