Highland Park, as it happens, is a place that embraced the idea that the freedom from guns was worth fighting for.
Source: Highland Park: how guns are destroying public life.
The death toll in the July Fourth massacre in Highland Park, Illinois has risen to seven, amid new information linking the accused gunman, 21-year-old Robert Crimo III, to social media networks steeped in fascistic ravings about mass shootings.
Source: As death toll rises in July Fourth Highland Park shooting, more evidence emerges linking gunman to pro-Trump fascist circles – World Socialist Web Site
“What freedom do we have if we fear being gunned down at a parade?” asked one progressive politician horrified by the reported carnage.
Source: ‘Bloodbath’: At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Mass Shooting at Illinois July 4th Parade
A scholar of gun culture looks at the roots of Americans’ love affair with firearms – and their willingness to accept gun violence as a price of freedom.
Source: American gun culture is based on frontier mythology – but ignores how common gun restrictions were in the Old West
The United States remains a country of tenacious faith. The nature of that faith stretches from the digital pulpits of Silicon Valley, where cool technology occupies the seat of majesty, to the hot Bible Belt of spiritual endurance and suffering, where the good Lord holds sway in stern disapproval. In between, market fundamentalists take time to worship the invisible hand of business and capitalism.
Source: Weapons of Faith: The Arming of American Schools – CounterPunch.org