Friday, February 1, 2013

Good Letter by a Friend to Senator Patty Murray, WA-D

Dear Senator Murray,

I agree with you, preventing tragedies like the one in Newtown will take more than common-sense gun policies and enforcement. It will take action, and that action MUST start with you and your fellow Senators and Representatives.

There is absolutely NO reason for anyone in this country to own a semi automatic or automatic weapon. They have but one purpose – the destruction of as much life as possible in the shortest amount of time. The Military needs those weapons. No one else. Period.

Yes, they are fun to shoot, and those who want to fire them should be allowed to go to the nearest Armory where they are stored, pay an appropriate fee, and be allowed to fire them within the confines of the Armory rules and regulations. The weapons should not be allowed out of the Armory for any reason, unless ordered so, and in military hands.

It will not be easy for the laws to be written, and enforced, and it will take time, but we can do it. We have done it. We need to do it again! Writing and enforcing laws restricting the buying/selling of semi and automatic weapons, as well as the large capacity ammunition magazines in no way infringes on anyone's Second Amendment Rights.

I implore you --do the right thing and get on the bandwagon to get these tragedies stopped. Remember, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Take that step, and take it now. Please.

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