If you listen to the anti-gun neo-com Democrats, you will think that universal background checks will help reduce mass shootings. They point to Sutherland Springs where the Air Force had not reported the criminal conviction of an airman that was convicted and dishonorably discharges.
Yet, one mass shooting that took place last year, a person who would have been forbidden from owning guns if he tried legally buy them, made one of the guns he used and still managed to obtain a couple of others.
The mass shooting that took place a week ago in Colorado that left 1 deputy dead, 4 others wounded along with a couple of civilians wounded, shows just how ineffective background checks are. The shooter in this shooting passed 11 different background checks when he legally purchased the guns he used.
(Great American Politics) – In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 31, 2017, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at the Highland Ranch Apartment complex, just south of the Denver metropolitan area. When officers arrived at the two-story building, they entered the suspect’s apartment only to find the suspect had barricaded himself in a bedroom. He then began shooting at the deputies, who were wearing bulletproof vests.
Sadly, five of the deputies were hit in non-protected areas and 2-3 civilians were also struck by the gunfire. Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29-years-old, was fatally wounded. When Parrish fell, other deputies tried to pull him out of the line of fire, but the shooting was intense and they were hit while trying to save their fellow officer. Parrish, only on the force for 7 months, left a wife and 2 young daughters. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Parrish’s wife and daughters.
The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Matthew Reihl was killed at the scene. Reihl was a veteran and attorney with no criminal record, however, he was known to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office as he had posted a video on YouTube calling for the firing of Sheriff Tony Spurlock. In the video, which was posted a couple of weeks prior to the incident, was filled with many highly personal terms directed at the Sheriff…
Places like Chicago, Baltimore and Los Angeles have strict background check laws, but they still lead the nation in gun violence and homicides. In Baltimore, which recently set a record for homicides per capita, it was revealed that 85% of the suspects committing the homicides have criminal records and would not have been allowed to legally purchase the guns they used.