Posts Tagged ‘State Reprsentative’

Dear Mr. Godar,

Thank you for emailing about your concern about access to guns.

I believe, as do most people in our district, that we should limit access to certain guns, including assault rifles, semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, including 30 round clips. The solution to more shootings and violence is not more guns. Being more careful with gun distribution will not limit the ability of an eligible person to own a gun.


Representative Jill Schupp

88th Legislative District

Sarah Nussbaum, Legislative Assistant

State Capitol, Room 101-B

Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

(573) 751-9762 phone

(314) 616-5009 phone

(573) 751-0488 fax


Just thought you might like to see what some of the responses were to my letters I wrote voicing support on the 2nd Amendment


Dear Greg,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the rights of gun owners.

As you may know, I am a strong defender of our Second Amendment rights. The right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms is an individual right guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution and broadly interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our Founders clearly understood that one of the most basic rights of Americans is the ability to defend themselves and their families.

In light of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been calls for immediate action to address gun control. I do believe it is important that we have a serious national discussion about preventing these senseless acts of violence and protecting our children in their schools. Equally important, however, is an effort that more broadly addresses ways to spend federal dollars more wisely when it comes to treating and identifying those who are mentally ill as well as intervening before they tragically impact their own lives and the lives of others.

There are no easy answers here. I continue to believe that a weapons ban does not fix the issue. Whatever we do, it must be consistent with the Constitution.

I appreciate your thoughts and will continue to support legislation that safeguards our Second Amendment rights, encourages safe and responsible gun ownership, and keeps our homes and families safe.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook ( and Twitter ( about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website ( to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator

Just thought you guys should know what these representatives are up to.