Tammy Baldwin: Middleton shooting shows need for gun restrictions ‘consistent with the Second Amendment’
The Middleton workplace shooting that injured four people Wednesday shows the need for gun-control measures “consistent with the Second Amendment,” such as requiring universal background checks and banning so-called “bump stocks,” U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said.”
Starting with “bump stocks”… the asshole didn’t use one. In fact, he didn’t use a rifle, much less a semiautomatic rifle.
He used a handgun. And if he tried to mount a stock on that, he’d either need a tax stamp, or be breaking another existing law.
Getting the tax stamp would be problematical since he was a prohibited person, having been involuntarily committed.
As for universal background checks preemptively-prove-your-innocence prior restraint, there seems to be another problem.
Officials say ATF has “run into roadblocks” about the weapon used in the shooting at WTS Paradigm. Chief Foulke said aspects of the weapon are making it difficult for them to trace. The chief said there is “something unique about that weapon” and whose hands it has passed through.
Something about the weapon itself that makes it untraceable? Sounds like the serial number was removed. Obliterating a serial number is unlawful under existing law. Transferring a firearm without a serial number is unlawful under existing law. At a guess, it’s stolen; whether he stole it himself, or bought the stolen weapon through a black market sale.
Either way, I doubt he would have submitted his prohibited self for a background check. 90+% of criminals using firearms in the crimes don’t.
Baldwin, when you figure out a way to get the criminals to obey your gun-control laws, let me know. Until then, STFU about further violations of the rights of people who didn’t do it.
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