Ajay Dhingra, 43, of Houston, sent an email to the George W. Bush Foundation in August that caught the attention of the Secret Service. In the email, Dhingra requested Bush "send one of your boys to come and murder me.”
While investigating, Secret Service agents found a handgun, four 100-round magazines and an AR-15 rifle with an attached bump stock at Dhingra’s home. The man told investigators he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He had previously been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility, according to prosecutors, and barred from owning guns.
The federal bump stock ban went into affect in March 2019, over a year after the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas in which the shooter used bump stocks on his guns to kill 58 and wound hundreds of others at a country music concert.