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Texas shooter got gun at private sale; denied in 2014 check

People attend a vigil for victims of a shooting spree the day before, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, in Odessa, Texas. (Jacy Lewis/Reporter-Telegram via AP)

I agree with recent letters to the editor by Tom Schlesinger and Marcus Cohn that stricter gun laws are needed. Limiting the magazine or magazine capacity is not going to help.

Did you ever hear the phrase "when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns"? There is a lot of truth to this. Guns, drugs and other paraphernalia are available illegally anywhere.

James Bailey • Labadie