When criminals use guns to hurt and kill people, it's tragic. But passing restrictive gun-control laws that infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans is NOT the answer. While criminals and the mentally ill should NOT have access to firearms, the Second Amendment guarantees "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms." Efforts to prevent responsible citizens from owning guns are counterproductive in the fight to reduce crime and to ensure our loved ones are safe. In short, "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."
The United States Senate is expected to consider gun-control bills passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year. More actions to limit my Second Amendment rights -- either through executive fiat or additional legislation -- are likely on the way. I fear that the rising, criminal, gun violence in Democrat-controlled, "Defund The Police" cities will lead to government overreach as a response to the actions of evil, corrupt and deeply disturbed individuals. That's why I'm faxing today and urging you to vote "NO!" on any gun-control measures that prevent mentally competent, law-abiding citizens from exercising their God-given constitutional right "to keep and bear Arms."
While I agree that no terrorist, criminal or mentally ill person should be allowed access to firearms, I urge you to resist and oppose efforts by the anti-Second Amendment crowd to use these two tragedies to weaken my rights. Our government MUST identify and prevent the wrong people from owning guns and using them for criminal and deadly purposes. There is no flaw in the Second Amendment! Police cannot be everywhere; an armed citizenry is needed to protect and save lives and property!
Again, I urge you to INCREASE oversight and enforcement of laws designed to prevent the wrong people from acquiring guns WITHOUT imposing unconstitutional restrictions on competent, law-abiding citizens' right to bear arms. Thank you for your time and attention to this important issue. Please note that I will join other American patriots in monitoring your response to our call to action.
A Concerned, Tax-Paying American
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