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Email from Senator Elizabeth S Hayard, MD: I support gun rights

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by tkdguy, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The following email was received from the Senator on February 15, 2013:

    Thank you for your email about gun rights.

    I believe that individuals should have the right to purchase certain types of firearms for self-defense. I also believe that concealed carry permits should be an option for some people. I also believe, however, that some common sense gun violence prevention measures are compatible with our 2nd amendment guarantees.

    This legislation session I will be supporting two proposals regarding guns. The first is a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines. The second is a proposal to ban certain semi-automatic weapons. I believe neither high capacity magazines nor certain semi-automatic weapons are necessary for self-defense or hunting purposes.

    However, as a family physician I do believe that these incidents should inspire us to look more closely at our mental health care system and begin discussing ways to improve it.

    Once again, thank you for your email. Though we may disagree on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact me again with your ideas or concerns.

    My best,

    Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD
    Salem Phone: 503-986-1717
    District Phone: 503-277-2467

    The Senator's email address is: Sen Steiner Hayward<sen.elizabethsteinerhayward@state.or.us>

    Unfortunately, her "beliefs" do no appear to be based on rational nor empirical evidence. As a forensic examiner in the field of criminology, I find her position likely to be uneducated nor informed. The bills she appears to want to support will not and have not in the past had any significant effect on reducing gun violence. A majority of gun violence acts are committed by gangs or gang-related murders that gun control interventions have not had any positive effect (e.g. Chicago to quote one example). He reference to "common sense" approaches do not stand up to research or epidemonological studies as can be found in the FBI crime statistics.
     
  2. Kable

    Kable Lynnwood Active Member

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    I'll shoot her an email a bit later and just leave out the fact that I don't live in MD. We must help our follow gun owners any way we can
     
  3. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    Maybe you shouldn't.... MD behind someone's name refers to a doctor.
     
  4. MisterD

    MisterD Puget Sound area Member

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    Good point!
    Look at where it is that she represents.. Her District has an Oregon Area code and she also gives her Salem, OR phone number too.
    Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, MD
    Salem Phone: 503-986-1717
    District Phone: 503-277-2467
     
  5. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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  6. Kable

    Kable Lynnwood Active Member

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    Lol ok I feel stupid now. Sorry guys I bounce around different gun forums on my phone. I'm also not familiar with Oregon area codes. Anyway sorry for the confusion and I hope she gets hit with tons if legitimate Oregonians contacting her