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LETTER: Voter to Toomey: Don't let me regret my vote

Pat Toomey is a Republican incumbent in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. His hold on his seat is seen as tenuous.

An open letter to Sen. Pat Toomey:

I cast my vote for you in this primary election, mostly to keep a democrat out of your seat in the senate.

I now ask you to not disappoint me by siding with any firearms regulations.

The second amendment to the Bill of Rights in our Constitution is a guarantee given to us by our Creator, not politicians, to keep and bear arms. This by the Constitution can only be limited or altered through a constitutional convention. Not by any bill or law by congress, that is what the words “… shall not be infringed” means.

In the past you have co-sponsored/authored bills that would make it harder for law-abiding American citizens to obtain firearms and would infringe on the H.I.P.P.A. laws, that was thankfully defeated. I feel any limitation would be that slippery slope, setting precedent to take more of our rights and more power to those who are already consumed by power. I personally believe a strong deterrent against gun violence would be to impose a much stronger punishment for those convicted of a violent crime involving the use of a firearm. I believe in doubling sentences and “work for room and board” while serving the sentence.

In today’s society it seems as though we work hard to protect the rights of those who break the law by early release (Mr. Obama) plea deals and lightening sentences and make their lives easier. That is wrong.

Please, do not make me regret my vote for you.