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Felon In Maximum Security Prison Thanks The NRA For Making It Easy For Him To Get A Gun

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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Felon In Maximum Security Prison Thanks The NRA For Making It Easy For Him To Get A Gun

Gary W. Bornman, a felon being held in a federal “Supermax” prison in Colorado, penned an op-ed on Thursday thanking the National Rifle Association for killing a bipartisan gun bill to expand background checks earlier this year. Bornman, who is serving a 20-year sentence for bank robbery, wrote to the Hartford Courant explaining how easy it would be for him to get a gun even though he is legally banned from buying one:

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.

Upon release in a few years from my current federal sentence on bank robbery and weapons charges, 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.

Bornman racked up 81 convictions over his life, leading one judge to declare, “It does not appear you can be rehabilitated, nor does it appear you can be deterred.” Even after this grim pronouncement, Bornman is mostly right. Although he could not purchase a gun from a federally licensed gun dealer without undergoing a background check, he can easily avoid a background check by taking advantage of the many loopholes NRA-friendly lawmakers refuse to close — such as by purchasing a gun through a private seller at a gun show or online. As a result, many criminals, domestic violence offenders, and mentally ill people who are technically banned from buying or owning guns are able to get them without detection. Indeed, many infamous gunmen obtained their weapons because of the holes in the federal background check system.

Background checks are overwhelmingly popular with Americans all over the country, including gun owners and NRA members. Senators who voted against the proposal have seen theirapproval ratings plummet as a result.

During his last conviction, Bornman 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.”

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jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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He sounds like an attention seeking asshole.
mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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Yes. An attention seeking asshole with a very valid point. One that should be heeded. 

Quoting jllcali:
He sounds like an attention seeking asshole.
jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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What states can someone purchase a firearm online and have it sent to their home without a background check? I'm in texas, and I can't buy guns online and sent to my house. I have to purchase it online, choose which gun dealer it ships to, and they won't release it to me until they've run a background check. Texas is not exactly big on gun control.
jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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During his last conviction, Bornman 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.”

Something tells me this guy (with 81 convictions) does not give a fuck about laws.


Quoting mehamil1:

Yes. An attention seeking asshole with a very valid point. One that should be heeded. 


Quoting jllcali:
He sounds like an attention seeking asshole.
mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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Which is why we should make it as hard as possible for someone like him to get a gun. Just as we take away the licenses of drunk drivers and black list them for future car purchases (at least we do that in IL). 

Quoting jllcali:
During his last conviction, Bornman 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.”

Something tells me this guy (with 81 convictions) does not give a fuck about laws.

Quoting mehamil1:

Yes. An attention seeking asshole with a very valid point. One that should be heeded. 

Quoting jllcali:
He sounds like an attention seeking asshole.
Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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Yep yep. Glad to know that his rights are more important then my safety, but hey if everyone can get a gun we must be doing something right according to conservative gun nuts.
Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:51 AM
Quoting jllcali:




There is at least one documentary where some guy from California drove to the south and filled his trunk with guns without any hassle.
turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:55 AM
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ah well cant argue with truth.

the answer is to arm everyone who is not a criminal...then they wont go near you.  Its true ya know

SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:58 AM
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Because he couldn't just go on the black market and get whatever he wanted anyway? People who want to commit crimes and need weapons will get them no matter what. This guy is just an asshole.
yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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 LOL!  LIke he would have bought a gun that required a background check to begin with!

 

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