A seventh person died Tuesday of injuries sustained during a mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, as prosecutors announced the alleged gunman will face seven counts of first-degree murder with ‘dozens’ more criminal charges soon to follow, authorities said Tuesday.
More than 220 shot and killed in U.S. gun violence over the Independence Day weekend; only five states reported NO shootings between Friday and Monday.
The backstory of the Batman comics is that as a young child, Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents being gunned down and was forever changed.
We mention this because:
Robert Crimo legally bought five weapons — including the high-powered rifle that sprayed more than 70 rounds onto the parade — despite authorities being called to his home TWICE in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide.
The Illinois State Police confirmed on Tuesday that the father of the Highland Park parade shooting suspect sponsored his son’s application for a gun permit months after relatives reported that Robert E. Crimo III had threatened to “kill everyone,” and that authorities had “insufficient basis” to deny the application.
This is more evidence, as if we needed it, that the recently passed legislation would have done nothing to stop this guy. We are awash is guns and consequently we are drowning in gun violence.
We give last word to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker who hits the exact right note of indignation and fury at
the domestic terrorist organization the NRA: