There is no small irony in the fact that the Santa Barbara tragedy was not prevented by precisely the kind of law that WAGR wants instituted in the Evergreen State. Suspected killer Elliot Rodger bought three handguns, all at retail shops. He went through three different “universal background checks” and even California’s waiting period. In addition, he only had ten-round magazines, discussed by this column earlier.
But that didn’t stop the Brady Campaign from today issuing a statement from President Dan Gross, who was in Seattle recently for a fund-raiser held by Washington CeaseFire. In that statement, Gross asserted, “Americans are dying every day because of the corporate gun lobby and the politicians it has in its pocket.
“Real solutions exist that are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans — solutions that would prevent many of the 90 gun deaths that happen in our nation every day,” he continued. “And yet, the corporate gun lobby relentlessly blocks progress toward every commonsense solution. It gives substantial sums of money to buy politicians to ignore the will and well-being of the American people — by opposing expanded background checks and calling research into gun violence ‘unethical’.”
“These politicians do not care who is buying guns — convicted felons, domestic abusers, rapists – just as long as the corporate gun lobby is happily making the biggest possible profit,” the press release added.
FK – Only 90? In a nation of 300 mil. it’s a miracle there aren’t far more. Most of the sheeple are calm pacified creatures content to graze and breed their existences away. The gun deaths are for the most part in the inner cities where the multi-generational government parasites prey on one another as they were intended to do when the welfare state was created.