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The suspect in Saturday’s synagogue standoff obtained a gun despite his troubled history. It’s not difficult in Texas.

There are almost no limitations in the state to how firearms can be sold privately, making it easy to get a gun without undergoing background check or creating a paper trail.

An armored law enforcement vehicle is seen in the area where a man has reportedly taken people hostage at a synagogue during services that were being streamed live, in Colleyville on Jan. 15, 2022.

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