Skip to comments.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
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.
Casey is barely aware of his own existance.
The last few seconds are priceless!
Another treasonous rat.
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.....
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.
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.
Casey is also a Fascist Pig.
“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
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.
If Casey played tic-tac-toe with himself he’d lose.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Empty suit+ Name recognition+ Dem machine= Sen for life from PA