SPRING, Colo. (KDVR) – The man arrested for issuing an extremely violent manifesto to people at the University of California, Los Angeles campus, where he used to work, was turned away when he tried to buy a gun. briefly in Jefferson County in November.
“Based on a protective order issued in the state of California, there is a national database that includes a provision that he is not authorized to purchase or possess a firearm,” said Michael Dougherty, Boulder County District Attorney. .
Matthew Christopher Harris attempted to purchase the gun on November 2, Sheriff Maris Herold said.
Herold said she did not know Harris’s connection to the city of Boulder or whether he had any affiliation with the University of Colorado.
Previously, he was a professor of philosophy at UCLA.
“We believe he has connections here in Boulder, but we’re not sure how important the relationships are here at the moment,” Herold said.
Herold said police officers had prior contact with Harris in October, but no criminal activity had taken place, and Harris was not arrested.
“We are still reviewing our reports on that incident,” Herold said.
Many of Harris’s online videos include racist language rants, videos of someone playing a shooting video game or racing game with a man’s voice and unusual commentary in which Harris sometimes speaks into the microphone or screams.
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