Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, center, is flanked by area mayors and law enforcement officials to voice their support for stricter gun laws Thursday during a news conference at Chicago's city hall.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy listen during a news conference pushing tougher gun laws Thursday at Chicago City Hall.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has long been an advocate of tougher gun laws,
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined several Illinois mayors on Thursday in calling for a statewide ban on the kind of weapons used during the school shooting rampage in Connecticut. The mayors gathered at a news conference designed to show that support for tougher gun laws comes from both political parties and communities big and small.