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Gov takes gun issue to pulpit

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 06:15:08 CDT
By: IPR

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is taking his call for new state gun regulations to the church pulpit. At Saint Sabina's yesterday on the citys South Side - Quinn invoked the Bible in talking about proposals like expanding background checks and banning certain guns:

   
"We're not going to stand by and let children and others be killed. No no no. We're going to listen to what Paul said: Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails.

The pastor at Saint Sabinas, Father Michael Pfleger, said he's taking a group to Springfield this week to lobby for stricter gun regulations:

   
"If Connecticut can respond out of what happened in New Town, Illinois, you ought to respond to what's going on in Chicago on the South Side and the West Side. It's time to step up."

Illinois legislators have until June to pass a law allowing concealed carry.

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