If you only got your news from far-right forums, you might think David Chipman was hell-bent on disarming America.
The guns appeared to be legal, according to the local sheriff.
“This happens, and it happens with alarming regularity. We often don’t even hear about it because in this country now it’s so common.”
Texas is poised to become the 11th Second Amendment “sanctuary” state in the U.S.
The Supreme Court hasn’t heard a gun rights case in more than a decade. And now there’s a solid conservative majority.
“My house will be the last one that the gang will come to because I can defend myself.”
The owner of the Eagles Nest Armory, where the alleged gunman bought his weapon, said that he passed a background check.
The state’s constitution specifies all civilians between 18 and 45 are part of the “unorganized militia.”
Police seized six guns when the suspect was arrested.
Just six days before the shooting, the suspected gunman purchased an AR-15-style assault rifle known as a Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic pistol, which comes with a 30-round magazine.
“We have a lot of drunk drivers in America that kill a lot of people,” Republican Sen. John Kennedy said.
The new gun control measures will also allow cities to ban handguns.