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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-3 9:40 AM 
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Huffpost:

The assailant who went on a shooting rampage across West Texas over Labor Day weekend, killing seven people and injuring almost two dozen others, had previously failed a background check to own a firearm, law enforcement and state officials said Monday.

The gunman, identified by police as 36-year-old Seth Ator, had been fired from his job on the morning of the attack and had been on a long downward “spiral” leading up to the massacre, officials added.

It remains unclear how Ator obtained the AR-style rifle used in the attack. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ? who recently signed a slew of new laws loosening gun restrictions in Texas ? said in a tweet that the suspect had not gone through a background check for the weapon.

In Texas, private sales of guns, including some sales at gun shows, don’t require a criminal background check. 

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-3 9:47 AM 
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Greg Abbott. I'm shocked there is illegal gun buying in Texas! We make it so easy to buy anything you want legally

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed dismay on Monday that the mass shooter who killed seven people in West Texas had managed to buy an AR-style weapon in Texas even though he had a criminal history and didn’t register for a background check.

Abbott recently signed a host of new laws loosening gun restrictions in Texas, following guidelines provided by the National Rifle Association. And the Republican governor once tweeted that he was “embarrassed” that Texas trailed California in the number of gun purchases.

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From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-3 11:50 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 14) 
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And now the gun nuts will respond, "See??  Gun laws don't work so we should just get rid of them!"

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-3 1:53 PM 
To: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 14) 
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I’m sick of worrying gun nuts will say. Screw them. If the system fails and/or loopholes exist, fix them. Enough with the lame excuses and worrying about what they think or might say

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From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-3 2:30 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 14) 
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Of course, but the whore politicians know that their graft depends on keeping the NRA happy so they will hear nothing else.

 

 
From: albatlerSep-3 6:30 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 14) 
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I wonder what the stats are on:  smuggled ciggies/guns/alcohol...

the are all legal(sorta)….

and  pot...still smoked ,before or after legalization..

one would think laws are not enough..

you need more jail time/more convicts/more prisons/more extortion(fines)...

smuggling was/is illegal in the USSR...that is what  made Putin rich..

law enforcers in the US will become famously wealthier...just like certain  reps/dem or repubs..

 Clintons come to mind(also)

  • Edited September 3, 2019 6:31 pm  by  albatler
 

 
From: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-4 8:50 AM 
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Ah, the Clintons and ciggies! BINGO! 

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-4 9:39 AM 
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CBS News:

The 36-year-old gunman who killed seven people and wounded 22 others in West Texas on Saturday purchased his AR-style rifle from a private seller, federal law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News. The purchase allowed the gunman to evade a federal background check. Sources also say the gunman was previously denied a gun purchase because he was determined to be mentally unfit.

The investigation into who sold the weapon is ongoing. Authorities said the gunman was killed by officers outside a busy movie theater in Odessa. It was at least the 38th mass killing this year.

Online court records show the gunman, identified as Seth Aaron Ator, was arrested in 2001 for a misdemeanor offense that would not have prevented him from legally purchasing firearms in Texas. Federal law defines nine categories that would legally prevent a person from owning a gun, which include being convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, being adjudicated as a "mental defect" or committed to a mental institution, the subject of a restraining order or having an active warrant. Authorities have said Ator had no active warrants at the time of the shooting.

 

 
From: albatlerSep-4 3:55 PM 
To: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 14) 
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law enforcers in the US will become famously wealthier...just like certain  reps/dem or repubs..

 Clintons come to mind(also)

just in case you missed the connectin..

Clinton now rich/ Obama now rich...serval reps/senators now rich..

 

 
From: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-4 4:22 PM 
To: albatler  (10 of 14) 
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What are you trying to say, al?

 

 
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