Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Richard Durbin United States Senator from Illinois Responds

Our next response is from Senator Richard Durbin from Illinois. If you have not seen the response from your Representative, Senator, or any other public official that you have contacted and received a return message, please send them our way to You can see all of the previous posts under the "Politics" tag at the bottom of the page. 


Thank you for your message about gun control. I appreciate knowing your views on this important issue.

Americans are entitled to own and use guns in a responsible fashion. Strong penalties for violent crimes involving firearms should be part of any effort to reduce gun violence. I have consistently supported tough crime control and prevention initiatives since coming to Congress.

Enforcing our nation’s existing gun control laws must remain a high priority. I support efforts that address illegal possession and use of firearms. Common sense restrictions such as the Brady Law and the Assault Weapons Ban are supported by law enforcement officials who must patrol our streets. These laws help protect people from crime and violence without infringing on legitimate hunting and sporting uses of firearms.

I will continue to support efforts that help ensure our nation’s gun laws are vigorously enforced. Thank you once again for contacting me.

Please feel free to stay in touch.

Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator

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