Jul 5, 2022·edited Jul 5, 2022Author

From a video on the scene, the shots (if I'm hearing them correctly) sound like they are coming from a semi-automatic weapon[1].

Given that the mayor has stated that the weapon was acquired legally[2], I wouldn't be quick to rule out an AR-15 or similar kind of "assault" weapon. This certainly wasn't a bolt-action rifle (again, if I'm hearing the right things from the video).

[1] https://youtu.be/-lj8mMk-3pw?t=69

[2] https://www.foxnews.com/us/highland-park-mayor-robert-crimo-weapon-shooting

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Jul 7, 2022Liked by Chris J. Karr

Steve, looks like it was an AR-15 style rifle. According to police, the gun that was used to shoot dozens of people on the Fourth of July was a Smith & Wesson M&P15 semiautomatic rifle.

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