The suspected Aurora, Illinois gunman owned his weapon illegally

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The gunman involved in the shooting in Aurora, Illinois had his firearm owner identification card revoked in March 2014, police said in a Saturday press conference.
When applying for a concealed carry permit, Gary Martin provided fingerprints that turned up a conviction from August 1995 in Mississippi.
Once his card was revoked, his ownership of the 0.4-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol that was used in Friday’s shooting was no longer valid.
Police also said Martin had six prior arrests by the Aurora Police Department for charges including traffic and domestic battery issues.

The gunman involved in a shooting that killed five people in Aurora, Illinois had his firearm owner identification card revoked by state police in March 2014.

Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman told media Saturday that investigators were looking into how Martin “had access to a firearm he shouldn’t have had access to,” as it appeared despite his lengthy legal history in the state, he fell between the cracks for police monitoring of gun ownership.

On March 11, 2014, Martin became the owner of a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun from an Illinois dealer. Later that month, his application for a concealed carry permit was denied and his FOID, or firearm owner identification, card was revoked by Illinois State Police after the fingerprint process for a concealed carry permit turned up a conviction from August 1995 in Mississippi.

State guidelines stipulate that after the card is revoked, the person must submit details to state police on the guns they own and identify another valid FOID holder who will hold the guns during the revocation.

Upon revocation, state authorities notify local police, who likely won’t seize guns from the former FOID holder unless they fail to submit the form, which is a misdemeanor and allows police …read more

Source:: Business Insider


The NBA app-controlled ‘smart jersey’ of the future lets you change your player name and number

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave the world a peek at the future of jerseys during this week’s NBA All-Start Technology Summit, an event dedicated to illustrating how technology might advance the sport by 2038.

In addition to mentioning fans gaining entry into games via facial recognition, hologram mascots, and more personalized game experiences, Silver demonstrated the future of jerseys: a piece of smart clothing that can change the name and number displayed on them through a mobile app. Details on how the jersey is made weren’t shared, but it’s a neat, concept and something we haven’t seen before.

You can check out the demo below:

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Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers reportedly had evidence that would have been ’embarrassing’ for the NFL

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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settled their collusion case against the NFL before it went to trial.
The settlements included confidentiality agreements for all sides.
It is unclear why the sides chose to settle, but two reports say the lawyers for Kaepernick and Reid had “embarrassing” evidence against the NFL that likely would have come out during the trial.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their collusion case against the NFL.

Read more: Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reach settlement with NFL in collusion case

One of the biggest questions now is: Why did both sides decide to settle?

There was no announcement about settlement details. A joint statement released by the NFL on Friday said that all sides signed confidentiality agreements and that “there will be no further comment by any party.”

For Kaepernick, the settlement gives the appearance of a win as the NFL seemingly was unwilling to take their chances in a court case. It was also likely a huge payday as early speculation from NFL teams is that the league will pay Kaepernick $60-80 million.

Read more: NFL officials are reportedly speculating Colin Kaepernick will be paid as much as $80 million in collusion-case settlement

It is less clear why the NFL was willing to settle the case.

Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle suggested that the NFL may have been concerned about “very embarrassing” evidence that had been discovered by the other side.

“Early on in the lawsuit, I was hearing from sources that if the case ever went to trial, there were pieces of evidence that would be ‘very embarrassing’ to the league,” Ostler wrote.

This was backed up by NFL insider, Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

“I had also heard [about the evidence] (pre-settlement),” Freeman wrote. “The Kaepernick side had obtained massively embarrassing information to the …read more

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Victims of the Aurora, Illinois mass shooting included a 21-year-old intern who was at his first day of work

Aurora Illinois shooting

At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a local manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, February 15.
A 21-year-old Human Resources intern, as well as a father of young children, are among the victims.
Here’s everything we know so far about those who died.

A gunman killed at least five people at a local manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, February 15.

The victims include a 21-year-old intern who was attending his first day on the job, according to a family-friend who posted the news on Facebook, as well as a father of young children, according to a local news outlet. Five police officers and multiple civilians were also injured in the shooting.

Police have identified the shooter as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee of the Henry Pratt Company. Martin was killed during the incident.

Martin was fired during a meeting shortly after he reported to work on Friday, as stated by local officials during a press conference on Saturday. He first opened fire in the room where the meeting was taking place, and then continued shooting downstairs in the main area of the facility, according to local officials.

Here’s everything we know so far about those who died.

Trevor Wehner, 21

On Saturday, February 16, Wehner was confirmed dead by a family-friend on Facebook.

According to the Facebook post, Wehner was attending his first day as a Human Resources intern at the Henry Pratt Company when the shooting took place. He was described by the friend as “a big brother to many.”

Wehner was a student of Northern Illinois University, as stated during a press conference held in Aurora on Saturday.

Read more: 5 civilians killed, 5 police officers injured, suspected gunman dead after mass shooting …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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