Here's the letter I got from my other Senator, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI):"Thank you for contacting me about the tragic and senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and concerns with me.If there is anything that deeply unites Americans across the country it is our love for our children and grandchildren and our desire to keep them safe. In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary, all of us must come together to determine what steps can be taken to protect our children. That means discussing how we can strengthen our gun laws to help stop attacks like this from happening again, while protecting responsible gun ownership and preserving our hunting heritage. It also means strengthening mental health services, and focusing on the broader culture of violence in the media and our society. These solutions may not be easy, but one thing should be clear – complacency and inaction until the next attack must not be an option. Thank you again for contacting me. Please continue to keep me informed about issues of concern to you and your family.Sincerely,Debbie StabenowUnited States Senator"I do have to give this to her, it's far shorter than Levin's winding diatribe. I still disagree (I know full well what her idea of "responsible" gun control is.. and it's anathema to my beliefs) but she managed to get the point across in 1/4th the space of Levin. If only the rest of government were as efficient.
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