It seems everyone is having a lot of luck in getting a response from their Senators. I have not been so lucky here in Arizona. The latest response is from Senator Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire.
Thank you for contacting me regarding recent gun control proposals. I appreciate hearing from you.
I am deeply saddened and appalled by the senseless and horrific act of violence that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers remain with the victims, their families, and the Newtown community.
As Americans continue to mourn with the people of Newtown, there are a lot of unanswered questions. As President Obama said, "no single law or set of laws will eliminate evil." But, we do need a thorough and thoughtful discussion in Washington and across the country about how we can best prevent senseless acts of violence. While I believe that denying the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens will not change the behavior of those intent on using firearms to commit horrific crimes, I support a thorough review of our laws, including how we deal with mental illness, to determine what can be done to deter and prevent mass shootings.
Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. As your Senator, it is important to hear from you regarding the current issues affecting our nation. Please do not hesitate to be in touch again if I can be of further assistance.
Kelly A. Ayotte
U. S. Senator
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