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Dick Durbin resumes gun control calls after highland park parade shooting

Second-ranked Senate Democrats said Tuesday in Congress to deal with themass shootings aftersix people were killed. "Many things" need to be done. More than 20 others were injured in a mass shooting at a parade on July 4th in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago. 

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Purchased assault weapons 10 days after President Bidensigned the bipartisan gun law. I asked for further restrictions.

"Let me tell you, we all know, at least some of us do, that's not enough."Durbin CNN in the parade shooting sceneI talked to 14}.

"As you know, they still think that the army can buy and loosen weapons that are designed to kill large numbers of people and have no sporting or hunting purpose. The innocent crowd at Highland Park is telling us that we have more to do, "he added.

"What on earth does the United States need with this type of weapon designed for the military?" Durbin asked. "You don't need it to go hunting or sports shooting. There is no purpose on the ground."

On Monday night, authorities arrested Robert Climo III, who described him as an "interested person" in a parade shooting. Did. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotellingtold NBC's "Today Show"that the firearms recovered from the scene were "legally obtained."

Kurimo has not yet been charged in connection with bloodshed.

Iraq War veteran Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) Also called on Monday to ban offensive weapons and large magazines, telling reporters: It was Iraq that fired rapidly on July 4.

A Lake Forest, Ill., police officer walks down Central Ave in Highland Park, Ill., on Monday, July 4, 2022, after a shooter
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And we are more It will work, "added Duckworth.

Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker also criticized US gun policy on Monday night, saying, "Mass shootings have become our weekly, yes, weekly American tradition." Stated.

"Some would say that today wasn't the day and it's not time to talk about guns. Pritzker said:" Our founders are attacking. He had a musket, not a weapon for use, and said he had a constitutional right to assault weapons with a large magazine and was more important than the right to live for those who participated in this parade today. I don't think there was anyone. "

Blood pooled at Port Clinton Square in Highland Park, after a shooting at a July Fourth parade
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Late Monday,Byden himself led a moment of silence for the victims, "We have a lot more to do. We need to control this. I had to manage it. "