The El Paso shooter’s mom called the police when her 21 year old son purchased an AK47 variant rifle.
“According to the family’s attorneys, the mother’s inquiry was “informational” in nature and was not motivated out of a concern that her son posed a threat to anybody.
“This was not a volatile, explosive, erratic behaving kid,” said Chris Ayres. “It’s not like alarm bells were going off.”
Family members declined further comment through their lawyers.
Crusius was a typical young man in some ways, confused about his path in life, according to another source familiar with the family. He was considering transferring to a four-year university, enlisting in the military and looking for a fulltime job. “He was trying to figure out what to do next” the source said. “When did the wheels come off? We don’t know” the source added.
This is very typical of shooters for the most part, other than the Parkland shooter who had something like 31 contacts with police including a flat out warning to the FBI. No one called on the other infamous killers. There is even a joke about “you have to watch out for the nice quiet ones”.
For those who believe we can be omniscient about the “crazy” people who snap, why aren’t we calling the cops before they snap? Because the obvious crazy people are already being put up in padded cells. If one believes in the “snap” theory, you’re not gonna know they are snapping until they are “snapping” at the scene of the crime.
So of what use is a Red Flag Law? In the El Paso case, it would have done absolutely zero good. No one saw it coming. In the Garlic festival case, it would have done absolutely zero good. No one saw it coming. In the Ohio case, it would have done some good possibly if we allow confiscation of guns from Antifa supporters or members. I’m good with that. They should have seen that one coming based on the rhetoric and assaults Antifa has committed throughout the world.
Bottom line, people who commit mass shootings rarely show their intentions. I’m referring to the US shooters. I do not recall, outside of Parkland, people saying the police should have done something before he killed people. Factually, none of the past 3 shooters have exhibited any signs of “snapping”.
So the game to play is to have the DNC chase a red herring of red flag laws while gun control is being tossed out the window as it should. Once the storm calms, and people actually ask, hey… how would a Red Flag Law have stopped the Garlic Festival, the El Paso, and the Ohio shooters? They will come to the conclusion, it would have done absolutely zero to prevent the shooting, and the laws never pass. The GOP politicians get kudos and votes from Fudds and moderates for “trying to do something” , Trump calms the nation, and the 2A is once again defended.
And that’s how you play politics.