Highland Park Shooters’ Weapons Identified by Police ~ VIDEO

EDITORS NOTE: While the Kel-Tec (Sub200) sic Sub2000 is mentioned at the press conference it is unclear if it was part of this shooting event. An early version of this article indicated its use and that has not been verified.

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-— The Lake City Task Force on the Highland Park mass murder has released some information about the firearms used during the crime. Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake City Sheriff Department announced during a press conference on July 6, 2022, a list of weapons identified as being in possession of the suspect.

Embed of the BS.org video of the press conference.  Weapons are mentioned at about 4:30 into the video.

Chief Deputy Covelli said four firearms were purchased. The Sub2000 (sic), a Remington 700 bolt action rifle, and a shotgun were purchased in 2020. A Glock 43X 9mm pistol was purchased after the suspect turned 21, in 2021.

The Glock 43X is a 9mm pistol. The Kel-Tec may have been a 9mm rifle.

The Kel-Tec Sub 2000 is available in models which use Glock magazines. The rifle may have been able to use Glock magazines. There may have been some interchangeability in ammunition and magazines between the pistol and the rifle.

The caliber of the Remington 700 rifle or the gauge of the shotgun were not mentioned in the press briefing.

Correction:

With additional reports, it is clear Chief Deputy Christopher Covelli was separating the firearm used in the attack from the Kel-Tec Sub 2000, which was purchased by the suspect in 2020. 

There is no evidence the Kel-Tec rifle was used in the attack in Highland Park, Illinois.

AmmoLand regrets the error.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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freewill

I dont care what he used to murder innocent people! i expect him to be put at the front of the line and convicted and sent to the gallows by next friday!

GilFavor

I wish everyone would get their ducks in a row. And update these webpage reports. . .
NOW the story is, the shooter used a Smith&Wesson M&P ll , which he left behind in a red blanket at the scene. And the Kel-Tec was found in the car when they got him.

Boz

“Phased Plasma Rifle in a 40 watt range.”

“Only what you see here, pal” responds the clerk.

Mike11C

So, where is the “high powered rifle” he supposedly used. That’s what they said the other day.

JSNMGC

The murderer used an S&W M&P15.

Covelli said four weapsons were purchased in 2020 and one was purchased in 2021.

2020 Purchases:

  1. The weapon used in the July 4th attack;
  2. A Kel-Tec Sub2000;
  3. A Remington 700; and
  4. A Shotgun.

 
2021 Purchase

  1. A Glock 43X.

He didn’t provide the details in this video clip, but the first firearm he listed (“the weapon used in the July 4th attack), was an S&W M&P15.

Patriot Solutions

Just another cabal program running it’s coarse.

Will go along way to assisting us to designate Antifa a terrorist org therefore allowing the military to deal with them.

Save this post, it will age well.

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Ram

A mandatory life sentence of three hots and a cot, with no performance
expectations (something free and good people can’t avoid).
His “life” sentence should end with a surprise execution. That’s life man.

Bubba

Public hanging.

musicman44mag

OK, enough already. I think it is time for the people to stand up and sue the government. The police new he was a problem and all they did was take away the weapons and not turn him in for a psychiatric eval.
In my opinion, the cops should be sued by each person who was shot and every family that lost a loved one because of the police inadequate actions.

Here was a red flag knife law in action, how well did it work?

FJB and all the RINO’s that voted for the red flag law that passed.

nrringlee

Drats, foiled again. So the fabled ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ of Feinstein fame was…………….not so much. Back to the drawing boards.

It is not the tool that makes the craftsman nor does the tool make the artist. It is not the gun that makes the gunfighter. It is the heart. Fill your heart with the Holy Spirit and you can accomplish great things for humanity. Fill your heart with satanic garbage and you accomplish great evil. It is just that simple.

The Crimson Pirate

He clearly differentiates the Kel Tec, which he states the shooter still had in Madison WI, from the weapon used in the shooting, which he does not name, but was dropped on the ground at the scene wrapped in a red blanket.

Rob J

Listen more closely, there is a pause between “the weapon used in the July 4th shooting” and “KelTec Sub2000” indicating a verbal comma and differentiation between the firearm used and the KelTec.

Chatsworth Osborne Jr.

The article says the guns were purchased legally. How can this be if he had psychiatric issues in 2019? Wouldn’t he have to lie on the NICS checklist. If he lied doesn’t that make it an illegal purchase?

Darkman

No Red Flag complaints were filed by the parents or anyone threatened.

Russn8r

Someone called the cops & said he was threatening to kill “everyone”, that person was obviously threatened, so that was a de facto red flag complaint. Local cops sent a “Clear and Present Danger” notice (de facto red flag complaint) to the staties, who DID NOTHING.

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Chatsworth Osborne Jr.

I was referring to the NICS form that’s filled out for Firearms Transactions at gun shops. After looking over the form it only disqualifies a buyer if they have been adjudicated a mental defective or if they’ve been committed to a mental institution. So this shooter did not lie on the form concerning that question. However, he is reported to be a stoner by his friends and marijuana use is a disqualifier for a gun transfer. So he lied on the form concerning drug use. Therefore, the guns were NOT purchased legally

musicman44mag

I don’t know everything about the case, but I never read that he was taken in for a psychiatric evaluation. Only that they had run in’s with him and took his knives. See how well red flag laws work for knives? Like as if he couldn’t have bought a gun off the streets anyway.

swmft

but it would not have been a ,gun ban legal gun, it would have been an ak or ar scary gun ,people on the streets want fast reliable durable gang wars are just that a war for control of a territory as for no psychiatric evaluation no one wanted to do paperwork , the police even took kitchen knives , father went to station later that day and retrieved them (there is that much of a report) but no evaluation lock the mental child in the basement hide him away nothing to see here make it look clean and pretty… Read more »

OngoingFreedom

I read earlier that he had the issues prior to turning 18, so he got a reset, so to speak.

JH1961

The KelTec Sub2000 can be had to use Beretta 92, Glock 17, and Glock 22 magazines. It CANNOT use Glock 43X magazines.

FredP

No, there is no magazine interchangeability between the Sub2000 and a Glock 43x; the Glock Sub2000 version uses double stack magazines (G17/G19), the 43x is a single stack, won’t work in Sub2000.

Of course, that’s IF the cops Identified the guns correctly. They likely know the Remington 700 and the Glock 43x, but the Sub2000 may be the first they’ve ever seen. It was said that he dropped a S&W MP-15 in other reports.

Darkman

ABC News reported last night that he used a S&W AR style rifle.

YourTruth

ABC ” news ” ~ More like ABC propaganda

Lesko Brandon

I am not a big conspiracy person, but it would be odd if it turns out the Sub200 is chambered in 9mm, after Joe’s recent tirade about “9MM bullet blows the lung out of the body“. I thought it was very odd to single out that particular round.

WeWereWarned

Don’t be a conspiracy person because you sound dumb, no offense. If the killer used a 9mm from a distance, then we should be thankful he had the same mental inferior capacity and tactical knowledge as the president does on a 9mm. The mentally inferior President, the older folks forced on us with their party faction over nation garbage, was simply falling back to his roots on banning handguns. Both parties wanted our handguns in the 90s because of the third world cultures they forced on us in the 60s with religion as their excuse to lower the dominant cultures… Read more »

swmft

you mean like several million new undocumented people to add fo jimmy carters mental patients (or replace them they are old now)

Doc

Mac – I dont believe that the reporter(s) lied. I believe that they just do not know what all this “gun” stuff is. And when offered a chance to learn, refuse. That’s how we end up with hysterical “in-laws, friends and acquaintances who freak out at the sight of a magazine (loaded or not) screaming that it is an assault rifle. Bullets are the same thing. They are either big or small but all are “High Power” and can penetrate an engine block. They also believe that the police are the best trained in the nation on how to use… Read more »

swmft

jackasses are deaf to what they dont want to hear either

musicman44mag

According to my pastor, you have to smack them upside the head first to get their attention.

swmft

with a 2×4

Bubba

“ DiNozzo” them.

OngoingFreedom

IIRC the G43X mags are not compatible with the KelTec. Only G17 mags are, and in some KelTecs, the G19 mags are also compatible. At least for the 9mm Glock version of the S2K.

Terry

I find it interesting that none of the news org’s. Have retracted their “high powered” statements. True the Remington bolt action could be “high powered” but could not have been the gun used for rapid fire, that was obvious in the news videos.

It is telling that the, ominous, gun shown on the roof, on the tripod, in the news videos is not one in the shooters stated inventory, so I assume it is a police sniper rifle, But is shown immediately after news personalities stated the shooter was on the roof.

Hummmmmm, can you say misleading?

swmft

I wonder if some of the dead weren’t shot with the glock at close range while he was leaving

Dubi Loo

I have friends who were there in very close proximity to the shooter’s perch, he did Not shoot anyone while fleeing.

swmft

it does say he dropped the gun while fleeing, I missed that

Dubi Loo

No worries, I was just answering your question being privy to some eye witness accounts.

Darkman

ABC News was repoting last night that he used a S&W AR style rifle

Rock

Hint… ABC.

Patriot Solutions

All Bullshit Commentary, ABC.

Just another Rothchild spook propanganda machine.

Mac

So we were lied to again when they said it was a high powered rifle? You can’t trust anyone any more!

swmft

yellow journalism is the norm it has never changed sensationalism sells ,truth is pedestrian would you watch police men saved cat from tree saved firemen trouble of bringing their truck news at 11?

Pgtips

What this report demonstrates is that the ATF tracing system can link a firearm used in a crime to the original legal purchaser. Point one: despite all the brouhaha about rogue FFLs, they are complying with ATF tracing requests OR using electronic 4473 POS systems make it irrelevant because the ATF already has the buyer data and can find the link themselves. Point two: the fact of tracing means not a gun registry, but still, if you use a firearm while committing a crime, the legality of the firearm can easily be determined post-crime. Part of me likes this insofar… Read more »

MN Hunter

The ATF has a gun registry of all closed FFLs now.

Wild Bill

Where are you at in MN?

Ope

And probably many that are still open too. I’m just glad that many of my firearms were bought pre 4473 days and from private purchases.

swmft

not all: diligent ffls destroyed paperwork after 20 years as allowed by law there was one in north florida every 4th of july would burn that and tax records that were no longer relevant, invited people to join in was a great party

Russn8r

Which is a registry of all those gun owners.

WeWereWarned

I down voted you for your support of gun control, that will be used to harm all of us, not just those you fear. Only a moron did not understand that the government would create a registry when the conservatives forced the nics system on us Americans because of minority violence since the 60s, that they forced on us with religion. Sir, please be careful with your support of a gun registry and your belief in stigmatizing guns. There is no such thing as an illegal gun, if you place any value on the Constitution. A stolen gun is stolen… Read more »

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musicman44mag

You always make it sound like the conservatives are the ones that started the whole nics check system and they are the ones that implemented it. I understand that there were RINO’s back then and they have been screwing us for a long time but you never mention the democrats which are the instigators of almost all gun laws, rules and regulations as well as the shooters in most of these mass shootings. Even demonrat presidents have screwed us the most when it comes to gun laws and regulatory agencies. Why don’t you ever mention the demonrats? Still haven’t said… Read more »

Laddyboy

This TERRORIST ACTIONS — IS — ANOTHER FAILURE of the “authorities” to implement the RED-FLAG-LAW! This TERRORIST SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE RED-FLAG-LAW BANNED LIST!
GUN FREE ZONES —- MUST BE ELIMINATED! American Citizens MUST be able to DEFEND THEMSELVES in TERRORIST ACTIONS such as this.
WHERE IS THE NATIONWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY WITH QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. .
.
“politicians” have immunity when they stand before American Citizens and BLATANTLY state PROVABLE LIES !!! IE: Schiff (I have proof Trump has Russian connections), Biden (I drove 18 wheelers), American A.G.(the Southern Border is closed and secure).

john

Does it matter the weapon used it is the the person behind the weapon that should trouble the country. One look at that person tells volumes about the killer. Stick to the real story the person not the object used. Who are his peers who else knew what did the fbi atf really know about this crazed killer.
I could care less about the weapons I care more about the history behind the killer and his family, That should be the news story and the real agenda. Expose this person’s social history tear it apart for all to see,

Armorer94

It is important because the presstitutes were trying to demonize AR-15’S using this story as an excuse.

john

The anti gun crowd always makes it about the gun, It’s time we make it about the shooter demanding to know more. Their agenda is to make it about the gun which makes you wonder who is influencing these killers.

Change the narrative to the person not the object if it was a Chevy used to kill those during that parade Chevy would have never been mentioned.

Wild Bill

You are up early

john

Everyday 5 am at my desk 37 years and counting same 2 company’s different challenges everyday.

Wild Bill

An enviable record!!

Doc

If the story line focuses on the shooter, then we violate his First Ammendment Rights. That cannot be allowed.

swmft

wrong number you are thinking of 6th amendment guilty until proven innocent, oh wait that would be red flag laws innocent till proven guilty right to fair trial

JSNMGC

He said in 2020 he bought four weapons:

  • The weapon used in the July 4th attack;
  • A Kel-Tec Sub2000;
  • A Remington 700; and
  • A Shotgun.

He then said in 2021 he bought a Glock 43X.

The murderer did not use a Kel-Tec Sub2000 in the murders.

Also, Lake City is a long way from Highland Park.

The entity involved in this matter is the Lake County Task Force.

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Russn8r

Not the only entity. “IL State Police got a Clear & Present Danger report from Highland Pk PD”, did NOTHING. His dad covered for his insanity & vouched for his FOID.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/father-highland-park-shooting-suspect-sponsored-firearm-ownership-card-past-violent-threats

What was the carry environment in Lake City? How hard would it have been for the victims to be carrying?

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JSNMGC

Dean just made a small mistake. He referenced “Lake City . . .” – I was just pointing out that the entity he was referring to was “Lake County . . .”

Russn8r

Check out the low-IQ enforcer sock posse chickenS downvotes.

We’re supposed to Back The Useless Blue, when they know about these psychos & drop the ball EVERY TIME, and WE pay the price through more gun control. F**k that! Defund the police, use the money to arm & train civilians.

JSNMGC

I didn’t even go there – they just don’t like facts.

They should get out more. It was a beautiful day here. Nice fly hatch today and got to fish with drys.

Russn8r

Bottom Line: THE BLUE KNEW & DID NOTHING AGAIN, AS IN NEARLY EVERY MASS SHOOTING. Not as bad as the dad, but still accomplices.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/father-highland-park-shooting-suspect-sponsored-firearm-ownership-card-past-violent-threats

Terry

I am not a complete fan of the blue from personal experience of reporting things like my truck being broken into and seeing first hand “Oh, do you really want me to do a report on this”, being their response.

But this failure would appear to be more of a district attorney failure considering that the police had the report and the prosecutors didn’t follow through and now real people are dead. I know who i would be suing and it would not be the gun manufacture.

swmft

kel tec should be suing the people not doing their jobs and besmirching their name

Laddyboy

Facts DO MATTER!
You can argue with your hurt FEELINGS, however, FACTS REMAIN THE SAME!

musicman44mag

That’s ok Dean. You have probably wrote articles on Lake City Ammo as well as bought from them for many years with that taking precedence in your mind and a little slip occurred. We all have done the same thing and some of us are willing to admit it.

JSNMGC

You’re welcome – it was a small mistake. I wouldn’t have brought it up if I wasn’t commenting on the main point of your article that was in error.   See my comments above about what Covelli said about the firearms. He listed four firearms that were purchased in 2020 and one firearm that was purchased in 2021. A total of five firearms: 2020 Purchases: The weapon used in the July 4th attack; A Kel-Tec Sub2000; A Remington 700; and A Shotgun.   2021 Purchase A Glock 43X. The murderer did not use a Kel-Tec Sub2000 in the murders. The first firearm in Covelli’s… Read more »

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swmft

read what he said 4 weapons were purchased Chief Deputy Covelli said four firearms were purchased. The Sub2000, a Remington 700 bolt action rifle, and a shotgun were purchased in 2020. A Glock 43X 9mm pistol was purchased after the suspect turned 21, in 2021. how it is worded matters there was not another gun he did misstate initially in 2020 but corrected the date of purchase for pistol to 2021 (he checks his notes) also stated approximately 60 total rounds between what he had left and what he fired the statement about madison sounds like he had no ammo… Read more »

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JSNMGC

He said four weapsons were purchased in 2020 and one was purchased in 2021:

2020 Purchases:

  1. The weapon used in the July 4th attack;
  2. A Kel-Tec Sub2000;
  3. A Remington 700; and
  4. A Shotgun.

 
2021 Purchase

  1. A Glock 43X.

He didn’t provide the details in this video clip, but the first firearm he listed (“the weapon used in the July 4th attack), was an S&W M&P15.

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Russn8r

Crimo’s dad & every Statie who knew about the psycho & did ZIP to block his buys should be tried as accomplices.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/father-highland-park-shooting-suspect-sponsored-firearm-ownership-card-past-violent-threats

Russn8r

THE BLUE KNEW AND DID NOTHING AGAIN. Accomplices.

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Laddyboy

CORRECT!

Laddyboy

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! HOLD the PERSON RESPONSIBLE — NOT an INANIMATE OBJECT!
Since an SUV was used to RUN DOWN and MASS MURDER people in a parade — WHY ARE SUVs NOT BANNED?

Duane

The interview is a little confusing If one listens really close there is a slight pause between, the weapon he used Kel Tek sub200

JH

Not saying they’re correct, but the NYT and Daily Mail are reporting he had an S&W MP-15.

Cam

That’s what I read from them. It the NYT so you know that most likely they are wrong. They usually are.

Russn8r

Thanks.
* What’s the gun control situation around the shooting? Carry ban? OAN says there was an “Assault Weapon” ban.
* What did the father know & when? Did he cover for the psycho? Looks like he lied about the knives in the kid’s bedroom, then lied to get him a FOID.
* What did the police know & when? What did they do about it? What could they have done about it? Fox says Highland sent the staties a “Clear and Present Danger” alert. Could the staties have blocked his FOID?

Rob J

Reports of the firearm left at the scene was an M&P 15 with intact serial number sold by Bud’s in Kentucky and traced to the FFL transfer through Red Dot in Lake Villa. This was one of 4 firearms he purchased through Red Dot but had purchased 5 in total, assuming the 5th was the KelTec he was found with that was purchased elsewhere. Either way, the media is apoplectic about “online” purchases. The purchased followed all applicable laws, proving again the ineffectiveness of said laws, so the grass is towards the “high power” (fits the definition of almost every… Read more »

swmft

he left the phone in madison not the gun Dean Weingarten he contemplated another shooting with the firearm in his vihacle does not say what kind it is

Duane

I guess it is a AR type, kind of high powered rifle thingy.

grewterd

For sure. You can tell by the shoulder thing that goes up, that it weighed as much as 10 boxes you might carry, was fully semi-automatic and had 30 caliber magazine clips that blows the lung out of the body. Pretty sure the chainsaw bayonet was left in the car to be more portable.

PMinFl

Aren’t they all ?

swmft

heard they found a coat hanger at his house so he had a machine gun

swmft

wonder if they missed the rubber bands?

Patriot Solutions

Yes along with his belt loops.

JSNMGC

I believe he has opposable thumbs as well.

Bubba

Or an abortion instrument.

Ope

I sure hope Murphy isn’t trying to talk traitor and scumbag Cornyn into some more “do something” bullshit.

PMinFl

You can bte he will.