More information is being revealed about the suspected school shooter who killed three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University Monday evening.
Anthony McRae, 43-years-old, was arrested and charged in 2019 for illegally carrying a concealed weapon, a felony, and for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a misdemeanor, according to The Detroit News. An officer in Lansing reported McRae acknowledged he had a gun but he didn’t have a concealed weapons permit. McRae also had a magazine in his right breast pocket.
The felony charge for carrying a firearm without a permit can carry a five year prison sentence. In October 2019, McRae agreed to plead guilty to the lesser misdemeanor charge, and prosecutors dismissed the felony charge. McRae was sentenced to 12 months probation in 2019, with an additional six months being added the following year. He completed his probation in May 2021.
Neighbors told Detroit News McRae was “wild” and a “hell-raiser.” Paul Rodney Tucker said he had heard gunfire coming from the house McRae was living in, prompting the police to be called to the residence. Neighbors said it sounded like McRae would shoot out his backdoor for target practice.
Rep. Slotkin: “You either care about protecting kids, or you don’t… Please don’t tell me you care about the safety of children if you are not willing to have a conversation about keeping them safe in a place that should be a sanctuary.” pic.twitter.com/132zwpSzf1
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 14, 2023
Michigan @momsdemand volunteers helped flip both chambers of Michigan’s general assembly in November to a gun sense majority after years of GOP control. Now – this session – those lawmakers can and will make their constituents safer. #michiganstate pic.twitter.com/0ihAnu2SbM
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 14, 2023
Every single shooting could be one of the last. Instead we continue the endless debate that drives the inaction which brought us here. Until we start making our response to these shootings finding common ground and acting like we did after Parkland- this won’t end. https://t.co/IbNHEqA11g
— David Hogg ☮️ (@davidhogg111) February 14, 2023
The mass shooting at MSU has once again prompted calls from Democrats and progressives for more gun control. MSU is a “gun free zone” with only police being allowed to carry firearms on campus.
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