Pastors call for 'common sense' gun laws

September 7, 2012 3:46:56 PM PDT
More than 100 pastors from across the city are starting a petition drive aimed at getting state and local lawmakers to draft what they call common sense gun laws.

The Chicago clergy coalition wants to get 100,000 signatures as a way to motivate elected leaders to re-instate the ban on assault weapons and to require all handguns sold in Illinois documented in a registry like titles to automobiles.

"Together we can do more than we can separately. It's time to act, to stop the killing, and to sign the petition," Rev. Joy Rogers said.

The coalition says it will begin gathering signatures across the city this weekend.


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