After the tragic Texas shooting that took 26 lives and left at least 20 injured, gun control advocates have begun to clamor with renewed vigor for new and more restrictive laws in this country. But what about just following the laws we already have?
“The background check system is only as good as the records that are submitted to it,” said Dana on today’s show. Currently, when you purchase a firearm you are required to fill out a form 4473, which is then run through a process that accesses the National Crime Information Center, or NCIC data base. However, less than 80 percent of felony convictions are reported by the states to the NCIC.
The shooter in the Sutherland Springs tragedy had previously been convicted of domestic violence but it was not reported.
“If you’re convicted of domestic violence … then you are immediately considered a prohibited possessor and you are barred from sale. You are barred from carry. You are barred from all of it,” said Dana. She later added, “Demand that your politicians, particularly the ones screaming for gun control, that they scream for making states follow the existing laws. It’s the laws in place that are not being followed that is contributing to this.”
Watch the video clip above to hear more.