President Biden's best plans for stopping mass shootings proven a total failure in Colorado attack
On Monday, March 22, a 21-year-old man arrived at King Soopers grocery store parking lot in Boulder, Colorado, and began firing. He killed three people in the parking lot before entering the store, where he continued to fire on shoppers, clerks and responding law-enforcement officers.
When his attack was done, at least 10 people were dead. The attacker surrendered to authorities an hour after he had begun shooting.
Calls for new gun control laws by anti-Second Amendment opportunists began almost immediately. Indeed, President Joe Biden ran to the podium less than 24 hours after the attack ended to push for new gun control measures.
But there's just one problem.
All three of the measures President Biden is proposing as "solutions" to stop these types of attacks from happening are already in place in Colorado.
President Biden's "mass shooting solution" #1 - implement so-called "universal" background checks - FAIL
The State of Colorado has had a universal background check law in place since 2013. The law was passed in response to two prominent mass shootings - one at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary and one at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater - after lawmakers asserted that passing such a law could prevent future attacks.
Six days before the attack in Boulder, the killer passed a "universal" background check and purchased the firearm he used in the attack - a Ruger AR556 pistol with an arm brace.
President Biden's "mass shooting solution" #2- ban so-called "assault" weapons- FAIL
The City of Boulder passed a ban on ownership of the kinds of rifles gun control extremists have incorrectly branded as "assault weapons" in 2018. Although, just over a week before the King Soopers attack, a court ruled the ban was unenforceable due to the state's statewide preemption law, there is ample evidence that such bans do not work to prevent mass shootings, lower crime or even to reduce usage of these types of firearms.
President Biden's "mass shooting solution" #3 - ban so-called "high capacity" magazines - FAIL
Gun control extremists and their mainstream media cohorts have branded standard capacity magazines for modern sporting rifles and most semi-automatic handguns as "high-capacity" magazines, and claim that banning them will prevent school shootings.
Colorado law has enforced a ban on magazines holding more than fifteen rounds since 2013, and the City of Boulder passed a ban on magazines that hold more than ten rounds.
Although details about the magazines used by the attacker at King Soopers have not been released, there are many examples of mass shootings conducted without the use of magazines that hold more than ten rounds.
So to repeat, ALL THREE of the measures President Joe Biden is proposing as a response to the recent mass killing in Boulder were already law in Colorado. Biden isn't proposing these laws because he believes they will stop the next killing. Biden is proposing these laws because he knows they are the next step toward a total abolition of Second Amendment rights in America.
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Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.