Portfolio Banker ‘Legally’ Purchased Gun Used in Louisville Attack

Louisville Shooting Bullet holes are seen in the front windows of the Old National Bank bu
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The portfolio banker who and shot and killed five people at Old National Bank Monday bought his rifle “legally” at a gun store in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Associated Press reported that Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel indicated the attacker bought the gun on April 4, 2023.

Gwinn-Villaroel said he “purchased the gun legally.”

The phraseology of purchasing guns “legally” means the Old National Bank attacker complied with all gun controls in acquiring his firearm, including passing a background check.

After a 28-year-old transgender attacker killed six people at a Nashville Christian school on March 27, Breitbart News noted that nearly every high profile mass shooter of recent memory acquired his or her guns “legally.”

Here is a short list of some of the high-profile attackers who passed background checks to acquire their guns:

  • Nashville Christian school attacker (March 27, 2023)
  • Uvalde School attacker (May 24, 2022)
  • Buffalo grocery attacker (May 14, 2022)
  • Indianapolis FedEx attacker (April 15, 2021)
  • Atlanta-area attacker (March 16, 2021)
  • Parkland high school attacker (February 14, 2018)
  • Texas church attacker (November 5, 2017)
  • Las Vegas attacker (October 1, 2017)
  • Alexandria attacker (June 14, 2017)
  • Orlando attacker (June 12, 2016)
  • UCLA gunman (June 1, 2016)
  • San Bernardino attackers (December 2, 2015)
  • Colorado Springs attacker (October 31, 2015)
  • Umpqua Community College attacker (October 1, 2015)
  • Alison Parker’s attacker (August 26, 2015)
  • Lafayette movie theater attacker (July 23, 2015)
  • Chattanooga attacker (July 16, 2015)
  • Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal attacker (Jun 17, 2015)
  • Muhammad Cartoon Contest attackers (May 3, 2014)
  • Las Vegas cop killers (June 9, 2015)
  • Santa Barbara attacker (May 23, 2014)
  • Fort Hood attacker (April 2, 2014)
  • Arapahoe High School attacker (December 13, 2013)
  • D.C. Navy Yard attacker (September 16, 2013)
  • Aurora movie theater attacker (July 20, 2012)
  • Gabby Giffords’ attacker (January 8, 2011)
  • Fort Hood attacker (November 5, 2009)
  • Northern Illinois University attacker (February 14, 2008)
  • Virginia Tech attacker (April 16, 2007)

But the left continues to push background checks, despite the fact that checks did not stop the above-listed high-profile attacks.

In fact, within hours of Monday’s attack, White Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reiterated Biden’s call for Congress to approve more background checks.

Jean-Pierre also pushed for gun storage laws and for the ability to file lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

WATCH — Louisville Police Deputy Chief: Officers’ Response to Bank Shooting “Absolutely Saved People’s Lives”

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AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


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