You may or may not remember the University of Arizona shooting that took place in 2002 where 3 professors and the shooter died. Lisa Kaiser stood before the Tucson City Council just the other day to be an advocate for gun control.
Lisa was in college for her nursing classes and she says that she will never forget that day. She was starting a mid-term exam when the shooter came and shot the professor before continuing on and shooting himself.
“It’s never been about gun control,” she said. “It’s always been about gun violence prevention.”
An ex-gun dealer stood with Lisa as he explained the multiple loopholes that need to be closed in order for the system to work.
“These loopholes allow gun dealers to sell guns to those who have not yet cleared the background check. “
A board member from Arizonans for Gun Safety also spoke to the council about reinforcing gun control.
“Are guns getting into the wrong hands every day? They are, we see it…there’s tragedies every day,” said Chris Kitaeff, board member for Arizonans for Gun Safety. “Then there’s dozens of others we don’t see in the media that are happening.”
After the multiple testimonies given by these people, the council gave a unanimous vote in favor of stricter gun control measures. They are requesting all gun dealers to adhere to the Brady Bill code of conduct.
Here is what the bill includes:
Asking gun dealers to work to prevent sales to straw purchasers, or those buying guns for others.
Asking dealers not to sell guns until results of a background check are in – right now a loophole allows dealers to sell at will if the results come back as “delayed.”
Asking dealers to train workers to spot risky buyers.
Working with police to prevent criminal access to firearms by doing things such as recording all transactions.
The NRA, along with all of us here, believes that this is just another great waste of time. The NRA released this statement after the bill was voted on:
“It’s just nonsensical distraction by people like Steve Kozachik, who has no authority over firearms,” Todd Rathner said. “We got a city full of potholes, we’re losing cops, we have a Sun Tran strike and they’re fiddling around with nonsensical memorial resolutions that does absolutely nothing about crime.”
When using the instance of a deranged maniac that went around on University property shooting from 2002, please remember, COUNCIL, that not a single law abiding gun owner was involved. Matter of fact, this shooter would have died much quicker had more law abiding citizens been allowed to carry and been present to stop this fiend.
There is no need to continue to burden the millions of good guys with guns because one shooter with a death wish found an easy target. Leave our rights alone. Period.
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