How Illinois Gun Laws Failed In Aurora
By Tom Knighton
It’s never a good day when I learn there’s a mass shooting somewhere. No, it may be thousands of miles away, but each such event is a horrible reminder of what can happen on any given day.
It doesn’t help that on some level, I know that anti-gun activists will latch onto the killings and use the bodies of the deceased as a soapbox to push for more gun control.
However, in the case of Aurora, Illinois, it’s really a case of being a gun control failure.
Police said gunman … likely brought his .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun to work because he knew he was being fired from his job of 15 years. Martin, who was convicted in 1995 of aggravated assault, was not licensed to own or carry a gun.
That, however, only gives part of the story.
You see, the killer didn’t just pick up some black market gun or anything of the sort. While it says he wasn’t licensed to own or carry a gun, that wasn’t always the case.
Source:: Bearing Arms