Suspected of killing 10 in the US legally bought gun 6 days before massacre

The suspect of killing 10 people at the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, in the United States, last Monday (March 22, 2021), bought the pistol that would have been used for the crime just 6 days earlier in a store in Arvada , also in Colorado.

According to Eagles Nest Armory store owner John Mark Eagleton, 21-year-old suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa passed the criminal background check. “Ensuring that all sales that occur in our store are legal has always been and always will be the highest priority for our business”, said.

Information on the motives for the massacre has not yet been revealed. Ahmad is in prison and has no right to bail. The brother said the suspect suffers from paranoia and the lawyer ordered mental health tests.

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It was the 2nd shooting attack in less than a week in the United States. On March 16, 8 people died after being shot at 3 massage parlors in the Atlanta area.

In response, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, asked Congress to speed up the approval of 2 bills that already passed the House of Representatives on March 11. The proposals extend the background check on who wants to buy a gun. The Democrat also called for a ban on the most used weapon models in robberies.

In the country, the carrying of arms is guaranteed by the Constitution.

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