See, this is the two edged sword of regulation.
A loophole that allows foreign nationals to purchase a firearm, Ostensibly for “hunting”….
Why even have any regulations at all?
Of course, one could restrict such rules to long arms, but in the end, it really doesn’t matter.
He did indeed go “hunting”. With a Glock 9mm pistol. Because he had a Hunting License. Also because he was a “Representative of a Foreign Government”.
And the FBI was concerned about this “Loophole” …a real one, not a made up loophole like the “Gun Show Loophole”.
A question though: If the FBI was concerned that some foreign nationals were enough of a threat to warrant a memo, why were these folks here in the US at all?
And, of course, the real question: Since he was a representative of the Saudi Air Force, will they (the Saudis) pay for the care of the wounded and for the support of the families of the deceased?