Gun laws prevented more deaths in DC shooting

OlympiaSeptember 30, 2013 

Does no one else see the true gun story behind the most recent mass shooting in Washington, D.C.? It’s not about the sanity of the shooter, it is how the shooter was prevented from purchasing an assault rifle because of gun control laws and had to settle instead for a shotgun. Now, for those who don’t know about these things, a person can get off maybe 20-30 shots from a semi-automatic weapon for every single round that could be fired from a standard shotgun.

If the gun control laws in place had not prevented this shooter from obtaining an assault rifle, the number of dead would have been in three digits, not just two.

Isn’t it time the NRA stop whining about how gun control laws don’t really work and that they just make it difficult for law-abiding citizens to legally purchase firearms? This simply isn’t true; gun laws absolutely prevent harm to innocent citizenry, as is so clearly evidenced in the Washington, D.C., shooting.

The main aspects of gun purchasing should be to eliminate impulse buying (so angry people can’t act out) and require significant background checks (to hopefully catch the crazies).

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