Christian Oberender, homicidal mom murderer, passed background check to buy guns

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What good are background checks if this guy can pass one?
We don't know what's scarier -- that Watertown police arrested a convicted murder in possession of 13 guns and and note that said "I think about killing all the time," or that the dude somehow passed a background check to buy guns.

SEE ALSO: Christian Oberender, convicted murderer, wrote note: "I think about killing all the time"

KARE reports that when a deputy ran a BCA background check on Christian Oberender, "no flag came up telling him Oberender was prohibited from owning a firearm."

A BCA statement says the agency didn't receive data about Oberender and his 1995 murder conviction for killing his mom, so they never created a file for him.

"The BCA relies on entities in the criminal justice system to provide data on an individual which then populates the individual's criminal history," the statement says. "There were no data submitted to the BCA about this individual - without it there can be no record."

KARE reports that authorities were only alerted to Oberender, his guns, and his propensity to shoot them in the backyard of the home where he murdered his mother when a woman alerted them about Facebook photos of him toting firearms. They then went to the house, arrested him for being a felon in possession of guns, and found the note where he wrote: "There is so much pain in my heart and soul. Me want others to feel it."

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lalagurl96
lalagurl96

He's my Grandma's son in law.. I wish they wouldn't have put this story everywhere, they shouldn't have the right to. My Grandma and Grandpa are having such a hard time with this..

schmoopers
schmoopers

Really Michelle? What of Obama's new laws would stop this guy? He wasnt applying for a weapon permit so background checks do nothing, Thanks to liberal judges, he was sentenced as a juvenile, if he had been sentenced as adult, it would be on his record. I would pretty much guarantee he did not purchase those weapons legally.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

This is why we need the gun control measures President Obama is leading on.  Thank goodness he is in charge.   Republicans want this sort of thing to continue.   Watch the Daily Show segment on the Tiahrt amendment.   Republicans do everything they can to put deadly guns in the hands of murderers. 

hoho
hoho

Awwww, life is rough in rural Minnesota, no gangs or violence, just a lot of fucking crazy.

William Davis
William Davis

With them eyes I doubt he'd be a straight shooter

Jeremiah Hartmann
Jeremiah Hartmann

I just bought a car from Mr Oberender and delt with him for a few months as a results of making payments. He was a hard working man that was a mechanic for garbage company had a girlfriend and everything seems great in his life can't imagine how this is all come about he seems like a very nice gentleman you would have never sume there anything like this was going on in his head. I've known as girlfriend for many many years and they both seem very happy together she never mentioned anything about Chris having any mental issues this is a sad story and I wish mister over and you're the best of luck in life

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

kills mom. goes to prison. gets out of prison. moves into the same house he killed mom in. stockpiles guns.

Daniel J. Scott
Daniel J. Scott

Yet another example why the proposed solutions from Washington won't help the true problem

Eric Kanzenbach
Eric Kanzenbach

I bet people who speed, roll though stop signs, or get D.U.I.'s passed their driver's exam too.

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

Dude just wanted to protect himself from tyranny.

Jeff Cagle
Jeff Cagle

And Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole is fighting against more background checks on applicants?

Pinko Thinker
Pinko Thinker

how the hell did he pass the background check? his ears are clearly too far apart.

romanoa1
romanoa1

@lalagurl96 I'd really like to talk to you if you're feeling up to it. I want to help get the truth out there for you and your grandparents.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@rodshober Obama wants to improve background checks.  This guy is a prime example of the inadequacy of the current system.   Republicans have gone out of their way to make it easy for people like this guy to get guns.  Look up the Tiahrt amendment.  Republicans are scum on this issue.  They love when criminals have guns.

romanoa1
romanoa1

@lalagurl96 any chance you would be able to give me a ring today? I can explain more over the phone

romanoa1
romanoa1

@lalagurl96 Would you be able to please call me at 212-975-7409? Or is there a way I could contact you? Thank you very much I really appreciate it.

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