Since 1791 Americans have purchased their guns privately from co-workers, friends, family, neighbors, and other decent people who might be selling a gun to get the four or five hundred dollars they need to make ends meet on a given month. But the left stepped in during the Clinton presidency and told us we were not safe without background checks.
So check this out:
On May 5 CNN reported that the two gunmen who attacked Garland’s Curtis Culwell Center acquired their guns “legally.”
The use of the word “legally” implies that the two alleged gunmen–Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi–went through background checks to acquire their weapons. This makes them only the latest in a long list of high profile examples which prove that background checks are an ineffective way to fight crime.
Here is an updated list of high profile attackers who passed background checks for their guns: