Virginia Beach Police Chief: Gun Control Would Not Have Mattered in Mass Shooting

By: Teresa Mull

DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center last week, killing 12 people before being shot and killed by police.

Breitbart reports Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. When Stephanopoulos asked him if “we need more restrictions,” Breitbart reports,

Cervera responded by talking about a gun-related paper he and other chiefs published a year ago, then observed, “But I don’t think most of that would have mattered in this case.

“We do have the Second Amendment, it is very stringent for our country,” Cervera said. “In this particular case the weapons were obtained legally. Everything was done in a legal manner by this individual.”

Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at

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