Illinois: Suspect in Mass Shooting Arrested

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    The Facts

    • A person of interest in a mass shooting that occurred at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois was taken into police custody on Mon. evening after an hours-long manhunt, authorities have confirmed.

    • Six people reportedly died and at least 30 were injured in the shooting that began shortly after 10 am local time. Police haven't released details on the victims or wounded, but at least five of those killed were reportedly adults, and four or five children are believed to have been injured. A suspected firearm - reportedly a rifle - was recovered from a nearby rooftop.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    If we really want to adopt "common sense gun control," then we need to use common sense. If gun-free zones and places where gun laws are more restrictive are actually more dangerous, then we need to do more to allow law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.

    Left narrative

    The facts are in and it's obvious the US needs more gun control and fewer guns to reduce the number of mass shootings. Guns are a public health crisis that needs to be studied and treated as such.

    Political split



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