I’m glad Harper’s Weekly Review packed all these gun stories into one. I do prefer to get furious all at once, rather than having my fury erupt numerous times throughout the day.
A gunman shot six people at a birthday party in Indiana; New Orleans reported its bloodiest weekend in a decade; a shooter at a mall in South Carolina injured 10 people; two people died and 10 were injured after gunfire broke out in a nightclub in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 10 people were shot in a subway in New York; and Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed a permitless carry bill, which allows people to carry concealed handguns in public without a license or background check, explaining that it was in the interest of public safety. “Now instead of throwing up the finger, they’re pulling out the gun and shooting,” the mayor of Houston said of a spate of road rage–inspired shootings. As part of the Save America Freedom Tour, a pastor in Tennessee told members of his congregation to use the Second Amendment against journalists who try to come to church… John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981 and was released from federal custody in 2016, announced that he would be playing a concert in Brooklyn this summer; tickets have sold out.