Skip to comments.Mark Udall United States Senator from Colorado Responds (Democrat)
Posted on 01/09/2013 4:42:49 PM PST by marktwain
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.
He bears very careful watching.
He is for the constitution or against the constitution. Did he not take an oath of office to uphold the constitution.
The money phrase.
The second amendment is not up for debate.
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."
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!
Sounds like his vote is for sale to the highest bidder.
I guess I'm lucky to have Cory Gardner as my Rep, but I'm sorry to say he should be watched carefully too.
Like the BOLT-ACTION '03 Springfield?
Like the BOLT-ACTION Lee Enfields?
Like the BOLT-ACTION Mosin-Nagants?
Like the BOLT-ACTION Karabiner 98K?
Or his uncle. Big family, lots of them in politics.
Oh man, you’re getting way too technical for him.
Is Bennet a Morman?
Udall...another lefty Morman...wake up
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.
Highly doubt it. Why would you ask?
Give me a break...
What has come out of the Udall clan... that has not been off the chart ??
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.
“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)
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is up for re-election in 2014. FYI to all.
Something to mention whenever his name comes up and perhaps as a byline to any communications with him. ;-)
He bears very careful watching.
Another flannel-mouthed s.o.b.