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Red Flag Gun Laws Wouldn’t Have Prevented El Paso Massacre

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While everyone was getting outraged about the Dayton and El Paso shootings, Journalist Zaid Jilani pointed out that there were two mass shootings overnight in Chicago.

He notes that the violence in the Windy City “has become so normalized it doesn’t even make national news.”

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According to CBS Chicago, three people were killed and 40 were wounded during shootings this weekend in Chicago.

Four shootings took place on August 2, 12 shootings on August 3, and five shootings on August 4.

CBS indicated that there were “two mass shootings overnight in Chicago — both in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood.”

Curiously, the state of Illinois has a cornucopia of gun control on the books, including red flag gun confiscation laws. Even with these laws in place, shootings still occur frequently.

Nevertheless, lawmakers on the GOP side of the aisle like Congressman Dan Crenshaw and Senator Lindsey Graham are calling for “red flag” style measures.

Pro-Second Amendment researcher John Lott has repeatedly argued that these laws are useless against criminals.

When he looked at data from 1970 through 2017, “Red Flag laws appear to have had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault or burglary. There is some evidence that rape rates rise. These laws apparently do not save lives.”

In a similar vein, Connecticut was one of the first states to pass a red flag law in 1999.

Even with that law on the books, Adam Lanza carried out his atrocity at Sandy Hook.

So, there may be more behind mass shootings than gun control or lack thereof.

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Bernie Sanders Supporter Out on Bail After Trying to Torch Republican Office in California

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A California man who attempted to burn down the Republican Party of Humboldt headquarters is free to roam the streets after spending only a day in jail before posting bail.

According to KRCR News, Eureka Police Department officers responded to a call early in the morning of a man smashing the windows at the Republican headquarters. A witnessed provided a description of the suspect and claimed he was seen riding a bicycle in the direction of the bay.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene and found the man on the Boardwalk. They claimed that the suspect tried to flee the scene on bike but was detained after a short pursuit. According to the EPD, the suspect was found holding a “Trump” political flag. His bicycle had a “Bernie” political sticker tacked on, according to the police report.

The man was identified as 43-year-old Michael Valls of Eureka and was found possessing items connecting him to the vandalism on 5th Street, police stated.

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In the investigation, police claimed they found three large front plate glass windows that were apparently shattered.

Police added that a “Trump” political flag was taken from inside one of the shattered windows, which matched the flag Valls had in his possession.

A liquid chemical was also found inside the building. Humboldt Bay Fire arrived at the scene and discovered that the liquid was flammable, the EPD recollected.

Valls was arrested and sent to Humboldt County Correctional Facility for attempted arson, burglary, felony vandalism, resisting arrest and providing a false name.

Valls was held in jail on $25,000 bail Saturday. He would later be bailed out on Sunday.

This was not an isolated incident.

On numerous occasions, vandals have targeted the Humboldt GOP headquarters in Eureka.

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