House panel subpoenas gun manufacturer of weapon used in Highland Park

House panel subpoenas gun manufacturer of weapon used in Highland Park

This post was originally published on this siteThe subpoena comes after Smith & Wesson did not provide documents and testimony to the House Oversight Committee.

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Five takeaways from the House committee report on the Uvalde shooting

Five takeaways from the House committee report on the Uvalde shooting

This post was originally published on this site By Texas Tribune Staff, The Texas Tribune July 17, 2022 A report released Sunday by a special committee of the Texas House provides the most thorough account yet of the May 24 Uvalde school shooting and the failures of law enforcement and...

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Highland Park shooter’s dad could face involuntary manslaughter charges: CNN legal analyst

Highland Park shooter’s dad could face involuntary manslaughter charges: CNN legal analyst

This post was originally published on this site According to CNN legal analyst Joey Jackson, the father of the Highland Park shooter could be facing serious criminal charges of his own after unrepentantly admitting that he helped arm his son despite knowing about his mental instability. In a recent interview,...

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Highland Park gunman confessed to July 4th shooting, considered 2nd massacre in Madison, police say

Highland Park gunman confessed to July 4th shooting, considered 2nd massacre in Madison, police say

After a judge ordered accused Highland Park gunman Robert Crimo III held without bail at a hearing Wednesday, prosecutors and police in the Chicago suburb said Crimo had confessed to shooting dozens of people during Monday’s Fourth of July parade and had driven to Wisconsin afterward and contemplated a second mass shooting in Madison. The gunman killed at least seven people — the seventh victim was identified Wednesday as Eduardo Uvaldo, 69 — and some of his other two dozen victims are still hospitalized in critical condition.  
After fleeing the scene of Monday’s massacre disguised as a woman, Crimo, 21, went to his mother’s house, took her car, and drove 135 miles to Madison, Wisconsin, Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said at a news conference. In Madison, he saw another Independence Day celebration and “seriously contemplated” firing on it with a second semiautomatic rifle, but instead he drove back to Illinois, where he was arrested, Covelli said. It isn’t clear yet why Crimo decided not to murder more people in Madison, he added, but it could be because he hadn’t done enough planning. 
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said that once arrested, Crimo voluntarily confessed to the Highland Park shootings, even after being read his Miranda rights. Crimo reportedly said he fired three full 30-round magazines at the crowd, and 83 spent shell casings were recovered at the scene. He will face at least seven counts of first degree murder and other charges, Rinehart said, and if convicted, Crimo will spend his life in prison with no hope of parole.

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July 4 gunman charged with seven counts of murder

July 4 gunman charged with seven counts of murder

This post was originally published on this site A 21-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on a July 4 parade in a Chicago suburb while disguised in women’s clothing was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Robert Crimo, 21, was arrested Monday, hours after the...

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What is Highland Park? Affluent Chicago suburb reeling after July 4th shooting is known for films, family community

What is Highland Park? Affluent Chicago suburb reeling after July 4th shooting is known for films, family community

This post was originally published on this siteHighland Park is known for its picturesque suburban homes and tree-lined streets. The area has been used for location shots in several films.     

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Senate leaves town without a deal on gun legislation  

Senate leaves town without a deal on gun legislation  

This post was originally published on this siteSenators have wrapped up their work and left Washington, D.C., without reaching a deal on gun-violence legislation, disappointing Democrats who had hoped to issue a joint statement with Republicans on a framework. Democrats say they are “very close” to an agreement with Sen....

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Uvalde, Buffalo shooting victims to testify at gun hearing before Congress

Uvalde, Buffalo shooting victims to testify at gun hearing before Congress

This post was originally published on this siteSurvivors and family members of victims of mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., testify before House members at hearing on the gun violence epidemic.

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Watch live: Dem senators hold press conference on gun safety

Watch live: Dem senators hold press conference on gun safety

This post was originally published on this site Senators Murphy (D-Conn.), Markey (D-Mass.), and Padilla (D-Calif.) will speak Thursday about gun safety legislation following the reintroduction of the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act by Murphy and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) this morning. The press conference is...

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