Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN 7th)
14th-term Democrat from Minnesota.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Rep. Collin Peterson

February 18, 2013

Having lived in Japan for over a decade, a country with very low levels of violent crime, and strict gun control, I'm all for doing what we can to curb violent, gun-related crime here in America. Please be vigilant! But, please be thorough and be well-informed as you do this. Learn about guns, about mental health, about commerce, all that needs to be considered in order for us to have good legislation and controls.

Ultimately, however, it is American culture than needs to be confronted here. We have a culture of death and a culture of violence that needs changing. This is a broad-based problem that goes well beyond guns and background checks. Let us also confront our violent culture at large.

Fergus Falls , MN