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Obama Talks Gun Control in Chicago

by Associated Press posted Feb 15 2013 5:35PM
  CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.
 
     Obama says gun violence is taking too many children's lives, not just in mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 kids. He says 65 children were killed by guns in Chicago last year. 
 
     He pushed stricter gun control Friday in a visit to Chicago, ncluding background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. 
 
     But he said guns are not solely to blame for the violence. He also pointed to communities with too few fathers involved in children's lives and too few examples of success. He says he wishes he had a father around growing up. 
 
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Topics : Social Issues
Location : ChicagoConnecticutNewtown
People : Barack Obama
02/15/2013 5:34PM
Obama Talks Gun Control in Chicago
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