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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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