Jaylen Fryberg shot and killed four of his friends, injuring a fifth and then killed himself with his father’s gun at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington State in 2014. His father Raymond Fryberg had illegally purchased the gun after he was subject to a restraining order. Monday, he was sentenced to a ridiculously low two years for the death and mayhem caused by his decision.
The tragic loss of life was made possible by this man’s decision to take advantage of a lack of communication between Tribal Government and Federal and State background check databases. Though he knew that he was subject to a restraining order, he checked “No” on the box that asked him if he was on the background check form that he fraudulently submitted to a Gun Shop on the reservation to purchase the firearm. Actually, he was charged and convicted of owning six firearms that he was legally prohibited from owning — one of which was used in a senseless and horrific act of violence.
According to the Miami Herald:
He bought a Beretta pistol on Jan. 11, 2013, from a gun shop on the reservation, according to a criminal complaint. He answered “no” on the federal firearms purchasing form when asked if he was the subject of a restraining order that prohibits him from “harassing, stalking or threatening your child or an intimate partner,” the complaint said.
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