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Quinn Speaks on Chicago Gun Violence
Gov. Pat Quinn took on gun violence in Illinois Sunday, emphasizing community and teamwork in the wake of the most recent Chicago shooting spree.
Three died and 23 more were wounded in two separate shootings. It's part of what some are calling an escalation in violence in the city of Chicago.
While the governor acknowledged that state officials are working closely with law enforcement authorities in other states, he denies speaking with either Mayor Rahm Emanuel or Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy about outside agencies supplementing Chicago police.
Quinn said he'd be open to discussing the idea.
"I think the most important mission all of us have is to protect the people and fight against violence," Quinn said. "What happened this week both in Washington and here in Chicago should underline how important it is for all of us of good faith to band together, to fight the gang bangers, and fight the violence."
Quinn also cited assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as important factors in the fight against violence across the country.