More duckspeak on “universal” background checks

duckspeak [duhk⋅speek]

noun
To quack like a duck; to speak without thinking.

As predictable as the rising sun, the attempted assassination of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has anti-gun wingnuts calling for more and more gun control. In particular are calls for “universal” background checks. Never mind that the shooter in this case passed several of these beloved background checks. Perhaps those calling for more gun laws should do a little research before they start quacking.

There were ample opportunities for the legal system to catch the assassin before he struck. He had multiple encounters with law enforcement that could have ended in arrests and convictions. But they didn’t. in each case, he was given a pass. Convictions that could have marked him as a prohibited person, and thus would have allowed the police to disarm him, didn’t happen. And yet, we’re supposed to believe that, but for a few more gun laws, this crime could have been prevented.

What good are more gun laws when the legal system seems determined to ignore the ones already available to it?