50 years ago (April 4th) Martin Luther King Jr. was assainated. By a multiple-time convicted felon fresh out of prison for robbery. He bought the murder weapon under an alias-- a fake name. Not that anybody would have done a background check on him anyway. He probably used the fake name to try to increase his chances of getting away with it. The murder gun was a popular pump action deer rifle. A Remington 760, in .30-06, topped with a Redfield scope. Not a semi auto. No high capacity magazine. (It was a military caliber cartridge, though). The killer fired ONE fatal shot from about 80 yards. Lesson: We need criminal control more than gun control.