Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS 3rd)
4th-term Republican from Kansas.
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Rep. Kevin Yoder
Sen. Jerry Moran

February 15, 2013

The average lead time for any Police related, Priority 1 call in our community is 6 minutes, 27 seconds. This is pulled directly from our own city website. The Police, as much as they'd like to be, are NOT the first responders to a crime. The Citizens are.

To that end, any attempted ban or infringement upon the use or ownership of any semi-automatic, self-defense (not "assault") weapon, or it's components, is a direct violation of the 2nd Amendment. I'm assuming you've done your due diligence and READ the 2nd Amendment?

By their very nature and definition, a CRIMINAL will NOT COMPLY with ANY new or existing laws designed to restrict the LAWFUL use or ownership of semi-automatic weapons or their associated components. Therefore, by imposing these restrictions, the only detrimental effect will be on LAW ABIDING CITIZENS and NOT CRIMINALS.

Stop this ridiculous, non-productive, anti-Constitutional attack on the 2nd Amendment and those who support it AT ONCE. The CRIMINALS are LOVING this. Because the only thing that stops a bad guy with a a GOOD GUY with a gun. And if you restrict the good guys (not just the Police), then you will see crime rates (especially violent crimes) skyrocket like never before. Gun bans ONLY HELP CRIMINALS. STOP THIS NOW!!!!! Thank you.

overland Park , KS