Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL 6th)
6th-term Republican from Illinois.
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Rep. Peter Roskam
Sen. Richard Durbin

February 20, 2013

 I do not believe my rights should be infringed upon in any way due to the acts of criminals when there is alternative ways to prevent these occurrences from happening.
I oppose any laws that would limit the capacity of gun magazines as well as semi automatic rifle bands of any kind. In order to protect our children (which I have three presently in school) I believe the loopholes in our legal system need to be enforced more strictly as well as mandatory armed guards(more than one) to be stationed in our schools.
There should be strict mandatory minimum jail sentences like for example;anyone convicted of a gun crime should get 25 to 30 year minimum sentences.No parole,no plea deals,etc. I was born and raised in Chicago Illinois and I am now currently in a suburb just outside of the city and know first hand about the violence that has been occurring by criminals. Most recently was the shooting of the young girl by a gang member out on parole! They are not as stupid as some would think. They have the juvenile members carry the guns and drugs as well as do most of the shootings because they know they will get lighter sentences. This loophole should be closed! Try them as adults if they commit a crime with a gun. I do not care if this is unfair. IT IS UNFAIR that I am being held responsible for their criminal behavior! Schools should not only have armed guards but they should have some kind of safety glass on all entrances and or windows so that no one can get in the way the person did in Newton Ct. For example,"Buzz" a person in through one set of safety doors and then after verifying who they are and their reason for being at the school they can then be "buzzed? through a second set of safety doors. The high School that my children attend have only one armed officer on duty but they do have a type of safety glass that has like octagon squares of chicken wire so that it will prevent/or slow down someone from smashing into the school. We protect our money at banks better than our own children. It is truly shameful!
I do not believe my rights should be infringed upon in any way due to the acts of criminals when there is alternative ways to prevent these occurrences from happening.
I normally vote independent but I mistakenly voted democratic twice now despite the warnings and some ridicule by many family members and friends. If these useless laws that are being proposed pass I will definitively not make this mistake again! I will vote republican and strongly urge people to do the same with every multi-media tool available.

Darien , IL