Even though I don’t consider myself someone who believes in conspiracies, I must admit that there are some instances that just can’t be explained away as mere coincidences.
The perpetrators of practically every mass shooting that we have witnessed over the years appear to have had some sort of encounter with the FBI or have been referred to authorities that they could be dangerous.
This is almost always the case. Yet, they always seem to slip through the cracks somehow. The more I think about it, the more I start to question if this isn’t being done on purpose.
According to recent reports, the gunman, who is 22 years old, has a history of legal concerns and even threatened to kill his entire family as recently as September 2019.
At first, the police stated that they were not familiar with Crimo, but on Tuesday, they disclosed that they had spoken to him twice in 2019 for various investigations.
The first was in April 2019, a week after he threatened to kill himself. The second was in September 2019, after he threatened to “kill everyone” in his family.
Police recovered 16 knives, a dagger, and a sword from his home, but he was not arrested.
Instead, he was able to turn 21 and buy two “assault rifles” in Illinois, along with three other types of guns. It remains unclear why the two previous incidents were not flagged when he legally purchased the weapons.
Chris Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office disclosed the prior incidents at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
In the April 2019 incident, ‘an individual contacted the Highland Park department a week after learning of his attempted suicide. It was a delayed report.
‘They responded to the residence, spoke to him, and his parents, and the matter was being handled with the mental health profession. There was no law enforcement action to be taken.
Now, if you’ll notice, none of the proposed gun laws would have stopped this tragedy from unfolding. After the threats were made, he was still able to purchase five guns at the age of 21.
As much as I am fierce defender of freedom, I am also concerned about how he was able to purchase the weapons so easily after being interrogated by the police on multiple occasions.
I’ve said it before, if red flag laws were used properly, they would be a good thing, but the problem is that in many situations they are not.