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|01-10-2013, 01:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Reply from Pa Senator Bob Casey
I've been letting all my elected officials and representatives know how I feel about the awb issue. I know this is just a form letter but heres the response I got from Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey.
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.
As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope and brutality of this act. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
The motives that led to this senseless massacre will likely never fully be comprehended. However, I believe that all public officials have a responsibility to work to prevent such an event from occurring again. This incident reflects a complex problem that requires a comprehensive strategy, including funding for law enforcement officers and the mental health care system. Too many individuals with mental illness are not receiving the services they need and tragically, sometimes a small number of these individuals turn violent. I have supported access to affordable and accessible mental health services for all Americans and I will continue to review proposed solutions to improve our mental health system.
As you may know, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Pennsylvania has a fine hunting and sporting tradition, and I will defend the right to bear arms as it is enshrined in our Constitution. However, I also believe that the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School highlights very serious dangers posed to public safety by the misuse of certain weapons and technology originally developed for warfare. According to reports, the shooter was able to kill many children and adults very quickly because he possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon. He also allegedly used magazines containing up to 30 rounds of ammunition and carried hundreds of rounds more. After much reflection and careful study of the issue, I have decided to support a federal assault weapons ban as well as legislation restricting high capacity clips. In light of what occurred at Sandy Hook, these are two measures that will lessen the chances that this will happen again soon.
Our Nation has already begun a critical dialogue as we examine what steps must be taken to prevent this type of tragedy in the future. On December 19, 2012, President Obama announced the formation of an inter-agency task initiative, led by Vice President Biden, to study these issues and recommend possible actions. I look forward to reviewing these proposals, as well to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address this complex issue.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.
For more information on this or other issues, I encourage you to visit my website, Robert P. Casey Jr. | United States Senator for Pennsylvania: Home. I hope you will find this online office a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.
United States Senator
|01-10-2013, 01:18 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Casey is an idiot. A military style weapon was not used. It was found unfired in the shooters car in the parking lot. Liberal asshats never let a crisis go to waste. He needs to be unemployed at the next election cycle.
|01-10-2013, 03:40 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Should this say the "shooter" stole the weapon and unfortunately no legislation would of stopped this, but were taking this out on all LEGAL gun owners so we get the ADD, miss-informed citizen off our back?
|01-10-2013, 04:21 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United States of America
Here is video of the "long gun" being removedfrom the trunk.. looks like a 12ga with an extended tube to me....
Last edited by ronin2; 01-10-2013 at 05:24 PM.
|01-14-2013, 06:11 PM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2012
I believe no congressman should be allowed to vote unless they actually test fire the weapon model in the semi auto configuration used. To allow a congressman to vote without even knowing the difference between semi and fully, well they might as well be chimps in office throwing darts.
|01-14-2013, 09:00 PM||#11|
Join Date: May 2012
IMO, the gun taken from the trunk was not an AR. In the few videos I've been able to find, the officer is clearly seen operating a side-mounted bolt handle, not a rear-mounted charging handle.
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