I don't consider myself a conspiracy theorist, but there are certain things that are just too extreme to be considered a coincidence.
In almost every mass shooting that we have seen over the years, the perpetrators always seem to have had a run in with FBI or have been tipped off to police that they may be dangerous. Yet, they always seem to slip through the cracks somehow. I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't being done intentionally.
According to new reports, the 22-yr-old shooter has been in trouble with the law before and even threatened to kill his entire family as recently as September 2019.
Police at first said that Crimo was not known to them but on Tuesday, they revealed he was interviewed twice by authorities in 2019.
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 gun. 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.