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Sen. Lee Beyers response.

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by OLDNEWBIE, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Dear xxxxxxx,

    Thank you for writing to me on this important issue.

    I anticipate that several legislators will put forward bills during the 2013
    session that address public safety and firearms, as well as mental health. It is
    important that we continue this conversation. The tragedies at Newtown, CT and
    in Clackamas Town Center have provided a painful reminder of the importance of
    creating safe environments for families, children and educators.

    I am committed to working with constituents and stakeholders in this legislative
    session to find sensible solutions that keep our communities safe while being
    respectful of rights protected by the constitution. I urge you to remain engaged
    with the legislative process as discussions about these bills move forward. I
    will keep your thoughts in mind should these bills come before me for a vote.

    Thank you again for your time and input.

    Lee Beyer
    State Senator, Dist. 6
    Central Lane & Linn Counties



    -----Original Message-----
    From:
    Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:36 PM
    To: Sen Beyer
    Subject: Protect our Second Amendment Rights!
    xxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxx
    Springfield, OR 97477-3664


    February 5, 2013

    The Honorable Lee Beyer
    Oregon Senate
    900 Court Street Northeast
    Salem, OR 97301


    Senator Beyer:

    Dear Sir,

    I find the transparently biased anti-gun media blitz in the wake of Sandy
    Hook disgusting. History shows that mass murder doesn't require a 30 round
    magazine or a bayonet lug or even a foward grip. In 1966 a mentally ill
    man climbed a tower in Texas and killed 14 and wounded 32 others with a
    deer rifle. The D.C. sniper may have used an AR15 I don't know but a bolt
    action would have been more accurate. A sawed off pump shot gun could be
    as deadly as a semi automatic assault weapon in an enclosed classroom. Of
    course in the Oklahoma City bombing no guns were required.
    All this debate about stepping all over the 2nd Amendment has only
    increased gun sales. Now a record number of people who would not have
    otherwise, have purchaced a firearm for the first time in a panic.
    Please just enforce the existing laws and deal with mental illness!
    Quit punishing the law abiding gun owners with feel good measures put out
    by Dianne Feinstein and her ilk. California is becoming a failed state.
    Why are we listening to them?
    In closing I would like to say that all this has turned me into a one
    issue voter.


    Sincerely,


    Mxxxxxxxxxx
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least you know he's pretty much anti-gun now.
     
  3. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    i got the same letter from him. i made sure to respond using history as my stance on gun control. made sure to get graphic with those details too, stayed respectful still.
     
  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    He's probably not anti or pro anything, just a typical politician waiting to see which way the wind will blow before he decides which side to be on.
     
  5. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I got the same impression, too. Let's keep on banging on their doors.
     
  6. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    In case anybody doesn't know whose door to bang on.
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