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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 to “Chicagoans, Rep Kelly demand gun control on Capitol Hill”

    Paolo said:
    September 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    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

      Jock E Shift said:
      September 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      Well said. Good post.

      Tired of wa$te said:
      September 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Agreed. You put in words exactly what I was thinking

    Joe Democrat said:
    September 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    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.

    Observer said:
    September 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Robin Kelly is just one more cowardly politician that FAILS to address the real problem, which is GANG CONTROL.

      Jock E Shift said:
      September 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      What do you expect from an Obama kool-aid drinker.

    Down with the NRA said:
    September 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    maybe if people would start shooting NRA members they would finally see the light, or at least back off of gun control.

      Guest too said:
      September 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Try it.

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