UPDATE: The good news. The gun was not a gift.
One key part of this horrific scheme -- the weapon -- came in April, when Roof bought a .45-caliber handgun at a Charleston gun store, the two law enforcement officials told Perez and Bruer from CNN, the first network to report this development. His grandfather says that Roof was given "birthday money" and that the family didn't know what Roof did with it.So background check was done. Also he told police his goal was to start a race war. Sort of a progressive, I guess. Certainly he and Obama have similar goals.