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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:59 AM

E-mailed and called my Repub Congressman about gun control a few minutes ago.

Below is what I basically said to the staffer who took my phone call and what I wrote in the e-mail:

"Dear Dr. Benishek,

I respectfully ask that you consider proposing or supporting gun control legislation that would prohibit the following:

The manufacture and importation of any long gun detachable magazine that holds more then 5 rounds.

The manufacture and importation of any semi-automatic long gun that has a barrel length of less then 20".

The manufacture and importation of any semi-automatic handgun.

The manufacture and importation of any handgun detachable magazine that would extend past the bottom the grip of the handgun.

The manufacture and importation of semi-automatic handguns, semi-automatic long guns with barrels less then 20", long gun detachable magazines that hold more then 5 rounds and detachable magazines for handguns that extend down past the bottom of the grip for sale directly to law enforcement agencies and the military would remain legal.

I would like to add that this would not entirely prevent the sale of newly manufactured or importing of semi-automatic long guns such as the AR-15 as they are availble with barrels of 20" or longer. Nor would it prevent anyone who owns a semi-automatic handgun from purchasing new replacement magazines for their gun as long as they don't extend down past the bottom of the grip of the gun.

Thank you.

xxx xxxx"

Going to send the same thing to my senators, Levin and Stabenow. Just need to change the salutation and put my real name back in place of the x's.

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Reply E-mailed and called my Repub Congressman about gun control a few minutes ago. (Original post)
Kaleva Dec 2012 OP
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #1
gejohnston Dec 2012 #2
clffrdjk Dec 2012 #3
PavePusher Dec 2012 #4
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #6
Kaleva Dec 2012 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #5
Kaleva Dec 2012 #7
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #8
gejohnston Dec 2012 #10
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #11
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #12

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:05 PM

1. Stop immediately the sale and production of ammo to the weapons already sold

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:32 PM

2. that's reasonable

although I tend to like Bill Ruger's 15.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:49 PM

3. Why exempt the police?

Those death spewers only have one purpose and that is obviously not to save lives. What possible reason is there for the police to need these weapons of mass destruction.

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:49 PM

4. I keep asking that question....

 

but I don't expect a rational or democratic answer.

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:58 PM

6. excellent question.

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:15 PM

9. Because the bad guys have them and will have them for some time.

Nothing I've suggested will instantly clean the streets of semi-automatic handguns or semi-automatic long guns with high capacity magazines.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:57 PM

5. Not ONE word about healthcare? How much louder do our mentally ill have to scream for help???

These acts by Individuals are showing us how we have let down a Group of people who desperately need our help.

shame on you Kaleva.

I am ashamed of you.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:10 PM

7. I made it strickly about gun control

I didn't want to take the time to write a book about all the things that affect gun crime such as: mental health, lack of jobs, drugs, domestic violence and so on and send that to my representative and senators.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:13 PM

8. personally, I think we are are trying to solve the WRONG problem. NOW is the time to POUND them for

Health Care. We have defunded Mental Health Care for over 20 years now and our society is paying a HUGE price for it.

but, whatever.

you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:28 PM

10. Trumancare for all, including dental and mental health

I wish Obama would go to the Republicans and say "AWB or single payer, take your pick". Hopefully, they'll be smart enough to take the latter.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:30 PM

11. thank you, gejohnston. I know Obama is a smart man. Now is the time to show us just how smart.

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