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Good afternoon, Netizens…
Last Friday, a depressed and angry Jiverly Wong used a 9 mm and .45-caliber handgun to kill 13 immigrants and service-center employees in Binghamton, N.Y., police said. Earlier that day, the ethnic Chinese immigrant from Vietnam mailed an envelope to a Syracuse television station. In it were his gun permit, photos of him smiling while hoisting shiny, big handguns, and his driver’s license.
Questions have been raised over the upstate New York gun permit issued to Wong in 1997.
Two years later, he was reported to state police by an informer who claimed Wong was planning a bank heist to feed a crack-cocaine habit. Unlike other areas of the state, including New York City, Wong’s Broome County permit did not have to be renewed.
Don’t you think that the permit process for carrying a concealed firearm needs to be re-evaluated nationally? Mind you, I am not suggesting a moratorium on concealed weapons permits or other restrictions on possessing a firearm. I am say if we do not have some common sense rules governing such permits, it only adds fuel to those who would take away our guns.