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Shooting at Chicago Parade, Bochurim Reported Safe

Numerous people have reportedly been shot during a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, just two blocks away from a popular Lubavitch shul – The Central Avenue Synagogue. A bochur doing Mivtzoim reported the bochurim are safe. Full Story

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Ban Guns
July 4, 2022 1:22 pm

Australia banned guns 25 years ago and there hasn’t been a mass shooting since. I don’t understand why Americans love guns more than their own family.

Reply to  Ban Guns
July 4, 2022 1:57 pm

It’s called the Constitution.
L’havdil it’s the Torah sheh b’ksav of the USA.

A person has the right to carry a weapon for self defense.

Thugs shooting in the street, robbers, et al., are not shooting in self defense.

Australia also corraled people in COVID camps.

The Second Amendment of the Condition protects our First Amendment freedoms.

Don’t ban guns
Reply to  Ban Guns
July 4, 2022 2:24 pm

There are already over 400 million guns in circulation in the USA. If we force people to give back
There guns, only law abiding citizens will listen while criminals will keep there guns. Resulting in only
Criminals having guns and leaving good
people without the means to defend themselves.

Disarming the defenseless
Reply to  Ban Guns
July 4, 2022 8:53 pm

You want to take guns from jews who need to defend themselves from anti semites, from women who need to be able to defend themselves from rapists, from blacks who need to be able to defend themselves from white supremacists, from seniors and disabled who have no other way to defend themselves from people who want to take easy advantage of them…there are many who hate and want to kill the vulnerable and they will find a way around your rules

עיין סוטה דף יז׳ עמוד א׳
July 4, 2022 1:41 pm

וראו כל עמי הארץ כי שם ה נקרא עליך ויראו ממך

Can we do something about this?
July 4, 2022 1:44 pm

What could we do?

Not Much
Reply to  Can we do something about this?
July 4, 2022 3:44 pm

Well considering the reports that this was a rooftop shooter with a rifle, probably not much in the way of armor, etc., would help. It starts with the general culture of society. People don’t value life and are taught that everything is disposable or can be changed on a whim. Don’t want to be pregnant? Abortion. Don’t like your existence? Surgery, medications, etc. Take drugs to escape life’s problems, etc. No normal person would even have the desire to kill people like that–and even C”V if somebody did, they would know better than to act on it. I can tell… Read more »

Ban guns
Reply to  Can we do something about this?
July 4, 2022 6:25 pm

Vote for candidates who support gun control. If these white men can’t access guns, then they can’t kill people. It’s basic logic.

Reply to  Ban guns
July 5, 2022 5:02 am

People keep using this term “gun control.”

DEFINE gun control.

There are MILLIONS of guns already in the hands of MILLIONS of Americans.

They’re not going anywhere. It is IMPOSSIBLE to confiscate them.

So define what you mean by:

“Common sense”

“Gun control”

and all the other buzzwords people love to throw around.

Illinois is the 6th most gun-controlled (see what I did there?) State in the USA.

They have “red flag” laws. They have waiting periods. Highland Park even had “assault rifle” bans.


Real easy to understand.

Reply to  Ban guns
July 5, 2022 8:02 am

Now try substituting “black” for “white” in your comment. If you’d recoil in horror at the racism of such a comment, but feel quite comfortable with your own, then ask yourself why. Are you comfortable being a racist?

Reply to  Ban guns
July 5, 2022 9:37 am

Chicago alone had OVER FIFTY people shot this past weekend. Not by “these white guys” to use your words.

Where is the international outage and concern? Oh, just another hot summer weekend in Chicago…

Something both sides don't say
Reply to  Can we do something about this?
July 4, 2022 9:28 pm

We need more guns in the trained hands of good guys and fewer guns in the hands of bad guys

Reply to  Something both sides don't say
July 5, 2022 5:08 am

Start with the young children learning firearms safety (STOP, DON’T TOUCH, RUN AWAY, TELL A GROWN-UP) such as the Eddie Eagle video. As they are old enough to learn safe handling including the 4 basic rules of firearms safety, drill those rules over and over. When old enough to learn (12yo at our local gun range) to shoot get plenty of practice to become a competent shooter. There are instructors who will give group classes or if you can do it take lessons individually. Lives are on the line, unfortunately. What’s awful is having no way to defend oneself or… Read more »

July 4, 2022 1:58 pm

All these happening on Democratic run city’s!! wake up yedim !!! Stop voting for dems look what they have done it’s no longer safe anywhere!!!! Vote republican!!!

vote republican!!

Reply to  Nigel
July 4, 2022 3:39 pm

What alternate reality do you live in? 😆

There are jewish wounded
July 4, 2022 2:45 pm

Israeli media says the state dept has reported there are jewish wounded

From a trusted source
July 4, 2022 3:44 pm

Mendy, the son running the teffilen stand is a really nice boy

July 4, 2022 4:05 pm

Look. Yes it’s all constitutional.
I’m not sure how it would work in Australia, but if guns are confiscated here in U.S. I would think that we our American people will lose their minds. AND I’M NOT JOKING!!!!!
It stinks!!!!!
A friend of mine Not Jewish he’s a gun salesman…….And I’m not here to defend the Shooter. Yes! With all the detective and technology HE’LL GET CAUGHT, but on the other hand if a person has a gun, most likely he’s defending himself.

Just my thought.

Rashi already addressed this issue
July 4, 2022 5:24 pm

Look at Rashi Korach Perek 17Posuk 13
he answers this . It’s not the gun that kills, it is the shooter
Cars don’t drive drunk and forks don’t make people fat.

Is everything politics?
July 4, 2022 6:23 pm

It is unfortunate that as frum Yidden, we are quick to blame every tragedy on a political party. We must put lots of thought into what can be done to stop these acts, both spiritually and al pi teva. “Vote…” is not the answer. Tragedies like this have happened both under democrats and under republicans. In the past few days there have been shootings with several dead in Texas and Kentucky (very red states). Instead of actually doing anything to stop this, the politicians just play the blame game: “Oh, this is because the republicans appose gun control”/”Oh, this is… Read more »

Reply to  Is everything politics?
July 5, 2022 5:14 am

Because the political parties want “gun control” measures. ILLINOIS ALREADY HAD “GUN CONTROL.” Nobody there was able to defend himself. The only one controlling a gun was the nut case on the roof with the rifle. By the time police got there it was too late. THE POLICE INVESTIGATE AFTER THE FACT. The Democrats are the ones who have stated clearly they do not want people to have the right to self defense (Second Amendment). There are plenty of Republicans who work against America’s rights as well (known as RINOs, Republican in Name Only). Unfortunately our “Community Activists” and “Community… Read more »