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Dear Mr. xxxxx:



Thank you for contacting my office regarding gun control. I appreciate you writing to express your interest and opinions on this important matter.



Millions of Americans own firearms for a variety of reasons: many wish to protect themselves and their property while others collect firearms as a hobby or use firearms for sport. Most gun owners are responsible citizens and understand the burden of owning a firearm. While a tiny fraction of the guns in this country are used in the unfortunate instance of the commission of a crime, the government should not prevent gun ownership which would punish law-abiding citizens. I believe the Second Amendment clearly defines the right of citizens to own guns and in my tenure in the Senate, I have a strong reco rd supporting the right of law abiding citizens to own guns.



I opposed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , more commonly known as the 'Brady Bill.' I believed this legislation to be onerous in its restrictions on individuals' right to purchase firearms and I believe it did not sufficiently address the relevant issues necessary to combat crime.



In the 109th Congress (2005-2006) , I voted in favor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act . This act limits the civil liability of gun manufacturers and reduces frivolous lawsuits. During the Senate's consideration of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for FY 2007 , I supported and the Senate adopted an amendment which would prohibit any funding provided by this legislation to be used for the purpose of confiscating firearms during a natural disaster or another state of emergency.



Thank you again for contacting me regarding the right to own firearms. I will keep your thoughts in mind if the Senate considers any legislation relating to guns or gun control in the 110th Congress. Please be assured, I will continue to support the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and own firearms. If you have any further questions about this issue or any other issue, please contact my office or visit my website at www.specter.senate.gov .





Sincerely,





Arlen Specter
 

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Well, its good to see they do read there mail. I guess everyone should send one.. or more to them.
 

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I knew which pa senator wrote that before I even saw the name lol He's always been on our side. You don't last long in rural pa if your anti.
 

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I haven't got a response back from my Rep yet though...

Too bad Casey took Santorum's place this year. There was another guaranteed vote for us.
 

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DJ 9iron said:
I haven't got a response back from my Rep yet though...

Too bad Casey took Santorum's place this year. There was another guaranteed vote for us.
but...santorum?

let me keep my guns, but you can piss all over the rest of my rights...
 

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DJ 9iron said:
but...casey?! wtf, over?
I should probably send our Senators a letter. Just sent two to my rep, on two separate issues.

I haven't seen anything to show exactly what Casey is doing down there. Maybe we'll be lucky and he'll follow his pattern of not going to work.
 

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Shit I sent a letter to my congressman and he sent me a reply on an internet bill.......WTF?
 

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Shit I sent a letter to my congressman and he sent me a reply on an internet bill.......WTF?

Send a copy of your original letter as well as his response and ask him if this is an example of the quality of work you can expect from his office. He does "report" to you even if you can't "fire" him until the next election.
 

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Dear ......... :



I would like to thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 1022, the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007. Your views on this matter are very important to me.



As you may know, the ten year ban on the manufacture, transfer or possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices expired on September 13, 2004. Since this time, several bills have been introduced to reinstate this ban, including H.R. 1022. I am a firm supporter of the second amendment, and I understand your objections to this ban on certain semi-automatic weapons and larger magazines. Please rest assured that I will keep your views firmly in mind as this important matter is discussed in U.S. House of Representatives.



Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future should you need any further assistance.


Sincerely,

John Carter
Member of Congress
 
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