You Would Think That Gun Control Law Would Prevent Man From Illegally Owning 199 Guns, But It Didn’t.

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So, gun control laws are supposed to keep illegal guns out of the hands of people and to keep guns out of the hands of people who are not legally allowed to have them.

But it keeps failing.

Now, you and I understand why that doesn’t work, but anti-gunners don’t seem to get it. And that’s why this story will surprise so many anti-gunners. John Monk writes,

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Federal law officials have seized 199 guns from the house of a South Carolina man who had them illegally, a federal prosecutor said in court Tuesday.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seized the guns “and a few thousand rounds of ammunition” at the house of William Carl Turner, assistant U.S. Attorney Elliott Daniels told Magistrate Judge Paige Gossett.

Turner, 56, of North Augusta, has been charged with having the guns illegally because, under federal law, his prior conviction in state court of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature disqualifies him from owning weapons, according to an indictment in the case and Daniels’ statements to Gossett in court.

Columbia defense attorney Mark Moore, who represented Turner, told The State after the hearing, “My client is a gun collector. He did not intentionally violate any law, and we look forward to litigating this case in court.”

Turner, whose state conviction was in 2008, bought some of his guns from a Columbia man who federal officials have said ran a thriving illegal gun and ammunition selling business, Daniels told Gossett at the hearing.

But, wait, I thought that law enforcement was supposed to be able to implement an impenetrable net across the entire nation to prevent people who aren’t legally allowed to have guns from getting them. What happened here? Why didn’t gun control prevent this guy from getting his hands on 199 guns?

Answer: You can’t stop people from getting guns who really want them. They will find a way. So, you are better off arming law-abiding people than trying another useless attempt to control access to guns. Because it simply does not work.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Well what do you expect out of a box of ROCKS and then you get Stupid is as Stupid does and then you take away all of their Security personal weapons because of the LAW and they will tell you that they are authorized to have guards and then ask them what they need them for since they took away our guns so why do they need protection?????

  2. The liberals are not even trying to keep guns from the people who commit murder and violence. They don’t care about the Drugs and crime entering our country from Mexico! So why do they want the guns taken from the Honest, law abiding, tax paying Citizens??? It obviously is “NOT” about stopping Bad people from doing violence and Murder. I can see only one reason to disarm the Citizens! Think people.

  3. Tim from the previous comment is correct. The country we all love is changing for the worst and we must vote for men and women who strive to protect our rights. The liberal left wants to ruin the way of life enjoyed and treasured for some unrealistic ideal. We don’t live in a utopian world. It is cruel and harsh and beautiful at the same time. We must be able to defend ourselves from those who want to destroy us. Thank you for this forum.

  4. 2nd Amendment Quotes:
    “Firearms stand next to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s Liberty Teeth and keystone under independence. To insure peace, security, and happiness, the Rifle and Pistol are equally INDISPENSABLE. “. . . . George Washington.
    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, AS A LAST RESORT, to protect themselves against TYRANNY OF GOVERNMENT. “. . . . Thomas Jefferson.
    “I ask sir, What Is The Militia? It IS THE PEOPLE. To disarm the people is THE BEST and MOST EFFECTUAL WAY TO ENSLAVE THEM.” . . . . George Mason.
    “For the first time, A civilized nation has FULL GUN REGISTRATION. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!” . . . . ADOLPH HITLER, 1938

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