Texas shooter Seth Ator used loophole to get AR-style gun: report


Texas mass shooter Seth Ator was barred from owning guns because he was mentally ill — but he was able to use a loophole in the law to get the assault-style rifle used in his massacre, according to reports.

Officials previously confirmed that Ator — who killed seven and injured 22 in Saturday’s 10-mile rampage — had failed to pass background checks, but they did not reveal why.

Law enforcement sources now say that he was a “prohibited person” because he had been diagnosed as mentally ill, according to ABC News.

The 36-year-old instead exploited a loophole in federal gun regulations by buying the AR-style weapon in a private sale, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC and the Wall Street Journal.

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