Florida Sen. Bill Nelson's reply to my e-mail

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by gilfo, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. gilfo

    gilfo Member

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    Here is Nelsons reply to my e-mail to him

    Thank you for contacting me about policy proposals that seek to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown.

    I am a hunter and have always owned guns. I support the Second Amendment. But when assault rifles are used to kill children, it's time for America to act.

    Solutions for reducing gun violence must address many areas, from protecting law enforcement and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, to school safety, access to mental health services, and confronting a culture that sometimes glorifies violence.

    I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines. And, I support universal background checks so that we can know if person buying a weapon has a criminal record.

    I appreciate hearing your views on this very important issue, and I will keep them in mind in the days ahead as the Senate debates gun control issues. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Nelson

    And my reply back to him after receiving it

    Dear Mr. Nelson,

    Thank you for response. While I agree that the tragedy in Newtown was horrendous I do not think a ban would resolve the issues leading up to and including this tragedy. Therefore I regret to inform you that I will NOT be voting for you in your next re-election bid as I have done in the past. It is clear to me that you are not in step with what the Second Amendment was intended to be. I will work tirelessly to do whatever I can to make sure you are not re-elected for another term when the time comes. You are not a friend of the Constitution therefore not a friend to me.

    Sincerely

    I suggest we all in Florida to the same now that we know his position.
     
  2. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Interesting. Now I know what my answer would have been if I had written him. I wrote Mario Cuomo but have not heard back.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Alla youse gize from Florida gotta keep da heat on dis turkee.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I wonder what he thought of the opinion poll he had on his web site where over 90% were againt reinstating the gun ban that elapsed in 2004?
     
  5. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Man, that's just sad. Great letters however. I'd def be voting for someone else.
     
  6. cottontop

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    Bill Nelson is an icon in Florida (also a former astronaut). I don't think he can ever be defeated in Florida no matter what he does or does not do.
    CT
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The times are changing. To vote against your own poll results displays your true beliefs that the people you work for and represent need to be enslaved.
     
  8. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    times


    I remember that song; Bob Dylan, I believe.
    CT
     
  9. JSStryker

    JSStryker New Member

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    While Nelson is technically an astronaut, he's no more qualified to do what real astronauts do than I am qualified to fly an F-15.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    thats what russ feingold thought when he went against the wishes of the people of wisconsin. he is no longer a us senator. lost in a land slide
     
  11. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    all any would be challenger needs to do is run 1 ad over and over and over again showing the hypocrisy of Nelson's position with regard to his own poll ..... 24/7/365 ... and he would lose in a landslide! :cool:
     
  12. MoreAltitude

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    He already did the same thing concerning ObamaCare, the majority of Floridians (and an overwhelming 2/3 majority of those over 65) polled were against ObamaCare, and said no; Nelson said "yes". Votes: Obama's economic stimulus plan: Yes / Increase US debt ceiling: Yes / End the Bush era tax cuts on the evil rich: Yes / Soon to be Obama Gun Control Act: of course!
     
  13. dog2000tj

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    than clearly the polling is not targeted at his constituents ... the math doesn't work :mad: If he is winning re-election handidly than it cannot be that 2/3'rds of his constituents disagree with him :cool: negativity wins elections ... it has been proven over and over and over again :cool: the more negative the campaign the more the people are apt to remember it ... we all remember what happened last month at Sandy Hook ... but how many remember that only 1 week later we had the winter solstice :eek:

    look at our last Presidential election ... Romney went at Obama with mittens on and Obama slandered Romney with completely baseless attacks. The results ... an Electoral College shellacking! Even if Romney took CA, NY, FL, PA and OH he STILL would have lost! :eek::eek:
     
  14. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    I saw his reply op. And so I emailed him this.

    " Hello Sen. Nelson

    Let me begin by saying if I have already contacted you I apologize for doing so again. I've been writing a lot of letters lately because our government is seeking to suppress law abiding americans rights.


    I was made aware from a message board of which on of it's members contacted you regarding gun control and this was your response.

    "
    Thank you for contacting me about policy proposals that seek to reduce gun violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown.

    I am a hunter and have always owned guns. I support the Second Amendment. But when assault rifles are used to kill children, it's time for America to act.

    Solutions for reducing gun violence must address many areas, from protecting law enforcement and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, to school safety, access to mental health services, and confronting a culture that sometimes glorifies violence.

    I support reinstating the assault weapons ban and restoring the 10-round limit for ammunition magazines. And, I support universal background checks so that we can know if person buying a weapon has a criminal record.

    I appreciate hearing your views on this very important issue, and I will keep them in mind in the days ahead as the Senate debates gun control issues. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Nelson
    "

    I am sorry to hear you support suppressing my rights to defend myself. I saw on a mainstream media outlet the official story is now no assault rifle was even used in newtown rather 4 handguns.

    Over 800 children die per year from equally as tragic and equally preventable pool drownings because they were unsupervised. Do we ban pools? Perhaps water?

    Regardless , I am really disappointed to hear of the positions you take. 10rd magazine limit means if I am attacked by more than one perpetrator then I better be awfully lucky with the restrictions you support. But then again I don't think many in government these days much care about the well being of their constituents.

    I imagine since you are a hunter you are familiar with firearms which is probably what surprises me the most when you say you support the restrictions. A civilian AR-15 has the EXACT same action as a ruger 10/22 .22LR . And well I think the countless speed reloading videos available on youtube speak to how fast a weapon can be reloaded.

    I will close with this. Drug regulation , alchohol prohibition as well as others doesn't work . Why you ask? Because human nature cannot be regulated.

    You just lost another voter.

    Have a good day sir

    Sincerely

    "
     
  15. MoreAltitude

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    I totally agree with your point, but in Florida he went up against a Republican in 2012 who promised to cut entitlement programs eg. Social Security / Medicare /etc. It's hard to beat Santa bringing the goodies.

    BTW: Thank you all for posting and motivating me to contact Mr Nelson as well, I will mirror many of your thoughts.
     
  16. chuckusaret

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    He has fed off the Florida taxpayers since 1972 as Fl. Representative, a U.S. representative, Fl. Treasury Secretary, ran for governor and is now a three term senator. Time for him to return to the farm IMO
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The problem (in my opinion) is that he has always been the lesser of two evils.
     
  18. c3shooter

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    Always thought it was Tony Nelson who was the astronaut......


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  19. WebleyFosbery38

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    Dear Mr/ Mrs/ Other- Thank you Blah, blah, blah,blah blah, Blah Blah Blah BLAH! Thank you again. Senator Snort...
     
  20. Mosin

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    I got a response from my senator.

    Dear, XXXXXX,

    Thank you for your reply, but we could not read your letter, because the pages were stuck together, and it smelled like balls.

    Thank you,
    Commie senator.

    I guess I need to work on my letter writing skills...