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The 22-year-old who painted this on the back of his mom's house was able to legally purchase a Smith & Wesson M&P15 semi-automatic weapon. Even after he attempted suicide. Even after he threatened his own family and police confiscated a 24" samurai blade and 16 knives.
He used his semi-automatic rifle to gun down citizens at the Highland Park 4th of July parade.
The shock and numbness are wearing off. They are being replaced by anger. The heartache remains.