Personal Response from POTUS

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Personal Response from POTUS

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Post by mojo84 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Nothing surprising here. Just thought I would share the letter.


Dear Mojo84:

Thank you for taking the time to write. I have heard from many Americans regarding firearms policy and gun violence in our Nation, and I appreciate your perspective. From Aurora to Newtown to the streets of Chicago, we have seen the devastating effects gun violence has on our American family. I join countless others in grieving for all those whose lives have been taken too soon by gun violence.

Like the majority of Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. In this country, we have a strong tradition of gun ownership that has been handed down from generation to generation. Hunting and sport shooting are part of our national heritage. Yet, even as we acknowledge that almost all gun owners in America are responsible, when we look at the devastation caused by gun violence—whether in high-profile tragedies or the daily heartbreak that plagues our cities—we must ask ourselves whether we are doing enough.

While reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm should not be a divisive one. Most gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale. Most also agree that if we took commonsense steps to curtail gun violence, there would be fewer atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown. We will not be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing we can do to reduce gun violence—if even one life can be saved—then we have an obligation to try.

That is why I asked Vice President Joe Biden to identify concrete steps we can take to keep our children safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. He met with over 200 groups representing a broad cross-section of Americans and heard their best ideas. I have put forward a specific set of proposals based off of his efforts, and in the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality.

My plan gives law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence. These tools include strengthening the background check system, helping schools hire more resource officers and counselors and develop emergency preparedness plans, and ensuring mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence. And I directed the Centers for Disease Control to study the best ways to reduce gun violence—because it is critical that we understand the science behind this public health crisis. From improving mental health services to looking more closely at a culture that too often glorifies violence, we must leave no stone unturned when working to keep Americans safe.

As important as these steps are, they are not a substitute for action from Congress. To make a real and lasting difference, members of Congress must also act. As part of my comprehensive plan, I have called on them to pass some specific proposals right away. First, it is time to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. Second, Congress should renew the 10-round limit on magazines and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban. We should get tougher on those who buy guns with the purpose of selling them to criminals, and we should impose serious punishments on anyone who helps them do this.

These are reasonable, commonsense measures that have the support of the majority of the American people. But change will not come unless the American people demand it from their lawmakers. Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love. We owe the victims of heartbreaking national tragedies and the countless unheralded tragedies each year nothing less than our best effort—to seek consensus in order to save lives and ensure a brighter future for our children.

Thank you, again, for writing. I encourage you to visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/NowIsTheTime" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to learn more about my Administration’s approach.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

No, I am not going to reimburse you for the time you wasted reading this. :biggrinjester:
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Post by Excaliber » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:27 pm

Not surprisingly, it consists of lots of baseless talking points strung together.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:29 pm

Do it for the children. :roll:
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Post by esxmarkc » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:41 pm

And you can be sure that the signature on that letter is as accurate as the one on his birth certificate. :lol:
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Post by longtooth » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:45 pm

esxmarkc wrote:And you can be sure that the signature on that letter is as accurate as the one on his birth certificate. :lol:
Especially the "Sincerely" part.
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Post by gthaustex » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:09 pm

Worthless....absolutely worthless....


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Post by TXCO » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Reads exactly the same as the one I got.
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Post by mojo84 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:21 pm

TXCO wrote:Reads exactly the same as the one I got.
You mean to tell me it is not a personal letter to me.
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Post by krieghoff » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:28 pm

longtooth wrote:
esxmarkc wrote:And you can be sure that the signature on that letter is as accurate as the one on his birth certificate. :lol:
Especially the "Sincerely" part.
We still need a puke icon. :banghead:

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Post by mr surveyor » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:04 pm

I read the first three sentences and skipped to the end...... did I miss anything new :yawn
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Post by Oldgringo » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:12 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:Do it for the children. :roll:
...and, it's not my fault.

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Post by Dadtodabone » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:18 am

Oldgringo wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Do it for the children. :roll:
...and, it's not my fault.
Bush did it.
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Post by alvins » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:28 pm

esxmarkc wrote:And you can be sure that the signature on that letter is as accurate as the one on his birth certificate. :lol:

now that is funny.


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Re: Personal Response from POTUS

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Post by powerboatr » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:10 pm

he hehehehe
you only received one
I returned from vacation to find three potus emails that I thought were personally directed at me.....but now now :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:

mine were filled with smoke and mirrors as well
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Post by nightmare69 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:22 pm

we must ask ourselves whether we are doing enough
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