He had a lengthy series of convictions, many of them disqualifying him from holding, much less owning or buying firearms.
He was in violation of an order for protection – itself a crime.
He had a history of same:
Gregory Ulrich was already subject to every restriction, sanction and consequence a “Red Flag” law can provide, and then some.
And still he shot up the Allina Clinic in Buffalo yesterday – a “gun free zone”, by the way – killing one and injuring several. He was prohibited from having, buying or owning guns by state and federal law, he was subject to at least one restraining order, and he built bombs – itself a very, very serious federal felony.
In short – when people say “we already have laws in place that do literally everything a “Red Flag” law is supposed to do”. Gregory Ulrich was a case in point.
Which didn’t stop Metro Minnesota’s political class from plying their dismal trade – exploiting crises:
And we, the good guys, implored our political class “learn the facts before you start jabbering about policy”. What good did it do us?
The Carver County sheriff pointed out in various news conferences yesterday that a “Red Flag” law would have been about as useful as a “Miss Minnesota” tiara on tow truck driver. Which ensures that Carver County’s sheriff won’t be getting any more live feed time.