UPDATE: ABC News reports that the gun used in Friday’s mass shooting at NAS Pensacola was bought legally at a Pensacola gun shop called Uber’s Lock and Gun.
ABC News says “Mohammed Alshamrani bought the Glock .45 used in the shooting at NAS Pensacola at Uber’s Lock and Gun, a source familiar with the purchase told ABC News. As previously noted the gun was purchased under an exception that allows certain foreign nationals to lawfully buy guns.” According to ABC News, “Uber’s Lock and Gun owner Naomi Uber did not deny that the gun was purchased there but declined comment. When pressed that hers was the only gun store in the area that hadn’t verified reporters that Alshamrani is not in their database, she said that is “because I don’t do my stuff online, darlin’. So I couldn’t check if I wanted to. Thank you that’s all I have to say.”
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The FBI says the investigation into the NAS Pensacola shooter has revealed that a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer in Florida sold him a 9mm Glock pistol on July 20, 2019.
Under federal law, an alien who is admitted to the U.S. under a nonimmigrant visa is prohibited from having a gun and ammo unless the alien falls within one of the exceptions provided in 18 U.S.C. 922(y)(2).
The exception under which the NAS Pensacola shooter qualified to purchase a firearm was a valid Florida hunting license, but he may have qualified under other exceptions as well.
The preliminary investigation into the firearm purchase has not revealed any information to suggest that the sale was unlawful.