A 6-year-old child is in critical condition after shooting himself in the chest in a church parking lot in Dallas, Tex., Saturday night. The little boy, whose identity has not been made public, got into a vehicle outside Ridge Pointe Fellowship Church, where found a loaded handgun and pulled the trigger. The gun’s owner, 24-year-old William Ross, was arrested and charged with injury to a child.
April 16, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.
@MrsRupp,I gave the 2007 example because it's a stark example of what happens when a state fails to submit records. The VA legislature learned a lesson that could have been avoided.
Yes there have been 3000+ that have lost their life at the end of a gun since Sandy Hook. Is that OK with you?
April 16, 2013 at 3:10 p.m.
@Ytown,tell us that post is talking about banning guns?
April 16, 2013 at 3:02 p.m.
@Mrs Rupp,a) Seung Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech senior behind the worst school shooting in the nation’s history, was able to purchase a pair of semi-automatic pistols that he used to kill 32 people on campus in April 2007 because he passed a federal background check. That’s because the state of Virginia didn’t submit a crucial piece of information: that a court had earlier ordered Cho to seek treatment for mental illness.Virginia quickly passed a law requiring that type of data to be sent. The federal government can’t mandate that states submit records to the background check database,
b) Why do you think someone is "going after law abiding citizens". You said that you have had dozens of firearm background checks, What harm did you endure by being a "law abiding citizen"?
c) What is a legal weapon? Or did you mean how many weapons were illegally possessed or used in an illegal manner?
April 16, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.
@RTS1416, yup, you you were correct, only Mrs Rupp and Ytown are trying to redirect the discussion by bringing up Boston.Shame.
April 16, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.
@Mrs Rupp, a) I'm pleased that you have had dozens of firearms background checks.b) These recent mass murders are what got the nation's attention, the lawmakers should be concerned about the 3000+ that have died by the gun since Sandy Hook. Try to tell me that tightening the background check system would not have had any affect on those.
Would the Virginia Tech shooter been slowed down if his mental health records had been available? Would the Tucson shooter been able to legally purchase, if his records had been in the system?
c) I asked you how disarmament is possible in the US. What would have to happen, what would the process be? Can you answer that question?
April 16, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.
@RTS,Mrs Rupp is the only one who has mentioned Boston.
April 16, 2013 at 8:52 a.m.
@MrsRupp, Evil people will try to commit evil, I just don't favor making it easy for those evil people to obtain the tools to commit that evil.
If you and your husband are "law abiding citizens" you should have no fear of background check.
Disarmament? Do you honestly believe that is even possible? Can you give details?
April 16, 2013 at 8:48 a.m.
To Mrs Rupp,Cyclic rate makes all the difference in the world if your intent is to spray as many slugs in a little time as possible. Surely you learned that in your military career.
People like Holmes couldn't care less about burning barrels, or accuracy. I'm not advocating banning these, I would like to make it harder for nut cases to get their looney little mitts on them.
Niles may well run a "clean" shop, unfortunately the "bad" shows (and there are enough of them) ruin the reputation for all shows.
April 15, 2013 at 11:20 p.m.
@Mrs Rupp,Of course Adam is incorrect that fully automatic weapons are easily available.
This is what is readily and legally available without b/c:http://youtu.be/kjiPGoLI-Bw
In terms of cyclic rate, don't these approach full auto?
In many places, non-dealers can purchase tables at gunshows. Non-dealers can sell at flea markets, non-dealers can sell using gun club web sites like OFCC, non-dealers can sell face-to face, non-dealers can sell by email contact, there are lots of venues that non-dealers can use to sell. Common to all of them is "NO BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED"
The point is that open loopholes enable criminals and terrorists. Do you really want to enable these people?
April 15, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.