What’s going on here? In a now-deleted tweet, Aaron Carter claimed he gave up two of his guns to law enforcement not long after his brother, Nick Carter, said he had to get a restraining order against Aaron. “So today I decided to voluntarily allow the sheriff’s department to hold on to two of my rifles,” Aaron, 31, tweeted on Wednesday, September 18. “I’m doing this to show my good faith and cooperation with law enforcement. @DOJPH #GunSafety #GunControl.”
The move came after Nick, 39, confirmed that he and his sister, Angel, had to get a restraining order against Nick. “After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today,” he shared in a tweet on September 17. “In light of Aaron’s increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child, we were left with no choices but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family. We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else.” He also included the hashtags, “#mentalthealth,” “#guncontrolnow” and “#guncontrol.”
The same day, Aaron tweeted and seemed to deny the allegations. “I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family,” he wrote. In the days since the former child star has been tweeting some very serious allegations of his own about his family members.
Previously, police visited Aaron’s home for a wellness check on August 8. Despite reports to the contrary, “He is not suicidal,” an insider told Us Weekly at the time. “He was basically swatted — this was a false alarm. He has been working a lot and busy.” His rep also told In Touch: “Right now, Aaron is busy preparing for his show tonight in Indianapolis with Lance Bass and Ryan Cabrera.”
Aaron has been open about his struggles in the past and is being very open now on social media about what he’s going through. He told Us Weekly in December 2017, “I thought I would die by 30. Even when I was 13, 14, I thought, ‘Oh, my God. I’m going to die.'” He also said of his stint in rehab earlier that year, “Life, it was pretty tough. I dealt with a lot of trauma, a lot of loss, a lot of loneliness. I just felt like I needed to get away.” We really hope Aaron is doing OK these days.
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