The Times’ article on Westside School shooter Andrew Golden’s application for a concealed weapon permit has drawn national attention. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence noted that a fingerprint check — not required in some states — turned up Golden’s application under a different name. The permit application has been rejected.
“We don’t do enough in this country to keep dangerous people from getting dangerous weapons,” said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “A murderer came very close to getting a concealed carry permit. I applaud the Arkansas police for stopping Golden from getting a concealed carry permit. But it raises the alarm that people who are dangerous are getting concealed carry permits and endangering our families and communities.”
Wonder how the NRA feels about this? Golden, after all, has a technically clean record and completed all other requirements to pack.