Serious Guns and White Terrorism: Two Unasked Questions in Tucson Mass Murder

Common Dreams

by Bill Quigley

Question: How does a mentally unstable man who was kicked out of school and had run-ins with the law buy such a serious weapon?

The weapon reportedly used in the mass murders in Tucson was a serious weapon – a Glock 19, semi-automatic pistol, with an extended magazine. Some weapons like that were illegal to sell in the US from 1994 to 2004 under the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. It is now legal to sell and own them. The National Rifle Association reports there are tens of millions of assault weapons in private hands in the US. Continue reading Serious Guns and White Terrorism: Two Unasked Questions in Tucson Mass Murder