Predictably, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is calling for more gun control in the wake of Bryce Williams’, aka Vester Lee Flanagan’s, shooting and killing a news anchor and a cameraman on live TV. He said the problem is that there are too many guns in the hands of the wrong kind of people. According to The Blaze:
Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe addressed Wednesday morning’s horrific double murder of television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
During a brief telephone interview with Washington, D.C. radio station WTOP shortly after news of the shooting broke, McAuliffe pushed for more gun control in his state while discussing the tragedy.
“There are too many guns in the hands of people who should not have guns,” McAuliffe said. “I have long advocated for background checks. I’m a gun owner. I’m a hunter. But, you know what? I went through background checks myself to get them.”
The governor wrapped up his comments saying, “In America, we’ve got to come together. There is too much gun violence in the United States of America.”
We say this every time something like this happens. Would a background check have prevented Williams from walking up to Alison Parker and shooting her several times on live TV? Would it have prevented him from doing the same to Adam Ward the cameraman?
If Williams had no criminal record, his background check wouldn’t have turned anything up. He would’ve been able to acquire his gun legally, which is probably exactly what happened.
And he’s got to bring up hunting, because that’s all the 2nd Amendment is about to liberals. He had to get his background checks so that he could obtain his shotgun so that he can pose for his photo-op showing how much he supports the 2nd Amendment right to hunt.