How many times have you heard anti-gun liberals say that if we can stop certain people from buying a gun that gun violence will go down and lives will be saved?
Quentin Smith of Westerville, Ohio was banned from purchasing or even being in possession of a firearm, therefore, according to the anti-gun liberals, he should not be that much of a menace to society.
On Saturday, Smith shot and killed two police officers. He obtained the handgun by having a neighbor purchase it for him. That neighbor is also facing charges for providing the handgun, but that didn’t stop him from buying the gun and then giving it to Smith.
(Washington Post) – The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, Ohio, police officers Saturday was barred from legally owning a firearm but paid a friend to buy him one, federal prosecutors said.
Quentin L. Smith, 30, is charged with aggravated murder in the killings of officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, who were shot while responding to a potential domestic violence incident, authorities said.
Smith, a convicted felon, is prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm but allegedly bought the weapon through Gerald A. Lawson III, 30, who is charged with providing a handgun, prosecutors with the Justice Department for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement Monday.
The shooting occurred shortly after noon Saturday, when police dispatched Morelli and Joering to an apartment complex after receiving a 911 call from someone who hung up, authorities said…
As some people with issues (mental, health or social) find it more difficult to obtain a firearm legally, they are still obtaining them illegally. Some have someone else buy it for them, as in this case, while others either steal firearms, buy them illegally off the street or make the gun themselves. In a growing number of these cases, the background check system isn’t stopping the wrong people from obtaining guns.