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July 4 parade shooting suspect slipped past Illinois "red flag" safeguards

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Robert Crimo III, 21, is charged with seven counts of murder. Authorities say he passed four background checks and purchased five weapons. He had two encounters with local police in 2019, before he legally obtained his weapons. Illinois State Police addressed questions about why the "clear and present danger" report did not prevent Crimo from obtaining a FOID card just four months later.
3 months ago·Highland Park, United States

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July 4 parade shooting suspect slipped past Illinois "red flag" safeguards

The man charged with killing seven people at a Chicago-area July Fourth parade slipped past the safeguards of an Illinois "red flag" law designed to prevent people deemed to have violent tendencies from getting guns, officials revealed on Tuesday.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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July 4 parade gunman slipped past safeguards of an Illinois ‘red flag’ law: officials

The Highland Park parade shooter passed four background checks in the purchase of his guns, all of them conducted in 2020 and 2021.

3 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Parade mass shooting suspect ‘contemplated second attack’

The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to unleashing a hail of bullets from a rooftop in Chicago and then fled to Madison, Wisconsin, where he contemplated an attack there, authorities said.

3 months ago·Ireland
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July 4 Parade Shooting Suspect Slipped Past Illinois "red Flag" Safeguards

The man charged with killing seven people at a Chicago-area July Fourth parade slipped past the safeguards of an Illinois "red flag" law designed to prevent people deemed to have violent tendencies from getting guns, officials revealed on Tuesday. The disclosures raised questions about the adequacy of the state's "red flag" laws even as a prosecutor lauded the system as "strong" during a news conference announcing seven first-degree murder charg…

3 months ago·United States
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Jul 4 parade shooting suspect slipped past Illinois 'red flag' safeguards

HIGHLAND PARK, Illinois: The man charged with killing seven people at a Chicago-area July Fourth parade slipped past the safeguards of an Illinois "red flag" law designed

3 months ago·Singapore
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Highland Park suspect legally purchased 5 guns despite worrying encounter with police

In 2019, Robert Crimo's family reported to police that he "said he was going to kill everyone" and had a collection of knives. Illinois State Police approved him for gun ownership four months later.

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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