Another day, another mass shooting in America, this time in Highland Park, Illinois, a small town of 30,000 people located 25 miles north of Chicago. As Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) points out, “The gun lobby and its Republican puppets have robbed Americans of our sense of safety in just about every place imaginable,” including, as he lists: “Schools. Malls. Offices. Churches. Mosques. Synagogues. Nightclubs. Concerts. Grocery stores. Movie theaters. Fourth of July parades.”
My video.. I was at #Highland Park parade.. Terrified people fleeing July 4th parade when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/DSe0NJOuem
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022
Another mass shooting in the United States.
And this time at a parade where children, families, and a community were celebrating our country and the Fourth of July.
My heart breaks for the victims and their families.
We must continue to put forth commonsense reforms. https://t.co/miYSQ9atMX
— Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@RepSpanberger) July 4, 2022
July 4 is supposed to be a day of celebration with friends and family, and yet, gun violence has again taken the lives of our fellow Americans. My heart is with the families of the victims in Highland Park, and I will continue working for common sense gun reforms. https://t.co/v6z7FkAoOi
— Abigail Spanberger (@SpanbergerVA07) July 4, 2022