QUESTION: Can you talk about his firearm, sir? He was a convicted felon, so how did he have the rifle?
Asst. Dir. JOSEPH PERSICHINI, JR., FBI DC Field Office: That I can't answer.
QUESTION: He was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a long gun. That is illegal anywhere in the country. Is that not right?
Chief CATHY LANIER, DC Police: That's correct.
QUESTION: So, we don't have any sense of how he came into possession of that?
LANIER: Obviously that's something that will be followed up on.
One of the NRA's most oft-repeated refrains is that we don't need new gun laws, we just need to enforce the ones that are already on the books.
Well, if there ever was a situation that gives the NRA a chance to put up or shut up, this is it.
They can either support measures to enforce the law and stop people like James von Brunn from acquiring firearms, or they can defend the right of white supremacist felons to arm themselves.
It's one or the other, and it's time for them to choose.
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