El Paso shooter purchased weapon from Romania, ammo from Russia

El Paso shooter purchased weapon from Romania, ammo from Russia

21-year-old Patrick Crusius, major suspect of the El Paso shooting told police told police that the semiautomatic AK-style rifle he used in the attack came from Romania. He ordered the weapon online before picking it up at a gun store near his suburban Dallas home.

Chris
Chris
Radical Moderate
Radical Moderate 5 months

So he bought the gun online from Romania, had it shipped to his local gun store, picked it up legally after being put through a background check.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 5 months

“To legally purchase a weapon online, the buyer must have it shipped to a licensed gun dealer who records the firearm’s make, mark and serial number before performing a background check. If the person passes, they can have the gun. This allows law enforcement to identify the original buyer of a gun if it’s used in a crime or is stolen”

ForFuture'sSake
ForFuture'sSake 5 months

is he the shooter or the victim?

paddy
paddy 5 months

Romanian parts kit on a us made receiver resold as new manufacture stateside. he doesn't even know what he has.

Robert
Robert 5 months

So it was a WASR-10? The most popular AK in the US currently.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 5 months

Where were his underwear made? That seems like it should be newsworthy as well.

michael zubas
michael zubas 5 months

Hmm. maybe we should raise the Age of Gun Ownership to 21.

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 5 months

WASR 10 is not an American rifle, and after Clinton, you can't order a "firearm" internationally, you order a parts kit, use a US made reciever, and put it together, although usually an importer does this. Legally speaking, the reciever is the firearm. There are plenty of 100% US AKs on the market these days anyway, C39 anybody?

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