Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jeanne Shaheen United States Senator from New Hampshire Responds

The latest response is out of New Hampshire and rounds out the state's Senate selection in the United States Congress. The push to contact your own Senators and House Representatives is now more relevant than ever and the need for those in New Hampshire to do so in clarifying their position on the 2nd Amendment is very clear from their Senator's stance. 


Thank you for contacting my office with your thoughts on gun control legislation.  I appreciate hearing from you about this important issue.

I am deeply saddened by the mass shooting in Connecticut that took the lives of 20 innocent young children and many of their brave educators.  My thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of this truly shocking attack.  Such unthinkable violence affects our entire nation and has no place in our society. 

In response to this tragedy, we must employ a comprehensive approach to firearm safety that includes improving access to mental health services and better enforcement of our current laws.  We also need to consider measures such as limiting magazine clip capacity and requiring better background checks.  Please know that I will carefully consider any legislation that would impact Second Amendment rights. 

I am a strong supporter of an individual's right to bear arms for hunting and self-defense, and I believe our tradition of gun ownership can be respected while also ensuring that our cities and towns, schools and public buildings remain safe.  I have supported these rights throughout my career, and I will continue to be an advocate for responsible firearm use while a member of the U.S. Senate. 

Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with me.  Please feel free to contact my office with any future questions or concerns.


Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator

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