Highland Park shooting: Dick Durbin calls on voters to elect pro-gun control politicians after parade attack
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin called on Americans to vote for politicians who support gun control following the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade near Chicago.
Durbin asked during an interview with Fox News.
A gunman shot into the July 4 parade, killing six and injuring more than 30.
Robert "Bobby" E. Crimo III was arrested as a person of interest in the shooting.
Durbin called Highland Park the safest place in Illinois before the attack.
PARADE SHOOTING"One crazed person with a weapon that can fire so many rounds so quickly has changed this community forever," the Illinois Democrat told Fox News.
"This has gone way beyond any Second Amendment right that someone can purchase a weapon that creates that much devastation," Durbin, a Democrat, said.
Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Chicago on Tuesday to speak at the National Education Association's annual meeting.
HIGHLAND PARK ATTACK: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE SHOOTING VICTIMS"I know what Kamala is going to say," Durbin told Fox News.
HIGHLAND PARK MAYOR: ROBERT CRIMO III'S WEAPON WAS ‘LEGALLY OBTAINED’Do Americans "want to give up the safety of the classroom, the safety of the supermarket, the safety of the church, the safety of the parade?"
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Let's protect those basic elements of human life," he said.