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Thread: Responce from Senator MARK R. WARNER

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    Regular Member gmuguy's Avatar
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    Responce from Senator MARK R. WARNER

    hank you for contacting me to share your thoughts on the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut and your views on gun control.

    On December 14, 2012, 20 innocent children and six adults lost their lives in one of the worst, most tragic shootings to ever occur in the United States. As a parent of three daughters, this was the ultimate nightmare. Like the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings, this tragedy unfolded in what was once regarded as a safe haven free of crime and violence: a school.

    I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. I own firearms and I have an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. However, I also recognize that, like with many of our constitutional rights, our Second Amendment rights are not without limits. It is unfortunate that a tragedy of this magnitude is what is needed to prompt action, but we need to have a serious discussion on how to best avoid these kinds of mass shootings in the future. The status quo is not acceptable.

    I believe our discussion should cover many issues. We can start by improving the existing criminal background check system. Currently, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is woefully incomplete, with many states failing to submit available records on persons who may be disqualified from purchasing or possessing firearms. With a more complete background check system, we can keep firearms out of the hands of those who have been deemed unfit to possess them.

    In addition, we can take common sense measures such as passing the CAMPUS Safety Act (S. 3682), which I introduced last year. That bill would establish a national center for campus public safety within the Department of Justice to serve as a resource center and assist schools and universities in developing campus safety plans and threat assessment tools. We also need to look at changes to our mental health system so we can provide help to those with dangerous mental illnesses before it is too late. There will not be a single solution, but all of these issues and others need to be part of the conversation and I urge you to continue to express your views as we move forward.

    Again, thank you for contacting me. For further information or to sign up for my newsletter please visit my website at

    United States Senator

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    Regular Member Numenor's Avatar
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    Received the same email today. At least his isn't as wishy-washy as Cantor's was. Warner actually has specific proposals in his letter. Cantor was just a "lets study the issue and leave everything on the table".

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    He's never heard of Gettysburg? I think more people died there ...

    On December 14, 2012, 20 innocent children and six adults lost their lives in one of the worst, most tragic shootings to ever occur in the United States.

    All of a sudden 20 kids and 6 adults are going to erase the freedoms that millions have fought and died for...that is the tragedy...

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    same exact response i got from him too

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    Lone Star Veteran DrMark's Avatar
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    Yup, got it too.

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    Re: Responce from Senator MARK R. WARNER

    I been thinking about trying for a face to face meeting. Being that close to him though... Its a tough call.

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    Regular Member sparkman2's Avatar
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    I wrote him and have yet to receive a response. Probably get some staffer to reply...or the police. I am curious to see what the POTUS is going to do...but I think we all know what is coming down the pipe. Hold on someone is knocking at the door...
    Last edited by sparkman2; 01-15-2013 at 06:05 PM.
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria)

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    Regular Member half_life1052's Avatar
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    Ditto here. Via recycled electrons.

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    Got the same response from Warner. Forbes response was much better. He basically said I will not have anything to do with this nonsense ( paraphrase).

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