After Highland Park Shooting, Illinois Officials Call for More Use of Red-Flag Law

Posted on AllSides July 7th, 2022
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Illinois lawmakers are discussing measures to give the state more authority to stop people who threaten violence from buying guns after the deadly shooting this week at a July Fourth parade in Highland Park.

Suspected gunman Robert Crimo III, who has been charged with seven counts of murder, obtained a permit required in Illinois to buy guns after encounters with police in 2019 in which he attempted suicide and threatened to kill his family.

State Rep. Denyse Stoneback, a Democrat who represents the Chicago area, said the gunman’s past behavior should have...

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