Isn’t US gun control just going to be so effective?

The US air force failed to report the accused Texas church shooter’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI as required by Pentagon rules, a move that would have prevented the attacker from buying a gun.

All those people insisting that if only we had more laws to control guns. All those people not quite getting that having a law doesn’t actually solve problems – not entirely at least – because the state isn’t in fact all that efficient.

7 thoughts on “Isn’t US gun control just going to be so effective?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    We do not need new laws. We need enforcement of the laws we have. Like the laws against theft. Admittedly that would not have helped with this shooter but then they couldn’t have hurt.

    The state cannot do its core functions properly. They have no case for new powers.

  2. I know a retired RCMP officer who told me many times, and I believe him, that the Canadian National Police force did not enforce Canada’s now repealed gun registration laws in rural areas.

    Why?

    The police officers thought those laws to be mad.

  3. ‘a move that would have prevented the attacker from buying a gun’

    I hope you can understand how juvenile this is. There are perhaps 200,000,000 guns in the United States. ANY adult who is not locked up can get a gun. Period. Some stupid background check law CHANGES NOTHING.

    dearieme has it. The solution is for people to be armed. The decadent think that they don’t have to, that the police will protect them (sic). You are responsible for your own salvation. Like it or not, that is the world we live in.

  4. It was Texas. Was nobody in the congregation armed?

    I believe someone living in the vicinity fetched their rifle and shot him through a gap in his body armour.

    Probably saved quite a few lives.

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