Christina Grimmie’s Killer Passed Background Check, 5-Day Waiting Period

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The police report on the investigation into the death of former The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie reveals that her killer passed a background check for his guns and did not pick them up until after completing a required five-day waiting period.

Breitbart News reported that Grimmie was hosting an after-concert autograph signing session when she was shot and killed. Her attacker took his own life after being tackled by Grimmie’s brother.

The alleged gunman, Kevin James Loibl, had two Glock 9 mm handguns on him the night Grimmie was killed. Orlando police confirmed that 27-year-old Loibl is the “suspect who shot Grimmie.”

According to CNN, the police who examined Loibl’s body “found two handgun magazines in his pocket, a tactical knife strapped to his ankle, a Florida driver’s license, a ticket for Grimmie’s show, which he’d printed five days prior and a hotel key for a room at the Courtyard by Marriott in Orlando.”

Loibl is only the latest in a long list of attackers and alleged attackers who passed background checks to acquire their guns. That list includes:

Omar Mateen (Orlando), Mainak Sarkar (UCLA), Sayed Farook and Tashfeen Malik (San Bernardino), Noah Harpman (Colorado Springs), 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).

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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