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Pennsylvania Senator Casey Supports Gun Ban

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by paul7177, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. paul7177

    paul7177 Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    We received a message from Pennsylvania Senator Casey saying that he will support gun ban legislation. He does whatever he is told by Obama and Democrat party leaders.
  2. wpairishshot

    wpairishshot Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Paul, I dont doubt your word, but what is your source? I just spent the morning visiting my Congressman's office (Mike Kelly) and calling the two senators in their offices. Of course Toomey and Kelly are opposed, but I asked the person who answered in Casey's office if he would vote with the party or with the constituency? Which, at least in my little corner of PA is overwhelmingly pro firearms and their owners. I would like to cite any sources you may have when I follow up the phone calls with letters, so any info you have would be appreciated. Thank you.
  3. BT-100dc

    BT-100dc Active Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Can you imagine that, a Democrat Senator wanting to ban your AR-15s? Any Pennsylvania shooters have voters' remorse? They like to say that AR's are not a hunting gun but they fail to mention that the state laws prohibit the use of semi-autos on some game. To me, that's a stupid argument. The next argument is about sporting use; anyone out there ever heard of Camp Perry, Ohio where the national matches are held? Gee, another stupid argument. The list goes on and on. BT100dc
  4. det131

    det131 Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    This may not be proper but here is a copy of an e-mail I received this morning from an interested person. Sounds clear enough to me.


    "I have already writtin to both Toomy and Casey. Casey said while he a big supporter of the second ammendment..... he's voting in favor of a weapons ban. Here's the response."

    "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.

    Bob Casey
    United States Senator"
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Northeastern MD @ the top o the Bay
    Somebody should show up in Harrisburg and call the TV cameras to watch them paint a old muzzleloader black...then ask how much more evil it has been made by changing its color...then demonstrate its a old smokepole...because the morons in the States Capitol and behind the camera (and a lot watching) wont know the difference beforehand...chances are though it will never air once they realize they have been punked
  6. mad_dawg

    mad_dawg Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW PA
    When the Obama Administration can give a full accounting of those weapons that "walked" during Fast and Furious, and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies can account for their missing/lost/stolen firearms, then you can begin to discuss the ability of government to ban personal property and create lists.

    No need to respond, I know where you stand on the issue -- without so much as a thought for the framers' intent in penning the U.S. Constitution. So much for your oath of office.

    My response to Casey....
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