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Obama support for gun control has roots in Chicago

ADDRESSING STUDENTS–President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Hyde Park Academy on Feb. 15, in Chicago. Obama is traveling to promote the economic and educational plan he laid out in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) By Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) β€” President Barack Obama’s support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings β€” a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.