It has now emerged that the person who shot 26 people dead in Texas Sunday was previously denied a firearms carry permit and lied on the background check to purchase the murder weapon.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Devin Patrick Kelley was denied a gun permit on the grounds that he had a criminal record, and a history of mental health problems after being dishonorably discharged from the air force in 2014.

Reports suggest that Kelley bought a Ruger-AR556 rifle in April 2016 from a store in San Antonio, but that he lied on the required background forms, denying he had a “disqualifying criminal history.”

In short, it was against the law for Kelley to own a firearm.

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Abbot called Kelley “a very deranged individual,” while those who knew him have described him as a ‘creepy’, ‘crazy’ and ‘weird,’ person who preached about atheism on the internet.

The facts don’t stand in the way of a good gun control froth though, as the internet proved:

While the gun control crowd immediately came out in force again, some on the left even celebrated the killing spree:

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Words cannot describe how insane and twisted these people sound.

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