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04/13/2013 11:40 am ET | Updated Jun 13, 2013

No Bullshit, Please

This will be simple. It comes from the kid part of me who cries easily and gets terribly frustrated when the answers to simple questions are avoided or skirted or otherwise buried in a ton of bullshit that is passed off as deeper thinking. Or when my question is met with another question that has nothing to do with the simple question I have asked. So here's how I pose my question.

A man walks into a gun store and wants to buy whatever the gun may be that when you point it and pull the trigger, it can kill another human being. A new law that is being proposed says the buyer has to wait three days if he wants to buy a gun that when you point it at a human being and pull the trigger you can kill him. Or her. Or that child there.

According to the proposed bill, the delay in the purchase is so that the seller can check to see if it is a person who is a criminal, or someone who is off his or her rocker, that wants to buy a gun that when you point it at another human being you can kill him. Or miss him and kill her. Or the baby.

So here's my question.

Why would your elected official who we all know could do lots more to safeguard you and me and our families from gun-carrying criminals and crazies without doing any real harm to gun owners -- everyone has their own version of what I am referring to -- why wouldn't that elected official take the first step, a step that would not infringe in any way on any decent, law abiding, family man or woman gun owner -- and vote to pass a bill that would call for background checks on anyone buying a gun that when you point it at another human being and pull the trigger can end a human life?

No bullshit now, why?