Ethan Kollie, 24, admitted to FBI agents that he was a regular user of marijuana and magic mushrooms.
That means he lied on his background check and proves once again that registration is useless since they take the applicants word for it.
Kollie lied so that he could purchase items for the Dayton killer’s arsenal. It has not been established that he knew what the killer was planning to do.
He also allowed the killer to store his weapons and accessories in his apartment to shield it from the shooter’s parents.
Kollie has been charged with lying on his application in order to hold him and more charges are possible as the investigation continues.
Ethan Kollie, 24, admitted to FBI agents that he was a regular user of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms and that he lied on the form because “he knew that if he told the truth about his drug use, he would not be allowed to purchase a firearm, so he lied and answered ‘no'” on the question asking about drug use.
A person cannot legally buy a gun if they are “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.” Kollie lied in order to purchase a handgun.
Unrelated to the federal charge, Kollie played a significant role in helping the Dayton gunman purchase, assemble, and conceal items used in the mass murder.
Kollie admitted to purchasing body armor, the upper receiver of an AR-15, and a 100-round double drum magazine, all of which were used during the Aug. 4 massacre.
According to the criminal complaint, Kollie stored the items in his apartment “to assist [the gunman] in hiding them from [the gunman’s] parents.” Kollie also helped the killer assemble the AR-15 that was used in the murders. The gunman reportedly took possession of the assembled weapon between six and eight weeks before committing the mass murder.