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Laurel Harper, Mother of Oregon Killer, Writes About Son's Aspergers

Laurel Harper is the mother of Christopher Harper-Mercer, the 26-year-old who has been identified as the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week before killing himself. CBS News combed through Harper's online profiles which revealed that she was aware that both she and her son struggled with autism and they were both enthusiastic gun owners.

Public records link Harper to the same email address used in posts from a Yahoo! user calling herself "Tweety Bird."

"I keep all my mags full. I keep two full mags in my Glock case. And the ARs & AKs all have loaded mags. No one will be 'dropping' by my house uninvited without (acknowledgment)," the user Tweety Bird wrote according to CNN.

Harper, a licensed nurse in Oregon shared an apartment with Harper-Mercer in Oregon. Investigators have recovered eight firearms at their apartment, to add to the six firearms found at the scene of the murders. All of the guns were purchased legally according to law enforcement officials.

"My son has Asperger's. He's no babbling idiot nor is his life worthless. He's very intelligent and is working on a career in filmmaking. My 18 years worth of experience with and knowledge about Asperger's syndrome is paying off," CNN reports Harper wrote.

Before moving to Oregon two years ago, Harper-Mercer graduated from a learning center for students with learning disabilities and emotional problems in California.

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