Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT)
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To:
Rep. Peter Welch
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Bernard Sanders

February 25, 2013

AS A VERMONT RESIDENT, U.S. MILITARY VETERAN AND LAWFUL GUN OWNER I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY FURTHER RESTRICTIONS OF MY LEGAL RIGHT TO OWN OR CARRY FIREARMS.

Gun bans simply do not work. If they were effective, then cities with like Chicago and Washington, D.C. would have the lowest crime rates in the country. Only law-abiding citizens follow the law, criminals do not.

Banning certain types of cosmetic features on modern sporting rifles or standard capacity magazines does not work. The 1994 Assault weapons ban had zero effect on crime rates.

The “Gun-Free Zone Act” serves only to attract killers to an environment where there is a high likelihood of civilian disarmament. Enact legislation to repeal it.

Firearms registration has zero effect on stopping crime because criminals will never register their weapons. Registration only serves to allow for future confiscation.

Please address the real problems, which are the total lack of realistic preventative safety measures in our schools & public areas, and the failure of the mental health system.

Please preserve my right to protect myself and my family as guaranteed by God and affirmed under the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Do not make the millions of responsible law abiding gun owner’s pay for the acts of a callous few.

Thank you,


South Burlington , VT