CNN’s Fareed Zakaria recently proposed some “common sense” gun control ideas in response to the Las Vegas shooting. There was one little problem. What he was proposing already exists.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
In Response to Las Vegas CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Proposes Gun Laws That Already Exist
While chastising the country for not more quickly adopting gun-control measures he favors, Zakaria said a ban on gun sales to domestic abusers or illegal drug users could make a big difference. “Given the Second Amendment, given America’s gun culture, given the influence of the gun lobby, there isn’t any simple answer but there are many small fixes that might make a big difference. Universal background checks. Restrictions on military-style weaponry—of which banning bump stocks would be a tiny first step,” he said. “A ban on selling to people with a history of domestic violence or substance abuse.”
Under federal law, it is already illegal to sell a firearm to anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense or an illegal drug user. It is also illegal for any user of illegal drugs or person convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense to own or possess a firearm. The prohibition extends to users of drugs that are legal at the state level but still illegal under federal law.
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This is why people don’t trust the liberal media when it comes to guns. They have no idea what they’re talking about.