Ryan: Enforcing Existing Laws Would Have Prevented Texas Massacre


Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that enforcing existing laws would have prevented the mass shooting at a church in rural Texas that left more than two dozen people dead over the weekend.

“This man should not have gotten a gun. You know why? Because he was a domestic abuser,” Ryan said to reporters Tuesday.

Current federal law prohibits certain people from buying or owning firearms, including those convicted of domestic violence. Kelley’s court-martial, therefore, made him ineligible to purchase the guns he did, but the Air Force did not submit his criminal history to the federal database that screens prohibited buyers before gun sales.

Read more at The Hill.




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