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.
William H. Frist, M.D.
United States Senate
P.S. Please visit http://frist.senate.gov to register for my e-mail
Dude, it's done...
Even if they were so motivated, they'd have 1 day to get it through the Senate, House, and to the president.
By late August, time finally became an ally. Sure, there could be a mechanisim to do it and force it through, but as I said, that would requrie motivation that doesn't exist. The Republicans cannot afford to flip flop while throwing that stone at Kerry.
I got that reply too when I e-mailed my Senator Frist from the great state of Tennessee. I also e-mailed Senator Alexander and haven't gotten a reply from him, but he has the same stance in regards to gun control.
I understand it is done. My point is there is no double-talk in his response. He states that he supports gun rights and agrees guns are not the problem, criminals are.
That doesn't excite you?
It does me!
He's The Majority Leader in the US Senate.
Seems like a good position to have someone with like-minded views to our own.