January 27, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Freedom, Government, Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Health, Joe Biden, Liberals, Liberty, Mental Health, President, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
After a discussion on gun control at an event in Richmond, Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that better mental health checks could have stopped the shooting on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007.
Biden said that he and those he consulted during the recent gun banning commission he chaired which was completed in mid January had reached a “pretty broad consensus” of policy recommendations that would include “mental capacity” to determine who would be allowed to purchase guns in the future.
“One of the problems that was pointed out here was that there was an adjudication of the young man that committed the crime at Virginia Tech, and yet he was able to go out and purchase two weapons,” the Vice President said.
In 2007 Seung-Hui Cho, a student at the university, killed 32 at the Blacksburg, VA campus. Cho used two handguns that he had purchased legally. The killer, though, had a history of mental health issues that apparently didn’t come up in his background checks when he purchased the weapons.
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