Gary W. Bornman, a convict at the federal "supermax" prison in Florence, Colorado, has written a thank you note to the NRA. Mr. Bornman relayed his sentiments in an open letter to the NRA, via the Hartford Courant.
As a lifelong career criminal, although I no longer enjoy the right to keep and bear arms, I'd like to take a moment to express my appreciation to the National Rifle Association for nonetheless protecting my ability to easily obtain them through its opposition to universal background checks.
Upon release in a few years from my current federal sentence on bank robbery and weapons charges, I fully anticipate being able to stop at a gun show on my way home to Connecticut -- where new laws have made it nearly impossible for a felon to readily purchase guns or ammunition -- in order to buy some with which to resume my criminal activities.
And so, a heartfelt thank you to the NRA and all those members of Congress voting with them. I, along with tens of thousands of other criminals, couldn't do what we do without you.
Gary W. Bornman
Mr. Bornman is serving time for robbing a bank. He seems to have a bit of a hobby of writing provocative but thought-provoking letters to newspaper editorial boards.