The last few months have been hard on those of us who support the second amendment as right that shall not be infringed. Politicians from around the United States are taking aim at our right on both a national and state level. Thankfully our Michigan officials have been supportive so far on our rights.
The fight is not over however and propaganda machines are ramping up right now to put pressure on these law makers to curb our rights. Be sure to show your support by going to the below link provided by Ruger.
Attached are the responses I have received from my local representatives.
From Governor Snyder
Thank you for recently contacting the Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder. As a member of Governor Snyder’s staff, please accept this response on his behalf.
While Governor Snyder will carefully consider any legislation that reaches his desk, he has not called for any specific gun legislation as we remain focused on improving the state’s economy. The governor understands this is a dialogue that is happening in earnest at the federal level, but has been clear that improving mental health treatment needs to be part of the discussion when it comes to solving larger problems related to gun violence.
In order to do this, we must take a holistic approach and examine the multiple causes and root of the problem. Therefore, Gov. Snyder has ordered a multi-departmental assessment of the state’s services and needs regarding at-risk children, mental health, and school security. This will hopefully lead to more answers and better safeguards while ensuring we’re protecting the rights of law-abiding firearm owners. Here is a summary of what Governor Snyder has called for:
· Directing the Michigan Department of Community Health to partner with the departments of Human Services and Education, as well as the State Court Administrative Office and law enforcement, to evaluate systems of care for at-risk children. The evaluation will identify gaps between the various systems and create a comprehensive plan to bolster early intervention efforts to address behavioral, emotional and mental health issues.
· Tasking the Department of Community Health to work with law enforcement and the courts to facilitate regional training to better identify tools that can be used for identifying high-risk youth. DCH also will collaborate with partners to increase mental health awareness efforts, which will include promoting resources available to people in need of assistance.
· Directing the departments of Community Health and Human Services to explore ways to incorporate community mental health workers into the Pathways to Potential model that is under way in schools.
· Directing the Michigan Department of Education to review best practices and policies of safe school plans across Michigan, and help develop a means of greater access to strategies for students to find ways of resolving conflicts peacefully.
· Asking local school districts to offer practical ways to help prevent the introduction of weapons on school property, in order maintain the sanctity of a safe educational environment for students and educators.
Should gun legislation come before Governor Snyder for consideration, please be assured that your comments will be kept close at hand. If you have further questions or comments regarding this or any other state-related matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I’ve included my contact information below.
Constituent Services Division
Executive Office of the Governor, Rick Snyder
O: 517-335- 7858
From Carl Levin (This is the least favorable mail I have received yet)
Senator Debbie Stabenow
|Dear XXX,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.
United States Senator
Thanks to the Honorable James Marleau you can count on my donations and vote in your next election.
Thank you for your email regarding gun restrictions. Senator Marleau always appreciates hearing from you regarding your views on a bill. Senator Marleau always supports your Second Amendment rights and his voting record backs that statement.
Thank you for your correspondence and please let me know if there is any other ways I can be of assistance.
Senator Jim Marleau