Two of the Charleston shooter’s friends gave interviews today sharing information that suggested they could have prevented Wednesday night’s massacre if only they had told authorities what they knew.
Justin Meek, a friend of Dylann Storm Roof, told Greta Van Susteren Thursday night that his friend had taken his gun back from his mother a couple of weeks ago. Dylann had gotten the gun in April – a gift from his dad for his 21st birthday – even though he would have failed a background check if he had tried to buy a gun for himself.
Roof was charged with felony possession in February, 2015:
According to South Carolina court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, Roof, 21, was arrested in Lexington County on felony charges of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and LSD on February 28, 2015.
Two months after he’s charged with a felony his father buys him a gun?
According to Meek, Dylann’s mom had confiscated the gun because she didn’t trust him with it.
Also – there was the small matter of giving a gun the someone who is ineligible to own one -which is considered a “straw purchase” and a felony.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Another friend had information that was even more alarming. According to Dalton Tyler, Dylann had been “planning something like that for six months” because he wanted “to start a civil war.” Um?
Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.
Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.
“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”
That is not the kind of thing you keep to yourself.
Tyler apparently didn’t know that Dylann had stolen the gun back from his mother. He told ABC that “Roof’s parents didn’t allow him to take that .45 home with him until just this past week.”