So he passed two background checks, violated Washington D.C. law by bringing any gun into the city limits, violated federal and local laws by killing people and used an illegal sawed off shotgun. The gun confiscators see that as proof that no law is sufficient to stop immoral behavior (they’re right), and move from that acknowledgment to the conclusion that we must seize all 300 million guns in this country and melt them down.
They won’t succeed in that, of course, at least not for a few more decades, but in the meantime they will continue to harass legitimate, legal gun owners with ever-increasing restrictions. They know these won’t work but that’s not the point. Just as PETA is doing to hunters, these people are doing to gun owners. The more difficult it is to hunt or own a gun, they hope, the less likely the next generation will do either.
And their irrational hatred of gun owners is unbounded. My neighbor of 30 years and (now my former) friend accused me last week of being a “cold-blooded murderer” for opposing the immediate confiscation of all guns. Spittle on his lips. The man is deranged, and if I thought he had a gun himself, I’d report him to the authorities.