Dear Mr. [Constituent],
Thank you for contacting me regarding recent legislative efforts that would create reciprocity for concealed carry permits.
I realize that there are very strong opinions on both sides of the debate around Second Amendment rights. I support public policies that ensure the responsible and appropriate use of guns, as well as efforts to reduce gun-related crimes through increased enforcement and background checks. I supported full funding of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the only national database that flags individuals who are precluded under current law from purchasing or possessing firearms. I do not, however, support laws or regulations that infringe on the Second Amendment Constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
In the aftermath of the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona and in light of the Virginia Tech shootings, we must remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure firearms do not get into the wrong hands. In the United States Senate, legislation on gun control generally falls under the jurisdiction of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which I am not a member. However, I will keep your views in mind should any legislation on this matter come before the full Senate in the future.
Again, thank you for contacting me. For further information or to sign up for my newsletter please visit my website at http://warner.senate.gov.
MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator
He pontificates on his support for "law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms" but at the same time believes those same law-abiding citizens turn into non-trustworthy citizens as soon as they board an Amtrak train. And throwing the VA Tech shooting out there is a typical gun grabber misdirection.
Sorry Senator, you can't be "half pro-2A" any more than you can be "half pregnant."