Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon April 8, 2013
Gov. Quinn pushes for new state gun laws
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is taking his call for new state gun regulations to the church pulpit.
Quinn has been talking to church-goers about how to reduce gun violence in Chicago. At St. Sabina’s Sunday on the city’s South Side - Quinn invoked the Bible in talking about proposals like expanding background checks and banning certain guns.
“We’re not going to stand by and let children and others be killed. No no no. We’re going to listen to what Paul said: Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails,” Quinn says.
The pastor at Saint Sabina’s - Father Michael Pfleger - said he’s taking a group to Springfield this week to lobby for stricter gun regulations.
“If Connecticut can respond out of what happened in New Town, Illinois, you ought to respond to what’s going on in Chicago on the South Side and the West Side. It’s time to step up,” says Pfleger.
Illinois legislators have until June to pass a law allowing concealed carry.