I received your email response to my request that you oppose any additional gun control laws. In that response you noted your support for renewing the so called Assault Weapon Ban and closing the Gun Show Loophole.
First of all, the most recent data available regarding gun deaths in America is from 2011 and it shows less that 350 people killed by a rifle of any type. The FBI does not distinguish between a deer rifle and the semi automatic sporting rifles you are seeking to ban. Less than 350! Yet, you answer is to "try" and punish millions of law abiding citizen who own and use these firearms legally and responsibly?
Second, the "so called" gun show loop hole is a farce. Every licensed dealer at every gun show in the Country is required to run a background check on every purchaser. The ONLY exemption to this rule is sportsman... like me... who occasionaly sell a firearms to improve our collections... or gift a family heirloom, which happens to be a gun... to a responsible adult child or grandchild.
Neither of these ideas will have any measurable effect on criminals who missuse guns. They will not work because criminals don't care how many more laws you pass, on top of the 20,000 laws already in existence, that YOU FAIL TO ENFORCE.
Both of these ideas WILL harm, and ONLY harm, law abiding citizens looking to exercise thier CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to own and use the firearms of there choice, for lawfull purposes.
I do not know if you were in office the last time your fellow Senators got behind Dianne Fienstien in 1993, but I'm quite certain you remember the results of the 1994 mid term elections.
The American people have proven with both past elections, and the recent explosion of firearm and ammunition purchases, that we are NOT interested in Washington DC's opion regarding OUR 2nd Ammendment Liberty.
With all due respect, Democrats embrace National Gun Control attempts at there own political peril... and the 2014 mid terms are coming.
As your constituent, and for the sake of your party, I emplore you to reconsider your support of these measures and oppose any new Federal Gun Control.