Klingon00 wrote:DontTreadOnMe wrote:According to the latest information he bought the gun himself, in which case I'm confused about the timing and how he passed a NICS check (SC does use NICS, NC doesn't) since the Feb 28 felony arrest precedes his 21st birthday (given as sometime in April).
Yes, I'm interested in the timing as well. The father/grandfather better hope there's no paper trail that might show he gave him money expressly to purchase a handgun. I'm almost wondering if the change in story isn't a CYA by the grandfather. It would appear that either way, the kid was under disability and illegally obtained his firearms and no amount of new background check laws would have prevented it.
The most recent story I read now says that it was a misdemeanor drug charge not a felony. The only charge I can find on the court's site is the trespass conviction, the drug charge may not have been scheduled for trial yet.
Dylann Roof Has a Criminal Record
Roof was arrested on a misdemeanor drug possession charge, and his Hyundai, the same car he was arrested in after the church shooting, was towed from the parking lot.
Despite being told to stay away from the mall, Roof was arrested there again on April 26 and charged with trespassing. After that, he was banned from the mall for three years.
From what I can tell from the SC Code of Laws Simple possession of a schedule III drug is a misdemeanor under SECTION 44-53-370 (d)(2) punishable by up to 6 month in jail.