In the wake of the Highland Park 4th of July parade mass shooting, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) immediately called for more gun control.
Highland Park police gave an update on the attack on the northern Chicago suburb’s Fourth of July parade Monday:
- Six people are dead and twenty-four “seriously injured” were taken to the hospital.
- The suspect is at large.
- The suspect is described as a white male, 18-20 years old with long black hair, small build wearing a white or blue t-shirt
- Police also said it appears the gunman was firing from a rooftop, could not confirm he had more than one weapon but should be considered armed.
Active shooter in Highland Park, IL. Avoid Central Ave. My nephew recorded this video. pic.twitter.com/nUFRElrVZi
— eNreeKaii (@Ri_Kayyy) July 4, 2022
— Breaking News 24/7 (@Worldsource24) July 4, 2022
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022
Governor Pritzker condemned gun violence after he asked for prayers for the families devastated by the mass shooting.
“But grief will not bring the victims back, and prayers alone will not put a stop to the terror or rampant gun violence in our country,” Pritzker said.
“I will stand firm with Illinoisans and Americans: we must – and we will – end this plague of gun violence.”
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) July 4, 2022
Illinois has some of the nation’s toughest gun control laws.
That didn’t stop the Highland Park mass shooting from being carried out.
From WBEZ Chicago:
Illinois has the eighth strictest gun laws in the nation, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Yet, Democrats will utilize tragedies like the Highland Park parade shooting to push an agenda to confiscate all guns from law-abiding citizens.
Last I checked, criminals don’t obey gun control legislation.