WaPo: Every ‘Mass Shooter’ Since Jan. 2009 Could Pass NICS Bckground Check
On August 28 The Washington Post (WaPo) reported that “every one of the country’s mass shooters since January 2009 could have slipped through NICS” (National Instant Criminal Background Check System).
Such statements are part of a larger push for gun control that has temporarily moved from expanding background checks to discrediting, then revamping, our current NICS background check system.
WaPo got this information from “a July 2014 study by [Michael Bloomberg’s] Everytown for Gun Safety.”
The biggest problem with claiming that “every… mass shooter since January 2009” could have passed a NICS background check is that the claim is false, and demonstrably so.