He was issued a FOID Card (Firearm Owner ID) in Illinois back in 2014, and that approval was because they failed to find a felony conviction on his record.
When he went to apply for his concealed carry permit, however, that’s when they found the felony record in Mississippi. His permit was denied, and his FOID card was revoked.
But he still had a firearm. Illegally.
[the gunman] had six prior arrests by the Aurora police, including charges of domestic violence.
So let’s see where we are here. We have a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm. He must have lied about his record on his FOID application, which would have been another crime.
[the gunman] was able to purchase his gun legally thanks to an error by the Illinois State Police, who failed to find his felony conviction and issued the FOID card. And the Mississippi felony apparently didn’t show up on the NICS background check Martin underwent when he bought the handgun, either.
So [the gunman] was a criminal in illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a gun on his employer’s premises (which, no doubt, was also a gun-free zone).
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