In my experience, gun shop owners take gun control very seriously.
And it occurred to me they were an underutilized resource in the ongoing gun debate and one of the best defenses in keeping firearms out of the hands of people like the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen.
I talked about this last week in one of my commentaries, I asked why there wasn't a database allowing gun shop owners to share information about sketchy customers so one shop doesn’t sell a weapon to somebody who was already turned away by a shop down the street.
Seth Banks is a computer programmer from California. He heard my commentary and got to work.
Six days later GunShopWatchlist.com was complete, so I called him up to talk about it.