Amy Klobuchar Wants Universal Background Checks Nationwide After They Fail to Prevent Illinois Shooting

Universal Background Checks APJulie Jacobson
AP/Julie Jacobson

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) pushed universal background checks even after they failed to prevent the Henry Pratt Company shooting in Illinois.

Breitbart News reported that that 45-year-old Gary Martin shot and killed five people at the Henry Pratt Company despite Illinois’ universal background checks, red flag law, 72-hour waiting period, and gun licensing requirement. Yet Klobucahr reacted to news of the shooting with a very specific push for universal background checks nationwide.

California also has universal background checks, which failed to stop the November 7, 2018, Borderline Bar & Grill shooting (12 killed), the December 2, 2015, San Bernardino shooting (14 killed), and the May 23, 2014, Santa Barbara attack (three shot to death).

In fact, California has every gun control the Democrats are pushing on the federal level–including waiting periods, firearm registration, an increased minimum age for long gun purchases, and an “assault weapons” ban–yet the state witnessed an 18 percent increase in firearm homicides from 2014 to 2016.

Sen. Klobuchar is now pushing California and Illinois’ failed gun controls for the entire nation.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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