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@FredMarsico You hit the nail on the head. The politicians work for us. They are our representatives, and if they don't represent our values and our opinions, then we need to replace them. I'm fearful that we've waited to long to realize what is happening. We may have been lax in expressing our dislike for what they're doing and allowed them to believe that we're not watching and that there's nothing we can do to stop this downhill slide that our country is currently experiencing. If our founding fathers were here now, it would be a different story, I'm sure.
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Just received an email reply from U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. We need more representatives who think like him...
Thank you for contacting me regarding the rights of gun owners.
As you may know, I am a strong defender of our Second Amendment rights. The right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms is an individual right guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution and broadly interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our Founders clearly understood that one of the most basic rights of Americans is the ability to defend themselves and their families.
In light of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been calls for immediate action to address gun control. I do believe it is important that we have a serious national discussion about preventing these senseless acts of violence and protecting our children in their schools. Equally important, however, is an effort that more broadly addresses ways to spend federal dollars more wisely when it comes to treating and identifying those who are mentally ill as well as intervening before they tragically impact their own lives and the lives of others.
There are no easy answers here. I continue to believe that a weapons ban does not fix the issue. Whatever we do, it must be consistent with the Constitution.
I appreciate your thoughts and will continue to support legislation that safeguards our Second Amendment rights, encourages safe and responsible gun ownership, and keeps our homes and families safe.
Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.
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@Patrick Henry Lives I agree completely.
@Equality 7_2521 @InalienableWrights Equality - you are correct. They can pass this legislation to stop the oncoming train, and then go back and amend if necessary. I don't agree that our current gun laws are overly restrictive. I really see no need for a fully automatic weapon or a grenade launcher. I think this legislation is an excellent move on the legislature's part.
@dmellon you would be correct if the text stopped at that point. However, if you read it again, you will see that it continues by giving stipulations regarding those laws or regulations as they relate to semi-automatic weapons ownership or registration. Go back and read it and you will see that your statement is not totally correct.
@BrookeDoris BrookeDoris - Congress already has regulations regarding firearms. We do not need any additional restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights.
I may have to move to Wyoming if Missouri doesn't follow your lead. Excellent decision to protect the rights of your citizens. Kudos to your legislature.
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