Better background check wouldn’t have stopped Charleston: Column
USA Today - 07/12/2015
Mass shootings, especially random massacres in public places, typically serve as irresistible opportunities for finger-pointing. Last month’s slaughter of nine African Americans at a historic house of worship in Charleston, S.C., has presented many possible targets for blame — besides, of course, the one who perpetrated the hateful act.
This time there is a twist: Both sides of the gun-control debate have used the same dubious talking point to advance their diametrically opposed agendas.