CNN reports that the shooter, Dylann Storm Roof, bought his .45 caliber handgun in April. Over at National Review, Charles Cooke wonders how Roof was able to pass the background check. Officials arils reporting that Roof intended to start a “race war” with his horrific act of violence, which means this incident could be described as an act of domestic terrorism. Here’s the FBI’s definition of domestic terrorism:
Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics:
Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
Well, I thought we could at least wait until after the funerals of the nine victims of the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina to discuss this issue, but the left wastes no time to take a swipe at the Second Amendment. As Dan wrote yesterday, President Obama addressed this awful tragedy in a press conference saying, “At some point, we, as a country, will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it is in our power to do something about it.” Time noted that he called for a “reflection” on gun control.
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