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17 May 2008

Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois) / AP

CHICAGO — Renewing a call to ban assault weapons nationwide, the Rev. Jesse Jackson objected Saturday to the Chicago Police Department's plan to arm officers with combat rifles. "These weapons, they're only used to kill people," Jackson said in an interview with The Associated Press. Jackson, a longtime advocate for gun control, said giving officers M4 carbines will "intensify violence" and create more tension between citizens and law enforcement officers. Chicago... (

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