Editor’s note: This story contains details of mass casualties and armed violence.
In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a motorcade on July 4 in a Chicago suburb, white socks closer Liam Hendricks He demanded change when asked by reporters for his reaction.
“Unfortunately, in this day and age, it’s all too familiar,” said Hendrix. “I think access to the weapons that are used in these things – something that needs to change. Something that needs to be done. Something that has to happen. Because there are a lot of people losing their lives.”
At least six people were killed and more than 30 were injured when an unidentified suspect opened fire on attendees at the parade in Highland Park, Illinois, CNN reported. Highland Park is located about 25 miles north of Chicago.
After consulting with Major League Baseball, the White Sox decided to go ahead with Monday’s home game against the twins in a guaranteed rate field. A minute of silence was observed for the shooting victims before the match, and post-fireworks celebrations were cancelled.
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Hendricks said he learned of the shooting on his way to the stadium on Monday and called to consider the issue of gun violence.
“I don’t think enough is being done,” Hendricks said. “I think there are two sides, and the two sides need to meet somewhere in the middle and find out, because a lot of people are dying. … at some point, things have to be done, or you get to the point where civilization might come to an end you know. … Something has to happen, and it has to happen quickly.”
Hendricks, a 33-year-old Perth native, compared the process by which he had to obtain a driver’s license in the United States to the relative ease with which guns can be obtained in America.
“I had to take a driving test when [came] During [to America]Hendricks said. I wouldn’t have to take a test if I wanted to get a gun. This is stupidity. Whoever thought this was a great idea is an idiot.”
Hendrix’s entire comments can be heard in the videos below.