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Rally at Illinois Capitol calls for tighter gun laws


Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Illinois Capitol on Thursday to call for tighter gun restrictions.

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence rally comes at a time when gun control is at the forefront of legislation around the country due to recent mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and a Colorado movie theater. During the rally, protestors asked for what they consider "common sense" gun laws.

"This is about the fact that every time a gun is used in a crime, in our communities, the questions need to be asked. Who made the gun? Who sold the gun? Who owned the gun? How did it get into our streets, and our children's hands?" Senator Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) said.

Regulations asked for by supporters included tougher background checks and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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