Father of Highland Park Gunman Defends Decision To Help Son Get Legal Clearance To Buy Firearms

Father of Highland Park Gunman Defends Decision To Help Son Get Legal Clearance To Buy Firearms

The father of the suspect in the Highland Park mass shooting is defending his decision to help his son get legal clearance to buy firearms. Officials are not ruling out the possibility that the father could face charges himself, though no determination has been made about his liability. Meanwhile, new accounts from first responders on the ground are emerging. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC
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Father of Highland Park Gunman Defends Decision To Help Son Get Legal Clearance To Buy Firearms

49 Comments

  1. Hdm on July 24, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Of course he’s liable, what do you expect him to say? He’s obviously going to defend his decisions even though he could’ve prevented this.

  2. Hera on July 24, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Then he should be charged too

  3. Anon Nympho Dude on July 24, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I don’t believe him.I’m sure he bought some. Plus you didn’t know your son is a White supremacist terrorist?

  4. Roland the Thompson gunner on July 24, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    If this POS has a business it needs to be ruined.

  5. Just Another Manic Gamer on July 24, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Again. Media can’t help themselves from getting mass killers famous, so sick. 👎👎👎👎👎👎

  6. Shakera Bryan on July 24, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Send the daddy to jail too…. Does he think this is a game? A kid is orphaned and many families suffering right now…. Failed as a parent …

  7. The Keith-Donovan Experience 🌍 on July 24, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Sounds about white

  8. El Gordo on July 24, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    As the sponsor he is responsible!

  9. David Ho on July 24, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    No red flag based on how he looks and acts… the must be blind.

  10. D on July 24, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    My parents wouldnt sign for me to get my learners permit at 16. They knew I would take the car for a joy ride lol and they knew the repercussions of it. I had to ride the bus to work till I turned 18.

    That taught me how to navigate through life, to earn, have patience, and be responsibile then just giving in to my wants.

  11. Selena Sanchez on July 24, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    CHARGE HIS FATHER ❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗

  12. Michael Shada on July 24, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    As far as I’m concerned. He’s (the so-called father) AN ACCOMPLICE TO MURDER!

  13. Daniel Munoz on July 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    They should charge the father. Make an example out of him

  14. Andrew Lim on July 24, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    There should be limits on how much assault rifle ammunition can be purchased at a time. In fact, why not limit the purchase of ammunition to the gun range only and require all ammo to be used at the range. I can’t think of any reason why people would need more than a clip of AR-15 ammunition outside of the range unless it is for a mass shooting.

  15. Xenu on July 24, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    If you love guns you love people’s deaths get used to it

  16. Emmanuel Zaher on July 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Hopefully they both rot in jail

  17. Donald Spieker on July 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    The family witnessed many warning signs yet they blantly ignored them. They should be held just as accountable.

  18. chris Parker on July 24, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Parents should be jailed immediately

  19. Julia Weber on July 24, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Terrible his father let him get a gun after his threats of killing his family

  20. V. P. N on July 24, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Kyle Rittenhouse had the right to own a gun

  21. Anila Baldwin on July 24, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    The father should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

  22. Joe electronic schematics for auto on July 24, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    If there was a problem that the sun had knives and was threatening the family why would the father go out and help the Sun get ammunition

  23. Patrick Carter on July 24, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    That poor 2 year old 😭

    That will haunt him subconsciously for life 😢

  24. NotcherBidness on July 24, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Lock his dad up.

  25. wopalongcassidy on July 24, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    The father failed. As did the state.

  26. Chanel Lee on July 24, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Parents like this should also be in jail.

  27. Robert Low on July 24, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Father knew something

  28. SelectiveApathy on July 24, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Wouldnt this be considered an accessory to a crime?

  29. zhppilot on July 24, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    This is crazy, you don’t have to be a trained professional to know that this kid has serious mental issues. The families should file a lawsuit.

  30. Indy the Rottweiler on July 24, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    This is a strange one. My step son stabbed his 3 year old brother to death. Never would I have imagined he would’ve done such a thing. The whole family has been torn apart because of it. He was a bit different and reserved and if for a second we would’ve thought he would hurt someone, we would’ve stepped in. But we had no clue. He was 16 when he did it and is now in prison until 2028. We can all judge but different parts of this county do things differently. He could’ve said okay for hunting purposes and or that he is "just a boy" and they seem to be more drawn to guns. What his son did was horrible and sad and if we could change it, I know all of us would. But we can’t and the hurt makes us want justice. There’s no right answer here. The madness seems to never stop.

  31. dribbledrivedog on July 24, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Can you imagine a parent giving their child access to a vehicle and saying something like, ‘I thought they’d only drive it on non busy streets’ after they killed a bunch of people. No? Me neither.

  32. Karina Z on July 24, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Cool – then he should be prepared for lawsuits if he defends the decision. His dad is full of it if he wants to ignore all the red flags flying in the wind.

  33. The Relaxation Station on July 24, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    He should be charged and sued.

  34. Michelle Kobiska on July 24, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    His dad should be held responsible for this just like the parents of the kid that shot up the school here in Michigan they all should be held responsible for there kids decision for allow there kids to get the guns or getting them the guns or getting them the clearance to get the guns

  35. xavierboyz8 x on July 24, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Those clowns needs someone to blame instead of their own corrupt government! Leave that father alone! He doesn’t have to answer to no one!! It’s you’re corrupt local police who are more prepared to do nothing then something! Standing around bs’in with each other instead of spreading out looking for a threat! ALL THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THEY WERE ALL CAUGHT STUCK ON STUPID GTFOH!!

  36. Diana DeLaHaye on July 24, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    He absolutely should be held accountable. He was that ignorant about his sons mental state?

  37. Clemente Diaz on July 24, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    IRRESPONSABLE! Everyone around this kid knew he was unstable. EVERYONE! Yet, his father facilitates him buying a gun!!! 🤦🏻‍♂️
    FATHER’S 100% ACCOUNTABLE 😡

  38. WoLJay on July 24, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Typical and dangerously idiotic

  39. K A on July 24, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Father should be charged too then. As accessory

  40. Justin M on July 24, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    There is evil in this world. The blame doesn’t lay with the father anymore than it does with police for giving him back his weapons,swords and knives.

  41. Banter Maestro2 on July 24, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Proving once again stupidity has no cure.

  42. The Relaxation Station on July 24, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Start holding the parents responsible for these shootings.

  43. omnigeddon on July 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    "HIS" son raised by him who regularly communicates with the parents.. but the father says "I didn’t do anything " this is after talking to the son..

  44. Eileen Bunton on July 24, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Another Maga nut!!!!

  45. Steve on July 24, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Father should be charged.

  46. Captain Blacktooth on July 24, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    How can the father be responsible? The SYSTEM is the problem, the 1791 2nd Amendment is the problem …. Mass gun ownership means mass shootings …. It is that simple … America is a dystopic cess pit.

  47. Erika on July 24, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    He knew what he was planning

  48. Razor 1960 on July 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Meet the kid, u meet the parents

  49. Natalie G on July 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    This toddler story gets weirder and weirder and something about it seems off. I’ve worked with toddlers and young children for years and "shots" is not part of their vocabulary. How does a two year old know what a gunshot is?

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