The gunman who killed eight at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was a ‘Brony’ obsessed with the children’s cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, who was allowed to legally purchase rifles despite having his own shotgun seized.
Brandon Scott Hole, 19, never had a competency hearing after police seized his gun over suicide concerns last year under Indiana’s ‘red flag’ gun law, records show.
If a judge had found him dangerous or incompetent at the hearing, Hole would have been barred from buying another gun. If not, his shotgun would have been returned to him under state law.
Public records show his gun was seized last March 3, after his mother called the authorities over concerns Hole had said he wanted to commit ‘suicide by cop’. However, the nation then went into lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the globe, closing courts, which may explain why he never received a hearing.
Meanwhile, investigators continued to seek a motive in the massacre as Hole’s bizarre final Facebook post offered little insight on what drove him to the shooting.