Minnesota is just one of the states that is currently fighting a battle on the state level to maintain their 2nd Amendment rights on several levels, so it was interesting to get a response from one of their Representatives in the United States Congress. The latest response is from Michelle Bachmann representing the 6th Congressional district.
The Second Amendment establishes the right of Americans to protect and defend themselves and their families. However, President Obama and some members of Congress are doing everything they can to increase gun control without prudently considering all factors associated with violence.
Rest assured, I will not vote for any legislation that breaches "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" and will continue to unwaveringly support the Second Amendment during the 113th Congress. When I took the Oath of Office I solemnly swore that I would support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that is exactly what I will do.
My record is clear on the Second Amendment in the 112th Congress. I cosponsored bills that would have: increased concealed carry permit reciprocity between states; improved accountability and consistency in firearms testing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; prohibited funding for enforcement of any forthcoming United Nations Arms Treaty; and protected the right to hunt and recreationally shoot.
Making our society safer and stronger is an important decision. To prevent future tragedies we must address the underlying causes of violence and understand why perpetrators do these unthinkably evil acts. The focus needs to be on making our homes, schools, and streets safer—not advancing a political gun control agenda.
If you have any comments or questions regarding this issue or any other, please contact me or my staff in the district office in Anoka or the Washington, D.C. office.
This mailing was prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense.
Michele Bachmann Member of Congress