Senator Bill Nelson letter
A while back I wrote a respectable letter to the Senator asking him to re think his feelings on certain types of fire arms and 2A issues.
Yesterday I received this canned response.
Dear Mr. Comfort:
Thank you for contacting me about ways to reduce gun violence.
I grew up on a ranch. I have hunted and owned guns all my life, but a semi-automatic assault rifle, such as an AR-15 or an AK-47, is not for hunting – it’s for killing. And, at some point, we as a society have got to say enough is enough.
I have cosponsored several common-sense gun reform bills to ban the sale, transfer, or manufacture of semi-automatic assault rifles, such as the AR-15 and the AK-47, and high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. I’ve also sponsored legislation to close the so-called “gun show loophole” by requiring a background check for the sale or transfer of any firearm, regardless of where it is purchased.
Tragedies like the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Pulse Nightclub in Orlando should never happen again, which is why I recently took to the Senate floor to urge my colleagues to act on these common-sense gun reforms – and I will continue to do so. If you have a moment, here’s a link to watch the speech I gave on the Senate floor recently: https://youtu.be/LxuKU0sHcks .
Thank you, again, for taking the time to share your thoughts on this issue. And, please don’t hesitate to contact me on this or any other issues that are important to you.
I have no idea how to get rid of that phrase: gun show loophole, and make them say background check for private sales.
But the idea that a AR style rifle is not for hunting is another canned response.
What do you think about the idea that hunters and sportsman send in tasteful pictures of their successful hunts and competitions using AR style rifles?
Those of us here know that an AR can be very accurate and with the different calibers and bullets available can be uses to hunt varmints to Elk.
Some of the lets say, "older generation" only know of an AR being utilized in Viet Nam and are unfamiliar with the way it has evolved to the rifle that we use today. Maybe we can convince some of them that it is a viable hunting platform