On November 3rd, authorities said they believe accused LAX shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia purchased his rifle “legally” from a licensed gun dealer in Los Angeles. This means he went through a background check and it means the Senate’s failed gun bill would not have stopped him from getting his gun.
According to WTOP 103.5, officials said Ciancia purchased a rifle and two handguns and the purchases “appeared legal.” They added: “He didn’t buy them on the street, he didn’t buy them on the Internet–he bought them from a licensed gun dealer.”
This is crucial as proponents of gun control claim expanding background checks will make Americans safer. However, the expanded background checks will be the same checks performed now, only they will be done on every purchase instead of just some.