Super Bowl Parade Shooting: 2 Charged With Murder

    Super Bowl Parade Shooting: 2 Charged With Murder
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    The Facts

    • Prosecutors have charged two men — Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays — with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon for their role in the shooting at last week's Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl championship celebration parade in Kansas City, Missouri.

    • Each man was shot and wounded during the incident, which resulted in the death of one woman and left 22 others injured.


    The Spin

    Left narrative

    This tragedy was sadly predictable in Missouri and neighboring Kansas, states with some of the weakest gun laws in the country. Kansas City endured its highest rate of gun violence in 2023, and these tragedies are going to continue until far-right legislators stop stripping away gun safety measures and instead take action to keep guns off the streets.

    Right narrative

    Left-leaning activists are, of course, going to use this incident to try to rescind guns from law-abiding citizens. But they'll ignore the heroes who jumped into action to limit the damage the criminals could do. Instead of blaming guns — which millions of Americans own and handle responsibly — those behind the shooting should be held accountable for their actions.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 0.1% chance that the Second Amendment, as written and in force on Dec.13th, 2018, will be successfully amended or repealed before Jan. 1, 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Political split

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    RIGHT

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