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Day two of David Pecker testimony wraps in NY Trump trial; Supreme Court hears arguments on Idaho's near-total abortion ban; ND sees a flurry of campaigning among Native candidates; and NH lags behind other states in restricting firearms at polling sites.

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The Senate moves forward with a foreign aid package. A North Carolina judge overturns an aged law penalizing released felons. And child protection groups call a Texas immigration policy traumatic for kids.

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Wyoming needs more educators who can teach kids trade skills, a proposal to open 40-thousand acres of an Ohio forest to fracking has environmental advocates alarmed and rural communities lure bicyclists with state-of-the-art bike trail systems.

Deadly shooting after Chiefs' victory parade renews calls for reform

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Thursday, February 15, 2024   

Wednesday's Kansas City Chiefs' victory parade turned fatal, prompting gun-law activists to call for reform.

One person died and three people are in custody following what was supposed to be a celebration parade for the Chiefs.

Valentyna Usyk attended the parade.

"On our way home, we heard, like, pop, pop, pop, pop, and I was like, I think those are gunshots," Usyk recounted. "Things just can't go without being addressed. Something should be done. We can't just let things continue like this."

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot more than a decade ago, released a statement saying, "The celebration has turned into a nightmare again. Americans should not have to live in constant fear of gun violence, not at a Super Bowl victory parade or anywhere else."

Tara Bennett, spokesperson for the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action, said Missouri has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, and lobbyists are even now working to give more access to guns in places of worship, around transit and other sensitive places in the state.

"It's awful. It's terrible. And it's devastating," Bennett stressed. "More guns don't make us safer. And we have a proliferation of guns in Missouri, and we just had a shooting at one of the happiest days in our state."

The Chiefs put out a statement shortly after the shooting and said all team players were safe. Gov. Mike Parson and his wife attended the parade and have reported they are safe as well.


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