The media has been focused on how the Odessa shooter (I never bothered to learn his name), after failing a background check, was able to obtain a gun through a private gun sale. Specifically, focusing on how Texas Republicans fought to block background checks on private gun sales. Or so the story goes. A story without much meat. We're beginning to find out why.
It's because it was an ILLEGAL sale
. Buh-bye narrative.
FBI and the ATF are still investigating after serving a search warrant in the 3400 block of Mesa Road in Lubbock, across from the Lubbock Country Club, apparently in connection with the Midland/Odessa shootings from Saturday.
We’re still waiting on official confirmation, but we believe this search is related to the manufacture and sale of the AR-15 used in the Midland/Odessa shootings.
The Wall Street Journal reports that law enforcement is investigating a person of interest in Lubbock, suspected of illegally manufacturing and selling the rifle used in Saturday’s mass shooting in Midland/Odessa.