Ms. Magazine Mocks Gun Owners with 'My Month with A Gun' Blog
Ms. Magazine is following Heidi Yewman as she carries a gun for a month to prove how lenient gun laws are.
Titled, "My Month With A Gun," Yewman writes:
To that end, Yewman bought a Glock 9mm after shopping around, and made sure to emphasis that actually buying the gun from a dealer only took 7 minutes. She also obtained a license to carry a gun in her state and made sure to stress that it involved fingerprints and a background check, and only cost $56.50.
Following the Newtown massacre in December, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, told the country: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." I wondered what it would be like to be that good guy with a gun? What would it be like to get that gun, live with that gun, be out and about with that gun.
She then carried her gun into Starbucks--the very chain of stores she became infamous for protesting in 2010, when she protested their gun friendly policies. Now she writes as the one carrying a gun in their store, and all other places she can legally carry a gun.
And what does she blog? She blogs that it makes her "fearful" to be packing a gun on her hip in a place where there are children.
Although Yewman's goal is nefarious, what she's actually done is show that law-abiding citizens go through a number of steps in order to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This includes the check they go through when buying a gun from a dealer and the background check she went through to get her concealed carry license.
The FBI does the background checks.
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