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Chicago Activists Push State Gun Ban

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An activist preacher is continuing his push for a statewide gun ban. Rev.

Michael Pfleger and about 50 supporters locked arms and blocked metal detectors and elevators inside a state building in downtown Chicago to highlight their cause Wednesday.

Pfleger says his actions are meant to push state government to change the state’s gun laws.

PFLEGER: It’s the downstate that have refused to give us the votes to common sense gun laws. So what we’re saying is, ‘Ok. We’re gonna start disrupting your life like gun violence is disrupting our life.’ And that’s here at their businesses and that’s coming to their homes. And we’re prepared to go to the legislators homes and visit them.

Protestors are calling for an assault weapon ban and stricter background checks for people wanting to buy guns.

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