‘ LAW-ABID­ING’ MICHI­GAN AC­CUSED HAD NO RE­STRIC­TIONS ON BUY­ING FIREARMS

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PLAIN­WELL, MICH. A man ac­cused of ran­domly killing six peo­ple in Michi­gan had a per­sonal cache of weapons that in­cluded hand­guns and long guns, but there was noth­ing in his past that pre­vented him from own­ing as many guns as he could af­ford.

Au­thor­i­ties seized the gun col­lec­tion of Ja­son Dal­ton af­ter the week­end at­tacks near the Kala­ma­zoo area. With no crim­i­nal his­tory or record of men­tal ill­ness, Michi­gan res­i­dents who fol­low re­quire­ments can legally ac­quire any num­ber of firearms.

“He was a law-abid­ing ci­ti­zen up un­til he pulled the trig­ger on the first vic­tim,” said Jonathan South­wick, owner of a gun store near Kala­ma­zoo. Dal­ton is pic­tured above in South­wick’s store hours be­fore the ram­page. “There are no laws you could put into place to stop what had hap­pened.”

Dal­ton, 45, i s charged with mur­der and at­tempted mur­der. He’s ac­cused of killing six peo­ple and in­jur­ing two more, paus­ing be­tween shoot­ings to make money as an Uber driver.

SOUTH­WICK’S GUN STORE VIA AP

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