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Letter from Casey (PA) on AWB.....thinks 2A is about hunting/target shooting

Posted on 01/10/2013 3:50:19 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope and brutality of this act. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

The motives that led to this senseless massacre will likely never fully be comprehended. However, I believe that all public officials have a responsibility to work to prevent such an event from occurring again. This incident reflects a complex problem that requires a comprehensive strategy, including funding for law enforcement officers and the mental health care system. Too many individuals with mental illness are not receiving the services they need and tragically, sometimes a small number of these individuals turn violent. I have supported access to affordable and accessible mental health services for all Americans and I will continue to review proposed solutions to improve our mental health system.

As you may know, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Pennsylvania has a fine hunting and sporting tradition, and I will defend the right to bear arms as it is enshrined in our Constitution. However, I also believe that the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School highlights very serious dangers posed to public safety by the misuse of certain weapons and technology originally developed for warfare. According to reports, the shooter was able to kill many children and adults very quickly because he possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon. He also allegedly used magazines containing up to 30 rounds of ammunition and carried hundreds of rounds more. After much reflection and careful study of the issue, I have decided to support a federal assault weapons ban as well as legislation restricting high capacity clips. In light of what occurred at Sandy Hook, these are two measures that will lessen the chances that this will happen again soon.

Our Nation has already begun a critical dialogue as we examine what steps must be taken to prevent this type of tragedy in the future. On December 19, 2012, President Obama announced the formation of an inter-agency task initiative, led by Vice President Biden, to study these issues and recommend possible actions. I look forward to reviewing these proposals, as well to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address this complex issue.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

For more information on this or other issues, I encourage you to visit my website, http://casey.senate.gov. I hope you will find this online office a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.

Sincerely, Bob Casey United States Senator


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; casey; chat; guncontrol; pa; secondamendment; vanity
I wrote back that the 2A was not about hunting or target shooting, but stopping tyrants. And further, if he does not understand the role of the 2A and the Constitution, he should probably look for another job.

Absolutely pathetic.

1 posted on 01/10/2013 3:50:27 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
because he possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon.

All those 'military-style' firearms were designed and built by civilians. Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov worked for the State, but all of the American designed ones were designed by civilians.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/10/2013 3:55:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Casey is barely aware of his own existance.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 3:56:48 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
This woman gets it!

Dr. Suzanna Hupp Testimony (Better Quality) to Congress on the Second Amendment

The last few seconds are priceless!

4 posted on 01/10/2013 3:57:32 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Another treasonous rat.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 4:01:53 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
if he does not understand the role of the 2A and the Constitution, he should probably look for another job.

Hey give Bobby a break! Ya can't expect a politician to know about the Constitution? He's a 'what is good for the party, is good for me' type of guy. And besides, he is privileged since his daddy was governor once.....

6 posted on 01/10/2013 4:04:38 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Casey really is as dumb as he looks.

That’s why you didn’t hear from him for the first 6 years as senator. He is bright enough to know that he’s too stupid to do anything other than run and hide from the spotlight.

Give the dope credit for that.

The 2nd Amendment? There were no pictures in the original draft of the Constitution; Casey is at a severe loss.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 4:07:05 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The very phraseology in the Second Amendment, "keep and bear arms" is what it tells you it is. That is the difference between a medieval knight or nobleman and a serf.

All the rights and privileges of a noble were encapsulated in that brief expression. Without that right you had no other rights except as the local lord might allow you.

The second amendment expands on Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 which prohibits the federales from granting titles of nobility. That would, of course, be silly if absolutely everybody is ennobled in the Second Amendment ~ which just goes to prove much of the Bill of Rights was written after the main body of the Constitution was put to bed.

People who want to deprive others of their Second Amendment rights seek to turn them into serfs wholly dependent on their liege lords ~ this time Democrat politicians.

BTW, one of the more important rights imparted in the Second is the right of an individual to go to federal court and sue another individual in what is otherwise a private dispute. When you sue you are asking the government to bring to bear all the aircraft carriers, ICBMs and nuclear warheads in the federal arsenal ~ as they may be required, and that's not a small thing. At the time of the French Revolution Brittany had several thousand courts to which a noble could drag a non-noble, but not a single court to which a peasant could force a nobleman to attend for judgment.

The Founders knew these things ~ that's what they wrote about in the Constitution. That Joe Biden and Goober Obama don't know is not at all surprising.

8 posted on 01/10/2013 4:08:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: prisoner6

Casey is also a Fascist Pig.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 4:10:41 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”-Thomas Jefferson


10 posted on 01/10/2013 4:13:42 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I own a semi-auto rifle to keep jackasses like you from taking my other guns, Sen. Casey. And FWIW it’s not a ‘military-style’ rifle it’s a military issue rifle. Upgraded.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 4:16:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: muawiyah

If Casey played tic-tac-toe with himself he’d lose.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 4:28:25 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
because he possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon

Let's see... the British were using state of the art flint lock muskets at the time.

So our founders agreed our stupid citizens could have the same weapons as solders! What were they thinking!

/s

13 posted on 01/10/2013 4:29:30 PM PST by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
We will not be fooled.

Liberal end goals are achieved through increntalism as we know so well.

It's the civilian semi-automatic military style rifles and magazines, next will be semi-auto handguns and their magazines, then revolvers, then shotguns, then the single-shot rifles and pistols.

20 years ago homosexuality was a deviant mental disorder, today homosexuals are getting married in the Washington National Cathedral.

14 posted on 01/10/2013 4:31:32 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Red in Blue PA; marktwain; JohnLott

This was written by a Russian - It’s called “Americans never give up your guns”. It’s a must read:

Americans never give up your guns

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/28-12-2012/123335-americans_guns-0/


15 posted on 01/10/2013 4:42:01 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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To: eeriegeno

His father was every bit as empty a suit as he is. How he got to be governor, or got reelected is a testimony to the fact that “low information voters” are not a new phenomenon.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 4:45:19 PM PST by FredZarguna (The right of Coal Crackers to hold jobs for which they're unqualified shall not be infringed.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, because militias are like women in a restroom. They hunt and target shoot in great big bunches.

Read the first half of the Second Amendment, Sparky.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 4:51:00 PM PST by lurk
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To: TexasCajun

Red,

You’ve got that right. In a crowed room, an old pump action SG with 000 buckshot will probably take out more folks in less time than your best Bushmaster.

And the venerable shotgun hasn’t changed fundamentally in about 600 years or more.

Europeans tried to make it an illegal weapon of war in WWI.

We Americans were the ONLY one’s who used it in the field. Germany decreed that any American caught with that “barbaric” weapon, be executed on the spot. Americans responded that for every American so executed, 10 Germans would suffer the same fate.

The decree was rescinded. But, the bitter taste lingered on. Even the French got the heebiejeebies around Americans with shotguns.

When they outlaw the shotgun, a raw nerve will be touched.

Let them come, we will prevail.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:25 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Empty suit+ Name recognition+ Dem machine= Sen for life from PA


19 posted on 01/10/2013 5:02:22 PM PST by archaicoldschool (.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
What does he have against AWB?

20 posted on 01/10/2013 5:08:10 PM PST by drew
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To: Red in Blue PA

Laws against murder do not stop mass shootings. Why do leftists pretend that laws against firearms would work any better?


21 posted on 01/10/2013 6:21:20 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thanks for sharing. I called his office right after the shooting to support the 2nd Amendment. This guy is such an empty suit loser, coat-tailer punk.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 6:24:52 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hunting is the totalitarians meme; time to target, freeze, personalize, and ridicule these individuals until they are in their graves (Or embrace liberty). Any Pennsylvanian who you know that has voted for this tyrant is under the same conditions that Alinsky (Who lifted his “Rules” off of a bunch of self hating, Atheistic, German “Jews” and a couple of Italians) described.
23 posted on 01/10/2013 6:31:41 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just checked my email account and got the same stupid email.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 6:52:10 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll post his reply when I get an answer to this:

I’ve just finished reading a letter you or one of your staff wrote to a fellow Pennsylvanian regarding the planned action against the Second Amendment you are joining in.

The first question I have for you and your co-conspirators positioning yourselves against the Constitution is, who?

Who is supposed to have educated you people as Americans? Who told you you have the authority to trash the guiding principles that birthed our Nation and replace them with malevolent and spiteful rules more commonly found in totalitarian waste lands?

What makes you think politicians are morally capable to make the decision to disarm a free and peace loving America? We have managed, even in these modern troubled times, to find some measure of peace and contentment even with the constant inflictions that originate from politicians.

Yes, even in these times that have been complicated by you politicians changing some rules and ignoring others. Rules changes that have caused our borders to be violated and thousands and thousands of our fellow Americans to be killed by the invaders and even more to lose their livelihood. Why haven’t you politicians gotten affected by that? Why haven’t you politicians felt moved to correct that pain you politicians have inflicted on us?

When you politicians changed the rules that permitted financial shenanigans to turn into real estate bubbles and bubbles into foreclosures I don’t remember reading how those responsible are now going to have to deal with the full force and focus of a federal police state looking over their shoulder. Where’s the justice?

Where have you been in the last forty years? Have you not seen the films that showed the results of the Jews disarmament? Did you not see the wall of skulls Pol Pot’s disarmed victims contributed to? Indonesia, Africa? You tell me about a happy ending for those places after their guns are collected. Great Britain surrendered their guns and now they are prey to the criminal class.

Why are you targeting millions of law-abiding American gun owners and making us criminals when it’s criminals who are, after you politicians, the most responsible for causing parents grief?

Think twice before attempting to disarm America. You politicians have a record that has soured America’s stomach. Don’t go making it worse.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 7:44:29 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (Stop with the negative waves, Moriarity.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
.... What really saddens me at this time is that the majority of Americans are easily lead into thinking that the 2nd Amendment was nothing more than about hunting!!

.... And sadly .... as in almost all of the dialogue that took place between the two opponents in the last Federal election ..... The Constitution of the United States was only alluded to and mentioned perhaps only once or twice ..... When this past election should have been about an effort to protect and uphold this same constitution .... upon which ALL laws and precepts of this country are based upon.

..... In short .... we are now living in a Nation where the majority of people are uneducated upon this foundational document and principles .... and therefore .... easily deceived and turned away from her glory. And to that I say ...... SHAME ON US for not holding her in the limelight as the basis for ALL of our arguments to retain the great foundational glory of this country that set us apart from all others .

.... And because we do not quote .... BOTH Chapter and verse of it.... this nation shall fall because of the stammering words of fools.

26 posted on 01/10/2013 10:15:06 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

For the record, I received three emails between 1/18 and 1/19 identical to the one you posted.

The elite, making up for what they lack in common sense with excessive displays of reptilean pedigree.


27 posted on 01/19/2013 10:59:43 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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