By Ryan Gildersleeve
Late last week, we reported on a fatal shooting in Maine which claimed the lives of 18 people, and injured far more.
Friday, the shooter, Robert Card, was found dead in a box trailer at the site of Maine’s Recycling Corporation.
There’s been an excess of information released regarding the case which have shown repeated signs and warnings Card had made, including a warning given by Card’s family in May, where they communicated their discomfort with Card’s mental state whilst owning firearms.
Another sign which was uncovered was Card’s reported denial from buying a silencer just three months ago.
Rick LaChapelle, owner of coastal defense firearms, stated, “He came in and filled out the form, he checked off a box that incriminated himself saying that he was in an institution. Our staff was fantastic, let him finish filling out the form, and said, ‘I’m sorry, Mr. Card, we cannot give you this; at this point in time, we cannot release this silencer to you because of the answers that you’ve given us.”
Not only has all of this information come out, but the Maine National Guard is also claiming that they alerted police to Card in September, asking that he be closely monitored following comments he made which led the National Guard to state that he would likely, “snap and commit a mass shooting.”
As more information is released, we’ll keep you updated on news central.