Christian Oberender, Convicted Killer, Gets Gun Permit And Buys Arsenal Of Weapons
Another poster boy for the NRA.
A convicted murderer, who spent time in a hospital for mental illness after he killed his mother, legally obtained a permit and purchased an arsenal of guns because of a loophole in the Minnesota legislation.
Christian Oberender, now 32, killed his mother in the family’s home with five shots from a shotgun in 1995, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He was 14-years-old at the time and was eventually committed to a hospital for being mentally ill and dangerous. Despite this, Oberender was able to obtain a gun permit last May and has since amassed an arsenal of 13 guns, including semi-automatic rifles, an AK-47, a Tommy gun, assorted shotguns and a .50-caliber Desert Eagle.
A 2003 Associated Press report reveals that Oberender had lived in treatment centers until he was 21 and then moved to a halfway house. Doctors treating Oberender revealed that he had serious mental illnesses, including potentially schizophrenia.