“Federal authorities say that the two assault rifles and two handguns used in the San Bernardino massacre were all purchased legally in the United States — two of them by someone who’s now under investigation.” That’s the word from the ATF. As Nick wrote earlier today, to two black rifles were California-legal, but had been altered in violation of the state’s Brady Campaign A-rated common sense gun laws. Who could have possibly predicted that Joey and Janey Jihadi would have disregarded the Golden State’s labyrinthine gun control regime in their preparations to commit mass murder? The news here is . . .
the third individual. A straw purchaser! Again, in blatant disregard for both federal and state laws!
Meredith Davis of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives says investigators are now working to make a connection to the last legal purchaser.
She says all four guns were bought four years ago but she’s not saying whether they were purchased out of state or how and when they got into the hands of the two shooters.
Davis says California requires paperwork when guns change hands privately but many other states don’t.
So let’s see if we have this straight. California’s rigid regime of gun control laws — universal background check, 10-round magazines, bullet buttons — were all circumvented by these
climate change ISIS-inspired attackers. But the state’s senior senator says the logical response to this tragedy is to prevent those on the terrorist watch list from buying firearms (a list that apparently didn’t include Joey or Janey) via extra-judicial diktat. Plus ca change . . . .