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Doug Truax on Gun Control

 


Hearings on "Stand Your Ground" laws don't address issue

Doug Truax called on incumbent Dick Durbin to honestly attempt to address the tragic slaughter of young African-American males in Chicago instead of launching press-friendly proposals that will produce no results. Since the George Zimmerman trial, Durbin has announced a new ideological-based hearing in Washington on "Stand Your Ground" laws that won't save one life in Illinois.

Truax said. "While Chicago continues to be a shooting gallery where our children are murdered every night, Dick Durbin holds ideological hearings in Washington that have no bearing on the root causes of the killings."

Truax said as senator he will address the root causes of inner city violence: lack of jobs, lack of quality education, a growing dependency class, and family breakdown. "We can talk around this important issue or we can try to solve it," Truax said. "Dick Durbin is the master at avoiding the hard truths we must confront if we are to save precious lives."

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, dougtruax.com , Nov 15, 2013

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