A Statement on the Highland Park Shooting from Margolis & Cross

July 6, 2022

We support Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s statement following the tragic shooting in Highland Park, IL:

“Our founders carried muskets, not assault weapons,” Gov. Pritzker said. “And I don’t think a single one of them would have said you have a constitutional right to an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine — or that that is more important than the right of the people who attended this parade today to live. Yes, I’m angry. We, as a nation, deserve better.”

We at Margolis & Cross were devastated to hear of the senseless and horrific shooting in Highland Park this past weekend. This tragedy, which left 7 people dead and many more injured, is yet another reason for our nation to reconcile our interpretation of the United States Constitution’s 2nd Amendment. Simply put, there must be logical, sensical gun control legislation enacted in this country. It is our firm’s belief that the framers of our constitution did not intend to protect an individual’s right to purchase a weapon of war and belligerently end the lives of countless innocent people. May the victims of this atrocity rest in peace.