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Feinstein should be presenting in on Thursday, so maybe Wednesday night.





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Yes. Just saying SS noodz is tittilating.





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Capital Cajun
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Here is the response from my Senator:

Dear Mr. Cajun,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

All Washingtonians – and all Americans – offer our deepest condolences to the families of the 20 children and six school staff members who were killed in this senseless attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Newtown, as its residents heal from this incomprehensible tragedy.

This horrific attack highlights several issues that must be addressed promptly in order to better protect against such inexplicable violence. We need to get powerful assault weapons off our streets. And we need to strengthen services for the mentally ill and their families.

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


Typical politician BS.



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LSURoss
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Dear Mr. LSURoss: My prayers and greatest sympathy go out to the families and community of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and to all families that have been affected by gun violence. On December 14, 2012, twenty-seven innocent lives were taken from us in a heartbreaking tragedy. As the nation grieves over this senseless act of violence, it is more important than ever that we come together to address the issues affecting American communities.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the rights of all Americans to own and possess guns. While preserving the rights of honest gun collectors, sportsmen and owners who possess firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, we must also continue to ensure that we protect innocent unarmed citizens. I am sure you can agree - like any right guaranteed to a free people, the right to bear arms must be exercised responsibly.
Unfortunately, in the past year, we have seen instances where this right has been abused in tragic fashion. The theater shooting in Aurora, CO, the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, WI, and the school shooting in Newtown, CT, were terrible and unnecessary tragedies. Occurrences such as these remind me of the important role that government plays in upholding statutes that aim to limit such tragedies.
We must do more to target the causes of mental illness and determine the most effective ways to treat it.
I support and will continue to strongly advocate for expanded and improved mental health coverage so that the mentally ill can obtain adequate treatment to not only overcome their struggles, but to lead more productive and fulfilling lives. I also support strict adherence of federally licensed firearms dealers to the requirements laid out in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The NICS determines the eligibility of an individual to purchase a firearm and explicitly prohibits those who have been legally determined to be mentally ill or committed to a mental institution from purchasing any weapons.
Currently, there is no gun control legislation scheduled for a vote. However, I believe that when evaluating future proposals, we must find a balanced way to address the safety of American citizens while ensuring Second Amendment rights granted under the Constitution. Please be assured that I value your input and will keep it in mind as we continue to address this issue in the 113th Congress.
I appreciate hearing from you on this matter, and I trust that you will continue to contact me on matters of mutual concern. Please feel free to visit my website at LINK for more information on my legislative priorities.
With warm regards, I am
Sincerely,

Mary Landrieu United States Senator






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Seems like Mondays are their "reply days". I got my reply last monday and it was different than the ones yall got today.

I also got this reply from Steve Scalise last week.

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Dear Mr. Daniel:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. On December 14, 2012, America was shocked to learn of the horrific massacre that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. As parents of two young children, my wife Jennifer and I are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the twenty young children and six faculty members who were murdered.
I wholeheartedly agree with you that we must do everything we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening. We must prosecute those who take the lives of others to the fullest extent of the law. I am also committed to making sure we have strong laws on the books and that we provide the resources necessary to law enforcement and the judicial system in order to make our communities, including our schools, safer. In addition, we need to do a better job of treating people with mental illnesses so they are properly diagnosed and treated.
I must say that restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans will not reduce crime, but rather will only serve to undermine the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves from criminals. You can’t stop bad people from doing bad things by taking away the rights of good people who follow the rules. We all need to work together to promote strong family units and the sanctity of human life. Let us all keep in our prayers these precious lives that were taken from us at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Thank you again for contacting me. It is an honor to represent the First Congressional District of Louisiana, and your thoughts and concerns are very important to me. I invite you to visit my website at www.scalise.house.gov for more information. Please do not hesitate to contact my office in the future on issues that are important to you
Sincerely,




Steve Scalise
Member of Congress
SS/gg






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Steve Scalise


frick yea, Steve!

Good to see some true Americans are still out there. I can't stand this stupid "gun violence" horse shite from all these bleeding-heart women.

This guy has a head on his shoulders.






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You guys may or may not have seen this, but here it is anyway, short clip busting Ol' Dianna Feinsteinn in a lie red handed.

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bapple
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You guys may or may not have seen this, but here it is anyway, short clip busting Ol' Dianna Feinsteinn in a lie red handed.


That dried up old cunt just sucks...






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Paul Ryan's response to a letter written to him:

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Dear...: Thank you for contacting me regarding your thoughts on gun laws in America. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know your views on this important issue. You raised some interesting and insightful points regarding this subject, especially in light of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of those affected by this unspeakable tragedy. At this trying time, we must show our sympathy, pray for and stand together with the people of Connecticut, as well as all the friends and loved ones of the victims and survivors. I understand that there will be a national discussion about our gun laws and what actions could be taken to prevent such horrific crimes in the future. This is matter on which reasonable people often disagree. However, I believe we can work together to find answers that most importantly protect innocent lives, as well as constitutional rights, and at the same time find ways to stop unstable people from committing these incomprehensible crimes in the first place. I look forward to contributing to this discussion and working with my colleagues in Congress to address this important debate. Thank you again for contacting with your thoughts. In the meantime, if you wish to share additional information with me concerning this issue or any other, please feel free to contact me by calling, emailing, writing, or faxing me. Please be advised that mail sent to my Washington office is subject to an additional two-week delay due to increased mail security. If I can be of further assistance to you regarding this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am always happy to respond and be of service to you. Sincerely, Paul Ryan Serving Wisconsin's 1st District






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Bump... We gotta keep writin'





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I wrote.

rockdoctor08@yahoo.com






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Vitter and Landrieu will send you a form letter back





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Vitter and Landrieu will send you a form letter back


Trust me, they will all send you a form letter back.






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Mr. LSURoss

Thank you for contacting me to express your views regarding new gun control legislation in the aftermath of the tragic December 2012 mass shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. It is an honor to serve as your Representative in Congress. I welcome your thoughts on this important issue.



It is deeply disheartening any time innocent people become targets of senseless violence. I believe strongly that Americans should have a reasonable expectation of safety and security inside their homes and communities, which is why a seemingly random tragedy like the Newtown shooting is especially unnerving. At its core, this, and other related tragedies reflect not an absence of law, but a fundamental lack of respect for human life.



Anti-gun proponents have seized upon this event, contending that enacting new laws to restrict firearm ownership can prevent future tragedies. Such claims are deeply flawed and lack merit, as a comprehensive set of laws and regulations governing firearms in the United States already exists. The reality that many anti-gun zealots refuse to acknowledge is that criminals who perpetrate gun crimes find ways to circumvent all gun laws. For this reason, additional gun control measures would have little impact on criminals, and instead only serve to restrict the Constitutionally-guaranteed Second Amendment rights that law-abiding citizens enjoy.



Within the first few days of the 113th Congress, my Democratic colleagues have introduced several anti-Second Amendment measures, including legislation to prohibit the ownership or transfer of magazines containing more than ten rounds, impose federal regulation of gun shows, require all ammunition sales to be conducted face-to-face, and forbid private citizens from transferring their legally-owned firearms without the involvement of a licensed transferee. In addition, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), author of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, has announced her own plan to introduce a new assault weapons ban bill to the 113th Congress. The Senator's bill would ban the sale, transfer, importation and possession of assault weapons, as well as the sale of clips of more than ten bullets. Additionally, Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading an effort to form administration policies designed to curb gun-related violence. The White House's emerging gun-control strategy also includes support for an assault weapons ban.



Let me be clear: I will not be supporting Senator Feinstein's bill or any initiatives from the White House that violate our Second Amendment rights. As a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Gun Owners of America (GOA), I will always work to ensure that our Constitutional right to bear arms is safeguarded. Law-abiding American citizens have a right to keep and bear arms. In addition, I believe that Congress should be more focused on examining strategies to ensure that those with mental-health conditions are identified and provided with appropriate care and attention within their communities. The best approach to addressing gun violence is to promote a respect for human dignity and life within our families, schools, and neighborhoods, and to enforce the statutes that we already have on the books.



I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue. As Congress discusses policy reforms related to the current and future role of our federal government in preventing these tragedies, please know that I will continue to support legislation designed curb instances of violent crime while preserving our Second Amendment rights. I look forward to continue serving you in the 113th Congress. If my staff or I can do anything to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact my office. You can also visit my website at www.fleming.house.gov for further information or follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repjohnfleming or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/repfleming.






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frick yea, John Fleming!





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If I included noods with my email would I be arrested for anything?





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