Craigslist Gun Shooter Found Mentally Ill, Remanded to DOH
And so, again, we ask: how was this (now more clearly) mentally-ill man able buy a gun on Craigslist? Craigslist spokesman Jim Buckmaster tells the Voice that they don't allow the sale of firearms, and "to my knowledge it has not been established that the defendant purchased a gun on Craigslist." So we'll have to wait for what comes out in the courtroom for an answer.
And how was he able to get a permit? (He is reported, but not confirmed, to have had one.) The District Attorney's office won't comment. So far, all we know is that it was an individual and not a gun shop that sold him the gun.
While Craigslist doesn't allow gun ads, founder Craig Newmark said earlier this month at an annual conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in George Washington University that he is considering allowing the ads on the site.