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Columbine Survivor’s Open Letter to Pres. Obama OPPOSING New Gun Control Laws

by Guns Save Lives  |  published on February 21, 2013

Evan Todd was one of the first students shot at the Columbine school shooting (which took place during the last federal assault weapons ban by the way).

You might think that experience would make Mr. Todd anti-gun. In fact, it has done just the opposite, and Mr. Todd is, and has been, an outspoken supporter of the right to bear arms.

Now Mr. Todd has written an open letter to president Obama.

The letter is as follows (via TheBlaze.com).

Mr. President,

As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre, I have a few thoughts on the current gun debate. In regards to your gun control initiatives:

Universal Background Checks

First, a universal background check will have many devastating effects. It will arguably have the opposite impact of what you propose. If adopted, criminals will know that they can not pass a background check legally, so they will resort to other avenues. With the conditions being set by this initiative, it will create a large black market for weapons and will support more criminal activity and funnel additional money into the hands of thugs, criminals, and people who will do harm to American citizens.

Second, universal background checks will create a huge bureaucracy that will cost an enormous amount of tax payers dollars and will straddle us with more debt. We cannot afford it now, let alone create another function of government that will have a huge monthly bill attached to it.

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