Gun control rally held near US Capitol in response to Illinois shooting | USA TODAY

Gun control rally held near US Capitol in response to Illinois shooting | USA TODAY 1

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  1. let the gun violence end not just in streets or at home but also in schools and other places we have to keep these places safe πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί when will these places be safe from gun violence biden and the government do something please

    1. @evie girl He wants us to wear Gun masks
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    2. @silent majority Who is we ? You don’t speak for everybody out here society you can only speak for yourself. And we don’t have Devil’s Island in the state of Illinois. We have the Cook County Jail and Belleville penitentiary and Joliet penitentiary.

    3. @silent majority Imagine laughing at your own joke. That’s how i know that you said in real life.

    4. Your life is NOT in danger by the gun, or the type of gun, but by the gun in the hands of a criminal or insane person. We the law-abiding citizens have EVERY right to own a firearm to protect ourselves and our families, maybe even people like you, from these other animals with illegal guns. Care to guess where virtually every mass shooting has taken place? GUN FREE ZONES. Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Illinois has a ban on “assault rifles,” except with special licensing, and they have a red flag law but neither of those stopped the parade shooter. There is NO gun law that a criminal or insane evil person is going to obey! PERIOD! The 2nd amendment and natural law says I have the right to self-defense and the only self-defense against a gun is another gun!

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  3. I’m from Chicago and these kind of incidents will continue to happen in Chicago. But Highland Park Illinois predominantly Jewish and you really don’t hear about crimes taking place out there.

  4. Year to date, 1766 people have been shot in Chicago. 355 dead but when it happens in an affluent northern suburb… they rally at the capital.

  5. As sincere as these people are, and as gut wrenching as their stories are, their efforts are misplaced. I am NOT attacking them in ANY way so quit typing until you’ve read the entire comment! I will be using statistics from the CDC and the FBI, NOT feelings or personal bias! One woman, in the video, stated that the leading cause of death for young people is gun violence. Not according to the CDC. NOT even close! The leading cause of death for ages 1-19 (36%) is “Unintentional Injuries.” Accidents, drug overdoses, car crashes, drownings, suffocations etc. The second cause (26.3%) is suicide, most commonly by gun, overdose of drugs or motor vehicle, either by intentional crash or carbon monoxide poisoning. The VAST majority of the suicides by gun would still occur, by other means, if the guns were not available and, the decision to kill oneself with a gun should NOT be categorized as “gun violence.” Violence, of any kind, is perpetrated on a victim by a criminal, insane, revengeful or angry person, just to name a few. Homicide accounts for 16.9% of deaths in this age group. Most of those homicides are family, friendship (intimate or otherwise) or gang related which brings the actual “stranger” related homicide (BY GUN) down to around 3% or less. By rifle that percentage drops to around .05%. In other words, a rifle like the AR15, should NOT, by the statistics, be where we should be focusing our efforts to protect and save our children. Bottom line, there are NO magic gun laws that will protect us, or our children, from being killed by a gun because it is NOT the gun that kills but the EVIL or arrant person handling the gun. Cars DON’T kill people either, it’s the reckless driver, the impaired driver, the arrant driver that kills. Impaired drivers kill someone, on average, every 40 minutes! Period! Illinois has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet Chicago is one of the deadliest cities in the country. Highland Park Illinois has very strict gun laws including an AR15 ban and a red flag law. It didn’t protect those at the parade! Why? Because criminals and lunatics DON’T obey the law! So why would we disarm the law-abiding citizen, and limit their choice of weapon, leaving them defenseless from the CRIMINAL? That doesn’t make ANY sense. According to FBI stats FAR more people are killed by knives every year than rifles and, those stats show that of the 10,258 homicides by gun in 2019, only 364 were killed by rifles/long guns of ALL types, which, of course, includes the AR15 and shotguns. Though I cannot find a breakdown in the number of people killed by an AR 15, compared to shotguns, compared to hunting rifles etc., I think as prevalent as shotguns are, they would rank very high, possibly higher than the AR15. As a bit of comparison, although the stats I could find for youth accidental drug overdoses were between the ages of 15 and 19, (ages 1-14 were not included), was 772 deaths. I think most of us would agree that this number would be much higher if we had the stats for ages 1-14. This number, without ages 1-14, is much higher than death by criminals with guns or long guns. So, let’s get serious about REAL solutions to the causes that are killing more of our children as shown by CDC and FBI stats. We need to get back to a major TV campaign on the dangers of drugs. We need to close the southern border and stop the unabated flow of drugs, and cartel sponsored drug dealers, flooding across our border. WE must get rid of these woke DA’s who are NOT prosecuting the gun laws against the criminals who use a gun during a criminal offense! It’s also time to get tough on crime and gangs again and quit prosecuting citizens who kill or injure a criminal while defending themselves such as in the case in NY recently, or the Rittenhouse case just to name two. Next, put multiple officers in every school and put in place locked door, and other security protocols, in place in EVERY school. Are these perfect solutions that will work each and every time? No! But there is NO law, policy or practice that will work every time. I truly wish there were a “perfect” answer!

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