I can live with that.
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My wife just received a letter from our congresswoman, Shelley Moore Capito. It reads, in part:
I have always been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights throughout my time in Congress. The right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is enshrined in both our federal constitution and in West Virginia’s state constitution. Responsible gun ownership is part of our heritage in West Virginia and I have heard from thousands of West Virginians who have expressed their opposition to a new federal ban on certain firearms. I believe that the legislation proposed by Senator Feinstein represents poor public policy. Should the bill come before the House of Representatives, I will oppose it.
I believe that Congress must instead take steps to improve our mental health system, address the spread of violence on television and in video games, and ensure that our existing gun laws are enforced in order to prevent felons and those with serious mental conditions from owning and possessing a gun. Mental illness has been a common denominator in a number of recent mass killings, and government has a role to play in making sure that treatment is available and accessible before a violent act occurs. I will work in support of legislation that improves the safety of our communities and protects our children by addressing the causes of violence.
Again, thank you for contacting me with your views on this issue. I look forward to hearing from you again soon. It is an honor to serve you in Congress.
Shelley Moore Capito, M.C.
I was glad to see her address the issue of mental illness. And I know the issue of violence in movies, television and video games is debatable, but she is at least looking for real answers and is working outside the usual "guns cause crime" mentality. Overall it was a positive response. We were pleased to learn of Rep Capito's gun-positive views.
I can live with that.
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Good letter. Looks like is is 100% on our side.
Only way it could of been any better is if she referred to Feinstein as that Bat Feces Crazy legislator from California
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Refreshing to see a Congress person finally say what they will or will not do and what they believe in...(other than keep your comments in mind)....
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We got the same letter from her. She's a great representative and I hope and pray she wins the Senate race for Rockefellers seat. She's all ready declared her candidacy. She has the guts that Manchin lacks. He's turned out to be a boot licker for Obama.
Score one for us hillbillies!
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My husband writes him scathing e-mails about Benghazi every week. The letters we get back thank him profusely for his input, assure us he's working "for the people" and how happy he is to hear from his constitutents. Nothing about Benghazi. Maybe he doesn't know about Benghazi, none of the Cabinet seems to know anything, so it's possible.
At least his office responds. Rockefeller's office rarely even bother's to send out a form letter.