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Quinn, Kelly push for tighter gun laws after violent July 4 weekend

Gov. PQuinn (center) talks about TonyGunn 44 who was shot death July 7 Morgan Park neighborhood. With him is U.S.

Gov. Pat Quinn (center) talks about Tonya Gunn, 44, who was shot to death on July 7 in the Morgan Park neighborhood. With him is U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (right). Quinn and Kelly are backing a bill in the Legislature that would tighten gun laws. At left is Gunn's daughter, Destiny Fields, 11, and mother, Sandra Gunn (second from left) at a news conference Sunday afternoon at 109th and Throop, where Gunn was killed. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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Updated: August 15, 2014 6:26AM

Days after Chicago marked a violent Fourth of July weekend, Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly reiterated their support for tighter gun laws.

“I’ve seen firsthand the devastation caused by this violence,” Quinn said at a news conference Sunday, a block from where Tonya Gunn, 44, was shot to death last week in the Morgan Park neighborhood.


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