Report: Maryland Shooting Suspect Purchased Firearm ‘Legally’

Maryland Shooting Suspect Purchased Firearm ‘Legally’

Authorities say Maryland shooting suspect Eulalio Tordil acquired his firearm “legally” in 2014.

As Breitbart News has previously reported regarding other gunmen, the word “legally” is employed to indicate Tordil passed a background check for his firearm.

According to ABC News, Tordil purchased his gun in Las Vegas in 2014. This was long before a March 17, 2016, protective order was issued against him, including an order for him to surrender all firearms.

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said the “legally” purchased gun “was not turned over to law enforcement, despite [the] protective order and… seizure of some of his other guns [in March].”

Tordil allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife on May 5 then shot and killed a male outside a mall and a female outside of a grocery store on May 6.

News that Tordil purchased his gun “legally” means he now joins a growing list of attackers and alleged attackers who also passed background checks for the firearms. That list includes Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik’s handgun purchase (San Berarndino), Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Vester Lee Flangan (Virgina), John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), Wade Michael Page (Sikh Temple), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Naveed Haq (Seattle), and Mark Barton (Atlanta).

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