E-mail from Senator McCaskill regarding HR-45

Discussion in 'Politics ......... (OPT IN)' started by BigJake, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    Here is a response I got to an e-mail I sent Senator McCaskill about 6 weeks ago.



    Dear Mr. :

    Thank you for contacting me regarding gun safety. I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome the chance to respond.

    Over the past year, a number of tragic shootings have occurred throughout the nation. As these incidents refocus national attention on the gun safety debate, we should strive to achieve common ground on the issue and we must take great care not to politicize the suffering of others.

    Protecting innocent victims while at the same time protecting the gun ownership rights of law-abiding citizens is obviously still a work in progress. As a former prosecutor, I think we must do a better job on background checks for court-determined, dangerous mental conditions at the time of all gun sales. Also, I think we should consider placing certain restrictions on assault weapons and closing the gun show loophole. However, it is important that any attempt to promote appropriate gun safety measures must not infringe upon law-abiding citizens’ right to own firearms or unduly burden the hunting and sportsmanship culture of Missouri. As your United States Senator, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind anytime Congress considers gun safety legislation.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future regarding other matters of interest or concern to you.

    All best,
    Senator Claire McCaskill

    P. S. You may sign up for my email newsletter at www.mccaskill.senate.gov .
     
  2. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    [rquote=1282942&tid=89761&author=BigJake]Here is a response I got to an e-mail I sent Senator McCaskill about 6 weeks ago.



    Dear Mr. :

    ...we must take great care not to politicize the suffering of others.

    As your United States Senator, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind anytime Congress considers gun safety legislation.

    All best,
    Senator Claire McCaskill[/rquote]


    No, no, no...we're tallking gun control, and anti-gun legislation!

    She knows it...but is side-stepping the issue.

    Freakin' political mumbo-jumbo....
     

  3. glennasher1

    glennasher1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Radcliff, KY
    For the record, HR refers to a House of Representatives bill, and McCaskill's a senator. Senate bills start with S-

    She might not know much, if anything, about it. While I don't like her, and don't think she's good for anything but stealing air, it's probably not her fault, THIS TIME.






    Now, I've done my good deed and defended the indefensible, I'm gonna have a cookie and go to bed.;)
     
  4. NOTPOSTAL

    NOTPOSTAL Member

    851
    Dec 17, 2004
    What is this gun show loophole? I always have to submit to a background check when I purchase at a show.
     
  5. glennasher1

    glennasher1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Radcliff, KY
    [rquote=1284310&tid=89761&author=NOTPOSTAL]What is this gun show loophole? I always have to submit to a background check when I purchase at a show.[/rquote]



    It's just smoke and mirrors, to end private sales between individuals. Say you got in a bind and wanted to sell a gun, private sale, you'd have to take it to a dealer and run it thru their books, and incur a fee to do so. It's all just BS and a way to make it cost you more money. Plus, they'd have you jumping thru their hoops, for a private matter.:mad2::mad2::mad2:
     
  6. Clippers

    Clippers Active Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Kirksville,MO
    I sent her an e-mail last year about fuel prices and got a very similiar responce.
     
  7. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    [rquote=1284310&tid=89761&author=NOTPOSTAL]What is this gun show loophole? I always have to submit to a background check when I purchase at a show.[/rquote]


    If you buy from a lisenced firearms dealer you'll have to do the background check regardless of where they are selling it to you at. An individual selling at a gun show isn't required to do a check. If they are so worried about the gun shows they can always setup a temporary show liscense requireing checks on all show purchases without making it applicable to all private sales. I don't think the shows are the real intended target,,,like glenn said,,they are after all private sales to get them recorded.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  8. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    [rquote=1282997&tid=89761&author=glennasher1] For the record, HR refers to a House of Representatives bill, and McCaskill's a senator. Senate bills start with S-

    She might not know much, if anything, about it. While I don't like her, and don't think she's good for anything but stealing air, it's probably not her fault, THIS TIME.

    I know. I just wanted to get the jump on it before it gets to the Senate, if it does.

    She'll probably get another letter when it does. :D





    Now, I've done my good deed and defended the indefensible, I'm gonna have a cookie and go to bed.;)[/rquote]