On an interview with “Face the Nation” gun-grabbing Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, said that she doesn’t believe any kind of law is going to stop people like the Las Vegas shooter from killing mass numbers of people, reports Hot Air. Perhaps what Feinstein should be doing is supporting the NRA instead of fighting against them.
During the interview Feinstein admits that a regular background check would not have stopped Stephen Paddock from passing the check and buying a gun.
“This is a well to do man. He wasn’t mentally ill, he wasn’t a criminal, he wasn’t a juvenile, he wasn’t a gangbanger, and he was able to buy 40 weapons over a period of time and buy 12 bump stocks,” Feinstein said.
The host for “Face the Nation” asks Feinstein about potential laws that could have stopped the Las Vegas shooter: “Could there have been any law that would have stopped him?”
“No,” she said. “He passed background checks registering for hand guns and other weapons on multiple occasions.”
Feinstein easily just dismantled her own argument for trying to set up any new gun restriction laws with that one response. Feinstein and other fellow Democrats are working on a bill that would ban the use of “bump fire stocks” which is an extra piece that can be added on to a semi-automatic weapon to make it fire like an automatic weapon.
She says in the interview that she has had Republicans “interest” in supporting the bill but no Republican senator has come out publicly in support of the bill yet.
Feinstein should have made the point that her new bill could potentially save a lot of lives, but instead she ends up inadvertently making the case that gun-control regulations are, in relation to mass shootings in U.S. history, essentially pointless.
As for the shooter himself, law enforcement are desperate to find evidence for a motive, so they have resorted to the obvious fall-back excuse for mass shooters: that he was severely mentally ill.
“‘The portrait, gleaned from interviews with hundreds of people interviewed over the past week, is that while Paddock might have been financially successful, he had real difficulty interacting with people. He is described as standoff-ish, disconnected, a man who had difficulty establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships…
The 64-year-old was known for playing gambling games in casinos for hours at a time with little or no human contact. One source told ABC News that Paddock was exhibiting many antisocial traits that are typical of past mass shooters,’ reports ABC news.”
There has been no official confirmation though on what Paddock’s goal was in firing into the country music crowd that night.