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The gunman in the FedEx mass shooting was able to buy 2 rifles after police took away his shotgun last year

Hole purchased two assault-style rifles that were used in the FedEx shooting in July and September of 2020, months after police took away his shotgun

4/18/2021 8:37:00 PM

Hole purchased two assault-style rifles that were used in the FedEx shooting in July and September of 2020, months after police took away his shotgun

Hole purchased two assault-style rifles that were used in the FedEx shooting in July and September of 2020, months after police took away his shotgun.

, legally purchased the firearms a couple of months after his shotgun was confiscated because his mother called and voiced worry over his mental state.Hole purchased two assault-style rifles that were used in the FedEx shooting in July and September of last year.

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In March of last year,Hole's mother warned the FBIabout him."The suspect's mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit 'suicide by cop,'" special agent Paul Keenan of the FBI's Indianapolis field office said. This situation is when an individual will provoke law enforcement to shoot them to defend themselves or civilians.

The FBI interviewed him a month later in April 2020. Keenan said they did not find that Hole possessed "Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology."However, despite his mom's warning and the confiscation of his shotgun, he was deemed to be subject to the state's red flag law, where a judge determines if someone is a dangerous risk and bars them from being able to own a firearm. headtopics.com

Authorities would have two weeks after confiscating someone's gun to present a case to a judge on whether or not that person should be able to have a gun for any period of time. If a judge were to rule that someone was unfit to own guns, the seizure would stand only for up to a year.

Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor told The Times he wasn't sure if that sort of hearing even took place last year but police never gave him back the gun they took away.Story continuesTaylor added the purchases of the two rifles would have only been possible if no red flag was made. It's unclear if a judge ever ruled on a red flag case against Hole or if prosecutors even presented a case, The Times reported.

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