- The sister of a gunman, Owald, refused to buy firearms for her brother in 2021.
- Officials said on Friday that the sister had “categorically refused” to buy him a gun, according to The Independent.
- At least 19 children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Primary School this week.
The sister of the gunman, who authorities say opened fire on an elementary school in Ovaldi, Texas, refused to buy him firearms in 2021.
At a news conference Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Stephen McCroe said he had tried to get a gun the previous year. The Independent reported.
“We know this from its digital footprint [the gunman] He asked his sister to help him buy a gun, but he flatly refused, that was in September 2021.”
At least 19 children and two adults were killed after the gunman entered Robb Primary School earlier this week. He was killed at the scene by a US Border Patrol tactical team.
Officials earlier said the gunman, who turned 18 on May 16, purchased two handguns and ammunition shortly after his birthday. In Texas, anyone over the age of 18 can purchase guns.
Authorities said the gunman had 60 magazines with him during the attack, and noted he left 31 magazines in a bag he didn’t take to primary school, The Independent reported.
Last year, Republicans made owning a firearm easier by allowing people age 21 and older to carry a handgun without a license or training. Insiders reported. After the shooting, several politicians including President Joe Biden called for more restrictions on assault weapons.
This type of mass shooting rarely occurs anywhere else in the world. Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen? On Tuesday, Biden said: Where is the backbone in the name of God to have the courage to deal with this?
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