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Steyr_223
04-24-2007, 9:40 AM
Thoughts on this?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/24/gun.loophole/index.html

Federal law bars someone of Seung-Hui Cho's background from buying firearms
The federal government relied on Virginia to provide the information
Under Virginia law alone, Cho was not prohibited from buying a gun
Only 22 states, including Virginia, put any mental-status entries into the database

Charliegone
04-24-2007, 9:53 AM
Thoughts on this?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/24/gun.loophole/index.html

Federal law bars someone of Seung-Hui Cho's background from buying firearms
The federal government relied on Virginia to provide the information
Under Virginia law alone, Cho was not prohibited from buying a gun
Only 22 states, including Virginia, put any mental-status entries into the database

What loophole? The Virginian authorities f-d up and now they want more laws? Had they done their job like they are paid to do, Cho wouldn't have gotten any guns.

Shane916
04-24-2007, 10:51 AM
He would have obtained them illegaly if he was unable to obtain them legally. So I believe either way he would have shoot the school up.

CalNRA
04-24-2007, 10:55 AM
the real solution is to ban assault weapons and CCWs, that'll stop the psychos.

MrTuffPaws
04-24-2007, 11:56 AM
the real solution is to ban assault weapons and CCWs, that'll stop the psychos.

Amen to that. Guns drove that boy to kill.