Representative Brad Schneider, D-IL said Monday that “Congress must take action” regarding gun legislation after the Highland Park shooting.
At least six persons were killed and about two dozen were severely injured.
Anchor Victor Blackwell inquired, “Congressman. You say that this is your community. Quickly, if possible, tell us more about Highland Park .”
Schneider stated, “Highland Park, one of Chicago’s northern suburbs, is a community. It is a close-knit community. Every year thousands gather for this parade to honor our country’s birthday, and to just be a part. The parade features floats by high school bands and the library. It brings the entire community together. The Fourth of July is celebrated in the same way across America. It’s clear that a person, described as a young man, decided to buy a gun. This is a weapon of mass destruction and it could be used to attack our communities. They will not be able to recover from the loss of their loved ones, and those who died. The pain of that loss will be carried with them for generations. People who have been injured will be able to carry their injuries for the rest of life. We will all come together as a community. We will all come together, it is a strong community. However, it will take some time to heal .”
He said, “Like many communities across the nation suffering from gun violence. We need help. Congress must take action. This includes universal backgrounds, items that 90% supports, universal background checks and making it illegal to traffic guns between states. There are simple things that we can do to respect the Second Amendment and keep our children, schools, theaters, communities safe. We need to take action .”
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