Background Checks Policy Shouldn’t Be Decided On Just Odessa

Gun prohibitionists are overlooking an important new development in the investigation.

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun-rights extremists are moving swiftly to exploit the tragic shooting in Texas to bolster their demand for so-called universal background checks, which gun owners believe is actually an insidious national gun registration scheme.

The Odessa murderer failed a 2014 background check, but he subsequently acquired a firearm via a private transaction. This is an anomaly, since nearly every other mass shooter in recent memory legally purchased their firearms and passed background checks in the process. Two murdered their parents and took their legally purchased guns.

Still, gun control zealots want a sweeping and invasive new national mandate. Public policy should never be decided on a single incident.

Gun prohibitionists hoping to capitalize on this single exception are overlooking an important new development in the investigation. Reports claim the firearm was illegally manufactured and sold, which would preclude the effectiveness of any background check or various other gun laws. But facts never matter to the gun control crowd.

Anti-Second Amendment extremists are presently hailing the decision by Walmart to stop selling most ammunition as well as handguns and modern sporting rifles, the latter because such rifles were used in recent incidents.

Consider this: In 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, 10,874 people died in alcohol-related crashes. That same year, according to the FBI, 403 people were killed with rifles.

Yet suddenly self-righteous Walmart continues to sell alcohol.

The news media, politicians and gun prohibitionists didn’t utter a peep when a legally armed citizen shot a violent madman in a Walmart parking lot last year in Washington state.

When will we see a major newspaper publish an editorial opposing a gun control scheme that penalizes law-abiding citizens? We would like to see where a First Amendment advocate draws the line on an infringement of the Second Amendment.

If we knew what they think is unreasonable, it could open a long-demanded dialogue between anti-gun and pro-rights advocates.


Second Amendment Foundation The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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    Jeffersonian
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    Is this the same Alan Gottlieb who CO-AUTHORED A NATIONAL GUN REGISTRATION SCHEME with Toomey and Manchin?

    “Universal Background Checks” WILL NOT be done without creating a government database of gunowners and the guns they own.

    THE ONLY REASON TO REGISTER GUNS IS TO CONFISCATE GUNS.

    The only reason to register people is to oppress or eliminate those people.

    Ryben Flynn
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    Ryben Flynn

    AFAIK, NICS is not setup to do private transfer background checks, even through a FFL. States that require it have their own background check system with the State Police or DoJ that the FFL uses.

    BigJim
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    BigJim

    They are not just anti-gun extremists, they are anti-American extremists. These shootings are designed to sway public opinion. They are deliberate, by not enforcing existing law.

    KenW
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    KenW

    Or as in the Parkland, FL situation policies set forth by the Obama Administration.

    Justista
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    Justista

    I have always felt the inner city victims were being used and allowed to die for the same reason.

    Alan1018
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    Alan1018

    If the scumbag would have been arrested in 2014 when he committed perjury on the 4473 there would have been no Odessa shooting. Again, failure to force existing law.

    KenW
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    KenW

    My letter to my Senators and Congressman addressed these “system failures”

    tetejaun
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    tetejaun

    Just before the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban, three people shooting in a gravel pit along Hwy 95 got bored and started shooting at cars on the highway. It was all over the 5 o’clock news, showing cars stopped on the highway covered in bullet holes. They shot a school bus and killed a girl in the back seat. The talking heads were foaming at the mouth about those EVIL GUNS! At 10 PM, there was NOT A WORD on the shootings. It had all been scrubbed. I can only assume the people shooting were PAID to shoot up the place… Read more »

    Will Flatt
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    NOT ONE INCH MORE. NO MORE GUN LAWS. NO MORE COMPLIANCE. NO SURRENDER, NO COMPROMISE!!!

    KenW
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    KenW

    MOLAN LABE