Gunman’s Path to Obtaining AR-Style Rifle Despite Criminal History and Mental Illness

HOUSTON, Texas – The recent shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston has raised questions about the system that allowed the shooter to legally purchase an AR-style rifle despite a criminal record, history of mental illness, and prior threats of violence. The shooter, Genesse Moreno, 36, entered the church with her 7-year-old son before opening fire in the hallway, prompting worshippers to flee for safety. Although the motive for the shooting remains unclear, the tragic event …

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Commission’s Findings on the Maine Mass Shooting Still Unreleased as Families Demand Answers for Police Inaction and Federal Investigation into Gunman’s Past

Lewiston, Maine – Two months after the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history, many questions remain unanswered about the events that transpired on that tragic October night. Concerns were raised by the US Army Reserve in September about the gunman’s declining mental health and the potential for a mass shooting, yet it’s unclear why law enforcement did not act on this information or invoke the state’s “yellow flag” law to restrict the gunman’s access …

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