If you haven’t been keeping up, this one was billed as closing what Demoscum Rep. Jim Clyburn calls the “Charleston loophole.” The Charleston shooter bought a gun while awaiting trial on a misdemeanor drug charge. A clerical error directed the NICS examiner to the wrong police department when he tried to clarify the charge. As a result, it took longer than the allowed 3 days, and the sale went as a default proceed. CLieburn claims extending the NICS period to 10 days would fix that.
As I said: CLIEburn. He lied. Let’s review some history.
He purchased his handgun on April 11, 8 days after his 21st birthday. As noted, the NICS check was delayed.
On June 17, he murdered a bunch of kindly, innocent people who had welcomed him.
During the post-shooting investigation, authorities began to wonder if his arrest should have caused a NICS denial.
Roughly a week after the shooting, “examiners officially denied the Roof application.”
The killer’s NICS denial didn’t take 10 days. It took 74 days to figure maybe he should flunk the NICS check. For arithmetically-challenged congresscreeps, 74 is more than 10. Even with this extension, the chumbucket’s sale would have proceeded.
No preemptively-prove-your-innocence check is going to work, if the people running it won’t do their jobs until after people die.
But here’s the thing: NICS should have approve the sale anyway. The scumbag hadn’t been convicted on that drug charge; the case was still pending. The charge was a misdemeanor, not the felony indictment that makes one prohibited to purchase. And that arrest was apparently his only drug bust, so there weren’t “multiple arrests for such offenses within the past 5 years,” as called for in 27 CFR § 478.11 Meaning of terms.
Probably that’s why Chum-boy bought the gun when he did. He was finally 21 and wanted to get it before the conviction.
So once again, they’re pushing a law to allegedly fix a crime problem, but targeting innocent people. Infringements based upon lie.
“High capacity” magazine bans because Parkland (he used politically correct 10-rounders).
“Assault weapon” bans because Santa Fe (he used a pump shotgun and a revolver).
Universal background checks because Mandalay Bay (he passed background checks).
Once is chance. Twice is coincidence. Third time is enemy action. This is an — as yet — undeclared war.
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