Another chip into our right to bear arms and ability to defend ourselves will be a greater focus on “waiting periods”. Which will have no bearing on criminals or those with bad intentions but will and do have serious consequences on law-abiding citizens needing to defend themselves.
Not long before the deadly Atlanta-area shootings spread fear and anger through Asian American communities nationwide, police say the attacker made a legal purchase: a 9 mm handgun.
Within hours, they say, he had killed eight people, seven of them women and six of Asian descent, in a rampage targeting massage businesses.
If Georgia had required him to wait before getting a gun, lawmakers and advocates say, he might not have acted on his impulse.