Many of the Gun Control measures that the left has been calling for were in place at the YouTube building on Tuesday yet a criminal was still able to purchase a firearm and open fire in a public setting.
Ironically, “assault weapons” bans and confiscation orders have been put forward as controls needed in the aftermath of the February 14 Parkland school shooting. Gun control proponents also pushed universal background checks and waiting periods following the Parkland attack, but California has both of those too.
In fact, California has some of the most stringent gun controls in the country. The “assault weapons” ban, confiscation orders, universal background checks, and 10-day waiting period are complimented by a requirement that would-be firearm owners acquire a safety certificate from the state, that all firearms be registered with the state, and that law-abiding citizens pursuing a concealed carry permit demonstrate “good cause” for wanting to carry a gun.
Ammunition controls already exist in California, too. These require that Californians only buy ammunition from state-approved vendors and, starting January 1, 2019, will require residents to pass a point-of-sale background check for a box of bullets.
But none of these controls prevented Nasim Aghdam from possessing a handgun with which she injured three then killed herself at YouTube headquarters.
This is a common theme with the left. Since they rarely know anything about guns they just call to ban anything that has to do with guns. After the shooting one of the employees was even quoted as saying ‘I wish I had a gun’. The bottom line is that you can’t legislate evil out of the world so Gun Control measures you implement only hinder law-abiding American Citizens from obtaining firearms.