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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from gun control, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 1,272 stories have been published about gun control which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Parade · Highland Park

Highland Park Mayor: Robert Crimo III’s weapon was ‘legally obtained’

50% Right coverage: 12 sources
The gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade Monday morning in a Chicago suburb legally obtained the weapon used in the shooting, the city’s mayor said. The city has an assault weapons ban, “Today” reported.See the Story
US & Canada · Philadelphia

Jim Kenney: 'I'll Be Happy' When I'm Not Philadelphia Mayor

47% Left coverage: 15 sources
Two police officers were grazed by gunfire during the Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney says he is "looking forward to not being mayor." Kenney called the shooter a nitwit, blaming the Second Amendment, the Republican-controlled state Legislature and the Supreme Court for the widespread availability of guns. Kenney later clarified on Twitter: "Our traditions cannot and will not be ruined by the scourge of gun violence"See the Story
US & Canada · Highland Park

Illinois governor tells NRA to ‘leave us the hell alone’

34% Center coverage: 6 sources
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker told the NRA to "leave us the hell alone" in the wake of a mass shooting that killed seven people in Chicago's Highland Park suburb. The NRA cited recent research from the nonprofit Crime Prevention Research Center, which found that 94% of mass public shootings occurred in gun-free zones.See the Story
Parade · New York

In Highland Park’s Jewish community, few are untouched by deadly mass shooting

Coverage: 2 sources
The shooting at Highland Park's July 4 parade killed seven people. Victims included both Jews and non-Jews, in a reflection of the suburb's diversity. The Chicago suburb is home to a large Jewish community, including a substantial number of Israelis. A separate memorial service for Jacki Sundheim will take place Friday.See the Story
Gun Control · DeKalb

Letter: Candidates should support gun control

We know guns kill people. We know that high-powered military guns kill more people. We know that high-capacity guns kill even more people.Gun lobbyists pretend that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” They pretend they don’t know that high-powered weapons make any person a thousand times more deadly. They know the truth; they sacrifice lives for profit.See the Story
US & Canada · Highland Park

What laws could have stopped the Highland Park shooting?

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Independence Day shooting in Highland Park, Ill., has put the spotlight on loopholes in federal and state gun laws as well as a lack of robust implementation that limits their effectiveness in preventing gun violence. The 21-year-old man accused of shooting and killing seven people and wounding dozens more on Monday slipped past Illinois’s red flag laws and legally obtained a high-powered rifle similar to an AR-15, raisingSee the Story
Gun Control · Grand Rapids

GOP candidates for governor reject further gun control, despite rash of mass shootings

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Four of the five balloted Republican candidates for governor participated in the debate at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.See the Story
Gun Control

'Waiting periods are good': Would-be Reagan assassin shares opinion on gun control

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia.See the Story

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