From the office of Maria Cantwell....."Anti-American communist "

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by NOMOREBS, Jan 25, 2013.



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    Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX,

    Thank you for contacting me to express your views on gun ownership and violence prevention. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    As you know, on January 16, 2013, President Obama announced a series of legislative proposals and executive actions intended to reduce gun violence. I applaud the President's efforts to close gun purchase loopholes and to create new tools for further background checks.

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill to regulate assault weapons (S. 150) on January 24, 2013. The proposed legislation bans certain military-style, semi-automatic weapons, and makes it illegal to produce, import, or sell magazines with capacity over ten rounds. The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it is currently awaiting further debate and review.

    In the past, I supported the original Assault Weapons Ban and the Brady Bill, as well as the Youth Handgun Safety Act of 1993, which prohibits juveniles from possessing or receiving handguns. I look forward to work with my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen responsible legislation to rein in gun violence. We need to work to close the loopholes in existing laws that allow criminals and children to gain access to firearms contrary to the law's intention. One example is the well-known "gun-show loophole" which allows people to purchase firearms at gun-shows without undergoing the background check required when guns are bought from licensed dealers. Lastly, I believe we must support increased gun-safety and gun-use education.

    I support the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding Washingtonians who own guns. I also remain focused on addressing the deeply troubling violence in this country and making our state and our country as safe as possible for all people, including our most vulnerable citizens, our children. I believe both of these goals are important and can be simultaneously accomplished through common-sense gun laws and stricter enforcement of existing laws.

    Along with addressing gun violence, making services for the mentally ill and their families more accessible will encourage those suffering from mental illness to seek needed care and support. Mental health care is a critical component of our healthcare system and an individual's overall health status. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in 17 Americans suffers from a seriously debilitating mental illness. I care deeply about mental health care and understand the important role behavioral health services play in the lives of both those who suffer from mental illness and their family and loved ones.

    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator

    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    E-Mail Maria - Contact - Senator Maria Cantwell
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  2. wence5

    Vancouver, Washington, United States
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    I got the exact same canned BS letter, word for word. I will say it again, all we need do is look to our two Senators for the reason as to why we need term limits.
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K
    SW Washington
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    the new version of the form letter response to include her support of legislation that violates the constitution
  4. kenjo

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    I don't request a response from these two anymore, and I realize that it is a waste of time, not to mention the terrible inconvenience to millions of ones and zeroes when I email my concerns to them, but I still send them my views on gun control and other issues. It probably doesn't mean a thing to them, but at least they hear from the other side of the issue. Both deserve to be thrown out of office, but their power base is in the Puget Sound basin and that is a progressive/socialist haven.
  5. usmc3529

    SW Washington
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    Couldn't agree more, I recieved the same form letter today. When you keep getting the same form letter from them trying to keep up the illusion to make people think they actually care, it gets frustrating. I will continue to make sure they are aware that we are out here and we are not going away.
  6. kumabear17

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    I received the new form letter from her too. Frustrating she doesn’t get it. I ask for a response just as my small way of, I guess, harassment. So it’s one more spam mail I delete. It still caused one of her staff to be required to take another mouse click. What I don’t think either of our two US Senators get is the shooting audience has changed in the last 10 years. I have shot at Wade’s in Bellevue since the first day he opened. At first I was one of the few who brought their kids (boys 12 and 15 at the time) and my wife. Go there now and you see women coming in on their own, couples out on a date at the range, whole families and from the dress and body language I don’t think they all vote Republican. Gun possession, I think at least a little, has transcended the Left and Right of political philosophy.
  7. WheatNuts

    Camas, WA
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    Since when is buying a firearm privately a "loophole"?
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