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iceberg124 November 6th, 2017 2:32am

The Texas shooter who killed people when they were in a helpless situation fled because a resident with a shotgun started shooting at him. Given that the shooter was already barred from legally owning firearms, did local gun laws help save lives?

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rons Thanks America
11/06/17 5:57 am

I heard he wasn’t barred. He did not get a dishonorable discharge.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
11/06/17 3:03 am

I'm surprised by the Republican voting here.

11/05/17 10:42 pm

I often wonder, in these cases, if the system to support the laws has an issue to fix. Generally I am pro gun, but not in favor of those who are ineligible to own them having them. In at least one other case, a gunman who could not have a gun bought one, legally (actually multiple). Turns out the background check system had loopholes. So even the dealer doing due diligence was not enough.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/05/17 8:38 pm

Might have if local law enforcement did routine checks on people who are already banned from owning weapons - whether its Texas or not.

11/05/17 9:48 pm

Do you realize how many people are barred from legally purchasing a gun? That would absolutely be impossible lol

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/06/17 6:19 am

Perhaps. But there cannot so many that a small force can’t go around and verify. If it’s done to verify welfare recipients, it can be done for persons with weapons illegally.
The AR was purchased legally, so that says that some idiot sold a lawful weapon to a person unable to purchase one on his own - and the creep in TX had several. So - how does that “friend” feel now about helping out a weaponless buddy who felt his 2A rights are being denied.
It’s my personal opinion. As long as we keep making excuses like:
It was legally purchased
The gun doesn’t kill, people do
My cold dead hand ...
I’m sick of being ruled by NRA platitudes and excuses. People need to stand up for non-gun-owners as well.

UniversePlan Michigan
11/05/17 8:32 pm

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Alcerus fascist
11/05/17 8:02 pm

Yes. The gun laws allowed the person to shoot at the guy with a shotgun. He wouldn't have been able to do so if the law hadn't allowed it, because he's a law-abiding citizen

11/05/17 7:36 pm

Wouldn't be a shooter if nobody nowhere had any guns. 😉

dm0704 Las Vegas, Nevada
11/05/17 8:35 pm

Sure. Too bad that's an impossible reality to take into consideration.

11/05/17 8:36 pm

Ban guns. Criminals will grow a conscience and turn them in.

badattitude no place like home
11/05/17 8:43 pm

Wow, that might happen. On a different planet.

11/05/17 9:50 pm

Let’s take our only defensive tool away from us, so when the predators come hunting we’ll be defenseless and not prepared. Makes sense 🤔

Carcano Matthew 10 34
11/06/17 11:06 pm

You can ban guns but you can't ban the knowledge of how to make guns. There will always be guns, even if they are crude and hand made. The IRA used to make guns out of nothing but scavenged garbage.