We’re learning more about Robert Crimo, who was arrested and taken into custody in connection with the Highland Park Independence Day parade shooting that has killed at least six people. As Twitchy reported, the media were quick to check out Crimo’s father’s social media posts — it turned out he liked a Second Amendment post the day after the Uvalde school massacre. Throw him in jail too.
But what do we know about Crimo? We know he’d had run-ins with police before:
Highland Park police says they had two prior encounters with the shooter:
April 2019: Suicide attempt
Sept 2019: Family member said Crimo threatened to “kill everyone” and police removed 16 knives, a dagger and a sword but found no probable cause to arrest. pic.twitter.com/wWBi9IGivp
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 5, 2022
So after police responded to a suicide attempt & to threats (& removed weapons) he posted a video of the parade route with the emergency alert system blaring in 2021 & posted videos depicting himself gunning people down & of his Lee Harvey Oswald fandom.https://t.co/Q5VR6OfJkr https://t.co/5sh92oad4u
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 5, 2022
At Tuesday’s press briefing, Karine Jean-Pierre was informed that Illinois already has a red-flag law; would the new bipartisan gun legislation have had any effect?
Reporter: “Illinois already has a red flag law .. is your expectation that the gun bill that just passed is something that would have addressed this kind of situation?”
Jean-Pierre: “The bipartisan bill is going to save some lives … but we need to do more work.” pic.twitter.com/eGyZyFT21B
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 5, 2022
Is that a maybe?
— Dale McMillan (@DaleMcM33852472) July 5, 2022
So a no then https://t.co/tOvtDoKvlJ
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 5, 2022
The perp was already on the radar… Basic police prep for a holiday parade should have stopped the carnage much, much sooner..
— 🇺🇸 (@ike_salado_tx) July 5, 2022
Took a minute and a half of babble for her to not say the obvious answer
NO, IT WOULD NOT HAVE STOPPED IT
— Geno (@geno101959) July 5, 2022
They know it’s a mental health crisis.
They know not focusing on that aspect will allow mentally unstable shooter types to flourish.
They know they can then use these violent crimes as crowbars to further strip your rights away.
That’s how this works.
— ___devnull (@____devnull) July 5, 2022
First step to take your guns away.
— Bluegrass Strong 🇺🇸 (@FreeKentucky202) July 5, 2022
“More work” means implement more laws that will also fail at everything and only disarm the citizenry.
— Marcosian (@Marcus21480502) July 5, 2022
“We used it to chip away at your rights but there’s more to take still.”
— Doctor Fate (@georg3) July 5, 2022
Confiscation is always the end goal of Democrats.
Apparently the purported Highland Park shooter’s dad liked a pro-2A tweet after Uvalde and the NY Post is all over it https://t.co/ESaHR8y5Hs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2022