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Posted: 2/26/2007 7:56:00 PM EST
February 26, 2007



Dear Mr.

Thank you for contacting me to express your strong opposition to H.R.
1022, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of
2007,
which was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in mid-February. As
introduced, the legislation would reinstate for ten years restrictions
on
assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that
expired
several years ago. My colleagues who serve on the House Judiciary
Committee have initial jurisdiction on this matter.

I certainly share your concerns about H.R. 1022 and understand your
position. As you may know, I voted against the original ban of
semi-automatic weapons in 1994 as I thought the bill was seriously
flawed
and failed to meaningfully address our crime problems. As a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment, I also voted in 1996 to repeal the
ban.

Please be assured that I will be mindful of your concerns about this
legislation should it reach the full House for consideration during the
next two years. In the meantime, I hope that you will feel free to
contact me with your views on other matters of interest involving the
federal government.

With best wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,



John M. McHugh
Member of Congress

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:58:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 7:58:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tony7189:
February 26, 2007



Dear Mr.

Thank you for contacting me to express your strong opposition to H.R.
1022, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of
2007,
which was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in mid-February. As
introduced, the legislation would reinstate for ten years restrictions
on
assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that
expired
several years ago. My colleagues who serve on the House Judiciary
Committee have initial jurisdiction on this matter.

I certainly share your concerns about H.R. 1022 and understand your
position. As you may know, I voted against the original ban of
semi-automatic weapons in 1994 as I thought the bill was seriously
flawed
and failed to meaningfully address our crime problems. As a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment, I also voted in 1996 to repeal the
ban.

Please be assured that I will be mindful of your concerns about this
legislation should it reach the full House for consideration during the
next two years.
In the meantime, I hope that you will feel free to
contact me with your views on other matters of interest involving the
federal government.

With best wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,



John M. McHugh
Member of Congress



Notice how carefully he didn't give an answer.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:00:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 8:01:57 PM EST by BaxterStockman]
that's good, but a little wishy-washy. sounds like he doesn't want to show his hand yet. (funny because as a representative of the people he ought to be transparent.)

but good for you for contacting him. At least he knows where his constituency stands. thanks for your part.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:03:39 PM EST
I have a (stupid) question. How does one address a letter to a rep?
On the envelope I just put "Ms. Gabrielle Giffords" and in the letter itself I put "Congresswoman Giffords". Hopefully I haven't broken an unwritten rule of political etiquette. I probably should have asked before I sent it, but it's too late for that now, I just want to know for future letters.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:04:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tony7189:
February 26, 2007



Dear Mr.

Thank you for contacting me to express your strong opposition to H.R.
1022, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of
2007,
which was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in mid-February. As
introduced, the legislation would reinstate for ten years restrictions
on
assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that
expired
several years ago. My colleagues who serve on the House Judiciary
Committee have initial jurisdiction on this matter.

I certainly share your concerns about H.R. 1022 and understand your
position. As you may know, I voted against the original ban of
semi-automatic weapons in 1994 as I thought the bill was seriously
flawed
and failed to meaningfully address our crime problems. As a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment, I also voted in 1996 to repeal the
ban.

Please be assured that I will be mindful of your concerns about this
legislation should it reach the full House for consideration during the
next two years. In the meantime, I hope that you will feel free to
contact me with your views on other matters of interest involving the
federal government.

With best wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,



John M. McHugh
Member of Congress



You got a tack letter congrats 100s more to follow.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:08:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Nlinc:
I have a (stupid) question. How does one address a letter to a rep?
On the envelope I just put "Ms. Gabrielle Giffords" and in the letter itself I put "Congresswoman Giffords". Hopefully I haven't broken an unwritten rule of political etiquette. I probably should have asked before I sent it, but it's too late for that now, I just want to know for future letters.


I believe it should addressed as "The Honorable Ms. Gabrielle Giffords".
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:10:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By stoner63a:

Originally Posted By Nlinc:
I have a (stupid) question. How does one address a letter to a rep?
On the envelope I just put "Ms. Gabrielle Giffords" and in the letter itself I put "Congresswoman Giffords". Hopefully I haven't broken an unwritten rule of political etiquette. I probably should have asked before I sent it, but it's too late for that now, I just want to know for future letters.


I believe it should addressed as "The Honorable Ms. Gabrielle Giffords".

Aww damn, Well there's always next time
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:13:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gator:

Originally Posted By Tony7189:
February 26, 2007



Dear Mr.

Thank you for contacting me to express your strong opposition to H.R.
1022, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of
2007,
which was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in mid-February. As
introduced, the legislation would reinstate for ten years restrictions
on
assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that
expired
several years ago. My colleagues who serve on the House Judiciary
Committee have initial jurisdiction on this matter.

I certainly share your concerns about H.R. 1022 and understand your
position. As you may know, I voted against the original ban of
semi-automatic weapons in 1994 as I thought the bill was seriously
flawed
and failed to meaningfully address our crime problems. As a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment, I also voted in 1996 to repeal the
ban.

Please be assured that I will be mindful of your concerns about this
legislation should it reach the full House for consideration during the
next two years.
In the meantime, I hope that you will feel free to
contact me with your views on other matters of interest involving the
federal government.

With best wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,



John M. McHugh
Member of Congress



Notice how carefully he didn't give an answer.


Yep...
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:35:56 PM EST

John M. McHugh
Member of Congress


He'd have MY vote.
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