Highland Park set tight gun limits long before parade attack

CHICAGO (AP) — In a state with some of the country’s toughest gun regulations and a city that bans semi-automatic weapons,

Dana Gordon still feared a mass shooting could happen here.

Gordon, a Highland Park resident and an anti-gun violence activist,

knew the familiar questions from victims of mass shootings across

The country — how could such violence come to their school,

Their supermarket or movie theater, their city.

The latest act of mass violence to hit the U.S. came Monday in the northern Chicago suburb,

The violence has focused attention on Highland Park’s 2013 ban on semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines.