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Durbin Confident In Chances For 'Straw Purchasing' Gun Trafficker LawA day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.
Shooting Victims' Families Present Opposing Views At Hearing On Gun ControlSeveral Chicagoans who have lost children to gun violence were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a congressional hearing on how to balance new gun laws against the constitutional rights of gun owners.
No Bond For Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton's MurderBond has been denied for the two purported gang members allegedly responsible for gunning down a 15-year-old honor student two weeks ago.