Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Marco Rubio United States Senator from Florida Responds

Our latest response is from Senator Marco Rubio out of Florida. There is an interesting atmosphere at SHOT Show surrounding possible legislation or other policy that may develop across the nation. Some manufacturers are guarded on what they say and the products they are producing based on the uncertainty. Do your part and contact your district representative and Senators to let them know how you feel and where your vote will go. 


Thank you for writing to me regarding the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. I share your concern for the victims of this tragedy.

My heart breaks for the victims and families impacted by this senseless act of violence.  In a world that can at times be defined by its darkness, children are a reminder of what is good, cheerful and beautiful about life. An act of violence against these defenseless young people, as well as the faculty and staff who dedicate themselves daily to educating and caring for them, is a deed of unconscionable evil.  I pray that God holds Newtown close as the community continues to heal from this tragedy.

In the aftermath of this unspeakable tragedy, like millions of Americans, I am looking for public policy changes that might prevent such a horrible event from happening again.  I continue to be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees citizens the right to safely and responsibly bear arms.  At the same time, I have always been open to measures that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.  In light of this horrible tragedy, I am open to new ideas to prevent mass tragedies like this from happening again.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your United States Senator.  I appreciate your concern regarding this situation.  If I can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Marco Rubio
United States Senator 

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