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Casey Response To Our 2A Rights.
Dear Mr. :

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about recent proposals to reduce gun violence. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. According to reports, the shooter possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon and was able to kill many children and adults very quickly. He also allegedly used magazines containing up to 30 rounds of ammunition and carried hundreds of rounds more. After much reflection and careful study of the issue, I have decided to support a federal assault weapons ban as well as legislation restricting high capacity magazines. In light of what occurred at Sandy Hook, these are two measures that could lessen the chances that this will happen again.

On March 21, 2013, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada introduced S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. S. 649 would prevent convicted criminals and the mentally ill from purchasing firearms, limit illegal gun trafficking, and provide schools with resources to improve school security. Specifically, it includes three pieces of gun legislation which had previously been reported out of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary: S. 374, the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013; S. 54, the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013; and S. 146, the School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013. On April 11, 2013, I joined 67 of my colleagues in voting to begin debate on the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act.

On April 17 and 18, 2013, the Senate voted on a number of amendments to S. 649. I joined 54 of my colleagues in voting for an amendment offered by Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, which would have protected Second Amendment rights while strengthening the background check process for purchasing firearms and extended the background check requirement to gun shows and certain internet sales. I also voted for an amendment offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California which would ban military-style assault weapons while exempting over 900 weapons used for hunting and sporting purposes. An amendment was offered by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, which I supported, which would have regulated large capacity ammunition feeding devices. Unfortunately, these measures did not receive the 60 votes necessary for passage. The Senate also voted on a number of other amendments which did not pass, including an amendment to address gun trafficking, an amendment to allow for reciprocity for concealed carry permits, and an amendment protecting the Second Amendment rights of veterans and their families.

On April 18, 2013, I joined 66 of my colleagues in agreeing to an amendment to S. 649 to withhold funding from law enforcement entities which release confidential information on law-abiding gun owners and victims of domestic violence. I also joined 94 of my colleagues in voting in favor of an amendment to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance abuse disorders. S. 649 as amended did not receive a final vote by the Senate, and may be considered by the Senate again at a later date.

I was very disappointed that the Senate chose to reject sensible gun legislation to keep our children and communities safe from violent criminals and terrorists. Like many Americans, after Sandy Hook, I was horrified by how those children died - shot at close range with a high-powered rifle with each child hit as many as 11 times. I was also haunted by what could have happened if the killer had more time - he was prepared to slaughter hundreds of children. As members of the U.S Senate, we must ask: have I done enough to reduce the likelihood that this ever happens again? We must do more to protect our kids.

I am a strong defender of the Second Amendment. Pennsylvania has a rich tradition of hunting and I believe strongly that people should be able to have guns for protection, sporting and collection. But, I also believe we need sensible gun legislation that will help to prevent these tragedies. This should not be the end of the road. We owe it to our children to redouble our efforts to do everything in our power to prevent another tragedy.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

For more information on this or other issues, I encourage you to visit my website, I hope you will find this online office a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.

Bob Casey
United States Senator

P.S. If you would like to respond to this message, please use the contact form on my website:
das, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
Casey is an irresponsible dipshit that obviously lacks a real understanding of the English language. Who cares if PA has a long tradition if hunting. The 2A is _not_ about hunting. Everything he does regarding firearms is designed to reduce our rights and make us more dependent upon _their_ chosen few that can retain their arms.

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"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" - Ronald Reagan

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Got the EXACT same letter last year from that idiot.....
You want to take my guns away ???? SCREW YOU ............
To be fair it really should not be a surprise to anybody.
Dave, proudly annoying members of since Sep 2012.
Dave;139839 Wrote:To be fair it really should not be a surprise to anybody.

I know what you mean, but "yes", it should be a surprise. He's flat out lying. Meaning, he took an oath to protect and uphold the Constitution of the USA. However, these Marxists are NOT doing this...they lie! We've come to accept lying and corruption as "not surprised". But these are elected officials that swore and Oath and they're simply ignoring that oath.
Mikelets456, proud to be a member of since Dec 2012.

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