Mayor Daley pushing for 'common sense' gun laws

Saturday, April 21, 2007

In the wake of the Virginia Tech killings, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is pushing for what he calls "common-sense" gun laws.

The mayor took part in a community policing rally with dozens of people on the South Side. He's asking federal and state lawmakers to enact reasonable, middle-of-the-road laws, without infringing on the rights of gun owners who obey the law.

The mayor's state legistative package includes laws that ban assault weapons and magazines that hold more than ten rounds.

"There just too many guns in our society," Mayor Daley said. "Too many guns leads to too many accidents, and you have too many victims."

Daley is calling on congress to re-instate the ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips that expired in 2004.

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