3 p.m. update: Gunman identified in NIU shootings; 6 dead
DeKALB The gunmen in the nation’s fourth-deadliest college campus shooting had a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, which is required for all Illinois residents who buy or possess firearms, official said Friday.
Stephen Kazmierczak, 27, purchased the four guns legally from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Champaign, said Thomas Ahern, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Two of the weapons, a Remington model 870 shotgun and a Glock 9 millimeter pistol, had been picked up by Kazmierczak on Feb. 9 after both the criminal background check and waiting period required by state law.
The background check is performed by state police.
Ahern said that the database that ATF maintains in Washington showed that