CLAIM: Throughout his Wednesday night time CNN City Corridor, President Joe Biden steered mass shooters are getting their weapons illegally.
CNN reported that Biden responded to a query coping with mass shooters by referencing “assault weapons” and claiming the individuals utilizing weapons “are buying them illegally.”
However take into account only a few of the high-profile mass shootings our nation has witnessed this 12 months: the Atlanta space shootings (eight killed, March 16, 2021); the Boulder, Colorado, capturing (ten lifeless, March 22, 2021); the Indianapolis FedEx capturing (eight killed, April 15, 2021); and the San Jose capturing (9 killed, Could 26, 2021).
In every of those situations, the attacker acquired his gun or weapons legally.
Furthermore, almost each mass shooter of latest reminiscence has acquired his gun(s) legally, which suggests they adopted the method which entails passing a background test in an effort to get the firearms.
Here’s a brief checklist of mentioned mass shooters who acquired their weapons legally:
- Parkland highschool attacker (February 14, 2018)
- Texas church attacker (November 5, 2017)
- Las Vegas attacker (October 1, 2017)
- Alexandria attacker (June 14, 2017))
- Orlando attacker (June 12, 2016)
- UCLA gunman (June 1, 2016))
- San Bernardino attackers (December 2, 2015)
- Colorado Springs attacker (October 31, 2015)
- Umpqua Neighborhood Faculty attacker (October 1, 2015)
- Alison Parker’s attacker (August 26, 2015)
- Lafayette movie show attacker (July 23, 2015)
- Chattanooga attacker (July 16, 2015)
- Alleged Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal attacker (Jun 17, 2015)
- Muhammad Cartoon Contest attackers (Could 3, 2014)
- Las Vegas cop killers (June 9, 2015)
- Santa Barbara attacker (Could 23, 2014)
- Fort Hood attacker (April 2, 2014)
- Arapahoe Excessive Faculty attacker (December 13, 2013)
- D.C. Navy Yard attacker (September 16, 2013)
- Aurora movie show attacker (July 20, 2012)
- Gabby Giffords’ attacker (January 8, 2011)
- Fort Hood attacker (November 5, 2009)
- Northern Illinois College attacker (February 14, 2008)
- Virginia Tech attacker (April 16, 2007)
Background checks look backward at prison data; they don’t look ahead and can’t foresee prison intent. Because of this, would-be mass shooters with no prison historical past cross background checks, get firearms legally, then use them criminally.
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