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After announcing his candidacy, Mark Kelly raised over $1 million - IN ONE DAY. As a result, I don't think that he will have any trouble defeating Martha McSally for John McCain's senate seat, especially due to the fact that McSally is still tied to Trump. As you are aware, Mark Kelly and his wife Gabby Giffords founded Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2013 - and both of them are gun owners.
Once he gets elected, one possible outcome will be that congress will FINALLY pass a universal background check for ALL gun purchases, in part because the Mueller investigation is going to reel in the NRA because of its connections with, and money from, the Russians.
Sadly, though, even that will not be enough.
Gary Martin, the shooter at the Henry Pratt company in Aurora, Illinois was not even supposed to have a gun.
On March 11, 2014, he was issued a firearms identification card after going through an instant background check. He was then able to purchase a Smith $ Wesson from a local dealer.
Five days later, he applied for a concealed carry license, but the fingerprinting process turned up a 1995 felony conviction in Mississippi, at which point the firearm identification card permitting him to own the gun was revoked.
At the time of his death, Martin had six arrests on his record, including a domestic violence arrest in 2008, BEFORE he bought his gun. He also was arrested in 2017 for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
The meeting he was in the day of the shooting was his termination meeting. One of the people killed was the plant manager, who was in the process of firing him, and a college intern, who was there on his FIRST day on the job.
The Aurora police chief said that investigators are trying to determine why Martin still had his gun.
Dave's Killer Bread is proof that many criminals deserve a second chance - but that should not necessarily include the right to own a gun.
The company was founded in 2005 by Dave Dahl. Prior to that time, he served 15 years in prison for a variety of offenses, including drug distribution, burglary, armed robbery and assault. By 2013, the company employed 300 people, 1/3 of whom were ex-cons. 2 years later , the company was sold to Flowers Foods for $275 million.
Florida also recently came to the realization that criminals need a second chance. As a result, voting rights were restored to more than 1,000,000 ex-cons.
Speaking of Flowers Foods, you may be interested to know that 5 years ago, the company was rated as the most Republican-leaning company in the country, since 99% of its contributions went to the Republican Party, 11% higher than the amount contributed to the party by the Koch brothers. One of the brands they own is Wonder Bread: