Obama used the Navy Yard Murders to once again call for "boosting background checks" on gun purchases.
Hey you disingenuous, lying, unamerican sack of shit, this guy had more extensive background checks performed on him than 99% of American gun owners. They didn't work.
The Murderer (who shall not be named) passed an NICS background check to legally purchase the Remington 870 pump shotgun he used to commit these murders. I assume he passed one when he first entered the Navy. Then, when he was hired as a defense contractor another federal background check would've been done on him. At some point he held a Texas CCW permit, which means he passed another background check before that was issued. News reports have said he had a "secret" security clearance at the Navy Yard, which, by the way, would have required an extensive check of his background by the FBI.
Whatever mental health issues he may or may not have had would not have shown up on any NICS background check to buy a gun, because he was never institutionalized or adjudicated mentally ill through the courts.
Yes, he had several gun-related arrests. Read that last word. Arrests. You're not going to be prevented from buying a gun through a background check when you haven't actually been convicted of any disqualifying crimes. If you want to blame anyone for this blame the DA's in his prior cases for failing charge him with, and convict him of, felonies.
Crazy murderer undergoes no less than 5 background checks.......so we need to pass Universal background checks and boost background checks.
Crazy murderer used a pump shotgun, an 870 which is only one of the most popular shotguns in America......so we need to ban AR-15's and standard capacity magazines...... but not ban them from the hands of Law enforcement, who used an AR-15 with a 30 round mag to take down the murderer.