The biggest problem with tunnel vision on background checks and red flag laws is that the potential perpetrators are left on the street, still with a desire to kill as many people as possible. Like this…

“Mass murders just don’t happen in other countries,” they started saying. Then Christchurch happened. At that point, the tune changed to them claiming that mass murders are just a whole lot more common in the United States. The reason, they claim, is our lax gun laws. After all, it’s far easier to get a gun in California, New York, or New Jersey than it is to get one in Paris or London. Anti-gun activists claim that’s why mass killings are so much more common here.

However, I’ve long argued that guns aren’t required for mass murderers to commit their atrocities.

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