Guns Before Butter

Abby Zimet

Taking a bold if utterly incomprehensible stand against crime, fraud and bad (poor) guys, North Carolina state Rep. Dean Arp and his fellow state "legislators" want to mandate criminal background checks for applicants for welfare or food stamps, even though they and their national counterparts  (with an A score from the NRA!) fervently oppose aforementioned background checks for - yes - buying guns. Because which Constitutional right is more vital: potentially fatally waving around firearms you likely don't need, don't know how to use, and may or may not have any reasonable justification for, eventually, probably mistakenly shooting - or food?



Constitution clearly says “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” What part of dot-dot-dot don’t you understand Mr.  spending between $25 and $38 per person on background checks for every

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