Facebook commentator Tony Quatermass [not shown] wasn’t happy with our post on the NYPD assassin’s criminal history. The Colorado high school student reckons background checks might – might – have thwarted Brinsley’s ballistic attack. Tony rejected our/my stance on background checks (eliminate them). Quartermass had that this to say about that . . .
The TTAG opposes all background checks, right? It really seems the TTAG supports convicted ex-felons having guns because it’s their constitutional right. This guy also took aim at what he decided was a tyrannical government. Sounds like many people’s definition of a Second Amendment hero to me . . .
The TTAG says background checks don’t work and are opposed to closing the loopholes that would make them more effective.
They (say) criminals will always find a way to get a gun, in part because of the loose patchwork of state laws.
They’re also opposed to tightening the loose patchwork of state laws that would make them more effective.
Me, I don’t blame the gun, but I’d like to know how he evaded the laws in a place with pretty strict gun regulations. Illegal guns end up (on) the streets for various reasons. Laws can’t ever end crime, but they can enable the law to punish them.
An unavoidable background check system (if your seller is law-abiding) and fighting the illegal gun trade would make it much harder for crooks to get guns. It might not have stopped this bastard, but there are some like him it would stop. Less is better.
Care to school the lad?