More than 120 survivors and family members of victims of gun violence, including four from Illinois, went to the White House Tuesday and are lobbying on Capitol Hill in an effort to better control guns and gun violence. Each one of these lobbyists has their own tragic stories and reasons for better gun control. Carolyn Murray’s 19-year-old son Justin was shot in Evanston in December. She’s hopeful legislation will result from this campaign.
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“I’m confident because it affects so many people, and they can’t ignore it, the violence. Help protect our children. Help protect our family members,” she said. The legislation these folks are backing consists of comprehensive background checks, closing the gun show loophole and banning assault weapons.