A Quinnipiac University poll released June 30 shows a majority of voters believe all would-be gun buyers should be required to pass the same background check Orlando gunman Omar Mateen passed for his firearms.
According to Fox 61, the poll shows that 93 percent of all voters believe background checks should be expanded to cover every gun sale, whether retail or private. Such an expansion would mean that every would-be gun buyer would have to pass the same background check the Orlando gunman passed for his rifle and handgun, which is the same check the San Bernardino attackers passed for their handguns.
In fact, expanding background checks to all gun sales would mean every would-be buyer would be required to pass the same background check that attackers and alleged attackers like Mainak Sarkar (UCLA), Noah Harpman (Colorado Springs), Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Vester Lee Flangan (Virginia), John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barbara), and Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood, 2014) passed to acquire their guns.
It would basically be a mandate that all would-be gun buyers pass the same background check that Gabby Giffords’ attacker – Jared Loughner – passed to acquire the gun he used in attacking her.
Additionally, Quinnipiac found that 86 percent of voters support banning guns for persons on the no-fly list. Neither the Orlando gunman nor the San Bernardino attackers were on the no-fly list, so such a ban would not have hindered their attacks in the least.
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.