Again, How Gun Control Works

How the NY Arson shooter got his guns:

The neighbor of a convicted felon who ambushed firefighters on Christmas Eve, killing two, bought the guns for him and lied to the seller, knowing that he wasn’t allowed to have them, authorities said Friday.

William Spengler had picked out the semiautomatic rifle and shotgun used in the ambush and went to the sporting goods store with the neighbor when she bought them for him, U.S. Attorney William Hochul said.

Oh no! The evil Straw-buy loophole! What happened?

The neighbor, Dawn Nguyen of Rochester, was arrested Friday. She faces a federal charge of knowingly making a false statement for signing a form indicating she would be the legal owner of the guns, Hochul said. She also was charged with a state count of filing a falsified business record, State Police Senior Investigator James Newell said….The federal charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 or both.

So yet another crime that no additional laws could have prevented. They will push laws, bans, and confiscations to “Prevent Crimes” that will NEVER be prevented.

Gun laws are either the numbers game or like this case and bans on things like private sales, are redundant.

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10 Responses to Again, How Gun Control Works

  1. Thirdpower says:

    Now there’s a frickin’ genius for you. Buying a convicted murderer guns. How long will it be before the Brady Campaign or NY tries to sue Gander Mountain for being ‘irresponsible’?

    Not like the facts will matter.

  2. AZRon says:

    Conversely, back in the early 1970’s, my mother bought “herself” a used .357 magnum revolver. Since she wasn’t a gun person, and since it was my 14th birthday, she tasked me with its care.

    After all these years, and thousands of rounds, it still resides in my safe. The worst crime it has ever committed is missing a paper bullseye.

    Yeah, I guess mom technically broke a law, but back then people understood that inanimate objects were incapable of guilt. And unlike many now, Ma actually knew her son.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      To be fair, you were a minor child and you were under her care, so the gun technically never left her possession.

      Same goes for buying gifts for people. The antis love to push scary scenarios so they can work the pedestrian ones into the soup.

      I smell a post on that.

  3. Eck! says:


    Ya called it. As did Thirdpower. Laws for the most part only deal with what happens
    if you do something that’s prohibited. I know of no law that actually prevents
    something illegal from happening.

    If there is such a law I’d like to know so we can maybe copy it. However since homicidal cases don’t care to read and plan to do evil its hard to consider a law that might work.

    As to the person that purchased the firearms, that’s some amazing stupidity buying
    anything for someone like that with that history. Ten years strikes me as a bit light in this case. Since she is alive, just maybe we can hear why.


  4. Jay G. says:

    Hey, at least she’s being prosecuted, unlike Robyn Anderson – the girl who bought three of the four guns used in the Columbine shooting. Three straw purchases and they declined to prosecute her – gee, maybe her tearful testimony had something to do with that?

    • I was just thinking about that.

      Why is it that liberals want to go after the people who don’t commit crimes, but usually leave the criminals free?

    • Weerd Beard says:

      She’s being CHARGED, just you wait, Jay. I suspect since this case is so big, and the gun grabbers own New York, she’ll be getting a deal to push an agenda….just like the despicable Ms. Anderson!

      Don’t you think I didn’t think of that disgusting miscarriage of justice!

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