His Aunt Saw Red Flags. Police Say That May Have Prevented A Mass Shooting

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Melissa Potter was standing in her kitchen when the call came in. It was her estranged nephew, Brandon Wagshol, and she was surprised — he’d never called her before. “When I saw his name on the caller ID, I got worried that maybe something horrible had happened,” Potter said. “Or, you know, maybe something was going on with the family that he needed to tell me about. So I picked up the phone.” Wagshol didn’t say hello. Instead, he told his aunt that he was building an AR-15-style rifle and that he wanted to use her address so he could ship high-capacity magazines to her home in New Hampshire. But in Connecticut, where he lives, magazines holding more than ten rounds became illegal to purchase, sell or transfer in 2013. “I was trying to think of ways...

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His Aunt Saw Red Flags. Police Say That May Have Prevented A Mass Shooting

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