Highland Park mayor testifies before US Senate, calls for assault weapons ban: ‘Today is the day to start saving lives’

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Chicago Tribune

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering testified before members of Congress Wednesday in support of an assault weapons ban as she described the “horrific mass shooting” at the town’s Fourth of July parade that left seven people dead and at least 48 others shot and injured. “Less than a minute is all it took for a person with an assault weapon to shoot 83 rounds into a crowd, forever changing so many lives. And the most disturbing part? This is the norm in our country,” Rotering said. “Highland Park had the uniquely American experience of a Fourth of July parade turn into what has now become a uniq…

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