Went to a town hall meeting tonight
As the title says, I attended a town hall style meeting with my Congressman this evening, and thought I would share my observations.
First, it was more crowded than I expected, and I believe anyone else expected. They opened up an over-flow room with audio/visual capabilities, and I would estimate 75-100 people in attendance, maybe a little more.
First question out of the gate was about those "assault weapons that the founding fathers could never have imagined, and what he thinks about banning them, and magazines, and stricter background checks" The congressman rather emphatically shot down the first two, and said he believed that some changes needed made in regards to mental health and firearms access (I am going to have to send a follow-up e-mail to him to learn specifics). But he stated that we don't need any new gun laws, because they only effect law abiding citizens and not criminals. His response also got the loudest/longest round of applause from the night.
I generally agreed with him on most of the points he made, and feel comfortable with him representing me. Since this is in the 2A forum, I will restrict my observations to that.
Remember folks, stay involved in the process, and contact your Congresspersons, on a regular basis.