How many lies can the Tennessean’s editorial board repeat
Cho’s purchases met Virginia law at the time, but a judge’s recent ruling on his competency should have sounded an alarm with federal officials, had they been notified as part of the background check.
Incorrect. Cho broke the law. There simply wasn’t a mechanism for reporting his adjudication as a mental defective.
Some observers have credited an emergency-alert system developed at NIU after Virginia Tech, which sent out e-mails and messages on Web sites to notify students a possible gunman was on campus, with preventing more deaths.
Despite the outcry last April after the worst mass killing in U.S. history, Virginia legislators are still wrestling with gun reform legislation.
By still wrestling with they mean not passing any.
President Bush signed a new federal law in January to expand the federal database for screening gun applicants, but the law contains a gaping loophole that allows weapons to be bought at gun shows without background checks.
Incorrect. The alleged gaping loophole was not addressed in the NICS improvement act. And, of course, they also lie about the gun show loophole as sales at gun shows are subject to the same federal laws as sales not at gun shows.
It is disturbing that after repeated incidents of campus carnage dating back to Columbine in 1999 and earlier, organizations continue to block effective gun-control legislation.
Can you name any effective gun control legislation? The CDC cannot. In fact, they’ve concluded that gun control laws have no effect on crime.
Even worse, some have proposed allowing more guns on campuses, under the Wild West rationale that if every student and teacher is armed, they can defend themselves against a lone, irrational shooter.
Ah, the myth of the wild west.
Bills such as one before the Alabama legislature would allow guns on state college campuses if the students are properly licensed — as was Kazmierczak.
Flat out lie. No such license to carry exists in Illinois, it is one of two states without a handgun carry law. The idiots may have confused Illinois FOID cards with handgun carry permits.
Just the opposite course should be pursued. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence advocates closing the gun-show loophole; limiting bulk purchases of handguns, which would cut down on illegal gun trade; and an outright ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Kazmierczak and Cho each used the latter in their killing spree.
Taking dictation about failed policies from the anti-gun lobby? So, how did Illinois score in the Brady Campaign’s gun control ranking? Why, Illinois made the top 10, coming in at number 9. And did the NIU shooter use an assault weapon?
Such weaponry was illegal except for military and police use until Congress let the assault weapons ban expire in 2004.
Another lie. The ban on weapons that look like assault weapons merely banned cosmetic features that semi-automatic weapons could have. Plenty were still available.
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Update: And in comments, Justin notes they can’t count.