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Posted: 9/9/2004 7:48:43 AM EST
Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me to express your thoughts on the semi-automatic
assault weapon ban. It is an honor to serve you in the Senate and a
privilege to respond to your concerns.

Gun control is a controversial issue. People acting in good faith will
very often disagree on the most effective way to address violent crime
while recognizing the rights of law abiding gun owners, and I respect the
diversity of views on this important matter.

I have long believed that further federal regulation of gun ownership is
not the best answer to preventing violent crime, and I am a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment. Our enemy is the criminal, not the
weapon. A person intent on committing a violent crime will not be stopped
by more gun control laws. Instead, Congress and the States should work to
ensure that violent crimes are vigorously prosecuted, to keep guns out of
the hands of criminals and to better enforce our existing laws. Through
this common sense approach, we can continue to reduce violent crime across
the nation and protect the rights of law abiding gun owners.

Again, thank you for contacting me. As the Senate continues to face many
complex and challenging issues, I hope you will continue to give me the
benefit of your thoughts and advice.

Sincerely,
William H. Frist, M.D.
Majority Leader
United States Senate

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:49:51 AM EST
I posted that last night.


I have long believed that further federal regulation of gun ownership is
not the best answer to preventing violent crime, and I am a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment. Our enemy is the criminal, not the
weapon. A person intent on committing a violent crime will not be stopped
by more gun control laws. Instead, Congress and the States should work to
ensure that violent crimes are vigorously prosecuted, to keep guns out of
the hands of criminals and to better enforce our existing laws. Through
this common sense approach, we can continue to reduce violent crime across
the nation and protect the rights of law abiding gun owners.



This is refreshing to hear from a man in his important position.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:49:54 AM EST
common sense, WOW!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:51:04 AM EST
Still waiting on mine
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:53:06 AM EST
I just got the exact same letter last night. Strange that all those letters were sent out at the same time. I guess he was waiting to get the new form letter written up before sending it out.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:58:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
I just got the exact same letter last night. Strange that all those letters were sent out at the same time. I guess he was waiting to get the new form letter written up before sending it out.



NEW for letter? this is the second time I've recieved this letter!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:03:24 AM EST
I recieved that letter also. It says similar wise on his website. I think that his stance on the second amendment is solid! He is a very busy man so he would'nt be able to send a hand written(typed?) response to EVERYONE who contacted him. That he says he is a strong supporte on his website for EVERYONE to see is good enough for me! OOOHHHRAAAA FRIST!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:06:20 AM EST
I got one just like it myself.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:23:02 AM EST
I'm glad I helped put Frist in office!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:24:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
I just got the exact same letter last night. Strange that all those letters were sent out at the same time. I guess he was waiting to get the new form letter written up before sending it out.



NEW for letter? this is the second time I've recieved this letter!



I have half a dozen copies of that letter in my inbox.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:27:19 AM EST
I am pretty sure that your choice of subject in sending him e-mail determines the reply that you will get back.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:30:01 AM EST
I got that too...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:32:21 AM EST
I called and thanked him for his effort in letting the AWB die.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:41:34 AM EST
I got the same letter. It kind of sits on the fence.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:45:07 AM EST
Write him about the Shooter Hearing Protection issue and see what letter he sends back. I'd like to know and plan to send one off to my Congress-critters soon.

Woody
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:50:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By WWoodworth:
Write him about the Shooter Hearing Protection issue and see what letter he sends back. I'd like to know and plan to send one off to my Congress-critters soon.

Woody



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