Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering (D) told NBC’s Today Show that the gun used in the attack on July 4th parade goers “was legally obtained.”

Today Show host Hoda Kolb asked Rotering, “Do you know anything about where the gun came from?”

Rotering responded, “I don’t know where the gun came from but I do know that it was legally obtained.”

She then called for a conversation about “these weekly events involving the murder of dozens of people with legally obtained guns.”

Rotering added, “If that’s what our laws stand for then I think we need to re-examine our laws.”

Breitbart News noted that the May 24, 2022, Uvalde attacker acquired his guns legally as well, as did the May 14, 2022, Buffalo attacker.

The vast majority of high-profile public attackers over the past 15 years have acquired their guns legally. Here is a short list of some of the attackers who got their guns legally:

Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety lists Illinois as the state with the sixth most stringent gun laws in the country.

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