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This is still really new, so there are many more details to come. Summary, a car runs a stop sign, and a squad car pulls it over. After about a minute, the driver gets out of his car and starts firing what appears to be an AK-47 at the officers and screaming "kill me." Both officers are hit before the subject is taken down.
From what I have researched on the case so far: This man has no prior criminal record and no record of mental disorder (At least I have not found any). And this has been ruled suicide by cop for obvious reasons. No other ammo was found in his house so I wouldn't classify this guy as a gun nut by any means.
So, for the sake of discussion and assuming this is true, this guy would have easily passed a good background check. He may have even legally owned that gun as it is not banned in Ohio. Are there any reasonable actions we can take to prevent things like this from happening? Is it time to ban assault rifles like this one?
Yes, I understand that this is a RARE occurrence. Events like these are outliers in statistics and should not be used by themselves to scare people into acting. But I feel they should not be ignored when considering all the statistics. Sandy Hook, Aurora, New Orleans etc.