but I did not get that in this letter...maybe I'm not reading between the lines - or the Republicans in Wash DC are no different than their Democrat counterparts...
Until proven otherwise, I'd read the letter as the Congressman standing by whatever position he previously held.
The fact is that we're still in the "emotional response" phase of post-Newtown. Eventually we'll transition to a phase where logic comes into play, but we're not there yet. Which is why Obama and the Dems are pushing a hurry-up offense on gun control.
Considering that there are lots of Lib organizations out there trying to maintain/perpetuate the emotional aspects of the tragedy to advance their agenda, it wouldn't be smart for any pro-2nd Amendment Congressman to start going on the record in any direction. Libs are actively trying to bait pro-2nd Amendment advocates into responses so they can beat them over the head with the emotional baseball bat. Witness how the NRA was being taunted for staying silent.
The letter you rec'd spelled out the facts of the situation, indicated that the Congressman supports 2nd Amendment rights and further indicated that there's going to be a discussion. It's about as vanilla and non-committal as you can get, which is understandable and acceptable given where we are at this point.
" the current and future role of our federal government in preventing these atrocious tragedies"
The current role of government is to facilitate the comission of crime. It is not the role of government to stop crime. Criminals have rights too.
The government's role is to do justice by assigning responsibility and meting punishment. Given this role it is only fitting that the government disarm law abiding citizens who seek their own, their family's and their community's protection.
After all, how can the government do justice when armed citizens take the law into their own hands by stopping crime in its commission?
posted on 01/04/2013 5:50:00 AM PST
by Louis Foxwell
(Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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