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Wanda Jo Stapleton July 17th, 2013

In a letter in the July 3 Oklahoma Gazette (”Liberal angst”) Pete Lepo attacked me because I was critical of U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe for voting no on expanding background checks for gun buyers.
Further, Lepo declared that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in effect for gun buyers, so I’m just boohooing about nothing.

Wrong! If Lepo will Google a KWTV Channel 9 investigative story from May 20, he should come up with video plus this statement:

“A 9 Investigates hidden-camera investigation shows how easily someone with a criminal record or mental illness could buy guns at a gun show — no questions asked. In all, the 9 Investigates team bought more than $4,500-worth of guns — three semi-automatic rifles, one semi-automatic pistol and one revolver. Four of the guns came from gun shows in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The fifth came from the back of a truck at a metro-area flea market.”

If Lepo would properly investigate, he would learn about the gun show loophole; and if he would respect the opinion of those who disagree with him, he would not be writing ridiculous letters.
Wanda Jo Stapleton, Oklahoma City

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