Was the family aware of his tendancy to hurt anyone? It seems to me that something broke here, and it was definately mental, but we don't know what yet. Did the family have reason to get a mental health evaluation?
We don't know?
And yes I do blame disgraceful gun shop owners. Not all gun shop owners, but the disgraceful ones. The one that put up political signs and make up lies to propel sales. The ones that would be out of business if the government were to crack down on mental issues and background checks and cooling off periods.
1. Yes, they should've been. He assaulted another student in high school, three years ago.
2. They are the ones who said he was paranoid and heard voices. Haven't you read any of the stories.
3. You must get your view of gun stores from Hollywood movies. They are under constant scrutiny from the ATF. If one gun goes out the door without a background check, they can lose their license and be prosecuted. Many have a large LE clientele, so breaking the law isn't smart. You don't know who the customer 6 feet away is.
4. Any political signs they put up are a business decision. Face it, they would rather have a GOP administration than a Democratic one. It's just common sense.