How Did the NYPD Killer Get His Hands on a Gun From Georgia? Because Our Laws Are Insane. That’s the headline hovering above the newrepublic.com article on the gun Ismaaiyl Brinsley used to shoot his girlfriend and two New York City cops before saving taxpayers the cost of trial and incarceration. Writer Rebecca Leber asserts that “weak federal laws and disparate state laws enable a black market where felons and domestic abusers can get their hands on guns,” and argues for federal universal background checks. I’ve got two words for that . . .
drug laws. How’s that working out for you? In fact, who cares where bad guys get their guns – other than gun control advocates? Here’s one Florida cop who doesn’t [via tampabay.com]:
The gun investigators say was used to kill Officer Charles Kondek in Tarpon Springs early Sunday was stolen four months earlier from an unlocked Honda Accord on the outskirts of Jacksonville.
That detail is not surprising to those in law enforcement.
“Rarely if ever do you see people who have bought a gun responsibly killing a cop,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. “That never happens.”
So the question is: does post-crime gun tracing really matter or is it waste of time that simply fuels the antis’ ire?