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The first three days of the new year marred by a staggering five murders in Chicago.
This coming as the city's mayor Rahm Emmanuel is proposing a string of new gun control measures which he says our our reaction to the sandy hook school shooting.
But Chicago already has some of America's most restrictive firearms laws while it leads the nation in gun violence Mike Tobin is in Chicago with -- Good morning -- Good morning -- at an Illinois acting quickly with them -- -- momentum for gun control.
Gun control legislation in the lame duck session the senate committee.
Has already approved -- bans on high capacity magazines and assault weapons and Illinois legislation.
Is getting a lot of push from Chicago where you -- the gun violence is the greatest mayor Rahm Emanuel wants it taken a step farther along with his top cop Gary McCarthy.
They're pushing for a database of sex offender -- -- -- database of gun offenders much like the ones for sex offenders they also want weapons to be titled and responsibility.
Placed on the owners to report if that -- is lost stolen or soul.
We've got to start breaking down the rhetoric.
Those issues that I talked about this is not telling people are not allowed to -- finals but this is about telling people that.
You have to be accountable for your firearms.
-- Chicago police confiscated 7500.
-- from the street last year which they claim is nine times as many as New York City.
However New York with three times the population.
Gun related homicide Chicago had 500 and now four days into the new year we have more homicides that we have days.
So -- -- gun rights advocates responding.
Will they think that this legislation is all part of a distraction -- of the president of the Illinois State rifle association.
Says the numbers will show you that gun out laws don't work they're certainly not respected respected by the type of people who were out on the street demonstrated -- -- shooting.
And they say elect politicians are trying to create a distraction.
Right now they got a lot of really big problems in Springfield that you need to self.
And again it's not -- be to address them again.
Solely due to try and take you guys left the ball you guys are unique -- of the industry still talking about pitch.
And attention is badly underfunded in anyone with a back to the gun control legislation.
It's not a slam -- despite the overwhelming democratic majority in Springfield.
Gun control legislation gets a lot of support out -- Chicago politicians not so much from the rural politicians who will push back against anything that looks like it could restrict hunting and -- All right Mike Tobin live in Chicago thank you -- remark.
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