Monday, January 28, 2013

Mailing it in

So I did the Ruger  contact your reps thing the other day  and the variance in responses is " interesting " .


Dear Friend: 
Thank you for your e-mail message.  Keeping in touch with Coloradans is important to me. Due to the high volume of messages my office receives on a daily basis, I ask for your patience as I work with my staff to respond to your concerns. 
I want to hear your thoughts on the issues that are important to you.  The best ideas come from people in Colorado, not from politicians in Washington.  That's why it's so important for me to hear your thoughts on how we can build a better future for Colorado and our country, together. 
While we work to respond to your request, I invite you to read blog updates,  check out the latest news from your region of Colorado,  and subscribe to an e-mail newsletter that will provide you with regular updates on my work on behalf of Colorado If you want to know more about issues and specific bills before the Senate, please visit our issue pages.  If you're having trouble with a federal agency, visit the constituent services section  Scheduling requests may be e-mailed to or sent by fax to 202-228-4083. 
Thank you for contacting me.
Please do not reply to this message. If you would like to send a message to Senator Bennet, please submit a form at Thank you.


Thank you for your message to my U.S. Senate office.  Each week, I receive over 10,000 letters from Coloradans with their thoughts and suggestions.  Your views are invaluable and keep me consistently updated on Coloradans’ concerns.  Please know that we read each letter and email and will do our utmost to get you a timely response addressing your thoughts and concerns.

I am honored to serve as your U.S. Senator.  My top priority in the Senate is to provide efficient and effective representation of people across our state.  Please know that my Colorado staff is available to handle specific services relating to the federal government (such as help with a passport, claim for veterans’ benefits or a citizenship matter) and my Denver office can be reached at 303-650-7820.  If you would like to check on a request for services from my Washington, D.C. office, please call 202-224-5941 or toll-free at 877-7-MUDALL (877-768-3255).  Otherwise, be assured that we are reading your comments.

Warm regards,

and  an auto recept  from Gardner  followed by  this :

Dear Mr. FarmDad,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the 2nd Amendment. I appreciate you taking the time to write. It is an honor to serve you in Congress and I hope you will continue to write with your thoughts and ideas on moving our country forward. 

Following the unthinkable atrocities committed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, a number of legislators have introduced measures to regulate access and possession of firearms for U.S. citizens. Some of these measures include requiring face-to-face purchase of ammunition, assault weapons bans, and mandating background checks for all purchases - including private sales. While the Connecticut tragedy and others like it must not be ignored, I do not believe additional gun 
control would have prevented the s e occurrence s . I do not think it is prudent nor within the bounds of the Constitution to limit our 2nd Amendment rights. This country has a centuries-long history of responsible and safe gun ownership by private citizens—we should not undermine this overwhelmingly sensible past by crafting legislation in response to the actions of a few. We must act in ways to prevent gun violence by making sure laws are enforced, addressing critical needs in mental health and treatment, and promot ing a national dialogue that ensures we identify violent actors before they do harm. 

Our Founding Fathers understood the importance of an armed and capable citizenry, enshrining that idea in the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution. Millions of Americans exercise this freedom without harming their neighbors, families, and friends and with no criminal intent. Unfortunately, a small minority do not abide by this constitutional right in the way it was intended. While our dedication to constitutional liberties is sound, we must ensure the same strength for our country's mental health facilities. In a discussion about gun rights, it is important to remember that providing necessary and improved resources to these facilities will help decrease the likelihood of similar future events. We must act to reduce and prevent these tragedies, while not interfering with the 2nd Amendment. 

In response to the Connecticut shootings, the President 
has proposed executive orders to employ more expedient gun control measures. Such executive action on this issue  is unprecedented I believe in a deliberative legislative approach to this issue, not a presidential edict. It is important to understand the long, peaceful history of gun owners in this country while we work to reduce the number of horrific shooting crimes like we witnessed in Connecticut and in Colorado this summer. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as we consider legislation concerning the 2nd Amendment in the 113th Congress.

Again, thank you for contacting me, and do not hesitate to do so again when an issue is important to you. 


Can you guess  who might stand a chance of getting my vote  ?

link to the Ruger  contact process is

No comments: