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