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    I recently wrote to Senator Hagan (D-NC) concerning the possibility of an AWB and this is the reply I received:

    May 12, 2009

    Dear Friend,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. I greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important issue.
    Like you, I have always been an advocate for Second Amendment rights. My family, like the great state of North Carolina, has a long tradition of hunting and gun ownership, and I take great pride in that heritage. During my tenure in the North Carolina Senate I continuously supported the responsible use of firearms. As your United States Senator, I will continue working to protect these fundamental, constitutional rights while opposing onerous restrictions on gun ownership.
    As you may know, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 expired in September of 2004. While I understand the concerns of those who do not wish to see it renewed, I do support its reauthorization. During my tenure in the North Carolina Senate, I considered crime prevention a top priority. In discussing this issue with law enforcement officials across the state, they told me this law has been an important tool in preventing crime and keeping our streets safe. National police organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, and the Fraternal Order of Police have all expressed support for the ban.


    Again, thank you for contacting my office. It is truly an honor to represent North Carolina in the United States Senate, and I hope you will not hesitate to contact me in the future should you have any further questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,
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    Kay R. Hagan
    United States Senator, North Carolina "

    I think every single member from N.C. should respond to this stance on her part immediately. She doesn't even have her facts right - here's my "sample" email/FAX:

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    Your stance on renewing an “A.W.B” is WRONG – and SERIOUSLY out-of-step with your constituents’ wishes!

    The information your stand is based on is also wrong:

    For starters, when Congress imposed the ban in 1994, it required a study of the ban’s effect. The resulting study concluded, “the banned weapons and magazines were never used in more than a small fraction of all gun murders.” To put things in perspective, state and local police reports have shown that “assault weapons” are used in about one percent of murders, but more than 30 percent of murders are committed without any kind of firearm whatsoever.

    Even the VPC admits that the ban had no effect on crime. Violent crime started falling in 1991, three years before the ban was imposed, and has continued to fall since the ban expired.

    Also, 65 of your fellow Democrats have stated THEIR resistance to a “new” A.W.B. – do you think THEY’RE all wrong, too? ( http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/AWB...oHolder309.pdf )

    I seriously suggest you educate yourself about why the FIRST “Automatic Weapons Ban” WAS allowed to expire. Those reasons still hold true: http://www.nraila.org/Issues/factshe...ad.aspx?ID=163

    And I PROMISE you that your “support” for a new “A.W.B” WILL cost you the next election should you choose to maintain that position.

    I FURTHER submit that your statement and position is going to result IN EVEN MORE weapons purchases in North Carolina – because you can BET that if you support a BAN, then your constituents are going to STOCK UP BEFOREHAND.

    Are you comfortable with being responsible for that?
    (Signed)

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    Feel free to use that by c&p'ing it into an email or a FAX.

    Sen. (temporarily) Hagan's contact info is as follows:


    WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

    521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: 202-224-6342
    Fax: 202-228-2563
    GREENSBORO OFFICE – STATE HEADQUARTERS

    701 Green Valley Rd; Suite 201
    Greensboro, NC 27408
    Phone: 336-333-5311
    Fax: 336-333-5331
    RALEIGH OFFICE

    310 New Bern Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Phone: 919-856-4630
    Fax: 919-856-4053
    TOLL FREE FOR NORTH CAROLINIANS

    P: 1-877-852-9462 and her email contact info is:

    http://hagan.senate.gov/?p=contact




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    Please make sure you forward the response to the NRA. They'll work on having her replaced next election.
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    Ithas sadlyreached a point where it becomes almost comicalthat legislators support bans and unconstitutional restrictions while also stating in their response letters that they are 2nd amendment advocates and then try to equate the 2nd amendment with hunting.

    These people cannot possibly be this ignorant or misinformed.

    Or can they?

    I could more easily stomach it if I knew they were actually anti-2nd amendment bigots rather than truly unknowledgable represenativespertaining toextremely important issues such as this.
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    I'd really love to know who voted for her and why. I've seen her do nothing of value since being in office.

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    Flintlock wrote:
    Ithas sadlyreached a point where it becomes almost comicalthat legislators support bans and unconstitutional restrictions while also stating in their response letters that they are 2nd amendment advocates and then try to equate the 2nd amendment with hunting.

    These people cannot possibly be this ignorant or misinformed.
    They aint ignorant or misinformed, they're willfullylying. Plain and simple. Think about it, these people have information sources that rival the media's so the excuse of being "ignorant" or "misinformed" on anything dos'nt fly. The same goes for the media.
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    spy1 wrote:
    While I understand the concerns of those who do not wish to see it renewed, I do support its reauthorization. During my tenure in the North Carolina Senate, I considered crime prevention a top priority. In discussing this issue with law enforcement officials across the state, they told me this law has been an important tool in preventing crime and keeping our streets safe. National police organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, and the Fraternal Order of Police have all expressed support for the ban.
    How ignorant.

    Of course they do, Cops want to be the ONLY people armed. I wonder why that is ?

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    Here is the FAX (and email) I just sent to (temporarily) Sen. Kay Hagan:

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    You forget who you work for.

    Just because you got elected and have a certain view on a given issue doesn’t mean

    that the opinions and wishes of the people who actually ELECTED you don’t

    MATTER anymore.

    You are SERIOUSLY straying from the expressed wishes of the majority of your

    constituents when you:

    Support a new “assault weapon” ban;

    Support the nomination of someone so abysmally deficient to the post of Supreme

    Court judge as Sotomayor is;

    Support the so-called “Hate crimes” bill, which would automatically grant

    “special protection” to “special” classes of citizens, thus totally DEFEATING “equal

    justice under the law for all”.


    You Senator Hagan were placed in the U.S. Senate to REPRESENT THE PEOPLE.

    Do you understand this?

    It is by the will of the people that you have your Senate seat.

    Do you understand this?

    “The people giveth – and the people taketh away.”

    Do you understand THAT?

    STOP DRINKING THE KOOLAID!

    (Signed)

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    I urge each and every one of you from N.C. to send the same FAX/email to her.

    She has got to be reined in before she does any further damage to this country. Pete

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    Here's a direct contact email addy. too - might want to also send a copy via your own email program to that one:

    Senator_Hagan@hagan.senate.gov

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