By Tom Knighton
One of the key questions we need to answer in the wake of a mass shooting is how the killer got his gun or guns in the first place. This is ultimately how the debate in the aftermath will be framed, so it’s a vital question.
In the case of Jacksonville, we now know how the killer got his guns, and it raises some interesting questions.
The gunman who opened fire on a “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday was hospitalized previously for mental illness, according to court records.
Divorce filings from the parents of [the 24-year-old killer] of Baltimore showed that as a teenager he was hospitalized twice in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications, The Associated Press first reported Monday.
[The killer], a competitor at the gaming event, had two handguns and extra ammunition inside the restaurant where the competition was taking place, officials said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
The divorce filings showed that [his] parents disagreed deeply on how to care for their son. [His] father claimed his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of the couple’s long-running and acrimonious custody battle. They divorced in 2007.
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Source:: Bearing Arms