Freedom Is Just Another Word...

February 13, 2013
Dear Mr. MaddMedic:

Knowing of your interest in Second Amendment rights, you may be interested in the president’s remarks regarding these issues in his State of the Union address last night.

I want you to know of my continued commitment to ensuring safe learning environments for our nation’s children, as well as protecting the Constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Last night, the president reiterated his call on Congress to act to pass legislation imposing restrictions on gun ownership. Like you, I am concerned with the president’s approach to addressing gun violence.

To effectively deter gun violence we must enforce our existing gun laws and recognize that often tragedies involving guns are related to issues of mental health and mental illness. In 2008, I supported the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Since the enactment of this legislation, federal law now requires…

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