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Tue Mar 23, 2021, 03:43 PM

Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier

Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier
By PATTY NIEBERG, THOMAS PEIPERT and COLLEEN SLEVIN
AP News

Link: https://apnews.com/article/colorado-supermarket-shooting-10-dead-3da92f0d3db65afdb373cc6bb534a711

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ó Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket, and court documents showed that he purchased an assault rifle less than a week before the attack that killed 10 people, including a police officer.

Supermarket employees told investigators that Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa shot an elderly man multiple times Monday outside the Boulder grocery store before going inside, according to the documents. Another person was found shot in a vehicle next to a car registered to suspectís brother.

The shooting came 10 days after a judge blocked a ban on assault rifles passed by the city of Boulder in 2018. That ordinance and another banning large-capacity magazines came after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

A lawsuit challenging the bans was filed quickly, backed by the National Rifle Association. The judge struck down the ordinance under a Colorado law that blocks cities from making their own rules about guns.

A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting said the suspectís family told investigators they believed Alissa was suffering some type of mental illness, including delusions. Relatives described times when Alissa told them people were following or chasing him, which they said may have contributed to the violence, the official said.

One caller said the suspect opened fire out the window of his vehicle. He continued firing in the parking lot and then entered the store, as if in a state of insane rage.

KY........

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Reply Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2021 OP
DFW Mar 2021 #1
Dial H For Hero Mar 2021 #5
Kingofalldems Mar 2021 #7
Dial H For Hero Mar 2021 #8
gldstwmn Mar 2021 #10
Treefrog Mar 2021 #14
gldstwmn Mar 24 #16
fantase56 Mar 2021 #2
Baitball Blogger Mar 2021 #3
maxsolomon Mar 2021 #11
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #4
crickets Mar 2021 #6
gldstwmn Mar 2021 #9
Dial H For Hero Mar 2021 #12
gldstwmn Mar 2021 #13
Treefrog Mar 2021 #15

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 03:50 PM

1. I know it will never happen

But I just WISH that judge who struck down the ban could get charged as an accessory before the fact.

It's not like the consequence of his ruling could be reasonably called "unforeseeable."

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 04:44 PM

5. He lived in Arvada, not Boulder. While it's certainly possible that he bought the gun in Boulder,

it seems more likely that he bought it locally, in which case the ban would not have applied. We'll soon know.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:19 PM

7. They should be banned everywhere, don't you think?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:35 PM

8. I don't believe they should be banned at all.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:38 PM

10. I'll bet money it came from his local gun store.

I want to know where. This asshole only lived a few miles from me.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 10:25 PM

14. I saw in another thread that there was a gun shop not far from where he lived. Sorry I don't

remember what thread.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 24, 2021, 12:46 AM

16. There are actually two.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 04:23 PM

2. Is it possible to file a class action lawsuit against the NRA?

I mean, who hasn't been adversely affected by their actions? Asking for a friend.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 04:35 PM

3. So, who was that judge?

Maybe it's time to impeach him.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:42 PM

11. He had to rule on the case before him.

If the state passed a law that usurped/superseded any municipality's ability to regulate guns, he had to strike it down. The law says what it says even when it sucks.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 04:40 PM

4. Perhaps we should be in admiration of the self control used to keep from shooting up

a supermarket for nearly a week.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:14 PM

6. K&R for visibility.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:36 PM

9. I want to know where.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 06:57 PM

12. Just idle curiousity, or is there more to it than that?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 08:36 PM

13. I'd like to know if it's the NRA endorsed one

by his house. It's right on their website. There's a King Soopers right across the street and an elementary school about about three blocks away and the high school he went to a few blocks east of that.
I'd like to see the NRA bankrupted and since this wasn't his first rodeo had they sold him guns previously? Did they notice anything off kilter about this guy? We have red flag laws here so the family dropped the ball on that one. But hell, he was driving his brothers car around with the rifle. Were they okay with that?

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 23, 2021, 10:28 PM

15. His brother said he wasn't aware of the killer having firearms.

Not that I know how much I believe the brother. Bullying in school does not a mass murderer make. Or there'd be a helluva lot more shootings.

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