FedEx gunman was able to buy two rifles despite FBI investigation and prior weapons seizure

Brandon Hole, 19, the FedEx gunman who shot and killed eight people before taking his own life on Thursday, was able to acquire two rifles, despite a prior FBI investigation and seizure of his shotgun in March 2020.

On Saturday, the Indianapolis Police Department said Hole used two “assault rifles” in the attack, both of which were purchased legally in July and September, citing a trace from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Months earlier, however, local law enforcement seized a shotgun belonging to the teenager after his mother reportedly raised concerns that he was mentally unstable and might “commit suicide by cop.”

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