Air Force Error Allowed Texas Killer to Buy Guns

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After every mass shooting, the Left reflexively demands more laws to further erode our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Such demands are always made under the pretense of saving lives. Of course, the Left never cites any facts or evidence to demonstrate that stricter gun control laws would result in fewer gun-related deaths. They never do, because they cannot. The evidence proves the exact opposite. The more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens, the fewer gun deaths, and the less crime overall.



Another major hole in their emotion-driven argument, is that none of the new laws they propose would have done anything to prevent the shooting in the first place. Furthermore, it is often the case that the shootings would have been prevented if laws already on the books had been enforced. Such is the case with the latest mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

It has been learned that the killer had been found guilty at a court martial hearing when he was in the Air Force. His conviction prohibited him from being able to legally purchase or possess firearms. However, the Air Force never reported his conviction to the database used for federal background checks as they were required to do by law. This bureaucratic negligence allowed Devin Kelley to illegal purchase the weapon he used to commit mass murder. Had our current laws been enforced, he would not have been able to do so.

To the Left, this is all irrelevant. They simply do not care. Their quest for ever-more gun control has nothing to do with actually saving lives. It has everything and only to do with eviscerating the 2nd Amendment and denying law-abiding American citizens the right to defend themselves, their families, and their liberty.

Source: The Texas Tribune






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