Harry Reid: Pass Background Checks on Guns

Law Shield doesn’t understand how more laws would make felons obey existing laws. From Politico:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on the Senate Monday to pass background checks on guns in the wake of a Sunday shooting in Las Vegas that killed two police officers.

Coming to the floor with “a lot of sadness,” the Nevada Democrat paid tribute to the two officers killed at a Nevada pizzeria “for no reason other than the weirdness, craziness of this couple,” referring to Jerad and Amanda Miller, who police say killed three people on Sunday before killing themselves.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Jerad Miller had a lengthy criminal history — that is, he was already a felon and couldn’t legally possess firearms. Also, it’s not yet clear how the Miller couple obtained their firearms initially.

So how would background checks have stopped this tragedy? Answer: They wouldn’t.

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