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17 April 2008

Chicago Tribune

SPRINGFIELD — Despite a series of shooting deaths of Chicago public school students, a key piece of Mayor Richard Daley's gun package failed Wednesday in a House largely influenced by pro-gun lawmakers. The high-profile proposal, aimed at closing what Daley sees as a loophole on private handgun sales, fell only two votes short. The measure would have required people who sell guns privately to first get background checks of potential buyers through licensed... (GunPolicy.org)

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