Jerry Kane publicly espoused violence, had strong anti-authority feelings, had multiple run-ins with the law, and caused local law enforcement to be concerned about his future actions. And, yet, he was still able to obtain AK-47 assault rifles in this country.
Among those "run-ins with the law" were these, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Ohio police records describe Kane as a burly man, 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, who for a time wore a black beard. Since 1983, Kane was arrested or cited six times in Clark County, Ohio, on charges ranging from passing bad checks to criminal trespass, drunken driving and driving with expired tags.
Kane was charged with felonious assault in 2004 after allegedly shooting a 13-year-old boy in Springfield with a “handgun-style BB gun.”
What's your opinion? Is it so difficult to identify a guy like this as unfit to own guns? I don't think so. One easy way is to allow the local police to approve or disapprove gun purchases. That would prevent a lot of this kind of thing.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.