Hillary Clinton responded to Monday’s Senate defeat of expanded background checks and other gun controls by emailing out the names of the 49 people killed in the Pulse Orlando terror attack.
The individuals were killed after Omar Mateen passed a background check for two guns — a rifle and a handgun — and after he submitted to a state-imposed three-day waiting period before being allowed to pick up his handgun.
The Washington Examiner reports that Clinton reacted to gun control’s defeat by emailing the gun control hashtag–#Enough–and listing the names of Mateen’s 49 victims.
Clinton’s email did not include the enormous list of names of attackers and alleged attackers who have passed background checks to acquire their guns during the last 17 years. But the omission is understandable, as showing the list demonstrates the foolishness of believing an expansion of background checks would ever hinder attacks.
The list of attacker and alleged attackers who acquired their guns through background checks includes:
Omar Mateen (Orlando), Mainak Sarkar (UCLA), Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malik (San Bernardino), Noah Harpman (Colorado Springs), Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Vester Lee Flangan (Virgina), John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), Wade Michael Page (Sikh Temple), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Naveed Haq (Seattle), and Mark Barton (Atlanta).
The Senate rejected Monday’s expanded background check proposal 44-56. A number of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the expansion.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.