Murderous 'monster' acquires an arsenal

  • Article by: PAUL McENROE and GLENN HOWATT , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 21, 2013 - 12:06 PM

The Oberender case exposes loopholes in national gun laws and Minnesota's background checks.

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DufferHJan. 19, 1310:21 PM

It reads like several officials slipped up allowing this guy to get the guns. What new controls would have stopped that? Also no gun permit allowed him to get that Tommy gun, if indeed it was a Tommy gun.

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cartoonconnJan. 19, 1310:22 PM

Let's try enforcing the laws we have.

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lechevalier5Jan. 19, 1310:46 PM

These comments sound like the NRA's spin team is working overtime. Better background checks, and tougher restrictions on what type of guns people can own and how they sell them would likely have prevented this person from acquiring his arsenal.

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remlap1980Jan. 19, 1311:11 PM

13 guns (and lousy ones at that) are not an "arsenal", so calm down. Now, it's pretty bad that he was able to get these, so perhaps we should focus on the PROCESS, not the guns.

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kitkat2Jan. 19, 1311:23 PM

Yes, we should enforce the laws we have ALSO get rid of the restrictions that Tiahrt managed to place on the sharing of information. How can you say our laws are working when they don't require PROOF of identification to get a gun permit???

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obviousJan. 19, 1311:28 PM

We NEED to pass gun laws for people how do not OBEY any laws !!! ... that will cure everything, right ??

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mylittleidJan. 19, 1311:32 PM

You can bet that the NRA and Republican legislators will fight any attempt to close the kinds of loopholes that allowed this to happen. Just Google the Tiahrt Amendment to see the kind of legislation the NRA really supports. Tiahrt had his proposed amendment reviewed and approved by the NRA before he submitted it. Sadly, it became law.

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