Skip to comments.Star Parker: Background checks won't make us safer
Posted on 03/09/2013 7:54:26 PM PST by marktwainEdited on 03/09/2013 8:13:00 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
In April 2007, a mentally disturbed student showed up at the campus of his school, Virginia Tech, brandishing two semi-automatic pistols. He murdered 32 students, teachers and school employees and wounded 17 others before taking his own life.
It was the one of deadliest mass shooting incidents in American history.
The nation was in shock, as it is now following the December mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The press and public outcry was the same then as now. How can we stop horrors like this from occurring? We've got to stop criminals and nut cases from getting their hands on guns.
The tragedy spurred passage of the first major piece of federal gun control legislation since the assault weapons ban of 1994. The new law, signed by President George W. Bush in January of 2008, appropriated $1.3 billion for states to get the names of those deemed mentally ill into the FBI national database used for gun-purchase screening. This was supposed to solve the problem of lax state compliance and make the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, more effective.
Excerpt, read more at Washington Examiner
Star Parker really is a sweet-heart, a really pretty conservative (dark colored ) black woman. I see her on Cavuto every so often I am amazed, she sees right through Obama.
She is no Steele.
“As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking—or lack of thinking.” - Thomas Sowell
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Even the most stable individuals with no past history of violence or aggression can lose it and do things completely uncharacteristic when faced with stressful circumstances like saying being ruled by a tyrant, having their savings and IRAs destroyed by economic policies put in place by Obama, and their jobs lost due to same.
The best background check will never prevent the straw man gun transaction. Let’s say I’m a drug pushing gang banger. I have numerous arrests and would never pass a background check. I need a powerful semi-automatic to take out competitors moving into my drug market. I tell one of my crack customers that I will give them a good deal on crack if they buy the gun I need for me. They will pass the background check.
1.3 Billion (with a B) dollars to enter some names into a database. Wish I could get a gig like that.
Right on, right on, right on!