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Mass shooters make use of loopholes in the law, is void in the checks to get guns

Nikolas Cruz is just the latest AMERICAN mass-shooter to legally obtain and own weapons because of the limited weapons act, will expire in the background process, or enforcement of the law is the failure to follow the warnings on behavior.

The 19-year-old had made threats and was banned from school, bragged about the killing of animals, posing with guns on social media, and went to a clinic for mental health care for took an AR-15-style rifle he had purchased legally a Florida high school and killed 17 people.

In the same style, a weapon is used in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, California; and Newtown, Connecticut. A similar gun was used in Orlando.

President Donald Trump held a loophole in the law allowing people to obtain guns while undergoing mental health care that President Barack Obama had tried to close it. Other mass-shooters have been given to the limitations by the use of weapons in the first instance, purchased legally.

A look at some of the recent mass shootings, the number of deaths, and how the attackers obtained their guns:

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PARK, FLORIDA: FEB. 14, 2018. 17 DEAD

Cruz purchased legally, a Smith & Wesson M&P-15 rifle in February 2017 of a licensed gun store, about three kilometers from the school, law enforcement officials said.

Cruz had gone to a mental health clinic for a treatment, but I had not been there in more than a year, Broward County Mayor Beam Furr said. In the context of federal law, gun purchases can only be blocked if a person is legally declared a “mental defective” or committed to a mental institution.

If Cruz wanted a gun, but the sale would not be allowed. The federal state people as young as 18 to buy semi-automatic weapons from official dealers. Gun purchases are limited to 21 and older.

Cruz had his gun for about seven months when he noticed on YouTube that he was “going to a professional school shooter.” The FBI said it investigated, but was not able to identify the person who made the comment posted.

In January, the FBI got a tip from someone who said Cruz had expressed a desire to kill people, it was making disturbing social media posts and might commit a school shooting.

The FBI agency failed to follow protocols, and no further investigation carried out.

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS: NOV. 5, 2017. 25 KILL

Devin Patrick Kelley ‘ s history of domestic violence, and excluded him from legally buying weapons, but he did it anyway because the information about his crimes was never entered into a federal database used for background checks.

Kelley purchased four guns, including the AR-15-style rifle and pistols found in and in the vicinity of First Baptist Church of official dealers in Texas and Colorado in four years time.

The 26-year-old passed required background checks, because the air force never informed the FBI about his criminal behaviour — an attack on his wife and her child, which led to a court-martial is one year of confinement and a bad conduct discharge.

Military rules require that the information be shared.

A 1996 law bans people convicted of even a misdemeanor-level domestic violence offense of possession of weapons. Kelley was convicted in a court-martial for choking his then-wife and breaking her son’s skull in 2012.

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LAS VEGAS: OCT. 1, 2017. 58 DEAD

Stephen Paddock collected, the largest part of his arsenal in the course of a year, culminating with a purchase of three days before he’s caught in the Mandalay Bay hotel and opened fire at a country music festival below.

Paddock bought 33 of the 49 weapons found in the room and in his homes between October 2016 and Sept. 28, 2017, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

None of the purchases attracted scrutiny because the 64-year-old Paddock pass background checks. His gradual accumulation of weapons went undetected because the federal law does not require licensed gun dealers to the attention of the government on gun purchases.

Twelve of the semi-automatic rifles recovered by the authorities were equipped with a bump stock, a device that allows them to fire repeatedly without the trigger over and over.

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA: JUNE 12, 2016. 49 DEAD

Omar Mateen purchased an AR-15-style rifle, a Sig Sauer MCX, and a gun on separate days about a week before the attack from an authorized dealer in near his home in Fort Pierce, Florida. The 29-year-old passed a background check and had two security licences, one of which he may be enabled, while on duty.

The FBI investigated Mateen in 2013 and 2014 after the co-workers shared concerns about statements he had made about possible ties to terrorist groups. Neither investigation has led to criminal prosecution. Even if he is placed on a terrorism watch list, the Conference in 2015 rejected attempts to prevent people on the list from purchasing weapons.

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SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: DEC. 2, 2015. 14 KILL

Syed Farook and his wife used the weapons that the FBI said were legally purchased by his neighbor, Enrique Marquez, from an authorized dealer in 2011 and 2012. Marquez, who pleaded guilty to charges that he conspired to provide support to terrorists and false statements to acquire a firearm, told the researchers that Farook asked him to buy weapons, because he would attract less attention. At the time that the FBI said, the men were plotting to shoot up a community college, and a highway.

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ROSEBURG, OREGON: OCT. 1, 2015. 10 DEAD

Christopher Harper-Mercer and members of his family legally bought the guns and a rifle he uses in the Umpqua Community College to shoot from a federally licensed gun dealer, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: JUNE 17, 2015. 9 DEAD

A drug arrest would have prevented Dylann Roof of the purchase of the pistol the authorities said he used at Emanuel AME Church, but a record-keeping error and background check delay allowed the transaction to go through. The FBI said a background check examiner never saw the arrest report because the wrong arrest of the agency in state criminal history records. After three days, the gun dealer is legally permitted to complete the transaction.

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WASHINGTON, D. C.: SEPT. 16, 2013. 12 DEAD

Aaron Alexis, a former reservist turned civilian contractor, passed state and federal background checks and legally purchased the pump-action shotgun used in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, despite a history of violent outbursts and recent mental health. Alexis was accused of firing a gun in anger in Texas in 2004 and in Seattle in 2010, but was not prosecuted in both cases. In 2011, he received an honorable discharge in spite of the attacks of insubordination, disorderly conduct and unauthorized absence. None of that would have disqualified him from purchasing a weapon.

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NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT: DEC. 14, 2012. 26 KILL

Adam Lanza mother guns, including a .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle, in the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza and his mother, who he fatally shot before you go to the school, also bought the ammunition, the researchers said.

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AURORA, COLORADO: JULY 20, 2012. 12 DEAD

James Holmes was receiving psychiatric treatment when he passed required federal background checks and legally purchased the weapons he used in his movie theater attack. If in the Park and Navy Yard cases, the treatment alone did not prevent him from buying guns.

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AP reporters Kelli Kennedy in parkland, Florida, Michael Balsamo in Los Angeles and Sadie Gurman in Washington contributed to this report.

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