Parade massacre sparks gun control debate; The January 6 committee meets on Tuesday

WASHINGTON — As President Biden left the White House for Ohio on Wednesday to talk about that economic agenda, calls for tougher gun regulations grew louder after Monday’s mass shootings at a parade in Illinois.

After the July 4 shooting, Biden tweeted that he “will not give up the fight against the gun violence epidemic.”

Gun control advocates argue that current Illinois laws have fallen short and stricter laws are needed because the parade gunner passed four background checks despite previous threats.

They are calling on Congress to close loopholes and ban offensive weapons.

Vice President Kamala Harris visited the scene of the shooting on Tuesday.

“We must protect our communities from the terror of gun violence,” Harris said. “I’ve said it before. Enough is enough.”

Back in Washington, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol announced its next hearing will be held on Tuesday.


There, lawmakers are expected to focus on how the mob that stormed the Capitol was organized, assembled and even funded.

Meanwhile, former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone will testify behind closed doors on Friday and appear under a subpoena after multiple denials.

This came after a grand jury in Georgia subpoenaed Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani while investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election, as part of an investigation into whether they attempted to interfere with the election results of the to interfere with the state.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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