Enforcement of existing law would have stopped the Texas shooter from getting his guns, and if semi-automatic rifles were banned, the man who shot the Texas shooter wouldn’t have had the gun he used to shoot him. From Duane Norman at fmshooter.com:
The massacre at Sutherland Springs, Texas occurred around 11:20AM CST, and before the day was out (and the facts surrounding the incident were in), liberals had once again renewed their calls for gun control. Leading the charge was former President Obama, who waited less than eight hours before restarting the failed gun control push which earned him the title “Gun Salesman of the Year“:
May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2017
He was hardly alone; joining in his chorus were New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, NBA basketball coach Steve Kerr, and a slew of Congressional Democrats, none of whom bothered to wait until more facts on the incident were available.
As it turns out, there is one thing that could have prevented this incident, and it’s something the NRA (in particular, CEO Wayne LaPierre) has been repeating for years:
They should enforce existing gun laws against the people who commit crimes, and they don’t do it.”
Even after news leaked that the shooter had received a dishonorable and/or bad conduct discharge from the US Air Force (which would function the same as a felony conviction and preclude him from owning a gun)…
Due To A Dishonorable Discharge From The US Air Force It Was Illegal For Devin Patrick Kelley To Own A Firearm Per Gun Control Act of 1968. pic.twitter.com/j5TBknSfyR
— TnB Opinions (@TnBopinions) November 6, 2017
JUST IN: Texas church shooter was court-martialed in 2012 for assault on his spouse and their child and received a Bad Conduct Discharge
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 6, 2017
…liberals still tried to claim the shooter could legally own a firearm…
You don’t lose your 2A rights with a bad conduct discharge. You do when it’s dishonorable.
— skooniebird🍎🍌 (@skooniebird) November 6, 2017
…and the next day, the Air Force silenced everyone – the shooter committed a domestic assault against his wife and infant stepson (cracking his stepson’s skull), which precluded him from legally owning a gun. So if he wasn’t able to pass a background check, how did he get the weapon he used in the attack?
— Alexandra Samuels (@AlexSamuelsx5) November 6, 2017
And yet again the government demonstrates its utter incompetency. Unfortunately, this time it got a lot of innocent people killed. https://t.co/eKBGp1U8QI
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 6, 2017
You guessed it – the government didn’t properly enforce the existing laws, just as LaPierre has stated time and again.
To continue reading: The Texas Shooting Confirms Exactly What The NRA Has Been Advocating All Along