“A man who killed two New York City police officers Saturday had a long criminal history in the metro Atlanta area,” wsbtv.com reports. “Brinsley had active warrants out of Cobb County. Police sources told Channel 2 Action News Brinsley had warrants for probation violation related to theft, firearm possession and criminal property damage charges. Fulton County Jail records show Brinsley was booked into the jail nine times between 2004 and 2010. The offenses include . . .
simple battery, disorderly conduct, theft by shoplifting, criminal trespass, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana, simple battery, and terroristic threats.
Surprised? I didn’t think so. As always, the question is not whether or not “gun control” could have prevented a firearms-related killing. The question is why a man like Brinsley was walking the streets.
Not that the antis understand or acknowledge the point. They’re continuing to focus on the fact that the gun used in the heinous crime was purchased – legally – at a pawn shop before somehow making its way into Brinsley’s hands. If only we could have stopped him from getting a gun!
If only we could stop people from focusing their attention on an inanimate object and onto a criminal justice system that puts hardened criminals through a revolving door.