Those rabid supporters of the NRA who look the other way even though the organization has consistently opposed background checks at gun show and in private sales. While it's possible he got the gun by some other means, the fact that there is a legal way for him to illegally attain a weapon is outrageous. Webster Gunman Used Bushmaster, Left Chilling Note - ABC News A convicted killer, who shot dead two firefighters with a Bushmaster assault rifle after leading them into an ambush when they responded to a house fire he set in Western New York, left behind a typewritten note saying he wanted to "do what I like doing best, killing people," police said. ... Armed with a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a Mossman 12-gauge shotgun, and the Bushmaster, Spengler killed two firefighters, and injured two more as well as an off-duty police officer at the scene. As a convicted felon, Spengler could not legally own a firearm and police are investigating how he obtained the weapons.