Supposedly, all of the new gun control laws proposed by President Barack Obama and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are intended to reduce violent gun crimes like the public shootings we’ve seen in the past year. However, the question begs to be asked, will it?
On August 9, 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins appeared in a France TV piece on buying a handgun. He has the shaved head, is wearing a grey golf shirt and is the first man interviewed in the video:
On August 15, 2012, 28 year old Corkins launched an attack on the Washington DC office of the Family Research Council. Upon entering the lobby, Corkins pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot an unarmed security guard in the arm. Corkins was quickly wrestled to the ground and taken into custody.
Through the course of the FBI investigation, it was learned that Corkins had plans on shooting as many people as possible. He also had several Chick-fil-A sandwiches with him that he intended to rub in the faces of his victims. He also had a list of three other targets that intended to shoot up.
It was also learned that Corkins legally purchased his handgun and that none of the proposed new gun laws would have prevented him from doing so. Mike Hammond, chief legal counsel for Gun Owners of America explained:
“He had bought a firearm at a gun shop in Virginia; he had passed a Brady Law check. So none of the legislation pending on the table would have done any good at stopping this person from acquiring a gun.”
“But you want to know what? The security guard who was shot in the arm and had to wrestle this guy to the ground? — My guess is that the reason he had to wrestle him to the ground is that DC law had effectively disarmed [the guard].”
Hammond also had added:
“Gun Owners of America is at 8001 Forbes Place. Incidentally, we are armed — and we like Chick-fil-A sandwiches.”
So here is at least one case of a high profile shooting that would not have been prevented in anyway by all of the new gun control proposals combined. This only helps to show that the anti-gun agenda of Obama and Feinstein is not about safety and the prevention of violence as much as it is about disarming the American people.