“I shouldn’t have been able to walk into any of the dozens of gun shops near Fort Campbell, Kentucky (where I was stationed) and hand over a copy of my orders and $500 and within minutes, walk out with my choice of handgun, shotgun or long rifle.”
Someone speaking some sense. Finally.
By Jay Kirell
By all measure, I’m the type of person who would not be questioned when purchasing a firearm in America.
I’m an honorably discharged military veteran.
Anyone looking at me in my normal casual attire – Old Navy shirts and jeans – would assume I’m just like anyone else interested in firearms. Maybe I want to own a gun to keep my shooting skills sharp. Maybe I want something for home protection. Maybe I just want to own a gun just to own a gun and don’t feel the need to provide a further explanation.
Nothing about my outward appearance would send up a red flag. Likewise, nothing in my background would send a warning to anyone trying to sell me a firearm.
And that’s the problem. Because I shouldn’t, by any reasonable measure, own a firearm.
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