July 4 parade slaughter again shows nowhere is safe from America’s mass killing contagion

July 4 parade slaughter again shows nowhere is safe from America's mass killing contagion

A man carries his belongings after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. (CNN)America’s latest mass shooting turned a cherished July Fourth parade from a scene of patriotic joy into one of fear and death. The rapid bursts of a high-powered rifle brought the chilling reality that no one can be sure they are safe, anywhere, to one of the nation’s most unifying gatherings. In that instant, Highland Park joined Uvalde, Columbine, Newtown and Parkland and a long list of cities and towns known across the country for the massacre of innocents in a gun violence contagion that makes the United States an outlier in developed societies. Suspect in connection with a mass shooting at July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, has been taken into custody Detritus strewn at the scene, a lone shoe, discarded backpacks, upturned camping chairs and empty strollers did not just tell the story of the hurried panic of those who fled for their lives. It reflected yet another scene of normality shattered by a mass shooting. In this case, six people who simply went out to celebrate America on its birthday are dead. More than two dozen — aged 8 to 85, according to doctors — are injured. Only Monday’s venue — on a day dedicated to national celebration — was variable. Similar horror unfolded in May in an elementary school in Texas and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket. Mass shootings targeted graduation parties last month in Texas and […]

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