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Old February 4, 2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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House Republicans Letter to the White House

Many house republicans signed a letter to the president stating they oppose and will fight any future gun laws.

http://lummis.house.gov/uploadedfile...ed_1.24.13.pdf

If your congress signed the letter (mine did), thank them, if yours didn't sign demand to know why.
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Old February 4, 2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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I can't read the writing to see if my rep signed, Billy Long of Missouri.
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Old February 4, 2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Gee ...

43 whole names. Out of how many Republicans in the House? I am deeply disappointed. (But, sadly, not very surprised.)
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Old February 4, 2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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From Rep. Rokita's website:

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Rokita was joined on the letter by fellow Indiana Reps. Marlin Stutzman and Luke Messer. The full list of House members who signed the bill is below:

Todd Rokita
Trent Franks
Steve Chabot
David McKinley
Gregg Harper
Ted Yoho
John Culberson
Adam Kinzinger
Kevin Brady
Charles Boustany
David “Phil” Roe
Lynn Westmoreland
Marsha Blackburn
Steve Scalise
Ted Poe
Luke Messer
Cynthia Lummis
Steve Southerland
Alan Nunnelee
Joe Barton
Jeff Miller
John Fleming
Tom Cole
Markwayne Mullin
Steve Stockman
Mike Pompeo
Stephen Fincher
Paul Broun
Walter Jones
Kerry Bentivolio
Chuck Fleischmann
Marlin Stutzman
Randy Neugebauer
Rob Bishop
Austin Scott
Sam Graves
Candice Miller
Blake Farenthold
Raul Labrador
Mick Mulvaney
Jim Jordan
Steve Pearce
Phil Gingrey
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Old February 4, 2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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Hey, my Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) signed it! I will send him a thank you note!
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Stay on your reps, people. They need to know there will be consequences for voting against our rights.

Even the ones that wouldn't sign this doc can be swayed into voting against anti-gun legislation if they hear from enough angry (but polite and professional) constituents.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:08 PM   #7
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Mine won't be affected. Already received her e-mail newsletter explaining why passing draconian (my word, not hers) new gun control laws is "vital" to the future of the United States.

Sheesh. Woman never saw an anti-gun law she didn't love.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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My representative didn't sign that, but she is in our corner on this one (Ann Wagner of MO).
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:48 PM   #9
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mac thornberry did not sign. Dissapointed to see that ill have to contact him.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:52 PM   #10
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If your Representative signed on to this, send them a short email to thank them. They're under pressure right now, and it's good for them to know their constituents are behind them.
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Old February 5, 2013, 09:22 AM   #11
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Our Rep., Tom Cole, signed the letter. i will thank his office this morning.
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Old February 5, 2013, 10:58 AM   #12
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I was disappointed to see my Rep had not signed the letter; but upon going to his website, I saw he had sent his own, strongly worded letter in support of the Second Amendment. So I think the lack of more signatures is probably bad organization more than anything else.
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Old February 5, 2013, 11:10 AM   #13
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I called my Rep. The guy answering the phone didnt know what letter I was talking about. He hadnt heard of it.
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Old February 5, 2013, 11:40 AM   #14
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Our state is proposing a 10 round magazine limit regardless of what the feds do. I sent letters to the 29 senators of our state. Here's the response so far.

Undelivered 4
Read 8
Unread 1
Responses 4

The rest...who knows???
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Old February 5, 2013, 12:11 PM   #15
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My rep, Sam Graves, signed it.
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Old February 5, 2013, 12:25 PM   #16
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Just sent a thank-you letter to Lummis
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Old February 5, 2013, 02:24 PM   #17
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gee what a surprise...

NONE of my Connecticut reps signed it..
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Old February 5, 2013, 05:53 PM   #18
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Thank you email sent to Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana.
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Old February 5, 2013, 08:35 PM   #19
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gee what a surprise...

NONE of my Connecticut reps signed it..
Probably not a surpise that nobody from CT signed but, for the record, YOU only have one U.S. Representative ... irrespective of how many there are from Connecticut.
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Old February 6, 2013, 09:44 AM   #20
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I was referring to ALL of OUR Connecticut "Washington" crowd...

Our U.S. Senators are Blumenthal and Murphy

Our U.S. Congress are
Larson, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes, Esty

NONE who have waived their 2A hat publicly.
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The CT Reps have acknowledged they are 'considering' a 'position'
but have NOT signed the so called letter of intent, NOR do I ever expect them to. sell outs....all


Our CT senators are leaders of the ANTI Parade


I re-read your post yes... Joe Courtney "Represents" Me
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Old February 7, 2013, 09:04 AM   #21
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Here is the letter from Senator Murphy


1. From: senator@murphy.senate.gov
To: adamc
Subject: A message from the office of Senator Christopher Murphy
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 18:40:26 -0500
2. Thank you for contacting me about how we can prevent future gun tragedies. I appreciate your correspondence and hope that you find this response helpful.
Gun violence prevention is a sensitive and complicated issue that can be very divisive. While we may not agree on all aspects of how to best enact change, it is important to remember that we do all have the same priorities at heart: the safety of our children, the traditions of our forefathers, and the freedom of our fellow Americans. I can assure you that I am working hard every day to ensure that all of these priorities can be achieved.
Newtown will forever be a reminder of what can happen when even one deranged person can gain access to a deadly weapon. Newtown was not the first time it happened, but I am committed to making sure it is among the last. Too many lives have been traumatically ended or interrupted by gun violence, and our nation has waited too long to establish real safeguards that are capable of protecting the lives of our children and families. Now is the time to work together to establish stronger common sense gun laws that will simultaneously protect our Constitutional rights and keep Americans safe.
As you may be aware, I recently announced my support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, a bill that would take critical steps towards eliminating high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons that are designed to inflict deadly harm and mass casualties. Specifically, this bill will ban semiautomatic weapons that can accept detachable magazines and have at least one military feature, as well as eliminating high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. It excludes weapons that are used by military, law enforcement, and retired law enforcement, as well as antique weapons and a specific list of 2,258 makes and models of legitimate hunting and sporting rifles and shotguns. Passing this legislation is an important first step in preventing a mass shooting in the future.
But there is still more work to be done. Research has demonstrated again and again that background checks are effective in keeping guns out of the hands of potential criminals, and most American households--gun-owners and non-owners alike--agree on the importance of this safeguard. Unfortunately, 40% of gun sales today do not require background checks because they are private sales, made over the internet or at gun shows through non-licensed dealers. We need to increase the efficacy of our existing program by closing these loopholes and making it harder for dangerous people to obtain deadly weapons.







3.
Further, preventing the next Newtown is not only about reducing access to the deadliest of weapons. Mental illness is a common thread among the perpetrators of recent mass shootings, and identification and treatment of potentially dangerous people must be made a priority. At the same time, we must recognize that there is absolutely no inherent connection between mental illness and violent behavior, and any steps we take to address these issues must not further stigmatize mental illness or discourage individuals and families from seeking diagnosis and treatment.
As we debate ways to stop gun violence, we must also ensure that the conversation does not stop at Newtown, but encompasses the thousands of victims of gun violence across the country every year. Specifically, too many urban neighborhoods are plagued by unacceptably high rates of gun violence. Better access to mental health care and smarter, more effective common sense gun laws can reduce this violence, and I will do everything I can to address this issue not only in the coming months, but every day that I am serving in the United States Senate.
4.
Thank you again for contacting me about this matter. I appreciate hearing from you and assure you that I will always do my best to represent the views of my constituents in the Senate. In the future, please do not hesitate to call me in my Connecticut office at (860) 549-8463 or my Washington office at (202) 224-4041.
Every Best Wish,

Christopher S. Murphy
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Old February 7, 2013, 10:28 AM   #22
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I think a short response to the Senator is in order.
Dear Senator Murphy

Thank you for violating your oath to defend The Constitution of The United States.

Your Constituent
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Old February 7, 2013, 10:45 PM   #23
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Dear Senator Murphy

Thank you for violating your oath to defend The Constitution of The United States.
I want to emphasize to everyone here that this is the worst thing you can do.

Maybe we'll have a chance to sway him in the future. Maybe not. In any case, correspondence like that serves only to confirm whatever prejudice he may have against gun owners, and he'll be less inclined to listen to us in the future.
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Old February 8, 2013, 09:09 AM   #24
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I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one, Tom.
We have been too soft and the tip-toeing needs to come to an end.
Our elected officials need to know that they are violating their oath and that we know it.
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Old February 8, 2013, 09:54 AM   #25
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There has NOT been ANY Connecticut Legislator ( Local OR Washington)
who Has publicly supported 2A

so therefore they are all SUPPORTING the extinction of 2A

OK Connecticut voters... next election (if there will be one)
VOTE them all out ! I know it is wishful thinking, as this state clearly
has it's head up the Democrat Party's Butt...

Side note.. It is noted by some of the responses , that the CT crowd will exempt the Law enforcement branch and the Military for any of the bans..
( unlike the NY bunch of bums, who now have to 'fix' their law. )
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