A knowledgeable gun owner received a phone call from Gabby Gifford’s new campaign, “Americans for Responsible Solutions,” and sent a transcript to The Truth About Guns.
A portion of that transcript:
Caller: Are you familiar with Gabby Giffords’ and Mark Kelly’s new organization “American’s for Responsible Solutions”?
Me: Oh, yes. Very much.
Caller: Oh, that’s great. What we’re trying to do is get support for the new federal bill that’s trying to make its way into congress, the new background check law, in order to help us get some law and order into this country. We’re trying to prevent tragedies like what happened in Newtown, and the movie theaters where two men came in and shot people and what happened to Ms. Giffords, who was shot in the head, and stop people from buying all these guns without a background check and get more mental health checks so we can prevent people from going in and havng all these shootings and bombs and…and…
Me: Wait, what do bombs have to do with background checks for guns?
Caller: Well, these checks would help us prevent people from getting these heavy munitions that they can use to blow people up!
Me: The Tsarnaevs went to a fireworks store and used completely legal fireworks to create their bomb.
Caller: Well, you know, you know, the-uh, do you know about what are called these “high-level magazines”?
Me: Uh, I think-
Caller: The ones that can shoot more than 10 or 15 rounds and are used in “heavy ordnance” rifles? The AR-15 and the AK-47 and such?
Me: I know what they are, but I’m pretty sure that’s not what heavy ordnance is, and everyone involved in all those events you mentioned, Aurora, Tucson, had successfully passed a background check.
Caller: We’re talking about mental health checks here, mental health checks. We’re trying to get some responsibility into the system, because nobody is taking responsibility for their actions here.
Me: Wait, so murderers aren’t being held responsible for their actions?
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