Christiansburg Police Department/Associated Press - This photo provided by the Christiansburg Police Department shows Neil Allan MacInnis, of Christiansburg, Va.
The Washington Post
Our original post at the time of the incident.
The suspect in a shooting at a community college that injured two women legally purchased his weapon two days earlier and told detectives after his arrest he “was having a bad week,” police said Monday.
The Christiansburg Police Department said in a news release that Neil A. MacInnis, 18, purchased the 12-gauge shotgun allegedly used in Friday’s shooting from a licensed firearms dealer. Court records identified the seller as Walmart.
First of all, 18-year-olds should not be allowed to buy guns legally. Secondly, without proper gun control like I suggest, young men who have a history of juvenile problems will continue to be considered qualified. "May issue" for gun ownership would put a stop to that.
The off-duty guard who stopped him was only able to do so after he fired 9 shots. Good thing the disturbed Mr. MacGinnis wasn't a better aim, huh?
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