Aurora Shooter was Not Legally Eligible to Own a Firearm
Aurora, Illinois used to be famous for being home base to the excellent Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar. Now, it's home to a crime scene. Where a cap-popping dickweed lost his job and took out his frustrations on his former co-workers.
Naturally, there's a bunch of lefty douchenuggets calling for us to tighten our gun laws in response to the shooting. Except the guy couldn't even legally own a piece in the first place.
The man who opened fire inside a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, legally should not have been in possession of a firearm, police said on Saturday.
On Friday, the man, who had been an employee of the Henry Pratt Co. for 15 years, opened fire at a meeting during which he was being terminated from his job, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.
It was only when he applied for a concealed carry permit on March 16, 2014, that he was fingerprinted and it was revealed he had a 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi.
Ziman said that upon the discovery of this conviction, his concealed carry permit was rejected and his FOID card was revoked.
"Absolutely he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm," Ziman said.
Wait, you mean despite gun laws being in place, this homicidal butt-dumpling still popped off?
There's an important lesson here. People will still kill people despite prohibitions on their instruments. Somebody who's willing to pull a 1-8-7 isn't gonna have a problem with illegally packing heat. Crazy, I know.
Get rid of guns, they'll use a knife. Nix the knives and they'll use a bat. Limit bats to the MLB and they'll switch to their bare hands. The point is you're never gonna legislate evil out of existence.
Gun laws do almost nothing to stop baddies from doing bad stuff. Which is why we're generally against tacking on more caveats to the Second Amendment. Infringing on law-abiding folks' right to keep and bear won't make a bit of difference when it comes to homicidal turdlets. Just saying.