After Columbine I carried the bill to do background checks at gun shows. The guns used in that tragedy came from the Tanner Gun Show. I was at an event and a woman approached me. She said, “Are you sponsoring the gun show background check bill?”
I said, “Yes.”
She said, “Is it going to pass?”
I had counted the votes. I said, “No.”
She said, “Why not? Everyone thinks that bill should pass. After what happened at Columbine, this is horrible. Why isn’t it going to pass?” She was angry, and because I was the only one there, she was angry at me.
I said, “Do you know who your State Representative is?”
She said, “No.”
“That is why the bill is not going to pass.”
We need more wise leaders like Ken in public office.