Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bill Nelson United States Senator from Florida Responds

Well you can't say Senator Bill Nelson doesn't get right to the point. Clearly you know where he stands now. For all of those Florida voters out there, please contact your Senators and district Representative to let them know where you stand on the 2nd Amendment. 


Thank you for contacting me about the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and reinstating the ban on assault weapons.

Congress passed the assault weapons ban in 1994 as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-222. The assault weapons ban was a ten-year prohibition on the manufacture of certain semi-automatic weapons to be sold for non-military use.  The provision expired in 2004.  

I voted to extend the ban in 2004, and I would do the same again.  I am a hunter and supporter of the Second Amendment, and I own rifles for hunting.  But weapons like AK-47s are meant for killing, not for hunting.

I appreciate hearing your views on this important issue. Please don’t hesitate to contact me in the future.  

                                   Bill Nelson

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