The Los Angeles Times reports that after searching Umpqua Community College (UCC), Oregon and Chris Harper Mercer’s residence law enforcement officials recovered a total of 13 firearms belonging to Mercer–all of which were purchased “legally.”
According to the Times, law enforcement officials found six guns were at UCC and seven more at Mercer’s apartment.
As we have seen numerous times before, a report that the guns were purchased “legally” means the purchases included passing a background check. This makes Mercer just one more public attacker who cooperated fully with all gun control, then went on to commit heinous crimes against innocent life.
Other attackers and alleged attackers who have passed background checks for their guns Vester Lee Flangan (Virgina), include 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).
It is interesting to note that on the very day of the UCC shooting President Obama urged his fellow Democrats to “politicize” the shooting and push for the gun control that has eluded them to this point. That gun control is chiefly an expansion of background checks–the very background check so many public attackers blithely pass to acquire the guns they use to shoot people.
In reality, Obama and other Democrats should admit the impotency of background checks, drop their war on guns, and launch a war on gun free zones.
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