Sadly, it appears that the laws to prevent the Texas slaughter were in place, but the correct procedures were not followed by the Air Force. The Washington Post reports:
The Air Force says it failed to follow policies for alerting federal law enforcement about Devin P. Kelley’s violent past, enabling the former service member, who killed at least 26 churchgoers Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Tex., to obtain firearms before the shooting rampage.
Kelley should have been barred from purchasing firearms and body armor because of his domestic violence conviction in 2014 while serving at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Kelley was sentenced to a year in prison and kicked out of the military with a bad conduct discharge following two counts of domestic abuse against his wife and a child, according to Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.
“Initial information indicates that Kelley’s domestic violence offense was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database,” Stefanek said in a statement released Monday. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have directed an investigation of Kelley’s case and “relevant policies and procedures,” she said.
In other words, the laws and regulations are in place, but the left will still call for more gun control…. more laws and regulations. Does that make sense to anyone? The Pentagon already has procedures in place to make sure certain violent offenses are reported to the FBI, yet they weren’t. Instead of calling for more gun control, perhaps it’s time to take the power away from the incompetent federal government, to restrict their overbearing power-grabs.
We can do exactly that with a Convention of States.