Originally Posted by CA357
Best of luck. I hope you get a fair and unbiased hearing. Being reasonable will do much more than getting irate. However, we don't need any more "reasonable" restrictions on the Second Amendment.
One thing I love about my state rep is he is so calm and collective. It is hard to be irate when the man is listening to what you have to say, then speaks when you're finished. He is a democrat, however he is a strong supporter of the second amendment and is usually backed and endorsed by the nra. Evenwhen there is a strong republican candidate facing him. He has voted for the vast majority of the laws pertaining to the second amendment and even voted for some that didn't pass.
Like I told him yesterday, this problem with the second is not a problem with dems or republicans, it is a problem with people wanting to violate the constitution. He agreed and when went on to say that the problem, he feels, lies more with the mental health issue than it ever could with the firearms use. In these shootings. He said background checks would not help because people will get the tools they want to conduct such acts whether it be legal or illegally done. If Americans stop looking at this froma meet vs right mentality maybe we can fix the actual issues and move on to more pressing issues like the economy.