Jeff Kruse letter excerpt and Tobias Read response.

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    From Jeff Kruse E-Newsletter:

    Working Hard For You
    MARCH 8, 2013
    Before I get into the subject of this week’s newsletter I want to give everyone an alert. Senator Prozanski, who is the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced there will be hearings next Thursday and Friday on 4 gun bills. They are SB 347, 699, 700 and 796. The Democrats have the majority and therefor have the right to have hearings on any bills they wish. Elections have consequences, and one of those is the ability to set the agenda. As a member of the committee I will do everything I can to stop these bills and I think we may be able to. My request of anyone who intends to come to the hearings is to be respectful and comport yourself in a dignified way. Part of their strategy may be the hope there will be some sort of incident, and that is the last thing we need.

    Tobias Reads latest response:

    Dear Mr. xxxxxxx

    Thank you for writing me with your thoughts on House Bill 3200. I understand your passion for the issue and appreciate your perspective. I signed on to the bill because I'm hearing considerable interest from my constituents in reducing gun violence. Since then, you and others have pointed out valid concerns with a number of specific provisions of the bill. I cannot see myself supporting the bill in its current form, but I am glad that its introduction has stimulated discussion. My hope is that we will be able to come together on smart policies that keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, while respecting the second amendment rights of law abiding Oregonians. Increased background checks and an increased commitment to mental health care are among the things I think we should consider. I welcome your thoughts, and will keep them in mind as the session progresses.

    Please keep in touch.


    Tobias Read

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