Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown fighting for gun safety. Book “Fight Like A Mother” out May 28. IG: instagram.com/shannonrwatts Apr. 19, 2019 1 min read

Turns out the new Florida law that raised the age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21 should have precluded the Miami teen from buying a gun in Denver: “The ATF repeatedly said the sale was legal, but refused to explain how it reached that conclusion.” #coleg  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/18/sol-pais-gun-florida-colorado-law/ 

Contrary to reports in the press and claims made by the dealer who sold the out-of-state teen the gun, the sale was not only irresponsible, it was also illegal. #coleg

 https://medium.com/@Everytown/the-gun-sale-to-the-teen-behind-colorado-threats-was-illegal-3b8977808349 

Federal immunity laws have created environment of impunity. Federal appropriations rider prohibits the government from disclosing the names of the irresponsible dealers who contribute to gun crime. And the ATF doesn’t have the bandwidth to supervise and penalize rogue dealers.

“No one should be surprised that when an industry faces little meaningful oversight, some of its members will put profit before public safety.”


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