“Authorities say two convicted felons got together for a gun deal in Lancaster (SC) and one of them was accidentally killed as they looked at the weapon.” See? If only Congress had listened to the millions of moms out there demanding common sense gun safety laws like universal background checks – especially on private party gun sales – one of these two criminals would still be alive. According to postandcourier.com, “Lancaster County deputies said 35-year-old Robert Hood was shot in the abdomen Tuesday night when the gun he was trying to get went off as he looked at it.” You and I know that gun didn’t just “go off” . . .
So if they’d been conducting their illegal transaction in a local gun store as Senators Manchin and Toomey intended, a responsible LGS counter employee would have been there to ensure that proper gun safety and handling procedures were followed at all times. Instead, the delightfully named Mr. Hood is now at room temperature. All because you gun-loving wack-os care more about protecting your civil rights than you do the lives of convicted felons engaged in ongoing criminal activity. Happy now?