So I just saw this on twitter
In this Exchange Hecate is discussing background checks with Lori O’Neill of NGVAC/Brady Campaign under her twitter account “GunSensus”. Hecate points out that criminals buying guns through private sales is a crime. O’Neill responds with:
Only if they have criminal or other records that prohibit them from possessing guns.
Huh? This is a common disconnect with antis. They frequently mention people like Seung Cho or Jared Laughner when it comes to closing the “Gunshow Loophole” (as do they mention Nidal Haasan when talking about the “Terror Gap”) But Cho and Laughner didn’t have criminal backgrounds, and Dr. Haasan wasn’t on the “Terror Watch List”, and all of them submitted to and passed a background check (Cho twice, waiting a few months between because of Virginia’s One-gun-a-month law) before committing their crimes. All of them had troubled pasts and had given huge amounts of warnings before they attacked….but the legal system took no action.
So they don’t want private sales even for people with clean backgrounds…but these same people will be able to buy guns in shops. So can we take this to imply they simply want to ban all sale of guns?