There is some good news in this email, but she did leave herself quite a bit of room and used some coined phrases the anti-gunners like to throw around.Dear Friend,
Thank you for contacting me about the ongoing debate on how to reduce gun violence in our nation. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important issue, and encourage you to stay in contact with me as this debate progresses.
In recent months, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have discussed steps we can take to reduce gun violence. I believe we must take a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence that examines all relevant issues, such access to firearms, mental healthcare, and the prevalence of violence in video games and media. Additionally, we must do a better job of enforcing the laws that are already on the books. I do support tougher penalties for those who violate gun trafficking laws, efforts to increase safety at schools, and improvements to our mental health care system to make sure people get the help they need before a violent tragedy occurs. I do not support changing the current law banning a national registry of firearms, and will continue supporting the rights of responsible gun owners.
I am a firm believer in our citizens' Second Amendment rights to protect themselves and their families, and my voting record in Washington reflects that. With this in mind, I feel that commonsense reforms are possible to ensure those who are already prohibited from owning firearms - such as criminals or the mentally ill - do not have illegal access to them. I pledge to be sensitive to your thoughts and concerns as gun violence legislation come before the Senate.
Again, thank you for contacting my office. It is truly an honor to represent North Carolina in the United States Senate, and I hope you will not hesitate to contact me in the future should you have any further questions or concerns. If you would like to stay informed on my work in the Senate, you can sign up for my e-newsletter, follow me on Twitter at @SenatorHagan, or visit my Facebook page.