Here's a little something for gun zealots to chew on from a felon who is currently residing in a federal supermax prison in Colorado for bank robbery and weapons charges.
Oh, but he's a very polite bank robber. He sat down and wrote a lovely letter to the Hartford Courant expressing his heartfelt thanks to the NRA for killing the background checks expansion bill. He gushes about how it would now be easy as pie to pick up a weapon at a gun show. He's not legally allowed to do that, of course, but that won't stop him once he's out of prison.
See, he doesn't have to worry himself with pesky little things like background checks since there are so many loopholes left open to him and his fellow criminals to walk through.
What would we all do without the NRA and their BFFs who offer so many people just like Mr. Inmate the freedom and opportunity to so easily obtain killing machines?
Aren't they the best? USA! USA!
During his last conviction, Bornman [the inmate] wrote another editorial denigrating the prison system’s refusal to give him mental health care, despite his multiple pleas for therapy. Bornman warned, “In all probability I’ll commit murder, perhaps even mass murder.”
Here is his Very Special Thank You Note...
As a lifelong career criminal, although I no longer enjoy the right to keep and bear arms, I'd like to take a moment to express my appreciation to the National Rifle Association for nonetheless protecting my ability to easily obtain them through its opposition to universal background checks. [...]
I fully anticipate being able to stop at a gun show on my way home to Connecticut -- where new laws have made it nearly impossible for a felon to readily purchase guns or ammunition -- in order to buy some with which to resume my criminal activities.
And so, a heartfelt thank you to the NRA and all those members of Congress voting with them. I, along with tens of thousands of other criminals, couldn't do what we do without you.
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