[Aaron] Ator was rejected when he tried to buy a gun and his name was run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, John Wester, assistant special agent in charge of the Dallas office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told a news conference.
Texas gunman who killed seven had previously failed background check for firearm
What says a top of the ATF form 4473
WARNING: You may not receive a firearm if prohibited by Federal or State law. The information you provide will be used to determine whether you are prohibited from receiving a firearm. Certain violations of the Gun Control Act, 18 U.S.C. 921 et. seq., are punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.
This the Brady Law that gave us the Background checks has to be one of the least enforced laws there are but they do love to bring their “results.” Not long ago I posted again about the failure of federal authorities to prosecute violators of the Brady Background checks law and I closed that post this way:
Let me put it this way: If you a re a felon and try buy a gun in a gun shop, you have a 99.98% probability to get away without repercussions.
Get ready to hear the old tired excuse that Asshole Aaron Ator “fell through the cracks” as he did not, he was ignored and let go, same with thousands of other violators every year. A 0.05% conviction rate is not a crack in the system but the damned Grand Canyon.
PS: The original 2015 post We need more background checks, and the statistics prove it! (or not) with links to the reports:
Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2006.
Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2007.
Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2008.
Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2009.
Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2010.
One thought on “Another enforcement failure of Brady Background Checks Law ?”
Yeah. But unfortunately this case will be used as proof positive that “universal background check” is the Solution to All Problems.
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