Angry Americans call out gun violence, politicians

Fed-up Americans lambasted the country’s gun-violence crisis Monday after a shooter opened fire at a Fourth of July parade outside of Chicago, killing at least six and wounding 24. 

“I grew up in Highland Park and this parade is a highlight of the year for so many families,” actress Rachel Brosnahan wrote on Twitter Monday in response to the shooting in the wealthy suburb. 

“I’m sick to my stomach every time news like this comes out, but I don’t wish the pit in your stomach as you call your family and friends to make sure everyone is okay on anyone. No words.” 

It’s unclear how the shooting started or if the gunman has been apprehended. 

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin wrote a tweet blaming the NRA and Republican politicians for the violence. 

“Mass shooting at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, a very affluent suburb 25 miles north of Chicago. Thank you, N-fuc***g-R-A, Mitch McConnell & all the other politicians in that terrorist organization’s pocket,” wrote Benjamin, who penned “Mistress of the Ritz” among other tomes. 

Melanie Benjamin
Melanie Benjamin shared her thoughts on the gruesome event.
Rachel Brosnahan @RachelBros
Rachel Brosnahan is familiar with Highland Park.
Sean Casten @SeanCasten
Sean Casten shares his frustration over the shooting.
Police rush to investigate the scene.
Folding chairs are left after gunfire erupted at a Fourth of July parade
Parade goers evacuate the area, leaving their belongings behind.

Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) tweeted, “Not again.” 

“I am so sick of a US Senate that keeps watching people get shot and keeps concluding that the thing we need to protect more than anything else at this moment is the filibuster,” Casten wrote

“Half-assed platitudes in lieu of action are killing people.”

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  1. This is the sign of the times we live in. Try reading 2nd Timothy chapter 3, verses 1 through 5. Pretty well sums it up. The evil in this World has become more than people can understand, they try to blame it on the gun, we’ve had guns for hundreds of years. And the guns have been used to kill all those years. But, it’s the heart of man that has become evil, more violets, Wars have become common place, In the past hundred or so years, we’ve not had a period of peace that’s lasted more the ten years. If you don’t believe me, try doing some research on your own. There are still some good people in this World, we need to cultivate this Goodness we have in us. We the people has need to turn back to God.

  2. As is stated in the KJV of the Bible Cain killed his brother Abel WITHOUT USING A FIREARM OF ANY TYPE, just because he assumed wrongly, that his Father favored Abel. Millions of people were killed prior to the development of Firearms and will continue to be killed even if Firearms are totally removed from our society! Killing is just a Human trait, foible if you will!

  3. If firearms are legislated away there are always more dangerous pressure cooker bombs and Zip guns. Improvised firearms, also known as zip guns, are not complicated to construct and require parts that can be easily bought and ingredients to make homemade gun powder, said John DeCarlo, a professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven and former chief of police in Branford, Connecticut.
    “You can build a go-kart in lieu of a car pretty easily using bastardized parts,” DeCarlo said. “It’s the same with guns.”

    1. Feeble if any follow through on law enforcement By DA s and judges is tearing this country apart. Police risk their lives to apprehend criminals and DA and judges turn them loose imediately. Thats the liberal morons in charge today. Until we reinstate search and frisk and lock criminals up, this problem will persist regardless of how many gun laws you write and how much the democrats whine , cry and stomp their feet. When will these half wits wake up .

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