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Correspondence with Senator Bill Nelson

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Thank you for contacting me about policy proposals that seek to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown.

I am a hunter and have always owned guns, and I support the Second Amendment.

But assault weapons such as AK 47s are intended for killing, not hunting.

Solutions for reducing gun violence must address many areas, from protecting law enforcement and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, to school safety, access to mental health services, and confronting a culture that sometimes glorifies violence.

I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines. And, I support universal background checks so that we can know if person buying a weapon has a criminal record.

I appreciate hearing your views on this very important issue, and I will keep them in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

Bill Nelson

My Response:

Thank you for your response.
I expected as much from you in response to the 2nd amendment. I must refute your claim to be a supporter of the 2nd amendment as it is not intended to provide for "hunting" but to preserve our sovereignty. That is not where my argument really lies. The FBI crime statistics show that the assault weapons ban had no effect on crime. In fact this whole argument is towards banning many common weapons of the day all perpetrated by those who don't even know what they are talking about. It is all an emotional argument throwing facts and statistics out the window. In fact Vice President Biden has already said we don't have the money to prosecute or go after those who fraudulently fill out form 4473. These are items that will have an effect on crime and guns from falling into the wrong hands. Instead these measures do nothing but punish law abiding citizens with no effect on crime.
By the way I hunt deer and hogs with an a r type rifle. And no, not with 30 round magazines. Let’s look for real solutions. Do you really think those of us "gun nuts" want Newton’s to happen? The Vice President basically shut out/ignored pro gun people from the conversation. Should we have at least been heard?
Thank you for your time and your service to the great State of Florida.
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  1. Apollo's Avatar
    I received the exact same form letter from him. he just doesn't get it!