Meh, fuck it. This is what I sent off.
Dear Mr. President, Ladies, and gentleman,
Sir, it has come to my attention recently that there are many suggestions on the table for infringing our gun rights, and second amendment.
I am currently Serving my country, proudly, in the United States Navy, as a Second class petty officer, in the Master-At-Arms Rate. Our job scope is Law Enforcement, and AT/FP. Which has given me both insight, and Training in active shooter situations. This training, and job experience has shown me that it is more important to plan, train, and put in place, solid hard target security to deal with the threat quickly. As opposed to placing laws, or regulations to hope that will be enough, and have proven to be ineffective.
What stops an active shooter, is a well trained, and armed response. Which has been proven in Every single active shooter situation. Speed, action, and an armed response team are what makes the difference.
So it is with this training, experience, and devotion to duty that I write this letter. Please, do not support, or put in place more restrictions on the Second amendment, that WE have sworn to protect in our oath to support, and defend the constitution of the United States of America. Which will not only infringe further on the Second amendment, But also place a very strong financial burden on the country, our federal law enforcement agencies, and the American citizen.
It is with the UTMOST Respect that I urge you to instead, put in place with that funding, and legislation, more effective hard target security to protect our children in schools across our great nation. A security measure that we all know Will make a difference, and drastically increase our ability to stop these horrific events quickly. I would also like to respectfully suggest, as both of my parents are Mental Health professionals, provisions to be made for Mental Health budgets, and grants to no longer be cut. They are tragically, always the first budgets cut, and are essential to providing in-patient treatment for individuals that would carry out such atrocities.
Thank you very much for your time, and consideration.
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^ Keep in mind, I am in the military, so I can't be as strong with language, and sentence structure.