The consequences of incompetence :
But as was revealed Sunday, in what is becoming a common theme in these mass shootings, no amount of background checking would have stopped the shooter in Sutherland Springs, Texas from purchasing his firearms, because the federal government failed to do its job properly. It’s not the first time. . . .
But even when the FBI has all the data needed to flag someone from purchasing a gun, there have been examples of gross incompetence as well.
Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people during evening services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in 2015.
Roof was not legally permitted to own a firearm due to an unlawful drug possession charge from earlier that year. Roof’s record listed the wrong arresting agency and because of this error, he was able to legally purchase the weapon he used in the shooting. Victims of family members killed by Roof have filed suit against the U.S. government because of this avoidable error.
First, directly to the topic at hand. The problem isn’t that we don’t have enough laws restricting guns, the problem is the unintended consequences involved with governmental incompetence.
Thing is, there’s larger implications here as well;
The founders of this great nation made great efforts in constructing a minimal government. One that was limited constitutionally.
Look, aside from the idea of government running amok which has certainly occurred as well, I am convinced that the natural tendency towards governmental incompetence is why they went to all that trouble.
The largest lie ever told in the history of man is that man can be perfected by means of legislation. What we see here is why. Man simply isn’t up to the task.