Fresh From A Senator’s Auto-Responder…

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Just got this from Colorado Senator Michael Bennet:

Thank you for contacting me regarding some of the different gun proposals that have been introduced during the 113th Congress, including S.2 introduced by Senator Harry Reid, S.150 introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein, and the proposal put forth by President Obama. I appreciate hearing from you. 

The numerous tragedies that our nation has had to face over the past year have been staggering. My own family, like all Americans, has been repeatedly shocked and deeply saddened by the violence we have witnessed, and my heart continues to be with the victims and their families. As Coloradans, we know how this type of tragedy can shake a community to its core and in the aftermath of these abhorrent acts our priority should be on supporting the survivors and families, and healing our communities. 

We must have a real discussion in this country about finding ways to stop these senseless shootings. I believe a combination of improved access to mental health services, restrictions on certain weapons intended for warfare, and elimination of the gun show loophole are sensible steps that can protect our communities and particularly, our children. In Colorado, we support the right to bear arms and the ability of people to recreate, hunt, and protect their homes, and we want to keep the wrong weapons out the hands of the wrong people. I believe we can have a civil discussion that addresses these issues and as the recommendations by the President’s task force are considered in Congress, we will ensure that Colorado’s voices are heard. 

In addition to the bills referenced above, there are a number of different legislative proposals on gun policy currently before Congress. I am evaluating all of the different bills, and I will keep your thoughts in mind as we work on this issue in the Senate. Let us all continue to keep the communities affected by these tragic acts in our thoughts and prayers. 

I value the input of fellow Coloradans in considering the wide variety of important issues and legislative initiatives that come before the Senate. I hope you will continue to inform me of your thoughts and concerns. 

For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator, I invite you to visit my website at http://bennet.senate.gov/. Again, thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,
Michael F. Bennet
United States Senator

Emphasis mine — and that’s not at all surprising to me. I already expected him to fall lock-step with der Nationalsozialistische Amerikanische Arbeiterpartei.

Naturally, “weapons intended for warfare” have already heavily restricted in this country and have been for decades.

And, of course, “gun show loophole” really means nothing more than “legal private sales”.

Well, at least we know where he stands.

Lies — Damned Lies

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Go check it out at Stranger’s.

He briefly quotes an article… which I’ll quote even less of here:

“Some speakers called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-caliber magazines that allowed killer ***** ***** of Newtown to shoot 20 children and six educators in a span of about six minutes.”

Yes, I removed the shooter’s name.

There are no such things as a “high-caliber magazines”.

Additionally, the Connecticut shooter most certainly did not use any sort of military-style rifle for his executions. There have been accounts that the coroner’s report indicated that all murders were committed with handgun calibers; and we know that the police retrieved an EBR from the shooter’s conveyance.

And, by all accounts, he had far more than six minutes to accomplish his evil acts.

You Don’t Need a Fire Extinguisher

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Would these qualify as high-capacity, chemical-laden, assault extinguishers with no legitimate fire-quenching purpose?

You don’t need a fire extinguisher — just call the fire department. They’ll save you.

Oh, and let’s not forget that there is no mention of fire extinguishers in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

I mean, why would somebody want to have an extinguisher unless they were planning to start a fire somewhere?

County Sheriffs Association of Colorado Throws Their Hat in the Ring

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The CSOC has thrown their hat in the ring on the Gun People Control issue.

The summary of their stance is factual and logical — their conclusion:

“…we urge our state elected officials not to make decisions during this grieving period because it would likely lead to policies that are unenforceable and possibly unconstitutional, while punishing law abiding citizens and doing nothing to reduce violent crime.”

Based on the verbiage of my Sheriff’s statement on the issue, I’m not certain exactly what his position is.