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United States Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515-0504

June 20, 2001

John Johannessen, President
Stop Our Shootings, Inc.
P.O. Box 16206
Irvine, CA 92604

Dear Mr. Johanessen:

Thank you for informing me about Stop Our Shootings and for sharing your daughter Shanelle's inspiring story. As a long-time supporter of gun safety measures, I applaud your efforts to help protect our nation's children from accidental shootings.

Since I arrived in the Senate in 1992, I have worked hard to limit the illegitimate use of firearms in this country and to keep them out of the hands of children. In 1994, I was able to help pass the Gun Free Schools Act, which established a "zero-tolerance" policy to keep America's schools gun-free by requiring public schools to expel students who carry a gun to school.

Through the passage of responsible gun laws and the dedication of organizations like Stop Our Shootings, I believe that we can curb the number of tragic accidental shootings. Please be assured that I will continue to work to promote firearm safety and protect children from guns.

Again, thank you for bringing your organization to my attention. I wish you continued success and look forward to receiving updates on your progress.

With warmest personal regards.

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator

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