Archbishop Cupich urges Illinois, nation to back gun control measures

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October 13, 2015

Guns for sale are displayed in Roseburg Gun Shop in Roseburg, Ore., Oct. 3. Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, saying it is time to "take meaningful and swift action to address violence in our society," called for stricter gun control laws in Illinois and around the nation. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters) See CUPICH-GUNS Oct. 13, 2015.

Guns for sale are displayed in Roseburg Gun Shop in Roseburg, Ore., Oct. 3. Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, saying it is time to “take meaningful and swift action to address violence in our society,” called for stricter gun control laws in Illinois and around the nation. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)

CHICAGO (CNS) — Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, saying it is time to “take meaningful and swift action to address violence in our society,” called for stricter gun control laws in Illinois.

“Recently, the city of Chicago adopted a tough ordinance to tightly regulate gun stores here. I applaud Chicago’s leadership for taking this important step to protect our children and families,” Archbishop Cupich said in a commentary published Oct. 9 issue in the Chicago Tribune.

“For this measure to truly be effective, however, the General Assembly must pass a similar law, especially considering how many guns are sold in gun shops located outside of Chicago,” he added.

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