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An arborist is pictured cutting branches with chainsaw in this file photo. (iStock) An arborist is pictured cutting branches with chainsaw in this file photo. (iStock)

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July 4 shooting suspect bought guns legally despite threats

The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago legally bought the high-powered rifle used in the shooting and four other weapons, despite threatening violence, police said.