Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA 40th)
13th-term Democrat from California.
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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

January 5, 2013


I am writing to address the issue of possible new anti-gun
legislation. We are facing a very serious threat to our
Constitutional rights here. While I'm aware that the recent
events at the Sandy Hook Elementary have been painful
to those that have been touch by this tragedy, blaming
firearms and their owners and seeking to punish them
is not the answer to this problem.

The man who did this despicable act already broke several laws
in doing so, and was denied the ability to purchase a firearm
because of the mandatory background check system.
He was likely psychotic and murdered his mother and stole
her legally owned firearms to commit these crimes.

If it is your intention to truly protect our children, Then produce
legislation that will do that very thing. Banning firearms and denying
their legal purchase by law abiding citizens will not stop such
tragedies from happening. An example is the Columbine
shooting in 1999 that took place at the height of the last 1994 ban.

Please do something meaningful that doesn't seek to suppress our
Constitutional rights. Place armed guards in schools increase
access to more mental health, but do not strip our rights and
property from us by anti-gun laws that have no significant
historical effect on crime in our nation or others.

Thank You.

Downey , CA