Below is the text of a letter to my US representative and Senators. Sir, I am writing to express my deep concern about the recent push for increased restrictions on 2nd ammendment rights. The suitablility of a particular type of firearm for "sporting purposes" is irrelevant since the purpose of the second ammendment was to keep the ultimate power to govern with the people rather than with an oligarcy. The administration's renewed attempt at gun control is viewed by an informed electorate as a cynical first step towards total disarming of US citizens. As you know, most of the recent mass shootings were committed by mentally ill people who stole the guns. In the case of Adam Lanza, he tried to purchase a rifle but the existing laws prevented him from doing so. If you are concerned about public safety and the safety of our schools, I urge you to focus on solutions such as mental health and increased enforcement of existing laws. These areas offer real hope for reducing shootings. I also urge you to support the NRA's school shield program Law abiding gun owners are not the problem and you should resist the administrations efforts to take away our second ammendment rights.