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Gov. Quinn to meet with families of Newtown shooting victims

newtownGovernor Pat Quinn will meet with parents of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting victims today at the Thompson Center.
They are working together to urge Illinois lawmakers to ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Twenty children and six adults were killed inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School when Adam Lanza opened fire there last December.

Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and State Senator Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) will also attend the meeting.

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6 Comments to “Gov. Quinn to meet with families of Newtown shooting victims”

    Jim said:
    May 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Met with who? a bunch of actors. They are still promoteing something that never happen.

    Jim said:
    May 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Meet with who? a bunch of actors. They are still promoteing something that never happen.

    We got it said:
    May 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    While is playing in Shi…cago, he should pay attention to the RED FLAGS that just went up in regard to haha, another "we're special, we make our own laws", the casino rules that may be special for Chicago.
    1. No State oversight for the 'secret' bitting process to select the builder, the company to run the casino, and where and how they will acquire land and where it will go.
    2. Once the licence is in place the state can never ever take it back (fraud, thieft, corruption…).
    3. Will the profits be added to the education pot or will it replace the existing money that the politicians probably have already wasted?

    Pete S said:
    May 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Why do people not understand simple facts? There are tens of millions of unserialized magazines out there with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. STANDARD capacity for many pistols is in the upper teens, and 30 for the most popular rifles. NO law will stop the continued production of these items just like NO law has stopped the production of cocaine. What makes these idiots think that someone who decides to MURDER a dozen or more people would make sure the magazines he used did not exceed the LEGAL limit?

    HVK said:
    May 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Let him meet with whom ever he wishes, just don't mess with concealed carry. Get it done and get over it.

    Caligula said:
    May 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    If Illinois politicians are so concerned with Newtown attention whores, then let them move to Connecticut and represent them there. I feel for these parent's loss, but at the same time see that they are being used making their credibility zero in my book.

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