One of them bothered to, at least. Dan Coats mailed me a remarkably bland third of a page that, as Tam commented, "Could have been worse." He expresses the conventional politician's sorrow about the Newtown victims -- which my letter did not mention -- before asserting that he "...support[s] Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens," which would represent an improvement on his past history. His most recent public statement on the subject is more encouraging but I think he still bears watching; this is a man with a history of "moderation in the defense of liberty."
"Could have been worse." That's a darned poor epitaph for a political career, yet it's the best most politicians manage. This should tell us something about the choices we're offered.
Meanwhile (and despite encouraging past history), Indiana's Senator Joe Donnelly says...? Joe? ...crickets....
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