Senator Jeff Flake and a flake of a tweet

Senator Jeff Flake excoriates Trump for tweeting, and then he does this:

Uh, Senator Flake, you’re a little late to that party. Have you ever heard of the “Lautenberg Amendment” [18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9)] enacted in Congress 20 years ago, in 1997:

(g) It shall be unlawful for any person—

(9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence,to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

The law has been on the books all this time, and covers more than just buying a gun, also possession of a gun, i.e., merely touching a gun violates this provision. I guess passing a law against something doesn’t seem to stop criminals and maniacs, does it.

Maybe you should introduce a bill to outlaw murder….Oh, wait.

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