Odessa Shooting: Proof That Criminals Don’t Follow Gun Laws

H/T The Lid.

No matter what laws are on the books or may get passed nothing would have stopped this scumbag in Odessa from getting a gun and killing people.

The Odessa Shooting was horrible. One man, possibly angry about losing his job went on a mad shooting spree killing seven people and injuring almost twenty-three others.  While the bodies of the victims were still warm, leftists and other democrats were screaming for “universal” background checks.  But additional background checks would not have prevented the deaths in Odessa, because the monster who killed in Odessa had a criminal record, failed a background check and still ended up with the weapon that would take seven lives. In other words, by definition, criminals don’t follow laws, including gun laws.

In a tweet, Monday, Texas Governor Abbott said wrote that the gunman not only had “a criminal history…he also previously failed a gun purchase background check in Texas…& he didn’t go thru a background check for the gun he used in Odessa. We must keep guns out of criminals’ hands.”

Greg Abbott

@GregAbbott_TX

Not only did the Odessa gunman have a criminal history…

…he also previously failed a gun purchase background check in Texas…

…& he didn’t go thru a background check for the gun he used in Odessa.

We must keep guns out of criminals’ hands. https://www.statesman.com/news/20190901/odessa-gunman-had-criminal-history-in-central-texas-dps-records-show 

Odessa gunman had criminal history in Central Texas, DPS records show

The 36-year-old Odessa man accused of killing seven people and injuring 22 others in West Texas on Saturday has a criminal record in Central Texas, according to Texas Department of Public Safety…

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Later during a press conference, Abbot added:

Words alone are inadequate. Words must be met with action,”Governor Abbott said. “We must broaden our efforts to address (Odessa) and we must do so quickly. We need solutions that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals like the killer in Odessa while also ensuring that we safeguard rights.”

How he DID eventually get his hands a firearm is still uncertain.  What is known is The shooting spree began when Texas troopers pulled over the murderer for a traffic violation, and he shot and wounded one of the troopers with a rifle. He then began driving around Midland and Odessa, randomly shooting at people. At some point he ditched his car, fatally shot a 29-year-old U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and continued shooting people from the postal van.

Democratic Candidates for president are promising different ways of removing guns from the hands of legal gun owners. For example, “Beto” O’Rourke called for a gun licensing which would create a national database and a mandatory buyback program for so-called “assault weapons.”  He also advocated a “voluntary” buyback for handguns.  Over the weekend, however, he told us exactly which guns he would require us all to sell to the federal government.

The House Democratic caucus in want’s to close loopholes that under federal law, allow certain people to sell firearms without requiring background checks, like for example a father selling, or giving a gun to a child,

However, as usual  Beto, the house Democrats, other candidates, and politicians are demanding, action without explaining how their plans will prevent more shootings. The Odessa monster failed a background check and somehow got a gun anyway. Yes, he used an AK-type weapon, but he had it illegally, so any “ban” wouldn’t have stopped him.

It seems to me that instead of expanding background check or confiscating “assault weapons,” the way to prevent shootings like Odessa is to enforce the law and ensure that the people who fail the background checks cant get a weapon.

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Author: deplorablesunite

I am a divorced father of two daughters. I am a Deplorable.

3 thoughts on “Odessa Shooting: Proof That Criminals Don’t Follow Gun Laws”

  1. Time for another Boston Tea Party. Government is out of control and feeding the liberal infection. They ignore cars, cell phones (texting deaths) and knives but target guns – ALL are controlled by humans but don’t fit into their agenda of attacking President Trump.

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  2. I think it is time to quit blaming everything on guns. If the asshole had not had a gun, he would have used a bomb, or a knife, or a truck, or poison. The democrats with their communist/socialist bullshit cannot take us over, if we all have guns. They have an agenda, and will kill as many children, families, mothers, fathers, that they have to, in order to enforce their agenda.
    It is a shame, and my heart cries for all the people that have been killed in senseless shootings, but the fact remains, the Second Amendment must be observed. The moment we start allowing the Amendments not to have meaning, is the moment we become full born slaves.
    There are many videos out there talking about Justice Scalia’s interpretation of the Second Amendment and the very words used, the way the words were used, and why the words were used. I don’t plan to give up my God-given, inalienable/unalienable Rights to protect myself how I see fit. The rest of the you people out there calling for more government control, in the end will come to the same conclusion I just gave about what is going on and why.
    What, are we going to end up agreeing that butcher knives are bad and must be outlawed?

    Then the next thing you know, all the criminals are running around with guns, knives, bats, bombs, and you won’t have a chance in hell.
    Or the other scenario, concentration camps, re-education camps.

    We are Americans, it is We the People, For the People and By the People.
    I didn’t see a damned thing anywhere about We the Govt. It is we the People that is supposed to be controlling the govt., not the govt. controlling us.

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