Joe Biden has admitted that more gun control would not have stopped the terrorist who took four hostages this weekend at a Texas synagogue.
According to Reuters and other media, the terrorist, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, was a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Akram was killed by the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team after one of the hostages threw a chair at Akram and the four hostages bolted out the front door.
Alram obtained his firearm on the black market.
“Allegedly, [Akram] purchased…[the weapons] on the street. Now what that means, I don’t know. Whether he purchased it from an individual in a homeless shelter or a homeless community, or whether — because that’s where he said he was — it’s hard to tell. I just don’t know,” Biden is quoted as saying. “…The guns are — we should be — the idea of background checks are critical. But you can’t stop something like this if someone is on the street buying something from somebody else on the street.”
There are more than 20,000 gun laws on the books in the United States.
This is the first time Biden has admitted that more anti-gun laws may not stop criminals from committing crimes.
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