Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is at the White House today and the subject of discussion is guns.
President Obama called Superintendent McCarthy and a dozen other big city police chiefs and sheriffs to the White House to help him persuade Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, a ten bullet limit on magazine clips and the rest of his gun control agenda, which is now being called a gun safety agenda.
President Barack Obama said, "It's not only the high profile mass shootings that are of a concern here, but also what happens on a day-in, day-out basis in places like Chicago or Philadelphia where young people are victims of gun violence every single day."
Also interesting in the President remarks was him asking the question, what are we doing to hire more cops?
Here in Chicago, the police union and several aldermen have been asking that question too, but Mayor Emanuel says Chicago doesn't need more cops.
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