Background Check Fail: Convicted Felon And Would-Be Cop Killer Legally Gets Gun

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Background checks (after outright gun bans) are the holy grail of gun control advocates, and the worship at the alter of this mythology is their center point of their failed solution to gun violence.

The problem is that background checks simply don’t do the job, and a recent situation in Kansas City, Missouri just proves this point. Luis Valdes writes,

On July 6, Marlin Mack shot and killed a graduate student during an attempted restaurant robbery in Kansas City, Missouri. On July 15, after a nine-day manhunt, undercover officers from the KCMO PD spotted Mack at the swanky Sky Vue Motel.

KCPD Chief Rick Smith said, “He just popped up all of the sudden and engaged the officer.”

Three police officers were shot trying to apprehend Mack at the hotel, who was later shot to death himself in another exchange of gunfire with police.

Now, this is already an ugly story about a man who tried to kill four people, but to make the situation worse, Mack purchased his gun legally and even passed the background check. Again, from Valdes:

according to FOX4, Mack was able to purchase the firearm he used against the police after passing a NICS background check.

The day before the KCMO police officers were shot, Mack bought the gun he used in the shooting at The Armory KC gun store in Independence. He passed the FBI background check even though he was a convicted felon. FOX4 has learned that failure of the FBI allowed Mack to trade a high value pistol for a much more powerful gun: an AK-47 handgun.

Think about that for a moment. Mack already (illegally) had a firearm and was able to legally purchase another firearm with which to commit crimes.

If this isn’t proof positive of the absolute failure of background checks to keep people safe, then, frankly, it’s likely that nothing will ever convince anti-gunners of the truth that they won’t admit which is that gun control simply doesn’t work. And this is why you need to make sure that you are (legally) armed and ready to defend your family.

14 COMMENTS

  1. THE REASON BACKGROUND CHECK’S DON’T ALWAY’S WORK IS EITHER THE INFORMATION ISN’T ENTERED TO NCIC OR THEY LIE ON THE PAPER WORK!! STIFFER LAW’S WORK BETTER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR CAPITAL CRIME!! DEATH PENALTY FOR PROVEN BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT IT WAS MURDER NO EXCEPTION’S!!

  2. “… worship at the alter …”
    ALTER (verb): to change
    ALTAR (noun): a table used for religious ceremonies

  3. I seen the same thing here as i did in other shootings.(THE F.B.I. FAILED). It’s getting to be a broken record.

    • Yep. That’s at least three recent mass shootings so far. The Parkland shooting and the Texas church shooting are the other two, Then you can throw in the San Bernardino Massacre as well.

  4. “Strengthen” the background check system, whatever exactly such action might include or amount to, and when it again failed what then? Eliminate a failed idea, perish the thought. Just create still more hoops for the law abiding to jump through, for criminals will, as the old saying goes, Fund A Way.

  5. Take the hardened criminals off the street, don’t release them, No matter if they promise to reform. They probably will return and commit more crimes. The prison system is a revolving door. Then we law abiding citizens don’t have to be afraid to live without being armed.

  6. this whole felon thing is BS, many felons have firearms and don’t go around killing people, the country is run by felons, just convicted, a felon can and many do change their life for the better but they don’t have the same right to protect their family, lets stop with the felony thing get real. it would be a better place if felons weren’t discriminated against, they would be under heavy watch and no that they are being put to the test of doing right, and what is a law abiding citizen? one that can lie their way out of trouble or one that just hasn’t got caught yet. as long as you have this so called gun control we will never know who has firearms and it just makes it easier for some one to get a weapon from the black market, let the bad people kill each other. Most of the recent killings have been from distressed people who have had enough that they want revenge for what ever reason.

  7. WHY DO BACKGROUND CHECKS,REQUIRED BY LAW, NOT WORK ???? —- In a recent year 76,000 persons LIED on the FEDERAL 4409 form. THAT IS A FELONY !!!!!! The GUN dealers correctly reported them to BATF, —GUESS HOW MANY WERE PROSECUTED??? ONLY 44 . HMMMMUM– I wonder why that MAGICAL BACK GROUND CHECK SYSTEM, DOES NOT WORK !!!!!!!

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