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The gun­man who killed 12 peo­ple at the Wash­ing­ton Navy Yard on Mon­day test-fired an AR-15 as­sault ri­fle at a Vir­ginia gun store last week but was stopped from buy­ing one be­cause state law there pro­hibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buy­ers, ac­cord­ing to two sen­ior law en­force­ment of­fi­cials. In­stead, the gun­man, Aaron Alex­is of Texas, bought a law-en­force­ment-style shot­gun — an 870 Rem­ing­ton pump — and used it on Mon­day as he ram­paged through the navy yard, said the of­fi­cials, who re­quest­ed an­o­nym­ity be­cause the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­tinu­ing. More proof that gun control is needed now. This attack could have been a lot worse if state lawes had been less strict. If they had been more strict it might have been prevented entirely.