September 22, 2017

Background Check System Failed In Lafayette Murders

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*Editor’s Note* – This is a wobbly line to try to walk because on the one hand we have a writer who is rightly pointing out the ongoing failures of government, and yet, seems to be advocating for a better government background check system believing it will better prevent guns getting into the hands of those, “crazy as a loon.” Isn’t he?

Government fails at everything…period, and there is no perfect, foolproof system that can be put in place that would keep guns out of the hands of anyone with the mind to kill people or of those with no mind at all.

Before anyone goes advocating for a “better” or stricter background check system, shouldn’t we first attempt to assess whether the failed system in place now is actually accomplishing anything except costing the taxpayers more money just to create jobs?

John Russell Houser, the “drifter” who murdered two and wounded several more in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, was crazy as a loon. That isn’t unusual in such cases, but whatis unusual is that Houser was involuntarily committed to a mental institution in 2008. That fact should have prevented him from buying the gun that he used to commit murder, but the federal government’s NICS system failed.

Source: Background Check System Failed In Lafayette Murders | Power Line

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