Panel meets on gun violence in Chicago

From the Sandy Hook school shooting to daily violence in Chicago, the debate over gun control is front and center. President Obama will release his gun violence package on Wednesday.

The politics of guns in America was the topic of a panel discussion including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH), Tuesday night.  The event was organized by the University of Chicago’s Institute of  Politics, founded by former Obama advisor, David Axelrod.

One Chicago family that lost three loved ones to gun violence in recent years is asking lawmakers to pass sensible gun control.

“No family should have to live like this in a civilized society. We are slaughtering each other,” said Rev. Yancey Bady. He joined relatives, religious leaders, and anti-violence activists for a press conference at the west side gas station where his cousin, Gregory Bady, Jr., was fatally shot, early Monday morning.

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