Are Illinois gun laws strong enough to protect the public? | WBEZ Chicago

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The Highland Park shooting suspect had attempted suicide, threatened a family member with a knife, and made numerous posts and videos online about his obsession with violence. But Illinois State Police say there was no evidence of a “clear and present danger” when he submitted his firearm application three years ago.

Reset takes a closer look at how Illinois gun laws work, and whether more could have been done to prevent the mass shooting.

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Annie Sweeney, reporter for the Chicago Tribune

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July 7, 2022 at 05:41PM

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