Lautenberg responds

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by satellite66, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    I have written many letters to my senator Frank Lautenberg many times about gun issues and I always get the same canned response. What a liberal puke. :mad: The responses are never timely either.

    January 31, 2006

    Dear Thomas:

    Thank you for contacting me about the “Second Amendment Protection
    Act of 2005” (S. 1488). I appreciate hearing from you.

    Small arms and light weapons are easily concealed, easily
    smuggled, and difficult to monitor. Illicit trafficking in small arms and
    light weapons threatens not only developing nations experiencing civil
    unrest, but American troops engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well. I
    take this threat very seriously. Daily, U.S. troops serving in these
    countries are targeted by light weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades
    (RPGs). RPGs, though incredibly deadly, are easily obtained by

    U.S. policy has consistently supported curbing black-market access
    to small arms for terrorists and criminal organizations, and raising
    other nations’ arms export standards to meet those of the United States.
    Accordingly, the U.S. participated in the 2001 United Nations
    Conference on the “Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its
    Aspects,” which encouraged nations to ensure manufacturers use markings on
    their products to enable easier monitoring of illicit transfers. The
    program of action agreed to at this conference is not binding on any
    participating state.

    Recently I, along with other Senators, sent a letter to Secretary
    of State Condoleezza Rice asking that she advocate adding strong arms
    export criteria to the United Nations Program of Action on the illicit
    trade of small arms and light weapons, which will be discussed at the
    U.N. in January and July 2006. Despite some progress in combating the
    illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons, I believe more
    must be done to prevent such transfers that supply terrorist
    organizations, fuel deadly conflicts and human rights violations, and inhibit
    economic development. While the inclusion of strong, specific arms exports
    criteria in a revised United Nations Program of Action is not a panacea,
    these criteria would be an important tool to pressure governments to
    refrain from exporting arms to deadly conflict zones and U.S.-designated
    foreign terrorist organizations.

    The “Second Amendment Protection Act,” introduced by Senator David
    Vitter (R-LA) in reaction to the U.N. Conference, prohibits payment of
    U.S. dues to the U.N. for one fiscal year, unless the President
    certifies that the U.N. has not acted to restrict, infringe upon, or tax the
    right of Americans to own firearms. In light of the threat caused by
    illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons, as well as my deep
    concern for the safety of U.S. troops fighting terrorists abroad, I
    cannot support measures such as this, which unnecessarily frustrate
    international efforts to control and reduce these threats.

    While I regret that we disagree on this issue, I am grateful for
    your views. Thank you again for your letter.
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
    Been wondering all along why this PUKE was not mentioned in the thread about the "Worst of the Worst"!!!!! He certainly should have been a candidate right up there with the Fat Drunk and Chillary.

    He even stole his recent election with the help of the DPRNJ's Supreme and SNEAKY "Men in Black"!!!!!!!!!! As usual, twist the law or totally ignore the law when it's to your own benefit........

  3. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Central Texas Gulf Coast
  4. KyBlaster

    KyBlaster New Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    In other words hes saying F.U. Thomas and your 2nd amendment rights. :mad:

    And just what does the UN have to do with the rights of law abiding citizens of the U.S. and they're legal right to bear arms? :mad: :mad:

    Instead of calling him a puke, I would call him a piece of (something that comes out of the other end)!!
  5. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    That sums it up. He is screwing all our rights because he is a US senator so he will vote against gun owners every chance he gets. :mad:
  6. shooter4

    shooter4 New Member

    May 13, 2004
    Welcome to PRNJ.
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