California Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) deserves some recognition.
When I sent off emails yesterday urging members of the State Assembly to vote no on AB 144, those who did bother to send a robo-reply sent generic sorry-but-I’m-just-too-busy-to-respond-to-your-email responses. The one exception was Curt Hagman. Assemblyman Hagman’s response, though probably an automated response too, acknowledged that my original email was about AB 144 and restated the Assemblyman’s opposition to the bill. (Both in committee and on the Assembly floor.)
This is not the first time I’ve received this tailored response from Assemblyman Hagman. His office responded the same way when AB 144 was heard by the Assembly Public Safety Committee. It’s nice to see an elected official (in this State, no less!) make such an unapologetic, pro-2nd Amendment statement.
Now keep in mind that I’m a computer guy. I understand that neither Mr. Hagman nor a staffer sat there at the computer and typed that email just for me. It was sent using a filter to search for keywords in the subject and the body of the message. It saw “AB 144” and sent the Assemblyman’s anti-AB 144 response. It’s not rocket science. However, what’s important is that the Assemblyman directed someone to set this up. Our right to keep and bear arms, and our right to defend ourselves, matters enough to him to have the filter set up and to compose the response. And for that, he deserves our thanks.