Professor Richard Painter Says Cops Should Knock on Your Door if You Buy too Many Guns
On Tucker Carlson October 9, one of the guests was Richard Painter, professor of law at the University of Minnesota. As a gun control advocate and ethics lawyer, he claimed that a “law” could have prevented the Las Vegas massacre. His left wing views were akin to a babbling brook as Tucker tore into him. But we must remember that no matter what the left tries in the wake of Las Vegas, not everyone who owns a lot of guns uses them to massacre people. It’s the mindset of the person behind the gun.
Americans are sick of political hacks talking about condolences and sympathy while stuffing NRA blood money in their pockets. Do sonething.
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 2, 2017
Just appeared on FOX News to talk about guns. My email in box tells me there are a lot of nuts out there and a lot of guns. Sad.
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 10, 2017
Doesn’t matter over at Fox News. Let’s get back to talking about Muslims and building that wall.
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) October 11, 2017
“I don’t think anybody’s going to come up with a solution that’s going to eliminate all gun violence, but we have a lot of it and this keeps happening. At a minimum, we ought to (have) information on people like Mr. Paddock who are acquiring dozens of weapons over a very shot period of time. It amazes me that the police didn’t know that he was acquiring that many weapons over such a short period of time. That information ought to be available…”
It is available- in the ATF database for tracing firearms ownership. Does this guy want the ATF to go around tracking guns owned by people who have no record? Yep, that’s exactly what he wants. He advocates police knocking on your door if you “buy too many guns,” even if you haven’t done anything wrong. How many is too many?
“Law enforcement ought to know if someone has acquired dozens of weapons and they can use that information along with other information–for example, Is the person associating with known terrorists? Is the person associating with the Ku Klux Klan? Is the person someone who appears to be psychologically unsettled? They can use that information–along with other information–to check out the facts. And they do not need a law to go and pay you a visit in your house and say, ‘Hello, what’s up? What’s going on?'”
But what is “too many?” The professor said that was up to “law enforcement.” Tucker told him it would be up to the people to vote on the law that set the number of guns. When he mentioned the “guy who shot up a gay bar” it became obvious that this attorney was sliding down that “slippery slope.” Omar Mateen only had TWO guns. According to AWR Hawkins at Breitbart, he went from advocating police show up for “too many guns” down to just two.
You can listen to the argument between Mr. Painter and Tucker Carlson in the video from Fox News: