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Email Response From Lindsey Graham
Email | 25 Jan 2013 | Lindsey Graham

Posted on 01/25/2013 12:48:54 PM PST by aomagrat

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you.

In spite of the high volume of mail I receive daily, I look forward to reviewing your correspondence and providing a personal response as soon as possible.

As we continue our work in the 113th Congress, I look forward to supporting our troops in the War on Terror, repairing our economy and creating jobs, strengthening Social Security, lowering the tax burden on American families, and making the federal government more accountable and efficient.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of further assistance to you or your family, and if you need immediate assistance, please call my office at 202-224-5972. If your correspondence pertains to a scheduling request, please fax your request to (202) 224-3808.

Sincerely,

Lindsey Graham

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TOPICS: Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; southcarolina
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To: TigersEye
In spite of the high volume of mail I receive daily, I look forward to reviewing your correspondence and providing a personal response as soon as possible.

I always get one of these automated responses before I get a response on the issue. YMMV

At least one person gets it. This is an acknowledgement of receipt, not a substantive response.

41 posted on 01/25/2013 3:10:03 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: VRWCarea51
Send him a picture of a Male Gay Model. He will see it!

You know, I have no brief for Sen. Graham; he is not a conservative and does not represent most of the citizens of South Carolina. But, contrary to many Freepers' postings, I do not believe the man is a queer. Think about it: he is in his 50s and if he were homosexual, there would be some evidence to this effect (one cannot keep that sexual orientation under wraps for long; it expresses itself). I have not seen any.

42 posted on 01/25/2013 3:14:56 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Moonman62

If there is no personal response after a month then there is an issue. One of my senators does respond the other one does not. My congressman always has through at least three seat changes. All of them have the auto-respond acknowledgment feature.


43 posted on 01/25/2013 3:15:26 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: aomagrat

Look at his priorities:

1). Imperialism
2). Economic growth, which could mean anything
3). Entitlement/wealth redistribution protection
4). Tax cuts
5). Government accountability/efficiency

That seems about right. Notice, though, no spending cuts or debt reduction.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 3:19:42 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: OldPossum

I agree and when he wants to be tough he can really be tough soft voice or not. On Benghazi he appears to be very angry and he took substantive action. I hope he doesn’t let go of that and I don’t think he will. On gun control he stepped right up and said “I own one of those “assault weapons.”” I’d like to see more GOPe jellyfish do that.


45 posted on 01/25/2013 3:19:50 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

He would care about Benghazi, yeah, but probably only to proclaim we should have invaded with ground troops, set up a “democracy,” so that we could be fighting insurgents now instead of our embassy being attacked once.


46 posted on 01/25/2013 3:24:10 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I’ve never heard him say anything like that.


47 posted on 01/25/2013 3:34:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: aomagrat
Here's the response I got from my Congressman. Obviously, directing my concerns over gun control to my Senators would be useless...

"Dear Mr. xxxxxxx:

Thank you for writing about gun control.

Laws that aim to restrict or eliminate the ownership of firearms are often justified by arguing that we need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The problem is criminals and madmen don't obey them; only honest citizens do.

Gun control laws end up producing a society in which decent people are helpless and defenseless and a gunman can kill scores of people – because nobody is there to stop him.

It may be prudent for Congress to consider proposals to ensure that individuals purchasing weapons are, in fact, law-abiding citizens and competent to own a weapon. It may also be appropriate for states and localities to consider requiring licensing for gun owners who wish to carry their weapons in public.

However, such measures will not earn my support if they infringe on the inalienable right of individuals to own and defend themselves with a firearm.

You will find a copy of my speech in which I outline my views on this subject here .

Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,
Tom (McClintock)

I have to say that I am happy with the response and thanked him for it. I also read his speech from '91 and was impressed with it, as well.(picked up a tagline from it, too!!)

I picked a good part of the State of California to live in though I pray things change before the Cultural Marxists totally destroy what should be the best state in the Union to live!!

48 posted on 01/25/2013 3:39:24 PM PST by dynamitehack (“Senatoris Est Civitatis Libertatum Tueri” – “The Senators Protect the Liberty of the Citizens.)
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To: aomagrat
This is the email I sent to my Fl Senator Bill Nelson.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

This is the oath of office all members of Congress have taken.

I do request that you uphold that oath against any infringement on the second amendment on which you are asked to vote.

Senator Dianne Feinstein & Vice President Joe Biden (among others) apparently did not take or do not understand the words in the oath they had taken but I know we can count on you to honor your oath of office.

Contrary to what the media and many in Government would have the populace believe, the 2nd amendment was not a right granted by the Government, but a unalienable God Given right each person has from birth.

And it is NOT about hunting!

Murder is horrific & tragic & mass murder is even worse.; But 370 million Americans (of which a couple hundred million law abiding citizens own guns) have never & will never shoot anyone.

Protect & Defend the Constitution! Sincerely,

This is his response.

Thank you for contacting me about policy proposals that seek to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown.

I am a hunter and have always owned guns, and I support the Second Amendment.

But assault weapons such as AK 47s are intended for killing, not hunting.

Solutions for reducing gun violence must address many areas, from protecting law enforcement and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, to school safety, access to mental health services, and confronting a culture that sometimes glorifies violence.

I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines. And, I support universal background checks so that we can know if person buying a weapon has a criminal record.

I appreciate hearing your views on this very important issue, and I will keep them in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

Sincerely, Bill Nelson

49 posted on 01/25/2013 3:48:32 PM PST by bigiron
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To: TigersEye

I’ve never heard a lib, or one with anything to lose, advocate total gun confiscation or 100% nationalized healthcare, either. But that doesn’t stop us from speculating that lots of them are thinking it.


50 posted on 01/25/2013 4:00:26 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: martin_fierro; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; ...
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

Martin I saw your Linda ping to me in My Comments. Before I clicked to respond I thought, "This will either be: A. An email that has nothing to do with the sender's concern, or B: An email blowing off the sender."

Guess I made a lucky guess, Linda's response is both.

At the Aiken County Tea Party meeting last Monday night we had a fairly spirited discussion about who could primary Linda next year. It won't be easy. She has a considerable war chest.

51 posted on 01/25/2013 4:13:28 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Tublecane

Lame.


52 posted on 01/25/2013 4:15:45 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

Do sarcasm or embellishment not exist in your world?


53 posted on 01/25/2013 4:39:54 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: bigiron

I would like to use part of this...


54 posted on 01/25/2013 4:42:24 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: aomagrat

He forgot to mention that he looks forward to voting for complete amnesty for 12 million illegals.


55 posted on 01/25/2013 5:40:54 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: VRWCarea51

Feel free to. Hope you get a better reply than I got from Bill Nelson.


56 posted on 01/25/2013 6:46:30 PM PST by bigiron
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To: tsowellfan

Sorry, it proves nothing! It is no more than a pro-forma email response. But if it makes you feel better, by all means, keep those cards and letters flowing! I still maintain that Congress could care less what we want or think.


57 posted on 01/26/2013 3:21:25 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: aomagrat

He is as bought off as McCain or Reid.


58 posted on 01/27/2013 1:52:13 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Shane

What we need to do is fill Obama’s inbox with youtube videos of Reagan’s best speeches on conservatism. If we do it fast enough we may be able to get 3+ years of conservative moves from this White House before we take it back in 2016.


59 posted on 01/28/2013 1:23:27 AM PST by tsowellfan (cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan
I do hope that we take the White House in 2016, but I have my doubts. Our country has shifted left. The 52% of uninformed “useful idiots” vote and they will not tolerate a reduction in their “entitlements”. On top of that we have a bunch of spineless Republicans in Congress, who are terrified that they might do something to offend the Democrats. All in all, not a very bright prospect for 2016.

I too am a Thomas Sowell fan. I wish that there were more like him!

60 posted on 01/28/2013 3:26:21 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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