Chicago Mayor Targets “Weak Link” In Gun Control

Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his pitch for stiffer sentencing, background…

Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his pitch for stiffer sentencing, background checks before gun purchases and a revised and strengthened assault weapons ban, to strengthen what he refers to gun control as the “weak link” in Chicago’s public safety chain.

The mayor’s political call to arms follows a Fourth of July weekend bloodbath that saw the Chicago Sun-Times tally 38 separate shooting incidents from Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon, including 10 homicides.

It also came hours before the General Assembly overrode Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of a bill legalizing the carrying of concealed weapons.

Read more at suntimes.com.

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