Chicagoans, Rep Kelly demand gun control on Capitol Hill

Nine months since the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings, parents of the young victims went to Washington Wednesday to demand more gun control, and they plan another demonstration today.

They are joined by people from Chicago who have lost loved ones in shooting incidents. Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly is there, as well.

The demonstrators say Congress should enact universal background checks for all gun buyers.

Wednesday’s and today’s rallies were planned well before Monday’s massacre at the Washington navy yard.

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8 comments

  • Paolo

    Had law abiding citizens been able to arm and protect themselves, this may have been far less tragic.
    The Second Amendment was put in the Constitution, to protect the law abiding citizen from a corrupt and unjust government.

    The firearm is NOT the problem, never has been. The problem IS the GOVERNMENT and it's obsession with protecting the government over the people by punishing the law abiding citizens who simply wish to arm themselves for protection. The government is incapable of protecting anyone from crime, that is and always must be the right of the law abiding citizen to do what they must to protect themselves. The government also fears an armed civilian population as it stands in the way of the governments ability to enslave us. Only a corrupt and unjust government would disarm law abiding citizens.

    Again, this is why the Second Amendment was put in the Constitution, to protect the law abiding citizen from a corrupt and unjust government

  • Joe Democrat

    Guns are bad. If the government took guns away then bad people wouldn't have guns, then we could all hold hands, sing songs, and skip across sunny green pastures.

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