San Francisco Shooting Suspect A Felon, Barred From Gun Possession

By AWR Hawkins

Kathryn Steinle
Kathryn Steinle
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1 2015, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times.

We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time.

He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.

The fact that the allegedly had one anyway proves again that gun control does not affect the behavior of criminals, but it does place law-abiding citizens in a scenario where it is harder for them to get the guns they need for self-defense.

According to NBC Bay Area, “Sanchez has seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges.” The felony “convictions took place in states including Texas, Oregon and Arizona.”

But those convictions–and the resulting ban on Sanchez purchasing or possessing a firearm–appear to have done nothing to keep him obtaining one and, worse still, using it. Moreover, California’s expanded background check requirement, their state gun registry, and their 10-round magazine limit were powerless to protect Steinle.

The impotency of gun control has been on display around the world for decades, but has been brought into extremely sharp focus in America with alleged attacks by individuals completely barred from gun possession over the past few months.

For example, two of the suspects in the May 9 2015 slaying of Hattiesburg, Mississippi Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate are felons–completely barred from gun possession. Likewise, Andrew Romero, the suspect in the Memorial Day shooting death of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Officer Gregg “Nigel” Benner, is a felon who was consequently barred from gun possession at the time that he allegedly used a gun to kill Officer Benner.

Gun control is not working.

It is time for criminal control. We must take dangerous people off our streets before they get the opportunity to act out their desires to hurt citizens and/or figures of civic and public authority. To pretend that such criminals can be controlled by merely warning them that they are not to possess a gun is like pretending that the Adam Lanzas and Nidal Hasans of this world will obey “no guns allowed” signs if they posted with large letters.

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Mutantone
Mutantone
6 years ago

“The gun used in the killing of a San Francisco woman in a case that gave new political prominence to the issue of illegal immigration was stolen from a vehicle belonging to a federal Bureau of Land Management agent,”
that is going to put a big twist in the gun control advocates

joe
joe
6 years ago

It was not sanchez, it was the gun. if there were NO guns, this would never have happened. Criminals would not commit these crimes if the guns were not available. No Guns, No crime……..get it yet?

Stu
Stu
6 years ago
Reply to  joe

Are you serious or are you being facetious?

Janek
Janek
6 years ago
Reply to  joe

Let’s apply your flawed logic to eating utensils. Accordingly knives, forks and spoons are responsible for the widespread health problems caused by obesity. At least you’re honest about the goal of ‘gun control’: An outright total ban!

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
6 years ago
Reply to  joe

Either Joe is being sarcastic, or he’s proof that you can’t fix stupid.

Eric
Eric
6 years ago
Reply to  joe

The weapon was stolen from a Federal officers vehicle. So any statement for firearm control is null. Your lack of researching the crime is the basis of the idiots that jump on the bandwagon , going off a cliff on fire, in the dark .Just like the antis saying this is why firearm bans are necesssary, well disarm the FEDS then.

Mutantone
Mutantone
6 years ago
Reply to  joe

and the Bow and arrow never killed any one or a knife either?

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

This horrible incident should also put the public focus on so called ‘sanctuary cities’, like San Francisco, who fail to turn these illegal miscreants over to federal immigration authorities.