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Reply from senator tim kain of va. (d)

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by frank4570, Feb 8, 2013.


  1. frank4570

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    Dear Mr. frank4570:

    Thank you for contacting me to share your views on proposals to reduce gun violence. I appreciate hearing from you.

    No one can deny that gun violence is a serious problem in this country today. We owe it to the victims of the growing number of mass shootings to vigorously debate specific and comprehensive proposals that can keep our communities safer. The right approach focuses on many issues - improvements to the mental health system, better security protocols and common sense rules about gun use, including keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals.

    When I was on the Richmond City Council in the 1990s, our city was mired in an epidemic of gun violence that included the city having the second-highest homicide rate in the United States. The most successful step we took was implementing Project Exile, a program that involved federal prosecution and tougher penalties for gun crimes that were previously treated more leniently in state courts. Celebrated by diverse groups engaged in the gun violence debate - including the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign - the program helped drive down Richmond's homicide rate by nearly 60 percent within a few years.

    In 2007, the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech revealed glaring weaknesses in campus security protocols at colleges and universities, in our mental health system and the gun background check system for gun purchases. In a bipartisan spirit, I worked with then-Attorney General Bob McDonnell to immediately improve our background check system and issued an executive order ensuring that those adjudicated to be mentally ill and dangerous would be entered into a national database and barred from purchasing weapons. We also changed standards for mental health treatment and increased funding for community health programs while dramatically improving campus security and efforts to assist college students suffering from mental stress.

    In January I attended a round-table event in Richmond with Vice President Biden on gun violence, to talk about the lessons learned in Virginia and the need for a comprehensive approach to these problems. As your U.S. Senator, I will work to bring that kind of comprehensive approach that will strengthen the safety of our communities, while protecting our Second Amendment rights. As a gun owner who worked with others to constitutionally guarantee Virginians the right to hunt, I know that you can be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment without tolerating the gun tragedies that are too often a part of our daily lives.

    Concerning specific proposals, I am a strong supporter of universal background record checks. This is the only way we can enforce existing laws that prohibit dangerous individuals from purchasing guns. I am open to supporting legislation placing reasonable limits on high capacity magazines, combat-style weapons and gun trafficking if they are carefully drafted.

    Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind as Congress continues to debate strategies to reduce gun violence. Thank you once again for contacting me.

    Sincerely,



    Tim Kaine
     

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  2. Skyhook

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    "I am a strong supporter of universal background record checks. This is the only way we can enforce existing laws that prohibit dangerous individuals from purchasing guns. I am open to supporting legislation placing reasonable limits on high capacity magazines, combat-style weapons and gun trafficking if they are carefully drafted. "

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  3. akroguy

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    Another one blatantly committing treason against his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    That means, EVERY amendment, Mr. Kaine.

    SHALL NOT be infringed, Mr. Kaine.
     
  4. Sam Spade

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    Long-winded slob that takes awhile to tell ya how he's gonna **** you, ain't he?

    "Dear Frank,

    I'm supporting whatever PrezBO wants.

    Regards"
     
  5. JFrame

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    Yup... [​IMG]


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  6. SDDL-UP

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    WHAT!!!

    You expect them to actually pay attention to the oath of office they take? They don't even read the bills they vote on! A lot of these clowns probably have never even read the entire Constitution, or the Federalist Papers, or Anti-Federalist Papers. They're too busy reading People and attending fundraisers out of state.

    The United States Senate is the home of true scumbags. How many "lifer" politicians are in the Senate? Every one of them helping drive this country into the ground. Tim Kain is a typical democrat. Same with the democrats from Montana - but people there are convinced Max Baucus isn't part of the problem.... been there something like SEVEN terms and somehow he's NOT part of the problem??? He helped write the TARP bail out, Obamacare, and votes with Obama 95+% of the time - same with Tester an Obama lap dog... "but OUR democrat senator is different" - sure whatever. I don't miss Montana politics.
     
  7. Gunboat1

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    Another domestic enemy of the Constitution. I detest them. I voted against him.