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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... (

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