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MILLER: Aaron Alexis passed two background checks, bought shotgun from Sharpshooters in Lorton, Va.

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Aaron Alexis passed Federal Bureau Investigation and Virginia state background checks to purchase a shotgun from Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, Va., over the weekend.  

Alexis did not attempt to purchase a rifle or handgun from the store, The Washington Times has learned exclusively.

The retail store put the former Navy reservist’s name through both systems checks before selling him a shotgun and 00 buckshot shotgun shells, a source familiar with the investigation said.

The source characterized the amount of ammunition purchased as "not much."

Sharpshooters captured Alexis on an in-house security camera during the purchase.

Law enforcement took the video Monday to identify the shooter.

Emily Miller is a senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times and author of "Emily Gets Her Gun" (Regnery, 2013).

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