Video: Police chief and SC senator spar over background checks
The senator's question set off a testy exchange with the police chief on a proposed assault weapons ban
By David Taintor
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday pressed Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn on the number of cases his department has made against people for violating a background check for a gun purchase.
Graham's question set off a testy exchange with the police chief at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on a proposed assault weapons ban.
"We don't make those cases, senator," Flynn said. "We have priorities. We make gun cases. We make 2,000 gun cases a year, senator. That's our priority. We're not in a paper chase. We're trying to prevent the wrong people buying guns. That's why we do background checks. If you think I'm going do a paper chase, then you think I'm going to misuse my resources."