“Is it too much to ask the gun seller to do a cursory check?”

Posted BY: Steve Watson

In the wake of the shooting on July 4th at Highland Park, and the fact that the shooter had multiple disturbing posts on social media prior to the attack, a CNN host suggested Tuesday that gun shops should check customers’ personal pages before agreeing to sell them firearms.

CNN Newsroom co-host Alisyn Camerota made the suggestion while interviewing former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and former FBI supervisory special agent Steve Moore.

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Camerota noted that “these suspects … are starting to look alike,” before suggesting “is it too much to ask the gun seller to do a cursory check on social media?”

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