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How Robert Crimo legally bought his guns

Posted on AllSides July 7th, 2022
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According to police, Robert Crimo III legally bought several firearms in 2020 and 2021, including the one he allegedly used to murder seven and injure dozens more on Monday.

Flashback: In September 2019, Highland Park police were called to the Crimo family home after he threatened to "kill everyone," Lake County Deputy Sheriff Chris Covelli told reporters Tuesday.

Police confiscated 16 knives, a dagger and a sword and then reported the incident to the Illinois State Police, Covelli said.

But the ISP says just four months later, it granted the then-19-year-old...

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