My response from Ben Chandler (A Democrat) on HR1022.
That's good news for me!Originally Posted by BenChandlerDear Mr. Elam:
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about H.R. 1022, the Assault Weapons Ban Law Enforcement Protection Act 2007. I believe that staying in touch with the people of the Sixth District is the most important part of my job. Your thoughts and opinions will enable me to better represent you in our nation's Capitol.
H.R. 1022 would provide for a ten-year extension of the assault weapons ban. The ban expired on September 13, 2004, which means that weapons banned by the 1994 law are now legal to sell once again.
While I appreciate and understand differences in opinion on this difficult issue, I have always been - and will continue to be - a strong supporter of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I will oppose any bill that infringes upon that right, and you may be assured that I will stand up for gun owners' rights should H.R. 1022 come up for a vote this year.
I appreciate the time you have taken to contact me about this matter. I encourage you to visit my web site (http://chandler.house.gov) and sign up for my e-newsletter which addresses issues in the 110th Congress that affect Central Kentucky and our nation. I hope you will stay in touch and contact my Lexington or Washington offices if I can be of any further assistance.
Member of Congress