Steven Kazmierczak’s My Space photo seen here displays abundant tattoos on both arms.
The NIU gunman was well known by government authorities. He was confined to a Chicago mental institution for a year after refusing to take anti-psychotic medicine was unruly and engaged in strange behavior such as cutting himself. He later joined the Army but was tossed out after basic training for psychiatric reasons. The gunman was off his required medication and his rocker for two years prior to the shooting.
In order to buy the four firearms in Illinois, Steven Kazmierczak had to lie on four separate #4473 Firearm Transaction Forms, and his Illinois Firearms Owners Identification Application. That FOID process takes months to complete. Once the FIOD was received Kazmierczak could not take delivery until he had endured the mandated waiting periods for the guns he had already purchased.
At the point of purchase and well before delivery of the firearm both the state and federal governments have a part in conducting another background investigation to determine if there were disqualifying factors that would prevent the transaction. Since there were four purchases the process was repeated four times and government still approved the applications. You can see what paperwork this killer had to fill out and knowingly make false ststement on below:
See a standards Illinois Gun Card application HERE.
The required ATF #4473 form can be found HERE.