Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

Gary Martin is pictured in Oswego, Illinois, U.S. in an undated handout booking photo obtained by Reuters February 16, 2019. Aurora Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday. Gary Martin, 45, who carried his pistol to work on Friday apparently […]

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