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Chicago violence kills 9 during holiday weekend

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By The Associated Press

Published: Sunday, July 7, 2013, 9:54 p.m.

CHICAGO — Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two young boys shot in parks.

Gov. Pat Quinn said on Sunday that such continued violence underscores why he dramatically altered a gun bill that will end Illinois' last-in-the nation ban on carrying concealed firearms — a prohibition that has been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.

“That ought to be an alarm bell to all of us that we need strong laws that protect the public safety,” the Democrat said.

 

 
 


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