I just read about how Wayne LaPierre was testifying before a Senate committee today about universal background checks for the purchase of guns. One of the things he said was “My problem with background checks is you’re never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks”. Isn’t that the point of cracking down and doing the universal background checks? For instance, if you force everyone at a gun show to get a background check before purchasing a gun, then the criminals will not go to gun shows to buy their guns. Don’t get me wrong, I think criminals will find other ways to get their guns. But it seems ludicrous to me to oppose universal background checks on this basis. The statement by Wayne LaPierre is exactly why we need universal background checks. I hope the NRA get’s a clue and thinks about what they are opposing before spouting off.
Andy as a Zombie
Hi. My name is Andy Carlson. I work in the computer department of a large hospital system in Saint Louis, Missouri. I was born on July 31st, 1959 (mark it on your calendars! HA). I have lived in Saint Louis all my life. I am married to Carol since 1984. She is the love of my life, even though we disagree on when our anniversary is :)
I read a lot, mostly Zombie books lately. I take photographs, shoot guns when I get the chance, and think a lot about the Apocalypse, Zombie or not. I am taking a class in the spring of 2013 to learn how to weld.
I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a photo site if you want to take a look - it's a work in progress, so come back many times to check it out: