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Two peas in a pod
January 16, 2013 - Ben Klein
Two press releases from Mike Kelly and Glenn Thompson following President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence.
Thompson Statement on President's Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-Howard, today released the following statement in response to President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence:
"The President has proposed a broad set of recommendations, which I plan to review carefully. There are no easy solutions when it comes to preventing violence, but we have an obligation to take every effort possible to better protect our communities, especially our children.
"I believe there are areas of policy that can be improved upon, especially indentifying gaps in our mental health system, better detection of mental illness, and enhanced communication and coordination among community organizations, law enforcement agencies, and offices of public safety. I also believe that school safety and the broader issue of child safety should remain a focus at all levels of government and society as we move forward.
"While the nation has enacted many responsible limits on firearms, including long-established restrictions of gun ownership by the mentally ill and convicted felons, I do not believe that additional gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens will serve to prevent future acts of mass violence."
Rep. Kelly Issues Response to President Obama's Press Conference Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) released the following statement on President Obama's press conference today:
"Rep. Kelly is taking the time to thoughtfully consider the proposals offered by President Obama today as well as the concerns of the constituents of the 3rd District, including public safety officials and our region's many sportsmen and women. Rep. Kelly believes that a few of the proposals appear reasonable at face value, including efforts to strengthen our nation's mental health care system. However, Rep. Kelly firmly believes that we must protect our nation's most vulnerable citizens without preventing Americans from responsibly exercising their Second Amendment rights and he will fight against efforts to strip law-abiding citizens of these constitutionally protected and unalienable rights. Additionally, Rep. Kelly believes the President needs to be careful not to circumvent Congress on matters outside of his executive powers."
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