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    Highland Park’s 2022 Independence Day parade was abruptly ended when seven people were killed and dozens were injured by a rooftop shooter with an assault weapon. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line] 

    “I’m furious that yet more innocent lives were taken by gun violence… I’m furious because it does not have to be that way, yet we as a nation, we continue to allow this to happen,” Gov. JB Pritzker said on the afternoon of July 4, 2022 just hours after seven people were killed and dozens were injured in a mass shooting at Highland Park’s Independence Day parade.  

    Nearly six months to the day after the shooting, Pritzker signed legislation making Illinois the ninth state to ban assault weapons. But supporters of the legislation say there’s still much more work to do to respond to gun violence.  

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