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  • Midland/Odessa Murderer may have used Homemade Gun

    09/09/2019 6:18:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Midland/Odessa Murderer may have used a homemade gun. He was a prohibited possessor under federal law. This offers one explanation for his firing at police officers during the traffic stop. As a prohibited possessor, in possession of a rifle, he would be subject to years in jail. The Wall Street Journal reports that authorities are investigating a person who may have made the rifle and sold it to the murderer. If the person knew the murderer was prohibited from owning firearms, the sale would be illegal. From the Law-enforcement officials said they have identified a person of...
  • Authorities Suspect Gun Used in Midland Was Illegally Made and Sold

    09/05/2019 10:30:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 9/5/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Law enforcement authorities believe the gun used in Saturday’s Midland-Odessa shooting was illegally made and illegally sold from a man in Lubbock, Texas. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that authorities have “a person of interest” they believe may have made the gun at his home before selling it to the gunman who opened fire on August 31. It is legal to piece together a gun at home for personal use in numerous states around the country, but it is illegal to sell that gun.