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This was my response from Harry Reid after going through Ruger's Gun rights thing....

January 24, 2013
 
 
 
Brad Ingram

 
Dear Friend:
 
Thank you for contacting me to express your views regarding gun control. I appreciate hearing from you.
 
As a gun owner, I welcomed the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which made clear that every law abiding citizen has an individual constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  We must work to protect this right by enforcing laws that keep guns away from terrorists and criminals.  However, the rights of responsible gun owners should not be compromised by individuals who use firearms to commit crimes. Please be assured that I have noted your views regarding this issue, and that I will continue to use my leadership position in the Senate to defend the Second Amendment and to protect the interests of Nevada's gun owners.
 
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. For more information about my work for Nevada, my role in the United States Senate Leadership, or to subscribe to regular e-mail updates on the issues that interest you, please visit my Web site at http://reid.senate.gov. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
 
My best wishes to you.
 
Sincerely,
HARRY REID
United States Senator
 
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I'm not sure how to take this. I do not like him but I haven't seen him anywhere near this gun control thing because he knows it would cost him his seat. I don't trust politicians, any of them, and I'm sure this is just a generic response but not seeing him in the media supporting a gun ban makes me wonder. Just my $0.02
 
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing this. 
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Reid's problem is he's been a fairly strong 2nd Amendment guy in the past (surprising i know). If he flip flops now, it'll definitely cost him his seat in Nevada and also would probably shift the state to the right some which gives it to the GOP in the next Presidential election.
 
I don't think the Feinstein bill even makes it out of the Senate let alone the House but i'm watching with a close eye and keeping my expectations pretty low.
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Dingy Harry the Politician...pure and simple. But, he does know what side his bread is buttered on. 
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All I can say is that Nevade is a very strong pro gun state......I still don't trust him
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Better than I'm getting from Jon Tester...too bad he's not up for re-election for six more years. Probably thinking the whole thing will be slipped under the rug by then. But I won't forget if he votes to ban semi-auto rifles of any kind.
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No real traction here in Washington State either - I fear we are gonna get something rammed down our throats that will not be very effective - of course everyone will "feel" like they have fixed the problem - but fail to realize for a bit the root cause was not addressed - then screw things down tighter and tighter as it will be easier till we are like England and Australia.
 
I will not however give fighting for our rights and hoping we succeed
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Here's mine from Jeff Merkley



Dear James,

 

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about any proposed legislation that would affect gun ownership by signing the Ruger Firearms petition.  I appreciate hearing from you.

 

In the wake of the tragic mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and right at home in Clackamas Town Center, I have heard a wide range of views from many Oregonians on gun policies and gun violence.  Indeed, I am deeply saddened by these senseless shootings and the loss of innocent lives.

 

As I consider proposed policies regarding guns, I will have two perspectives. As a supporter of the Second Amendment, I will ask if the proposals meet the constitutional test. Second, I will ask if the proposals will make a difference in the tragic situations we have witnessed. In short, I will be digging into the facts and research about each of the proposals on the table with these perspectives in mind.

 

 It is appropriate in light of the recent tragedies that this is a national discussion, and I'm glad you are sharing your thoughts with me.  As specific proposals are put before Congress, please continue to give me your feedback.

 


All my best,

Jeffrey A. Merkley
United States Senator
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I don't think the Feinstein bill will pass the house, senate im not sure. But then again i didn't think we'd end up with 4 more years of the same president. I was truly upset that night. I know the media helped him win it and i just hope with all the coverage that the media is giving demonizing guns doesn't suede the vote like it did for him. The fact that the bill is based on guns "looking" intimidating or dangerous or military like just blows my mind. I really don't appreciate the fact that because California or New York passes a law on guns why the whole country should have to follow suit. Its my understanding that the Second Amendment was created to arm the PEOPLE to protect their rights from any enemy, even if its from its own government if need be. 
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Originally posted by Brad4213 Brad4213 wrote:

I don't think the Feinstein bill will pass the house, senate im not sure. But then again i didn't think we'd end up with 4 more years of the same president. I was truly upset that night. I know the media helped him win it and i just hope with all the coverage that the media is giving demonizing guns doesn't suede the vote like it did for him. The fact that the bill is based on guns "looking" intimidating or dangerous or military like just blows my mind. I really don't appreciate the fact that because California or New York passes a law on guns why the whole country should have to follow suit. Its my understanding that the Second Amendment was created to arm the PEOPLE to protect their rights from any enemy, even if its from its own government if need be. 
 
That is my fear is the damned media is giving America a slewed view of the issues and damn sure not reporting the facts - as we well know the media and their agenda carries great weight - shame we cannot bring action against the media for not reporting true facts and figures - they are enjoying their rights under the 1st Amendment and denying others their rights under the 2nd.......
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I think Senator Reed will allow numerous amendments to any gun bill that will result in weakening it to ineffectiveness without the Senator taking a firm stand on 2nd amendment rights (fence sitting).
 
I wrote to Senator Testor and his response was sort of neutral (teacher, father, grandfather, tragic, pro 2nd amendment, pro veteran...) but clearly non-commital in regard to specific weapon bans.
 
Senator Baucus also echoed his support for the second amendment, was very folksey, but non specific.
 
A past exchange with Senator Murray was short and to the point -- she don't like guns (and possibly me) and avoided any reference to the 2nd amendment.
 
A past exchange with former Senator Scott Brown was so vague I still am thinking about the meaning -- essentially some type of balance would be required between the second amendment and those "assault rifles." His successor represents further degradation of gun rights.
 
A fact remains, folks are buying up ammo, pistols, revolvers, rifles of all kinds, especially of the AR variety, and bullets, powder, primers, brass, reloading manuals, and even gun smithing services such as custom barrel installation. Hopefully, this reaction will have an effect in the mid term elections of 2014.
 
By their fence sitting or gun control actions the politicians have created uncertainty and a subsequent run on gun related goods. Hopefully folks will remember this uncertainty and that will carry over to the midterm elections of 2014. You want to have shooting and the means to do so then the choice should be easy making media distortion ineffective. Many people have kept their thoughts to themselves about the gun issue and might not be as anti gun as you would think.
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