Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
What does Mayor Emanuel say about Obama's gun proposals?
In the Navy Pier grand ballroom, Mayor Emanuel told 32 new graduating police recruits that the President's proposals would help them, "By making sure we have a ban on assault weapons, that we have also the limits on assault magazines and a comprehensive background check to keep criminals hands away from guns by making sure there are no loopholes, no exemptions. That wherever a gun is purchased there will be a background check to make sure criminals do not get their hands on it. And you will be as effective as that entire strategy together."
Meantime, there's a new proposal at the Cook County Board to make you report a lost or stolen gun or a gun you sell to someone else.
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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is praising the gun-control plan proposed by President Barack Obama.
Emanuel says the president's proposal is "a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to gun-safety rules."
In a statement Wednesday, Emanuel says such rules are the type of common-sense laws needed to help prevent the gun violence that often plagues the nation.
Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades. He's pressing Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he stands with President Barack Obama in calling on Congress to enact strong gun control measures.
Quinn says Obama's actions are "the first step of a comprehensive public safety plan that Congress must act upon." In a statement Wednesday, Quinn says lawmakers shouldn't wait another day to pass legislation to help prevent tragedies like last month's mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut.
The Democratic governor also has called on the Illinois General Assembly to pass an assault weapons ban.
Obama is pressing Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. His measures unveiled Wednesday are the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades.
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