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    Regular Member Outdoorsman's Avatar
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    Message from Dan Kildee.

    March 29, 2013

    Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding gun violence. I appreciate your views on this very important issue and I value your opinion.

    As a Member of Congress, I have a solemn duty to uphold the Constitution and I will always be a defender of the Constitution, including the Second Amendment. Hunting and shooting sports are an important part of Michigan's culture and tradition, and I strongly support the rights of our citizens to own firearms for these purposes. I also fully support the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns to protect their families and homes from danger.

    We can all agree that gun violence remains a substantial problem in our communities. Last year alone, 66 people were murdered in the city of Flint and 33 people were killed in the city of Saginaw. The horrific mass shootings of Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., and many other places around our country happen all too often, and we must do everything in our power to stop these senseless tragedies from occurring in the future.

    First and foremost, I believe we must strictly enforce federal gun laws that are already in place. In 1993, the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act became law and required any person purchasing a firearm from a Federal Firearm Licensed (FFL) dealer to submit to a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This was established to prevent felons, the severely mentally ill, those with prior domestic abuse convictions and other dangerous people from purchasing firearms.

    However, a loophole in the Brady Act allows for non-licensed sellers to conduct private sales including over the Internet to a buyer without them having to be subject to a background check. The original intent of the private seller loophole was for persons who are not FFL's to occasionally make sales to individuals within their state. Unfortunately, this loophole in the Brady Act has undermined the effectiveness of NICS. It is estimated that 40 percent of all gun sales (6.6 million in 2012) are conducted by such private sales. That is why I support eliminating this loophole to help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the most violent among us.

    Finally, I support legislation that would prevent the manufacturing of high capacity magazines. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, high capacity magazines have been used in nearly a quarter of all gun crimes and in over 30 percent of all fatal police shootings. I do not believe this kind of legislation would impact the ability of hunters in Michigan to enjoy shooting sports and the outdoors. Rather, it will save lives.

    You can be assured that I will continue to closely monitor this issue and work with my colleagues to try to find sensible and workable solutions to reduce gun violence in America.

    In the future, please do not hesitate to contact me about any topic. It is important for me to hear your views so that I can best represent you and the Fifth Congressional District.

    I hope you stay in contact with me by visiting my congressional website at and signing up for my email newsletter. You can also connect with me on Facebook (Congressman Dan Kildee) or follow me on Twitter (@RepDanKildee).


    Daniel T. Kildee

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    Regular Member Samopal's Avatar
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    66 least he didn't mentioned "assault weapons".
    You can never be too rich, too good-looking, or too well-armed.

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    Message from Dan Kildee.

    About as good as you can expect from most Democrats.
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

    I am not a lawyer (merely an omnipotent member of a continuum). The contents of this post are not a substitute for sound legal advice from a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction.

    Comments and views stated in my post are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Michigan Open Carry, Inc. unless stated otherwise in the post.

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    Typical FUD... When I hear I support hunting and target shooting, I don't have to read more.... They are for gun control and are FUDDY FUD FUDs.
    An Amazon best seller "MY PARENTS OPEN CARRY"

    *The information contained above is not meant to be legal advice, but is solely intended as a starting point for further research. These are my opinions, if you have further questions it is advisable to seek out an attorney that is well versed in firearm law.

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    And this guy has just outed himself as a traitor ...

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    Just another College Ed-u-ma-kated left wing,
    fuzzzy bunny loving,
    I support the 2nd, but only with these restrictions, limititations, exclusions, etc...
    He needs to read the Constituation again all of it.
    Each word, there is nothing in their about restrictions etc...
    People like him need to be put on an island or at least when the next election comes around voted out...

    Is any progun groups keeping a list, of all of the anti gun, public servants ? if not, how about getting all the gun groups together,tea party, etc... make a public list of all anti gunners in public office, & put that list on all sites to spread the word !

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