From THE RAW STORY:
At a Senate hearing on gun violence Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was humiliated by a police chief who abruptly interrupted his talking points to insist that he’s “wrong” on how enhanced background checks for gun buyers would work.
Echoing the National Rifle Association, Graham argued before the Senate Judiciary Committee that enhanced background checks are not needed because the laws currently on the books are not enforced well enough.
“When almost 80,000 people fail a background check and 44 people are prosecuted, what kind of deterrent is that?” he asked. “I mean, the law obviously is not seeing that as important, if it’s such an important issue, why aren’t we prosecuting people who fail a background check?”
Prepare to get spanked, Lindseypoo!
“Just for the record, from my point of view, the point of a background check…” Milwaukee police chief Edward A. Flynn began. “Senator…”
“How many cases have you made?” Graham pressed. “How many cases have…”
“You know what?” Flynn said. “It doesn’t matter. It’s a paper thing.”
“Can I ask the questions?” Graham interjected.
“I want to finish the answer,” Flynn replied.
“I want to stop 76,000 people from buying guns illegally,” he said. “That’s what a background check does. If you think we’re going to do paperwork prosecutions, you’re wrong.”
The Senate committee’s audience erupted into applause, which committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinsten (D-CA) asked to quiet down.
At a prior Senate gun hearing in January, Graham bragged that he personally owns an AR-15 assault rifle, the same customizable assault rifle platform that was used to kill 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut.
Oh, Lindseypoo, are you really that frightened of getting primaried by some whackadoodle Teabagger? Is keeping your seat in the Senate more important than protecting little kids and innocent people? Or do you just think that having an AR-15 assault rifle actually makes you look manly?