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Mark Udall United States Senator from Colorado Responds (Democrat)
predatorbdu.com ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Mark Udall

Posted on 01/09/2013 4:42:49 PM PST by marktwain

Dear...,

Thank you for contacting me regarding Second Amendment rights. I appreciate that you took the time to write on this important topic.

Responsible gun ownership is an integral part of our Western heritage. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for an individual right, and I am dedicated to protecting the rights of citizens to own firearms for personal protection, hunting, collecting or for other legal purposes.

We can all agree that the shootings at Columbine High School; Virginia Tech; in Aurora; Tucson, AZ; Newtown, CT and other instances in which terrible crimes have been committed with guns are national tragedies that should concern us all. No single policy is going to be adequate in preventing gun tragedies in the future. We need comprehensive solutions that examine our culture's glorification of violence, the effectiveness of our laws, our ability to enforce those laws and access to firearms, especially those designed for the battlefield. We must do everything we can - consistent with the Second Amendment - to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill and those who would turn them against their community. As legislation related to Second Amendment rights is debated, I will carefully examine its intentions and impacts and use your thoughts to help guide me.

I will continue to listen closely to what you and other Coloradans have to say about matters before Congress, the concerns of our communities, and the issues facing Colorado and the nation. My job is not merely about supporting or opposing legislation, but also about bridging the divide that has paralyzed our nation's politics. For more information about my positions and to learn how my office can assist you, please visit my website at Markudall.Senate.gov.


Warm regards,


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; co; guncontrol; secondamendment; udall
A weasel worded response, IMHO. The way he has worded it, he could support full scale registration and banning any magazine of over 5 rounds.

He bears very careful watching.

1 posted on 01/09/2013 4:42:59 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

He is for the constitution or against the constitution. Did he not take an oath of office to uphold the constitution.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 4:46:33 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: marktwain
As legislation related to Second Amendment rights is debated

The money phrase.

The second amendment is not up for debate.

3 posted on 01/09/2013 4:48:50 PM PST by skeeter
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To: marktwain
We must do everything we can - consistent with the Second Amendment - to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill and those who would turn them against their community.

IOW, "I support any gun control bill that we might possibly squeak by the Supreme Court, after I vote for a couple more Obama appointments."

4 posted on 01/09/2013 4:51:06 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: skeeter

Udall? Didn’t his dad have something to do with locking up a bunch of federal (OUR) land? Don’t think he can be counted on to support #2.

Stop radical left wing extremists!


5 posted on 01/09/2013 4:52:57 PM PST by rktman
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To: marktwain

Sounds like his vote is for sale to the highest bidder.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 4:53:37 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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Both Udall and Bennet bear very careful watching.

I guess I'm lucky to have Cory Gardner as my Rep, but I'm sorry to say he should be watched carefully too.

7 posted on 01/09/2013 4:55:47 PM PST by real saxophonist (I show my friends my 1911. I show my enemies my Glock.)
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...enforce those laws and access to firearms, especially those designed for the battlefield...

Like the BOLT-ACTION '03 Springfield?

Like the BOLT-ACTION Lee Enfields?

Like the BOLT-ACTION Mosin-Nagants?

Like the BOLT-ACTION Karabiner 98K?

8 posted on 01/09/2013 4:56:24 PM PST by holymoly
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To: rktman

Or his uncle. Big family, lots of them in politics.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 4:59:13 PM PST by x
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To: holymoly

Oh man, you’re getting way too technical for him.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 5:02:56 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: real saxophonist

Is Bennet a Morman?


11 posted on 01/09/2013 5:05:23 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: marktwain

Udall...another lefty Morman...wake up


12 posted on 01/09/2013 5:07:54 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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Tell the Rat that the Supreme Court has already ruled on 'weapons of the battlefield' as he put it.

The signification attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. "A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline." And further, that ordinarily, when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.

Supreme Court, United States v. Miller (1939)

The U.S. Government has already stated that the 2nd Amendment was written specifically for military style weapons. That was their argument in this case.

13 posted on 01/09/2013 5:07:54 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: ptsal

Highly doubt it. Why would you ask?


14 posted on 01/09/2013 5:10:02 PM PST by real saxophonist (I show my friends my 1911. I show my enemies my Glock.)
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To: real saxophonist
what???

Give me a break...

What has come out of the Udall clan... that has not been off the chart ??

Really?

15 posted on 01/09/2013 5:13:31 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal

Aha. Troll.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 5:14:10 PM PST by real saxophonist (I show my friends my 1911. I show my enemies my Glock.)
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To: marktwain

As soon as a politicians says, “responsible gun owner” and “hunting” in the same sentence, you know that he wants to ban all private firearms.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 5:42:27 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Azeem

“These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense.”

Ahhh? Yes. In Texas we could qualify several million in short order. The population of TX is about 21 million, If the state of Texas formed their own Militia. I bet they could have 5 million volunteers. (men & women)


18 posted on 01/09/2013 6:35:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: marktwain

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is up for re-election in 2014. FYI to all.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 6:47:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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"...and access to firearms, especially those designed for the battlefield."

Yep, "very careful watching" including getting his votes from roll call votes for any bills that make it out of committees to be voted on. Bills and links to roll call votes can be seen at thomas.loc.gov , as the information arrives (no bills, yet).

The Colorado Assembly as a site, too. Haven't had time to look and see if bills and votes are posted there, yet, but will.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 7:20:47 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TigersEye
"Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is up for re-election in 2014. FYI to all."

Thanks. That should be on billboards around Colorado. ;-)


21 posted on 01/09/2013 7:28:09 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Something to mention whenever his name comes up and perhaps as a byline to any communications with him. ;-)


22 posted on 01/09/2013 7:32:52 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: marktwain

He bears very careful watching.


Another flannel-mouthed s.o.b.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 11:41:16 PM PST by S.O.S121.500
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To: marktwain
A weasel worded response, IMHO.

Because he's a weasel.

And I'll be happy to vote against his butt next election cycle, as I have done in the past ones.
24 posted on 01/09/2013 11:53:30 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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