Charleston Church Killer Passed Background Check, Rendering Them Useless

CNN is reporting where the firearm came from that was used to gun down 9 people, and it’s not how we originally thought.

[The Killer] turned 21 in April, and a short time later he had a gun.

On Thursday, investigators did a trace of the handgun used in Wednesday’s shooting and determined that it was a .45-caliber handgun [the killer] purchased from a Charleston gun store in April, two law enforcement officials told CNN’s Perez and Bruer.

His grandfather says [the killer] was given “birthday money” and that the family didn’t know what he did with it.

Since the killer purchased the firearm from a gun store, we know that he was subject to –and passed– a background check. And guess what, it didn’t work.

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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