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217 Today: U.S. Representative discusses proposals that address gun violence after Texas mass shooting

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • After the school shooting in Texas, Democrats in Congress are once again calling on Republicans to help tighten gun control laws.
  • Illinois Republican lawmakers in Washington have condemned the mass shooting in Texas, but they’re defending gun rights.
  • While most students in Champaign Unit 4 schools are home for the summer, the district says it is staying vigilant after a gunman killed 19 students and 2 adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.
  • State Senator Darren Bailey had some harsh words for Chicago Tuesday during a televised forum for Republican candidates for governor.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois about his proposals to curb gun violence after the recent mass shooting at a Texas school. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Maggie Strahan, Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays, Alex Degman and The 21st show.

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Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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