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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