A longtime, close friend of the Kalamazoo shooting spree suspect, said Jason Dalton is a staunch Second Amendment supporter who feared that recent mass shootings could lead to gun control, local media reported.
“He was a gun enthusiast. He’s always been pro-Second Amendment,” Dalton’s friend, who asked not to be identified, said on Wednesday, providing some of the best insight so far into the suspected killer.
He had owned guns for years for protection, the friend said, and also liked gun shows and shooting at the range.
“I never thought he would be any sort of crazy gun person. This is so out of character for him,” the friend said.
Police still do not have a motive for the shooting that left six dead and two injured. Dalton is currently in police custody. CNN reported Dalton had no history of mental illness.
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