Congress Critter update...

Well, surprisingly, DiFi responded...

My replies in red.

The problem is that none of her proposals would have changed a thing.  Virtually all "mass shootings" started off with a string of illegal activity(s) that ended when they had finished their "mission".

More people have been killed with knives, fists or even cars than with what she has proposed... so what is the real point?

Seems like you want to make those who disagree with you criminal... and that is just un-American.

jc

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Dear Mr. Crum:
 
Thank you for contacting me to share your opposition to assault weapons legislation.  I respect your opinion on this important issue and welcome the opportunity to provide my point of view. 
 
Mass shootings are a serious problem in our country, and I have watched this problem get worse and worse over the 40 years I have been in public life. They have not gotten worse. Click on these links to see your error. From the 1966 shooting rampage at the University of Texas that killed 14 people and wounded 32 others, to the Newtown massacre that killed 20 children and 6 school teachers and faculty, I have seen more and more of these killings.  I have had families tell me that they no longer feel safe in a mall, in a movie theater, in their business, and in other public places, because these deadly weapons are so readily available. Perhaps they should carry concealed... so they can perhaps protect themselves!  These assault weapons too often fall into the hands of grievance killers, juveniles, gangs, and the deranged. 
 
I recognize that the Second Amendment provides an individual right to bear arms, but I do not believe that right is unlimited The court seems to differ with you on that or that it precludes taking action to prevent mass shootings try locking away the crazy people.  Indeed, in the same Supreme Court decision that recognized the individual right to bear arms, District of Columbia v. Heller, the Court also held that this right, like other constitutional rights, is not unlimited.  That is why assault weapons bans have consistently been upheld in the courts, both before and after the Heller decision.   I believe regulation of these weapons is appropriate "assault weapons" have been banned since 1937

 
Once again, thank you for your letter.  Although we may disagree, I appreciate hearing from you and will be mindful of your thoughts as the debate on this issue continues.  If you have any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841.


Sincerely yours,


  Dianne Feinstein
         United States Senator

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