Not enough gun control laws can stop a determined, career criminal. Nor can the justice system, apparently.
This past Monday, an 11-time convicted felon shot and killed two people – execution style – in two separate incidents in Portland, Oregon.
Barquet killed 70-year-old Carol Horner and 51-year-old Brian Hansen with single shots using a .45-caliber pistol. Barquet shot both victims in the head.
Read about the details of the killings here.
Oregon Live provides more information about this career criminal:
- Barquet lived at Longfellow Creek apartments in Seattle, a public housing complex.
- Barquet has 11 felony convictions in Washington dating back to 2011.
- His prior convictions include drug possession, theft, robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and riot with a deadly weapon.
- The perp was released from state prison on July 11 after serving seven months for felony possession of a controlled substance.
- Barquet entered a state supervision program two days later, where he met weekly with a community corrections officers.
- The Washington State Department of Corrections officer was unaware that Barquet had traveled to Oregon.
Unlawful possession of a firearm is a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon, punishable by up to one year in prison. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a Class C felony in Oregon, punishable by up to five years in prison.
I wonder if Barquet every served full sentences for his previous offenses?
More proof that gun control laws cannot control the free will of a man intent on committing crimes.