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Florida confirms NAS Pensacola shooter was issued a hunting license, purchased gun legally

(image: WPMI) Florida confirms NAS Pensacola shooter was issued a hunting license, purchased gun legally
(image: WPMI) Florida confirms NAS Pensacola shooter was issued a hunting license, purchased gun legally

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has confirmed NAS Penscola mass shooter Mohammed Alshamrani was issued a resident Florida hunting license.

It's an important step in learning how the Saudi Arabian airman was able to legally purchase the gun he used in the deadly attack.

Federal law bars foreign nationals from buying firearms in the U.S. unless they are "...admitted to the United States for lawful hunting or sporting purposes or is in possession of a hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States."

The confirmation that Alshamrani had a Florida hunting license explains how he was able to purchase the Glock 45 9mm, the FBI said he purchased in Florida before the attack.

A Federal Firearms Licensed dealer in Florida sold him the gun on 7/20/19.