The National Guard could be called in to help combat crime on the streets of Chicago. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he’s open to the idea as a means of keeping people safe, particularly after two gunmen opened fire at a park last week, injuring 13 people. Police say the gunmen used military-style assault rifles.
Quinn has been pushing for a ban on the rifles but gun-rights advocates say banning the guns would violate their Second Amendment rights. Quinn says something must be done to get the city’s crime rate under control. Gun rights advocates have said criminals don't obey gun laws and law abiding Illinois residents need gun rights to protect themselves.