Finally an answer from my Congressman. Unfortunately a Scaredy RINO he turned out to be.
Dear Mr. Gonzalez:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School shooting. I always appreciate hearing from my constituents back home as it helps me better serve you in the 113thCongress.
On December 14, 2012, our nation experienced an unspeakable tragedy in Newtown. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible event, as well as to their families and loved ones. Now is the time to pause and reflect as to how we can prevent such events in the future in a manner consistent with our rights and values. A disturbing trend is developing regarding the mental health of the shooters in national tragedies such as these, and therefore warrants discussion about the treatment of individuals with mental illnesses.
In the wake of this tragedy Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced S. 150, a bill which would ban the sale, transfer, importation and possession of assault weapons, as defined in the bill, not retroactively, but prospectively. Her legislation would also ban the sale of clips of more than ten bullets. Additionally, President Obama has announced several goals for his administration regarding gun control in an effort to curb gun-related violence. The White House’s emerging gun-control strategy includes support for an assault weapons ban, and limitations on magazine capacity.
In the coming weeks, I look forward to discussing with my colleagues these, and other legislative options, as we consider the current and future role of our federal government in preventing these atrocious tragedies. Be assured, I value your input and will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress debates these issues.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so in the future, should you have any other questions or concerns. I encourage you to sign up for my e-newsletter by visiting my website at www.mariodiazbalart.house.govto receive regular updates. You can also click on the links below to follow me on Twitter, visit my Facebook page or subscribe to my YouTube channel.
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