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July Fourth Shooting Leaves Chicago Suburb in Shock

Six people were killed and 24 more injured in a shooting attack at the Independence Day Parade in Highland Park, one of Chicago's most Jewish suburbs. Shliach drives Mitzvah Tank with a large American flag. Full Story, Video

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Welcome to America
July 4, 2022 5:43 pm

But who needs gun control, right? Thanks Republicans! These deaths are on your hands.

Reply to  Welcome to America
July 4, 2022 6:09 pm

Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in America

this wasnt in chicago proper
Reply to  Lol
July 4, 2022 6:24 pm

there are gun shops along the border of chicago the city. they know how to do business

Not Chicago
Reply to  Lol
July 4, 2022 7:43 pm

The shooting didn’t happen in Chicago

Reply to  Welcome to America
July 4, 2022 7:29 pm

What is your definition of gun control?

Is murder not already illegal? Is pointing a weapon at another not already illegal? Is firing a weapon in an unsafe manner not already illegal? There are at least three legal violations listed right there.

Reply to  Welcome to America
July 4, 2022 7:50 pm

that these things happen mostly in Democrat-run areas. So we can conclude that Democrat rule is hazardous to human life, and should be outlawed.

Reply to  Notice
July 4, 2022 10:22 pm

That’s just not true. Also there’s this amazing concept called “crossing state lines.” If you use whatever remaining brain cells you may have left, though it doesn’t seem like a lot, imagine someone buys a gun in a red state where it’s easy and legal and requires no background check, and then gets in their car and drives to a blue state and shoots up a bunch of people. But now imagine if it was just as difficult to attain a gun in a red state as it is in a blue state. The end of the story would change… Read more »

Reply to  Ummm
July 5, 2022 6:15 am

Have you ever tried to purchase a gun?

It’s not as “easy” as you claim.

Do you know where the shooter obtained his rifle?

Don’t speak about that which you don’t know.

Almost SIXTY people shot in Illinois over July 4th weekend, the majority of the victims in GUN CONTROLLED CHICAGO.

Tell me those guns were obtained legally.


Reply to  Uneducated
July 6, 2022 1:25 pm

Following up:
The shooter made a LEGAL purchase of his weapons IN ILLINOIS.

The system failed miserably.

He was known to police–they seized bladed weapons from him.


Meanwhile, honest, law-abiding citizens in Illinois must jump through hoops getting a registration card just to exercise a Constitutional right.


And yet
Reply to  Ummm
July 5, 2022 7:59 am

those guns seem to not kill in those red states, only when they cross over into blue ones. So obviously there’s something about Democrat-controlled areas that makes guns dangerous, hence we should remove that danger by getting rid of the Democrat control.

Great point
Reply to  And yet
July 5, 2022 9:22 am

The reason why these trump conservative crazies are crossing state lines to murder people in blue states – like for example, black people, Hispanic people, Jews – is because they are racist, anti-Semitic, KKK loving freaks.

Reply to  Great point
July 5, 2022 3:27 pm

That explains the latest shooter, huh? Whoops – no, he was an Antifa member.

The previous one? Whoops – no, he was all about environmentalism and other Democrat talking points.

And so forth.

Now I understand
Reply to  Sure
July 5, 2022 3:45 pm

You’re getting your “news” from Fox and other right wing, conservative liars.

You didn’t tell me we were debating from the land of make-believe.

But now that I know that we’re not basing our facts on reality anymore, this should make your side of the argument almost believable.

Not quite…
Reply to  Welcome to America
July 4, 2022 9:06 pm

If regular good citizens had been armed the terrorist would have been eliminated and less damage would have been done. And possibly even deterred. That my friend, is how america was set up to be.

Ohhh I got it
Reply to  Not quite…
July 4, 2022 10:24 pm

We should all have guns so that we can kill each other whenever we want. That’s what the founding fathers were hoping for. Now I understand.

Reply to  Ohhh I got it
July 5, 2022 6:17 am

Who said anyone could shoot anyone whenever they want?

Less emotional hyperbole, please.

Defense of yourself and others is a G-d given right.

CRIMINALS kill without justification.

Reply to  Hyperbole
July 5, 2022 9:24 am

Okay, so because criminals kill without justification then we can too! You are just full of truly well thought out beliefs. With a mind like yours, I’m guessing you voted for trump.

What are you even saying
Reply to  Ahhh
July 5, 2022 3:25 pm

Who is “we?”

What does Donald Trump have to do with this?

You’re giving yourself away too easily.

You can’t seriously be that dumb
Reply to  Ahhh
July 5, 2022 3:29 pm

Where on earth do you see anything in “Hyperbole”’s comment that resembles in the slightest what you wrote? At least have some basic honesty.

Good Point But
Reply to  Not quite…
July 5, 2022 4:50 am

The shooter was rooftop with a rifle. Good luck even seeing him let alone hitting him. That said, there would have at least been a chance of STOPPING him rather than only the chance of catching him AFTER HE DID SO MUCH DAMAGE. That’s what people don’t understand. The choice is whether you would rather stand there (or try to hide and/or run) like a victim or have the ability to FIGHT BACK and DEFEND your life and perhaps others’ lives. Right now the Lefty areas don’t even give you a fighting chance. GUN FREE ZONES do NOT work. Illinois… Read more »

Reply to  Welcome to America
July 4, 2022 9:56 pm

These things mostly happen in Democrat-controlled cities. So obviously we have to outlaw that party, as it’s shown itself to be dangerous to living creatures.

Let's impose censorship
July 4, 2022 7:14 pm

This shooter seems to have been inspired by watching footage of previous shootings. If it were illegal to publish anything about mass shootings there wouldn’t be any copycat incidents, and lives would be saved. So let’s impose censorship on the entire news industry, and ban all reporting on mass shootings. After all, lives are important, right? This blood is on the hands of all those who believe in silly things like the freedom of speech and of the press, right? In fact, let’s put the blame where it belongs, on those criminally insane people who rebelled against their rightful king… Read more »

July 4, 2022 9:08 pm

Feels like this country has gone mad..
can police pls take back control of our cities and make our them safe again!

Reply to  Crazy
July 5, 2022 4:54 am

You want police to control our country?

What about when the police are ORDERED to clear the streets of noisy religious gatherings?

What about when the police are ORDERED to stop young males who are walking in the street late at night (returning from a farbrengen)?

We don’t want police controlling things. This is America.

We enjoy our Constitutional rights.

The Second Amendment protects the First Amendment.

UK grew up there
July 4, 2022 9:39 pm

Highland Park was a quiet, safe, and very Jewish place to grow up. I can’t fall asleep thinking about what happened. Thank Gd my family and friends are OK. Hashem should help. There are probably many Jewish victims that could use tehillim

Have we gone mad?
July 7, 2022 6:15 pm

This argument is far from simple.

It is unfortunate that every commenter thinks that they know the answer to solve all the worlds problems and its even worth fighting over.

Sometimes we have to accept that we don’t know the answer to some questions (even if you did know, it wouldn’t make a difference unless you become a lawmaker).

Instead, focus on the methods that will definitely help the situation: prayer and education.

M. Shmei