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New Hope City Hall Shooter Acquired Gun Illegally. Background Check Laws Failed. Again.

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New Hope City Hall Shooter Acquired Gun Illegally. Background Check Laws Failed. Again.

Universal background checks are proven to be useless when it comes to stopping or deterring violent criminals, and only serve to let the government know who has which guns.

Tell us again, gun grabbers, how effective your universal background checks are at stopping violent crime:

The gunman who was shot and killed Monday at New Hope City Hall after wounding two police officers had called court officials earlier in the day, then bought ammunition for the gun he fired that night, authorities said Wednesday.

In laying out a timeline for the confrontation that left R______ K____* , 68, dead, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek also sent out this message Wednesday: “If you fire on a police officer, they are trained to fire back.”

Noting that K____ had been civilly committed twice for mental health problems, Stanek said, “He should not have had access to any type of weapon.”

Authorities do not know how K____ got the gun, which the sheriff described as a “pistol-grip shotgun” with the serial numbers “obliterated.”

The man who attacked New hope City Hall had a long history of making terrorist threats against public officials, and had been committed involuntarily to mental health facilities numerous times. He was incurably mentally ill, but he was set free because there aren’t enough beds in long-term mental health care facilities to warehouse people like him who are clear threats to the public, but who haven’t yet acted on their violent threats.

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