Florida Senator Rubio's reaction to WH proposals

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    Florida Senator Rubio's reaction to WH proposals

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
    “As the father of four young children, I was deeply saddened by the murder of innocent kids at Sandy Hook. In the aftermath of this terrible tragedy, I expressed my hope that President Obama and our elected leaders would take a sober look at how we can prevent such heinous murders in the future. Doing so would require addressing the underlying causes of these evil acts, and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill without curtailing the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

    “Nothing the President is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook. President Obama is targeting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence. Rolling back responsible citizens’ rights is not the proper response to tragedies committed by criminals and the mentally ill. Making matters worse is that President Obama is again abusing his power by imposing his policies via executive fiat instead of allowing them to be debated in Congress. President Obama’s frustration with our republic and the way it works doesn’t give him license to ignore the Constitution.

    “Guns are not the problem; criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally ill people prone to violence are. Rather than sweeping measures that make it harder for responsible, law-abiding citizens to purchase firearms, we should focus on the root causes of gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

    “As a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment, I will oppose the President’s attempts to undermine Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms.”
    "As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
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    I like that man, always have.
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    Rubio is a stand up guy. He got only a B rating from the NRA but that was because he did not push a measure in the FL legistature that would allow employees to bring their guns to work. The bill eventually did pass but they rate him down because as speaker, he did not push it to the floor. I can see where there are pressing issues like budgetary issues and such that demand more immediate attention.

    Still, he has always voted pro second amendment when it counts so that's a good thing in my book.
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    I think Rubio is a future leader of the party. A good young voice.
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    With Bill Nelson Florida's other senator and Corrine Brown "representing" my district, Sen. Marco Rubio is the only representation I have in DC.

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    I have the deepest respect for Marco Rubio. Hopefully, he will be the Republican Candidate for President in 2016. He knows what made this country great,
    and what needs to be done to make sure it stays that way. This is not the first time he has fired salvos across the bow of the White House. Kudos to him
    and I am going to send him an email stating how pleased I am with his response.

    ...Bill Nelson is a Democratic puppet....just wind him up and point him in the direction the White House wants him to go, and off he goes. What a waste
    of perfecly good Astronaut training. In case you couldn't tell, I wouldn't give the guy a band aid if I passed him on the street and he were bleeding to death.
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