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August 23, 2014, 12:20 pm
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Newtown Parents Will Visit Springfield Monday To Lobby For Ban On High-Capacity Ammo Clips

Several parents of children killed in last year's Newtown, Conn., school massacre will be in Springfield Monday to urge lawmakers to approve a statewide ban on high-capacity ammunition clips.


Some of those parents appeared in Chicago Sunday with Governor Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton to advocate in favor of the ban.  The parents say the Newtown shooter's use of 30-round clips allowed him to get off more shots without stopping, adding to the death toll at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Cullerton says it is always difficult to go up against the National Rifle Association, but says he hopes the presence of the Newtown parents will make lawmakers "very uncomfortable" about voting against the ban.

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