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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mental Disconnect: Because Of Airport Shooting, Gun Shows Under Attack?

It’s hard to understand the minds of anti-gun activists.

A report yesterday in Florida’s Sun-Sentinel reveals how last month’s shooting in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is leading to renewed calls for banning gun shows in the city. “I think the incident at our airport brings closer to home how important it is to try to minimize the implements of violence that seem to permeate our society,” City Commissioner Dean Trantalis said in calling for a ban on gun shows at the city’s War Memorial Auditorium.

What Trantalis didn’t say was that the airport shooter didn’t buy his gun at a gun show, and he did undergo a background check in making the purchase. Unfortunately for newspaper readers, Sun-Sentinel reporter Larry Barszewski apparently didn’t find the disconnect curious enough to ask Trantalis what one thing had to do with the other. 

Is it too much trouble to expect reporters these days to ask simple, obvious questions about such an important issue? Perhaps Barszewski will answer that question.