If he never got arrested then he has nothing on his record, making him eligible to purchase a gun. Sucks but no one seems to care anymore. Too many wackos with guns . Don't ban them, they just need better restrictions.
Did he get the gun legally though? I know what your saying crazy, these guys don't deserve ANY attention. Lot of people have difficult lives but they don't turn into murderers because of it. Each of us has the ability to change our lives for the better. I am tired of hearing all the boohooing about people that do not deserve it. He knew what he was doing was wrong!!!
According to the news story this morning,yes he bought it from a chain store with locations in twenty plus states.I didn't recognize the name but I haven't been out that way either..like a sporting goods store..
This is your typical "never miss an opportunity to take an advantage of a tragedy" event:
Even before the blood had dried in the Safeway parking lot in Tucson, both sides and the media were attempting to paint the tragedy of the shooting of Rep. Giffords and other innocent bystanders in a way that boosted (or defended) whatever agenda talking point they wished to advance.
Politicization of an event – any event – that political advocates, activists or politicians see as useful is almost instant anymore. And make no mistake about it – what has been done from the beginning is to politicize this shooting (and that includes the Sheriff of Pima County AZ). Doing so has almost become standard operating procedure. Well that and demanding the event not be politicized. And then, in the post mortem, arguing about which side politicized it first.