I confess to being irredeemably addicted to facts. Linda (an old colleague) can testify to that.
Every time some nutter kills people with firearms I always ask the same questions; what guns were used and were they legally obtained and possessed.
In the US, one may not own a fully automatic weapon (shoots many times when you pull the trigger) unless one possesses a machine gun license issued by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms federal police (ATF). To get such a license requires heavy vetting by the ATF.
Therefore these questions of mine must be answered before one can know if it was flabbiness in the law or its execution that allowed the nutter to have whatever weapons he used. This is particularly true if a fully automatic weapon was used.
Thus far I have heard nothing in the left wing anti-gun media that answers my questions.
Nevertheless, CNN, MSNBC, etc. were "all over" the WH press secretary today trying to drive Trumo toward gun control legislation.
And then there is Hillary, who tweeted today some nonsense about "silencers." IMO as a practitioner of war it would have made no difference whatever to the occurrence of this horrible crime if the shooter nut had had silencers on all his weapons, whatever they were. pl