SPU shooting suspect once had AK-47, 7 other firearms at Mountlake Terrace home

Aaron Rey Ybarra during his  June 6 court appearance.
Aaron Rey Ybarra during his June 6 court appearance.

The man accused of opening fire at Seattle Pacific University last month previously had an AK-47 assault rifle, another semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at his home, according to records obtained by our news partner, The Seattle Times.

Up until spring 2011, Aaron Ybarra and his family members kept eight firearms in a safe at their Mountlake Terrace home, even though Ybarra had been hospitalized in 2010 after hearing the voice of Columbine killer Eric Harris telling him to hurt people, documents say.

Ybarra was legally allowed to have such weapons because he had not been involuntarily committed for 14 days or more, the state standard for barring a mentally ill person from possessing a gun.

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  1. EIGHT firearms? Who the heck needs that many guns in the first place, especially with a mentally unstable family member on the premises?

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