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Friday, February 01, 2013

Woman used as example by anti-gun regulation advocates supports background checks

Greg Sargent:

Sarah Dawn McKinley, a young mother from Oklahoma, was thrust into the national spotlight this week when conservatives at the Senate gun hearing cited her run-in with intruders to make the case against Obama’s new gun proposals. On December 31, 2011, Ms. McKinley, at home with her three-month-old baby, fought off two men, killing one who was bearing a knife with her shotgun.

At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, conservative activists — such as Gayle Trotter — and GOP Senators cited Ms. McKinley’s case to make the case against new gun laws. Ms. McKinley’s story riveted the hearing.

I just got off the phone with Ms. McKinley, and what she told me will give a boost to people on both sides of the argument. She told me she does not favor an assault weapons ban, even though she didn’t use an assault weapon in warding off her intruders.

But Ms. McKinley said she supports the idea of expanding the background check system, telling me: “Anybody should be willing to get a background check that wants to take a gun.”

“I completely agree with background checks,” she said. “If I want a gun I have no problem getting one. I don’t see why anybody would have a problem getting a background check if they have nothing to hide.”

Well now that’s embarrassing. Gayle Trotter and the rest of the “no gun regulations of any kind ever!” crowd make a hero of McKinley, only to find out that she’s supportive of some common sense gun regulation. You really think they would’ve checked with her on what she thought, before some commie journalist like Sargent did.

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