A couple months ago I wrote a letter to Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, my congressional representative, encouraging her to let the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban expire. Here is her response to me.
Mr. XXX X XXXXXXX
XXXX XXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXX
Las Vegas, Nevada 891XX-XXXX
Thank you for contacting me regarding the ban on semi-automatic assault weapons. I appreciate your comments and welcome the opportunity to respond.
I fully support the Second Amendment to the Constitution which gives Nevadans the right to keep and bear arms. I also want you to know that I oppose subjecting law abiding citizens who carry guns to excessive and needless regulation. I support the enforcement of pre-existing federal and state firearm safety laws.
I support taking guns out of the hands of criminals, thereby keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe from violent criminal acts. I also support keeping guns out of the hands of our children and preventing many of the senseless accidents we see all too often. I cannot stress enough how important it is to provide for the safety of our neighbors, families and communities.
As Congress reviews the ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, I will keep your views firmly in mind.
Once again, thank you for sharing your concerns with me. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit my website at www.house.gov/berkley.
Member of Congress
Now that's double speak of the democratic kind. The republicans speak with the same tone. Lots of words all meaning the same thing. They are anti-constitution, Anti-Bill of rights.
Sooner or later it will come to a head and it will get messy.
Edited to add: Thanks Different for letting us know that.
longun45, I agree. You can pretty much get what answer you are looking for out of that letter. The good news is that her staff knows it is a hot button issue.
I waited on her two days ago at my workplace. Like a good liberal, she was buying Al Franken's latest flath rag.
When it came time for her to sign her credit slip, I handed her my pen which is none other than a .50 BMG dummy round with a ballpoint in the tip. She must not have realized what it was but I almost broke out laughing see her hold it.
Ah, where's a camera when you need one?
Shelly lived DIRECTLY across the street from me from 1994 to 1996 and I always cleaned the guns in the garage with the doors open so she could see.