Adding more gun control laws will do absolutely nothing for murders being conducted with guns. All that will do is force law-abiding citizens to go without a gun, while criminals still run rampant with them.
Instead of implementing MORE gun laws, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch is calling for the current laws to simply be enforced.
The man who shot and killed 26 people at a Texas church was able to purchase guns because the U.S. Air Force didn’t report his violent past to the FBI – even though it was required by the Pentagon.
Devin Kelley’s 2012 domestic violence conviction wasn’t submitted to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Investigation Services Division for inclusion in the National Criminal Information Center database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, an Air Force spokesperson said.
Loesch pointed out that even though politicians are jumping straight towards stricter gun laws, if we properly enforced the current laws, then has murders like Sunday would be nearly impossible.
“The NRA has fought for 20 years to make sure that people who are adjudicated mentally unfit, that these records are added to the system,” She said, “Then we keep seeing these occurrences that are taking place and people are able to purchase a firearm because of human error or because they fell through the system.”
Loesch added, “This is why this law needs to be enforced. But politicians have to call for those records to be submitted.”
She revealed that 38 states report fewer than 80 percent of felony convictions to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which means there are seven million felony convictions that are unreported.
She also noted that Kelley reportedly lied on Federal Form 4473, which prospective gun buyers must fill out. He reportedly checked a box indicating he had not been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
She said, “In 2010, you had 80,000 prohibited possessors that tried to purchase a firearm through their 4473. That’s an actionable offense. And yet, guess how many of those were prosecuted? 44.”
Loesch concluded, “This has to change and politicians have to call for it, especially the ones calling for gun control today.”