Chicagoans, political leaders react to Obama gun actions

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CHICAGO – Chicago saw 468 gun deaths in 2015. It was a staggering and sobering statistic that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says could go down if President Obama's executive order passes the legal system.

Sandra Wortham is the sister of Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham, who was shot to death outside his South Side home. She says these guidelines are a bold step by the president.

Debra Washington lives in Englewood and hears gunfire almost daily. She doesn't want to hear about gun control efforts that go nowhere or take too long to enact.  She wants something to be done now.

The executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association says the president's guidelines will do nothing to stop the gun violence plaguing the city of Chicago.

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