3FULLMAGS+1 wrote:bignflnut wrote:
Now THAT has GOT to give the anti's a migraine !
To be sure, the Air Force does appear to have some culpability in this. Their failure to add the shooter to the NICS database allowed him to purchase firearms despite being prohibited by federal law. Lawful gun stores did their part, but the United States Air Force failed to do its share.
As a result, 26 people are dead who likely wouldn’t be if it not for that failure.
That said, yes it’s possible the killer would have found some other way to arm himself. After all, criminals get guns every day despite actually being in the system. However, the Sutherland Springs killer didn’t skulk around in shady corners looking for black market gun dealers or even people who were clueless as to his status as a prohibited individual. He bought through the very system designed to deny him a gun.
That system failed due to a single point, and that’s the Air Force.
For once, a family is filing a lawsuit against someone they believe is responsible for a mass shooting, and they might actually be right. From where I sit, it certainly looks that way, that’s for sure. The USAF screwed the pooch and now people are angry.
They should be.
An autopsy has confirmed that the gunman who killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church last year died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The autopsy, released Thursday by the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, says 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley also was shot in the torso and the left leg.
Bruenor wrote:So it looks like Willeford got in a couple hits, but ultimately the coward shooter did himself in at the end.
\\All his actions did was change which checkbox the coroner used on the death certificate.
The inescapable truth is anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian. There are plenty of other ways to mass kill. As long as those who do evil walk among us, they will find a way. Remember that mass killings that racked up the highest death tolls, 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Happyland Dance Club fire, were all committed without guns.
What reporting failures acting as catalysts for “Fix NICS” and other legislation fail to account for is that ultimately, being a “prohibited person” cannot stop anyone so inclined from obtaining a gun. No so-called “commonsense gun safety laws” or record reporting enhancements can change that reality.
The way the citizen disarmament lobby processes and spins that is to demand “universal background checks,” that is, to end private transfers. Aside from the fact that no less an authority than the National Institute of Justice admits “Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration” (which would still only impact the ‘law-abiding”), experience shows us every time gun-grabbers get “concessions,” they always move on to the next set of infringement demands.
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