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Illinois Governor Criticizes NRA After Fourth of July Shooting

J.B. Prtizker 

J.B. Prtizker 

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker chastised the National Rifle Association for a tweet posted on Tuesday for its response after the mass shooting in a suburb of Chicago on the Fourth of July holiday.

The NRA, which backs gun rights, said in a tweet that “Since 1950, 94% of mass public shootings occurred in gun-free zones,” citing a report the group published a few months ago. Pritzker responded with disdain after the shooting in suburban Highland Park killed seven people.