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shawninthesticks
02-25-2013, 07:48 PM
I mainly lurk on the Potus side as its a little scary over here (small fish in big pond),but Saturday I emailed my senator expressing my thoughts on the U.S. government wanting MY guns and guns of other law abiding citizens, to my complete surprise I got this email from his office today.

Yet he avoided answering my thoughts on illegal aliens and the reminder that you(the politicians) work for us.


Dear Shawn,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the rights of gun owners.

As you may know, I am a strong defender of our Second Amendment rights. The right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms is an individual right guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution and broadly interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our Founders clearly understood that one of the most basic rights of Americans is the ability to defend themselves and their families.

In light of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been calls for immediate action to address gun control. I do believe it is important that we have a serious national discussion about preventing these senseless acts of violence and protecting our children in their schools. Equally important, however, is an effort that more broadly addresses ways to spend federal dollars more wisely when it comes to treating and identifying those who are mentally ill as well as intervening before they tragically impact their own lives and the lives of others.

There are no easy answers here. I continue to believe that a weapons ban does not fix the issue. Whatever we do, it must be consistent with the Constitution.

I appreciate your thoughts and will continue to support legislation that safeguards our Second Amendment rights, encourages safe and responsible gun ownership, and keeps our homes and families safe.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.


Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator.

Ken Bora
02-26-2013, 07:38 AM
cool you got a reply. do you think it was he, or a staffer?
I guess it is better than most.

Jason Glavich
02-26-2013, 08:09 AM
cool you got a reply. do you think it was he, or a staffer?
I guess it is better than most.

Looks a form letter with copy and paste that is why he did not answer the other questions.

Julie R.
02-26-2013, 08:26 AM
Looks like a form letter to me, but at least your rep. looks to be one that isn't anxious to gut the 2nd Amendment. Congress critters have staff tasked with answering constituent letters along with form letters handy for issues they get lots of mail about. The trick is to ask specific questions and get them off script. Sometimes easier with your Senators than House reps., as the former has larger staff...

shawninthesticks
02-26-2013, 08:35 AM
Looks a form letter with copy and paste that is why he did not answer the other questions.


That's what I couldn't figure out, but I guess at least someone took the time to copy/paste.

Uncle Bill
02-26-2013, 09:10 AM
I got the same info from my Senator, so I'm sure those that are on this side of the fence had a form letter set up by some staffer that all in the same camp could go along with. I never bothered to write our brain-dead Democrat, but it might be interesting to see what side of the fence that batch is coming from.

UB

luvmylabs23139
02-26-2013, 10:55 AM
I wrote to our Dem senator in a gun friendly state, NC. NO reply. When the media confronts her she refuses to answer any direct question. Did have an interesting really dirty look from her at the local airport a few weeks ago on a Friday night. She was flying in from DC andd her regular flight arrives about the same time as hubby's flight. So a person near me waiting for the same flight as me says hey look that's our senator as she walks past us. I in reply state some rather negative things like you mean that bitch refuses to defend our right bare arms. If looks could have killed from the bitch.

Marvin S
02-26-2013, 10:56 AM
I got the same info from my Senator, so I'm sure those that are on this side of the fence had a form letter set up by some staffer that all in the same camp could go along with. I never bothered to write our brain-dead Democrat, but it might be interesting to see what side of the fence that batch is coming from.

UB

Bernanke's testifying this AM, TV's in the other room but the wife is listening. She asks "who's the person questioning, he sounds like he's not all there", your Democratic senator. Hope he plans to retire after this term :(.

Marvin S
02-26-2013, 11:01 AM
I in reply state some rather negative things like you mean that bitch refuses to defend our right bare arms.

I have heard no discussion in any legislative agenda about the right to bare arms. There may be some about the right to bear arms. Apparently you missed something along the way also :).

Tom. P.
02-26-2013, 11:03 AM
Great Shawn!
And dont be a stranger to PP!
You did just fine.Dont be ascared!

luvmylabs23139
02-26-2013, 11:44 AM
I have heard no discussion in any legislative agenda about the right to bare arms. There may be some about the right to bear arms. Apparently you missed something along the way also :).

Ya know, I first typed bear and glanced at it and thought oh crap that is the animal and changed it! Then I typed beer and said oh no not that. I have never claimed to be a good speller or typist. It is weird. Spelling errors by others jump out at me but while I can see my own I can never get the right spelling of my mistakes. My SAT English score was while decent 120 points lower than the math score!

mjh345
02-26-2013, 11:53 AM
I never bothered to write our brain-dead Democrat,

UBThen that makes you part of the problem UB. How much trouble would it have been for you to have sent a copy to ALL o9f your Congresscritters?

For a guy who manages to impugn the intelligence of large groups in almost every POTUS post, you sure seem to keep stepping in it!! Look in thje mirror UB and start being part of the solution; quite being part of the problem with your head in the sand partisanship

We need to overwhelm these Congresscritters with our belief in the 2nd A remaining AS INTENDED BY OUR FOUNDERS!!!
I've gotta believe that some Dems, particularily from states like S. Dak, will not trample on the 2nd A. We need these to offset the lemming lily-livered Reps who will abandon us

LMB
02-26-2013, 12:58 PM
Here is what I got back.
I also wrote to my 2 Senators still waiting on a reply from one of them. Suprisingly Franken was the first to respond; The "rubber stamp for the Demrocats" Amy Klobuchar Ignored me. I can not find my Al Franken response unfortunatly.

February 6, 2013 Dear Louis,
The Second Amendment establishes the right of Americans to protect and defend themselves and their families. However, President Obama and some members of Congress are doing everything they can to increase gun control without prudently considering all factors associated with violence. Rest assured, I will not vote for any legislation that breaches "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" and will continue to unwaveringly support the Second Amendment during the 113th Congress. When I took the Oath of Office I solemnly swore that I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that is exactly what I will do. My record is clear on the Second Amendment in the 112th Congress. I cosponsored bills that would have: increased concealed carry permit reciprocity between states; improved accountability and consistency in firearms testing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; prohibited funding for enforcement of any forthcoming United Nations Arms Treaty; and protected the right to hunt and recreationally shoot. Making our society safer and stronger is an important decision. To prevent future tragedies we must address the underlying causes of violence and understand why perpetrators do these unthinkably evil acts. The focus needs to be on making our homes, schools, and streets safer—not advancing a political gun control agenda. If you have any comments or questions regarding this issue or any other, please contact me or my staff in the district office in Anoka or the Washington, D.C. office.

This mailing was prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense.
Sincerely,

Michele Bachmann
Member of Congress

Jason Glavich
02-26-2013, 01:32 PM
Here is what I got back.
I also wrote to my 2 Senators still waiting on a reply from one of them. Suprisingly Franken was the first to respond; The "rubber stamp for the Demrocats" Amy Klobuchar Ignored me. I can not find my Al Franken response unfortunatly.

February 6, 2013 Dear Louis,
The Second Amendment establishes the right of Americans to protect and defend themselves and their families. However, President Obama and some members of Congress are doing everything they can to increase gun control without prudently considering all factors associated with violence. Rest assured, I will not vote for any legislation that breaches "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" and will continue to unwaveringly support the Second Amendment during the 113th Congress. When I took the Oath of Office I solemnly swore that I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that is exactly what I will do. My record is clear on the Second Amendment in the 112th Congress. I cosponsored bills that would have: increased concealed carry permit reciprocity between states; improved accountability and consistency in firearms testing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; prohibited funding for enforcement of any forthcoming United Nations Arms Treaty; and protected the right to hunt and recreationally shoot. Making our society safer and stronger is an important decision. To prevent future tragedies we must address the underlying causes of violence and understand why perpetrators do these unthinkably evil acts. The focus needs to be on making our homes, schools, and streets saferónot advancing a political gun control agenda. If you have any comments or questions regarding this issue or any other, please contact me or my staff in the district office in Anoka or the Washington, D.C. office.

This mailing was prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense.
Sincerely,

Michele Bachmann
Member of Congress

The underlined and bold is my favorite part.

roseberry
02-26-2013, 04:54 PM
Here is what I got back.
I also wrote to my 2 Senators still waiting on a reply from one of them. Suprisingly Franken was the first to respond; The "rubber stamp for the Demrocats" Amy Klobuchar Ignored me. I can not find my Al Franken response unfortunatly.

February 6, 2013 Dear Louis,
The Second Amendment establishes the right of Americans to protect and defend themselves and their families from an unreasonable and oppressive government. However, President Obama and some members of Congress are doing everything they can to increase gun control without prudently considering all factors associated with violence. Rest assured, I will not vote for any legislation that breaches "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" and will continue to unwaveringly support the Second Amendment during the 113th Congress. When I took the Oath of Office I solemnly swore that I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that is exactly what I will do. My record is clear on the Second Amendment in the 112th Congress. I cosponsored bills that would have: increased concealed carry permit reciprocity between states; improved accountability and consistency in firearms testing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; prohibited funding for enforcement of any forthcoming United Nations Arms Treaty; and protected the right to hunt and recreationally shoot. Making our society safer and stronger is an important decision. To prevent future tragedies we must address the underlying causes of violence and understand why perpetrators do these unthinkably evil acts. The focus needs to be on making our homes, schools, and streets saferónot advancing a political gun control agenda. If you have any comments or questions regarding this issue or any other, please contact me or my staff in the district office in Anoka or the Washington, D.C. office.

This mailing was prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense.
Sincerely,

Michele Bachmann
Member of Congress

i would like it better if our government's leaders acknowledged what the second amendment is really about(my addition in red)