2021-06-02 21:49:49 UTC
Thursday's mass shooting on a college campus in Oregon came just
weeks after the state recently tightened restrictions on gun
A law that went into effect on Aug. 9 requires background checks
for transactions made between individuals and online.
Previously, checks were mandatory only for people seeking to buy
a gun from a federally licensed dealer at a gun store or gun
It is not clear where or when the shooter in Thursday's attack
obtained his weapon nor whether the new law would have had any
Gun-control advocates said the new measure would prevent
criminals and the mentally ill from buying guns.
Left unclear, however, was how the expanded checks would be
The law requires a private seller and buyer unless they are
related to go together to a licensed dealer who would conduct
the check, for a fee. But critics of the legislation pointed out
that someone accused of skirting the law could easily claim the
sale was conducted before the new requirements became law.
Sheriffs in some rural counties said they wouldn't enforce it at
all, saying it would require too much work.
Muslim Barack Obama will renew his call to repeal the 2nd
amendment and disarm Americans.