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Kaleva

(36,876 posts)
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:59 PM Dec 2012

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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E-mailed and called my Repub Congressman about gun control a few minutes ago. (Original Post) Kaleva Dec 2012 OP
Stop immediately the sale and production of ammo to the weapons already sold Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #1
that's reasonable gejohnston Dec 2012 #2
Why exempt the police? clffrdjk Dec 2012 #3
I keep asking that question.... PavePusher Dec 2012 #4
excellent question. Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #6
Because the bad guys have them and will have them for some time. Kaleva Dec 2012 #9
Not ONE word about healthcare? How much louder do our mentally ill have to scream for help??? Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #5
I made it strickly about gun control Kaleva Dec 2012 #7
personally, I think we are are trying to solve the WRONG problem. NOW is the time to POUND them for Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #8
Trumancare for all, including dental and mental health gejohnston Dec 2012 #10
thank you, gejohnston. I know Obama is a smart man. Now is the time to show us just how smart. Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #11
please read this thread in Meta, thanks Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #12
 

clffrdjk

(905 posts)
3. Why exempt the police?
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:49 PM
Dec 2012

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.

Kaleva

(36,876 posts)
9. Because the bad guys have them and will have them for some time.
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:15 PM
Dec 2012

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

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
5. Not ONE word about healthcare? How much louder do our mentally ill have to scream for help???
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:57 PM
Dec 2012

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.

Kaleva

(36,876 posts)
7. I made it strickly about gun control
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:10 PM
Dec 2012

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.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
8. personally, I think we are are trying to solve the WRONG problem. NOW is the time to POUND them for
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:13 PM
Dec 2012

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.

gejohnston

(17,502 posts)
10. Trumancare for all, including dental and mental health
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:28 PM
Dec 2012

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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