From Aunt Martha’s clinic on Chicago’s far South East Side, officials and activists sound call for greater action to curb gun violence
CHICAGO, IL — At a press conference originally planned as a celebration of the recently passed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Mayor Lori Lightfoot called Tuesday for Congress to take more aggressive action to bring an end to gun violence.
The event, hosted by Aunt Martha’s Southeast Chicago Community Health Center, followed a holiday weekend that saw more than 70 Chicagoans shot (at least 10 fatally) and was also marred by the mass shooting at a parade in the north suburb of Highland Park.
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