Lawmakers from the Bayou State weigh in on the ricin-laced letters sent to President Barak Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- reportedly because of their stance on gun control.

Bossier City Representative Jeff Thompson, a firm gun rights advocate, says here in the Sportsman's Paradise, our second-amendment rights are so close to all of us. And with ownership comes responsibility.

"Whatever nut job out there has happened to travel through Shreveport and dropped a letter in the mail, it has nothing to do with those of us who are law-abiding citizens," Thompson says. "I hope, along with you and everyone else, that whoever's responsible for the illegal acts are caught and prosecuted. And it's a shame that some of the media are seizing upon this opportunity to villainize lawful gun owners in Louisiana and across the nation."

Get our full interview with Rep. Thompson here:

KEEL News also got reaction from Baton Rouge U.S. Congressman Bill Cassidy. "Of course, I’m a doctor, too, so I wear two hats when I look at this issue," Cassidy says. "We don’t want crime in our community. Period. It’s unfortunate the fella’s doing this. Obviously people are upset with some of the positions Bloomberg and the president are taking. There are better ways to approach those issues than to commit a crime."

Listen to the complete interview with Dr. Cassidy here:

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