Friday, January 25, 2013

Someone Needs To Tell Biden What The Law Is

From January 25, 2013 ABC  News:
The vice president reported the panel had reached “pretty broad consensus” over what criteria they proposed should deny a sale, including “mental capacity.”

“One of the problems that was pointed out here was that there was an adjudication of the young man that committed the crime at Virginia Tech, and yet he was able to go out and purchase two weapons,” he said.

In April 2007 student Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 at the Blacksburg, Va., campus using two handguns. Cho had purchased the weapons legally, but subsequent investigations following the deaths found Cho had a well-documented history of mental health issues.
He was never involuntarily committed, which is the existing standard for denying firearms purchase or possession under federal law.
Biden also said convicted felons and those found guilty of domestic abuse should be denied the ability to own firearms.
Guess what? That is already the law and has been for many years. Convicted felons and those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence are already added to the firearms background check and it is unlawful for them to possess a firearm or ammunition, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.  Perhaps Biden needs to learn the law.

5 comments:

John Cunningham said...

I would like to see mental competency tests for political candidates, myself. Biden again shows the idiocy of the average Demo pol in this afflicted land. would any sane boss appoint Obama or Biden to run a grocery store or steel plant? no way.... yet they are at the helm of a formerly great state.

Gladorn said...

Knowing the law is only a hindrance. Just ask David Gregory.

Michael K said...

Biden has a history of two brain surgeries and there is a book title, "You're never the same, once the air hits your brain."

Biden is a prime example.

Unknown said...

And Biden may just run for President in 4 years! Even more scary is he could win!

Clearly Obama was elected because he was Black and not because he has any qualifications. Since Biden is also not qualified and is also not Black hopefully that will keep him out.

Robin said...

Biden once again just makes up stuff out of whole cloth.

Well, that's what I expect of the son of a Welsh coal miner ...