Gun Violence Over Fourth of July Weekend

Headline Roundup July 6th, 2020

The Fourth of July weekend saw several shootings across the nation, including Chicago, Atlanta and Cleveland. Many victims were children. Coverage from several left-rated outlets was more likely to frame these shootings as gun violence/rights issues.

Gun Violence Over Fourth of July Weekend

From the Left
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Violence in America, protests, Fourth of July, Gun Control and Gun Rights, Chicago

As Yasmin Miller drove home from a laundromat in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood last weekend, a gunman in another car peppered her red Hyundai sedan with bullets, grazing her head and striking her son, Sincere Gaston, in the chest. Sincere died in his car seat. He was 20 months old.

On June 20, a man fired gunshots through the back of a dark blue SUV, wounding the 27-year-old man driving and hitting his stepson, Mekhi James, in the back, killing him. Mekhi was three.

Two girls, both aged three, were hospitalized...

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Violence in America, protests, Fourth of July, Gun Control and Gun Rights, Chicago

As many Chicagoans were celebrating the Fourth of July with barbecues and after-dinner fireworks, relatives of Natalia Wallace were experiencing the worst day of their lives.

The 7-year-old girl was one of at least 80 people shot, at least 17 of those fatally, across the city during the violent holiday weekend, starting Thursday afternoon. Gunfire erupted outside her relative’s home Saturday on the West Side, and she became the latest in a horrific string of children whose lives have been taken away by gun violence in Chicago.

“Bullets just came...

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From the Right
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Violence in America, protests, Fourth of July, Gun Control and Gun Rights

The nation’s 4th of July weekend was marred by the wrong kind of fireworks.

A spate of shootings throughout the US left more than 150 people wounded and nearly two-dozen dead so far this weekend, including 67 gunshot victims in Chicago over a blood-splattered weekend, according to reports.

Police said 13 people were killed in separate shootings in the Second City, including a 7-year-old girl who was at a Fourth of July party in the city’s Austin neighborhood and a 14-year-old boy, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.

“Tonight, a 7-year-old...

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