State pols will go their own way on guns
But tougher measures not a sure thing
President Barack Obama outlined gun-control measures he wants enacted by Congress that would then obviously apply nationwide.
In perhaps the least surprising development of the week, Gov. Pat Quinn said he wholeheartedly supports the president. When has he not? It would have been news if he disagreed.
Meanwhile, Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan’s top lieutenant, Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, said the Illinois Legislature shouldn’t wait on Congress to act and should pursue its own gun-control measures. Currie, though, acknowledged that it is not a slam dunk, despite Democrats now holding supermajorities in both the House and Senate.
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