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    Sen. Mike Braun's Response

    I wrote letters to Sen. Young and my congressman Trey Hollingsworth. The subject was suppressors. After the terrible shooting in VA. where the alleged perp. used a suppressor, I thought I'd voice my opinion on the matter. I only got general gun topic "pat" form letters from everyone but Mike Braun. Although he didn't come out in support of them, he does seem to have a handle on the facts and actually replied to the specific topic that was the subject of my letter. Kudos to Sen. Mike Braun.

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    Would like to see his response on that.
    -spreading the word to end the r-word is retarded
    -activism is retarded because, what if you’re full of ****?

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    Thank you for contacting my office regardinggun suppressors. I appreciate hearing from you.
    On June 24, 2019, Senator Menendez introduced S. 1943, the Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2019 (HEAR Act). Should this bill be enacted, it would allow the increased regulation of firearms silencers and mufflers.
    I know that the federal government’s most fundamental responsibility is to keep citizens safe. As a United States Senator, public safety is therefore a top priority. I know that our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, like most rights, is fundamental but not unlimited. Steps must be taken to ensure that the dangerously mentally ill and those who wish to do others harm are not able to legally purchase and possess firearms and accessories to commit violent acts. I also understand that suppressors can be a useful aid to law abiding gun owners who have hearing problems or those who want to avoid hearing problems down the road. Currently, under the National Firearms Act, purchasing a silencer requires fingerprints, photographs, a fee, and a background check.
    Divisive rhetoric has plagued the issue of gun violence for far too long; we need to get back to a government that works toward finding common ground on important issues, and crafting solutions for problems in our society. I am eager to get to work with my colleagues to take steps to make our country safer. Should legislation regarding suppressors come to the floor, I will keep your thoughts in mind as the discussion continues.
    Thank you for contacting me. It is an honor to serve as your U.S. Senator from Indiana. Please keep in touch with me on issues of concern to you. You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook for real-time updates on my activities in the U.S. Senate. If I ever may be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Sincerely,

    Mike Braun
    U.S. Senator

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    Quote Originally Posted by BE Mike View Post
    Thank you for contacting my office regardinggun suppressors. I appreciate hearing from you.
    On June 24, 2019, Senator Menendez introduced S. 1943, the Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2019 (HEAR Act). Should this bill be enacted, it would allow the increased regulation of firearms silencers and mufflers.
    I know that the federal government’s most fundamental responsibility is to keep citizens safe. As a United States Senator, public safety is therefore a top priority. I know that our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, like most rights, is fundamental but not unlimited. Steps must be taken to ensure that the dangerously mentally ill and those who wish to do others harm are not able to legally purchase and possess firearms and accessories to commit violent acts. I also understand that suppressors can be a useful aid to law abiding gun owners who have hearing problems or those who want to avoid hearing problems down the road. Currently, under the National Firearms Act, purchasing a silencer requires fingerprints, photographs, a fee, and a background check.
    Divisive rhetoric has plagued the issue of gun violence for far too long; we need to get back to a government that works toward finding common ground on important issues, and crafting solutions for problems in our society. I am eager to get to work with my colleagues to take steps to make our country safer. Should legislation regarding suppressors come to the floor, I will keep your thoughts in mind as the discussion continues.
    Thank you for contacting me. It is an honor to serve as your U.S. Senator from Indiana. Please keep in touch with me on issues of concern to you. You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook for real-time updates on my activities in the U.S. Senate. If I ever may be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Sincerely,

    Mike Braun
    U.S. Senator
    Thanks for posting that. While not an ideal position, it seems more personable than the kind of canned responses we were used to getting from mealy mouthed Joe Donnelly. So at least that's an improvement.

    I'm gonna disagree with Braun on what is the most fundamental responsibility of the federal government. According to the US Constitution it is not to keep citizens safe. The line between freedom and safety is the central point of argument in any serious gun debate, yet nowhere is safety listed as a right. I agree that no right is unlimited, but where is the constitutional authority to favor safety of a few over the rights of the many?
    -spreading the word to end the r-word is retarded
    -activism is retarded because, what if you’re full of ****?

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    I too sent Braun an email about suppressors. I too also received the exact same email above in response. Received it today

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    What is it with politicians thinking their job is to keep us safe? I've never read anywhere in the constitution that safety was the no.1 priority for the job...?
    "Fiat justitia ruat caelum" - Trey Gowdy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombs View Post
    What is it with politicians thinking their job is to keep us safe? I've never read anywhere in the constitution that safety was the no.1 priority for the job...?
    Sheep like to think they have a Sheepdog keeping them safe, when actually that is the wolf just figuring out how to take from them, but not alert the herd.

    Trading freedom for safety is a losing proposition, most people just can't rap their head around that.

    Also plays into the idea that humans are wired to avert loss and risk as opposed to strive for gain. These politicians know exactly whay they are doing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_N_Stein
    I am trying to turn every thread I involve myself in into a **** show.

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    I blame Godzilla movies.

    Too many people have grown up with the conditioning that if something bad happens, just run and scream and wait for the brainiac to convince the military to hand themselves over for the common good...
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongo59 View Post
    I blame Godzilla movies.

    Too many people have grown up with the conditioning that if something bad happens, just run and scream and wait for the brainiac to convince the military to hand themselves over for the common good...
    Watch it now; don't be dissin' the big guy!
    Yes I am for gun control!! A firm grip, steady aim, and a gentle squeeze!!

    What comes after your first "infraction"? Double Secret Probation perhaps???

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    I wouldn't expect to get a personal, one off, response and I'm not saying that Mike Braun is perfect, but he at least sent a response that indicated that he was actually interested in the topic from a private citizen. As I also previously stated, he does seem to have some knowledge about the subject. That is much better than the other two elected "representatives" did.

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